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Family Schedule

Sample Schedule

An official copy of the schedule will be distributed at check-in with the most up-to-date times and room locations. Check in will take place at the University Center.

8 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
You and your student will check in and get all of your UMBC Orientation materials. Then head upstairs and help yourself to a continental breakfast.

8:30 a.m. Welcome
Join our faculty, staff, and students as we welcome you to the UMBC community.

9:15 a.m. LIFE 101: Looking Back, Moving Forward
Enjoy a fun and interactive session on family dynamics during the college years. Put your seatbelts on for this lively discussion. Ready, set, go!

10:00 a.m. TRAN 101: Making the Transition
Collegiate life brings new academic opportunities, challenges and experiences. Join the Vice Provost of Undergraduate Education in a candid discussion on important transitional issues and adjustments to academic life.

10:45 a.m. CONN 101: Connecting Students, Family and UMBC
This “how-to” session with the Vice Provost for Enrollment Management and Planning will help you to keep in touch and up-to-date with academics and address additional ways you can support your student’s success.

11:15 a.m. Life at UMBC: On and Off Campus
Whether your student is living on or off-campus, being connected to campus life is an important part of the college experience. Join Residential Life and Off-Campus Student Services staff to learn more about our vibrant residential community and off-campus living options, transportation services, ride-share programs, and more.

12:00 p.m. Lunch
Enjoy lunch in The Commons. Then, check out the Bookstore for great deals on computers and UMBC gear.

1:15 p.m. SPEC 299: Financing Your Student’s Education

Student Business Services and the Office of Financial Aid & Scholarships provide an overview of financial literacy resources and tools and share helpful information about accessing student financial information, electronic billing (e-billing), payment and financing options including payment plans, online payment options, and loans.

2:00 p.m. SERV 101: At Your Service: Campus Resources
Where to go for what?  This session is your one-stop for an interactive panel discussion with the offices of Residence Life, Off-Campus Student Services, Dining Services, Parking Services, Transit, and Campus Police.

2:50 p.m. SUPP 101: Life Outside the Classroom: Support Your UMBC Student
There are many ways in which UMBC supports your student! The Vice President for Student Affairs and her staff facilitate a discussion around Student Life, Health and Safety, Title IX, Student Disability Services, University Health Center, Counseling Center, and Recreation.


3:30-4:30 p.m. SPEC 399: Campus Tour
Take a one-hour student-guided walking tour of the campus featuring the Albin O. Kuhn Library, The Commons, athletic and recreation facilities, residence halls, and more.


3:30-4:00 p.m. SPEC 499A: Internships, Service-Learning, and Career Success
UMBC abounds with practical experience opportunities for your student. Staff from the Career Center and Shriver Center share how they partner with your student to provide access to a variety of internships and other co-curricular experiences.

4:00-4:30 p.m. SPEC 499B: Students’ Perspectives
Take an inside look at life on campus through the eyes of students. Our OPAs share their stories and lessons learned.

4:30 p.m. Retriever Roundup
Reconnect with your student and meet other members of the UMBC community.