It’s So Hard to Say Goodbye!

Hello, Future Retrievers!

Today, I come to you in complete and utter sadness as I am bringing to you our last and final blog post. You will be able to stay up to date with what is going on here at UMBC by following the university’s social media handles, @UMBC, on Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and YouTube, and @UMBClife on Instagram.

If you have any questions for the Office of Undergraduate Admissions, please do not hesitate to contact us at 410-455-2292.

Enjoy your Summer Break! We look forward to seeing you on campus!

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Congratulations to the Class of 2017!!!

Hello, Future Retrievers and Retrievers!

Next week, our graduating seniors will be walking across the stage and entering a new chapter of their lives. As we prepare for commencement, the UMBC community would like to honor our soon-to-be graduates for all they have achieved in their time as Retrievers, and the legacies they will leave as they take their next steps.

You can meet some of UMBC’s exceptional new graduates and our very own Undergraduate Fellow, Kaitlin Smith, by clicking here!

Stay tuned to find out how to watch a live feed of our Spring Commencement Ceremony on Thursday, May 25, 2017, at 1:00 pm.

As always be sure to follow us on our other social media accounts @UMBCadmissions!

Summertime Tips

As the school year draws to a close we don’t want you to forget about us! Our office has a few tips for our admitted students and rising seniors!

We are really looking forward to our upcoming class of Retrievers! We can’t wait to add your talent and ambition to our campus. Did you know as an admitted student you can take a summer course or participate in our summer bridge program? In addition to orientation, you can sign up for an excursion! Spend a day in Baltimore or a few days in the mountains with your future classmates! Excursion sign ups are located within orientation sign up! Lastly, find out your house of grit! Take our quiz to see if you are a maker, explorer, thinker, uniter or solver.

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Congrat’s juniors you are once again the top dawgs at the school and get to start this wonderful process of applying to schools! It is time to be visiting colleges and finalizing your school list. You already know the school’s facts, figures, and requirements but what about their atmosphere? Visit campuses and find out more about their lifestyle because it could be your home for four years. You have plenty of opportunities to visit UMBC. Come for a tour or an open house! Then start your application because deadlines creep up fast.

We look forward to seeing everyone on campus this summer! No matter what stage you are at in the admissions process never hesitate to contact our office!

UMBC True Grit!

 

Congratulations Class of 2021!

Following May 1st, we want to welcome and congratulate the incoming Retriever Class of 2021!

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You all put in a tremendous amount of work throughout high school and we could not be more excited to start working with you!

Next on your checklist to UMBC should be orientation. Orientation is an incredibly important event in your college transition. It will help you get in touch with other new Retrievers, the UMBC campus community, and get you in contact with campus life and academic resources. One of the most important pieces of your orientation will be registering for your fall classes! An academic advisor will help you in a one-on-one setting to ensure you start on the right path to graduation from day one.

If you have not already registered for orientation, you can do it right now on your computer! All you have to do is visit http://orientation.umbc.edu/ and pick a day that works for you. While you are there, check the “Before Orientation” tab to make sure you are all ready to go on once you arrive. This could include ensuring you have already completed placement testing, sent us any advanced credit scores (like AP testing) from high school, and collecting any miscellaneous paperwork that is needed like health forms.

If you need any help, feel free to call our office or send us an email. We can’t wait to see you this summer!

 

Commit by May 1st!!

 

Hello, Seniors!

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!

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Financial Aid Packages Are on the Way!

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!

Best,

Christine

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.

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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!

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Hey Juniors, We’d Love To See You!

Hello everyone,

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!

Gaby

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Decisions are Coming

Hi, Everyone!

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.

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If you have any questions regarding your application or admission, please call our office 410-455-2292!

Happy Valentines,

Elizabeth

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Welcome Back!

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!

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Have a great semester!

Elizabeth

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