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. Arrival 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. Connect with Your Classmates
Meet you Orientation Peer Advisor (OPA) and get to know some of your new classmates! Your OPA will lead you and your small group through the many traditions at UMBC and answer any questions you have about campus Life.
9:40 a.m. ENRL 101: Preparing for Advising and registration
Academic advisors will give an overview of UMBC advising tools available through myUMBC and the role of your academic advisor. You will also learn more about the value and significance of UMBC’s general education requirements.
10:30 a.m. Choose from:
- Living On-Campus with Residential Life
- Commuter Services with Off-Campus Student Services, Parking, and Transit
10:55 a.m. Thriving In Your First Year
Join staff from Academic Engagement & Transition Programs and Campus Life for a candid discussion about what it takes to be a successful student at UMBC, both in and out of the classroom.
11:50 a.m. Lunch
Enjoy lunch with fellow Retrievers in our all-you-can eat dining Hall!
12:40 p.m. Be Your Best Self
UMBC has a rich tradition of inclusive excellence. Join Student Conduct and Community Standards, Campus Police, Title IX, Health and Safety representatives, and your OPA’s for an interactive and engaging discussion about our community standards.
1:20 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.
1:50 p.m. Advising and Registration
During this session, you will meet with an orientation advisor to discuss your interests and goals, develop a course schedule, and register online for your first semester of classes!
3:00 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.
3:45 p.m. Small Group Reunion
Reconnect with your OPA and small group. Your OPA will take this time to help prepare you for the Retriever Round up!
4:15 p.m. Retriever Roundup
Get Retriever ready by picking up your free T-Shirt and snapping a picture with True Grit! Reconnect with your family and friends while enjoying some light refreshments and being able to chat one-on-one with UMBC community members.