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.
8:00 a.m. Check-in and Continental Breakfast
Get your Campus ID picture taken on the first floor of the University Center, and then join us for a light breakfast before the program begins.
8:30 a.m. Welcome to UMBC!
Join our faculty, staff, and students as we welcome you to the UMBC community.
9:00 a.m. UMBC Traditions with your Orientation Peer Advisor
Did you know rubbing True Grit’s nose will bring you good luck? Let your Orientation Peer Advisor (OPA) lead you through the many traditions at UMBC as you learn more about our campus, your student leaders, and other new students in your group!
10:00 a.m. ENRL 101: Preparing to Enroll
As an Honors University, UMBC offers students a strong liberal arts foundation. Academic advisors will discuss the value and significance of the general education requirements. Learn more about the role of your academic advisor and important advising tools available through myUMBC.
11:00 a.m. Advising and Registration
Advising is perhaps one of the most important resources and tools to ensure your academic success. During this session, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your interests and goals, develop a course schedule, and register online for your first semester of classes!
12:15 p.m. Lunch
Explore the all-you-care-to-eat options and meet students from other groups!
1:00 p.m. UNIV 101: An Introduction to the Honors University
Learn tips and tricks from a faculty member on how to make the most of your UMBC experience. Hear their favorite UMBC memories and personal stories.
1:50 p.m. Choose from:
- Living On-Campus with Residential Life
- Living Off-Campus with Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)
2:15 p.m. Thriving in Your First Year: Finding Academic Success
Join the First Year Experience (FYE) staff for a candid discussion about programs and resources available to help new students be academically successful at UMBC.
2:40 p.m. Get Involved!
Wondering how to start getting involved at UMBC? This session will walk you through all your options, starting with Welcome Week in August!
3:00 p.m. Be Your Best Self
Join Student Judicial Programs, Campus Police, Title IX, Health & Safety representatives and your OPA’s for an interactive and engaging discussion about UMBC’s community standards.
3:40 p.m. Your Future Starts Now: Service-Learning, Community Engagement, and Career Readiness
Learn how the Career Center and Shriver Center can assist you in finding opportunities for service learning, internships, and landing your dream job.
4:10 p.m. Financial Smarts
Financial decisions matter! Student Business Services and the Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships discuss tools and strategies to help you navigate financial affairs with ease.
4:30 p.m. Retriever Roundup
Reconnect with family and friends and meet other members of the UMBC community. Be sure to get Retriever Ready by picking up your Fight Song Shirt and learning more about Welcome Week. Light refreshments will be served.