Spring break is complete and you are now in the home stretch of senior year!
But, before you start dreaming of prom, graduation, and summer fun, you have one key step left in your college admissions process. You need to pick your school. We know there are a ton of fantastic universities around MD and the country but we are hopeful you will find your home here at UMBC!
May 1st is the national deposit deadline for you to declare your intent to attend UMBC or any other university nationally. To accept your admission offer to UMBC, you will need to accept it via your myUMBC account and submit your enrollment deposit to secure your place in the class of 2021.
We are extremely impressed with all the applications we received. We are excited for the students who have already committed to being a retriever and look forward to many more students joining them!
Still, have a few questions about UMBC or want to visit before May 1st? Come on in or give us a call, we are happy to help!
We look forward to meeting everyone at Summer Orientation!
Hello Future Retrievers,
We know you have a lot to decide prior to the May 1st deadline. As a reminder, you will now be able to check your myUMBC account to view your Financial Aid Awards. If you have any issues locating your package, please click here.
This is such an exciting and nerve racking time for you and your families, and we want to help you in any way we can! If you have any additional questions about your financial aid package, please contact your Financial Aid Counselor.
Don’t know who your Financial Aid Counselor is? Click here to find out!
I look forward to meeting all of you at New Student Day!
Good Morning Future Retrievers!
We are less than two weeks away from one of our favorite events of the year; New Student Day! The invites are out and you can register through your myUMBC account. Be sure to use the registration code sent in your invitation.
New Student Day is the perfect opportunity to visit campus, fall in love with the retriever lifestyle and accept your admission! We will start the morning with our campus activities fair! The fair will have a portion of our 250 clubs present. Students will get to explore our wide variety of clubs, meet members and sign up to join. Throughout the day students will be attending sessions focused on student life, campus living, and academics. You will also have the opportunity to tour research facilities, tutoring spaces and a residential facility. Lastly, throughout the whole day, you will be able to interact with current students and professors in all departments.
I want to congratulate all of the admitted students! We can’t wait to see all of you Future Retrievers on Saturday, April 8th!
I hope you’re all excited and keeping warm as we prepare for this winter weather here on the east coast! Not to fear, Spring will be here soon enough.
One of our favorite Spring time events is our Just For Juniors day! We put on this event for those students who are preparing to apply to UMBC in the near future. It is a wonderful way to connect with UMBC faculty, staff, and current students. You’ll have the chance to learn more about the application process, financial aid, take a tour, and so much more!
So when is this event you may ask?!
Saturday, April 1, 2017!
You can register online by visiting http://undergraduate.umbc.edu/visit/upcoming-events.php.
Can’t wait to see you there!
Our February 1st deadline has passed and our office is buckled down reading all the completed applications! Reminder our FAFSA application deadline is tomorrow! Be sure to submit the application to be considered for need-based aid.
Submitted an application? Not heard from us? Be sure your application is complete! You can keep up to date with your application status by logging into your myUMBC account. Your account will show if there are any documents needed to complete the review.
Application complete? Anxious on when you will hear? I have good news! We have begun sending out admission decisions for fall 2017. We will be sending out our regular decisions in batches throughout the spring. Do not worry if you have not heard from us. We will be sending out our next batch of admission decision letters within two weeks. All official admission decisions are sent in the mail. Decisions are being sent to freshman and transfer students.
If you have any questions regarding your application or admission, please call our office 410-455-2292!
The shining sun and cool air greeted our students on their first day of classes, today. Winter break has ended and it is time for our old and new students to get started on their next semester.
Although classes are back in session, that doesn’t mean the fun of winter break has ended. We kick off each semester with Welcome Week. Welcome week is filled with games, activities, and socials so our new students can get acclimated to campus and build friendships.Students are really looking forward to our Big Breakfast and Bingo on Friday night and our super bowl party on Sunday, among other events. A lot of our new transfer students enjoy Tuesday mornings because Off-Campus Student Services hosts a warm delicious breakfast. A fun new activity taking over campus this week is #UMBCsquirrles.
#UMBCsquirrels will connect our students this first week through the art of memes. They are tasked with creating illustrations and memes of what the squirrels think and do around campus. I can’t wait to see what our students create!
Our admissions office is happy to have students back on campus. With the new semester, our counselors are busy reading fall applications and planning our spring travel. We cannot wait to have all of you on campus next year!
Have a great semester!
Hello Future Retrievers!
Throughout this upcoming Spring Season, we will be notifying thousands of new Retrievers that they have been accepted as a part of our class of 2021. I know that you have a lot of decisions to make before May 1st, but in the meantime, you can join our official Class of 2021 Facebook Group.
This Facebook group is the official group of UMBC Class of 2021. You’ll be able to use this group to connect with your fellow future UMBC Retrievers! Students may request to join after being offered admission. To join, your name on your application must match that of your Facebook profile.
Join now by clicking here! #UMBCadmit
Remember to follow us on all of our social media accounts for the most up to date information!
For those of you who live near by, I hope you’ve been keeping warm over the last few days! I had the pleasure of spending my holidays in nice warm weather but was greeted with below freezing temperatures when I got back. Check out the beautiful sunset I witnessed just days before returning to the cold!
Playa Dorada, El Salvador
As we get back into the normal routine, I’d like to remind you all of two very important deadlines that are soon approaching!
February 1st: Regular Decision Deadline!
February 14th: FAFSA Deadline! Apply online by Valentine!
For those of you who haven’t submitted your application, you have until February 1st to submit the Common App and all supporting materials! AND if you haven’t already done so, please be sure to submit your FAFSA application by Valentines Day for need-based aid consideration.
You can keep up to date with your application status by logging in to your myUMBC account. Once you apply, be sure to create your account! If you have questions on how to do so, don’t hesitate to reach out.
As always, follow our social media accounts to receive the most up to date information about UMBC and don’t forget to use our hashtag, #UMBCAdmit!
Happy New Year Everyone!
Today I am going to highlight our winter semester. UMBC never stops moving. Not only do we offer courses in the fall and spring but also in the winter and summer.
The winter semester is helpful for incoming transfer students and freshman to get acclimated to campus. Take a course to lighten your spring class schedule or complete a prerequisite. In our winter term, we offer over 100 courses that can be online, in person or hybrid classes. Don’t worry you still get to enjoy the holiday break. The semester does not start until January 30th!
The campus continues to stay busy with activities for our winter semester students. A few activities happening this month are canvas painting, hot chocolate drinking and donut decorating. I hope you consider this option when you are a retriever!
Until next time!
As the Holidays roll around once again, the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation at UMBC wants to wish you and your loved ones the Happiest of Holidays.
We will be closed from Friday, 12/23 to Monday, 1/2. We will resume normal operations on Tuesday, 1/3.