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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Deadlines Are Approaching!

Hello Everyone,

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!

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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!

 

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What Happens Now?

Hello all!

I’d like to begin by apologizing for our small hiatus. It’s been a busy time in the world of Admissions! But fear not…WE’RE BACK AT IT AGAIN WITH THE BLOG POSTS!

I also would like to congratulate all of those high school seniors on meeting our November 1st deadline. I’m sure it is a huge relief to have gotten your applications submitted. Now you may be wondering…what happens now?

All of you who applied should have received a confirmation e-mail with instructions on how to check your application status. This is a great way to stay up-to-date with your application and I recommend that you check it regularly. We are in the process of reviewing all of your applications and we are excited to see so many great applicants!

If you have any specific questions during this time, don’t hesitate to reach out! We have started our live twitter chats which is another great way to be connected with us.

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Until next time!

Gaby

Retriever Day Round Two!

Happy Wednesday! We’re half way through the week, and I don’t know about you but I’ve been looking forward to Friday since last Friday! 😀

In case you missed our first Retriever Day, NOT TO WORRY. We have two more coming up this Fall. The next one is this Friday, October 14th! Some of you may have the day off school, so what better way to spend your day off than a morning at UMBC?!

These weekday Retriever Days are awesome because you will have the opportunity to check out a class at UMBC. We’ll have a couple of options for you and you can take your pick! We’ll also be offering different workshops, tours, and an opportunity to have conversations with faculty, staff, and students. To see a sample agenda of the day, click here!

THERE IS STILL TIME TO REGISTER! Head over to undergraduate.umbc.edu/visit to register online.

 

As always, feel free to reach out to our office at 410-455-2292 or via e-mail at admissions@umbc.edu if you have any questions.

 

Can’t wait to see you there!

Gaby

 

 

Birthdays and Retriever Days!

That’s right everyone. Today we celebrate UMBC’s 50th birthday!

On September 19th, 1966 UMBC first opened its doors to its first students and it has been such a wonderful 50 years for our amazing institution. This past weekend was the 50th celebration weekend that we had been preparing for and it couldn’t have been any better!From reunions and food, to fireworks and puppies. Yes, puppies! See Pictures here 🙂

Even though this birthday weekend has passed, that does not mean we are done celebrating! This is a year-long celebration and all students, staff, and faculty will continue to share the awesomeness that is UMBC with you all!

One way to experience all that UMBC has to offer is by coming to our first Retriever Day of the Fall! This Saturday, September 24th, 2016 we are hosting our Saturday Retriever Day.

This is a wonderful opportunity to learn more about UMBC, tour our campus, chat with members of our community, and much more.

You can register online by visiting: http://undergraduate.umbc.edu/visit.

 

Hope to see you there!! 🙂

It’s Travel Season!

I’m so excited to begin Recruitment Travel once again this year! I had a great time last year getting to meet to many of you and visiting your beautiful schools and home towns.

Here’s I picture I took last year when I was in VA Beach!

This year I will have the pleasure of visiting many of the same places. Some of which include: Raleigh, Durham, Northern Virginia, Richmond, and Virginia Beach! I will also be stopping by several schools in Anne Arundel County, Southern Maryland, and the Eastern Shore.

My first day of travel will be this Monday, September 12th and my first stop is North Carolina. If you’ve seen a poster announcing our visit, please be sure stop by!

 

Be sure to stay updated with us by following our social media accounts @UMBCAdmissions.

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Can’t wait to meet you all!

 

 

 

Getting Ready!

We are officially in the middle of August which means school will be starting again very soon! I’m sure for most of you, this is a bitter sweet feeling.

For those of you who are about to start your senior year of high school, congrats! There are many great things that you have to look forward to during the next year.

One of the many things are…COLLEGE APPS!

And in even more exciting news, our application is live on Common App! This means you are able to go online to commonapp.org and create an account to begin your application.

I welcome all of you to begin this process sooner rather than later. Our Early Action deadline of November 1st will be here before you know it and you don’t want to get stuck last minute with many things to do.

Starting your application now also gives you plenty of time to work on your essay (See Christine’s Post on what to write in your college essay) and have it reviewed by a teacher or counselor. And if you haven’t already done so, start thinking of whom you’d like to write letters of recommendation on your behalf.

If you have any questions about the application process, don’t hesitate to contact our office and ask to speak to a counselor! You can reach us at 410-455-2292 or at admissions@umbc.edu. We also offer walk-in hours Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., no appointment needed!

 

Don’t forget to follow us on our social media accounts! @UMBCadmissions

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Enjoy the rest of your summer!

 

Summer Time is The Perfect Time!

I’m sure many of you are enjoying summer vacation by going to the pool, the beach, or other awesome vacation spots with your family and friends!

Another great thing to do during the summer is…

VISITING UMBC!

 

We are officially back to having daily tours Monday through Friday! You can register for one of our Black and Gold Tours by clicking here.

We are also extremely excited about our Summer Preview Day on August 5th! This is an great day to learn more about UMBC and get many of your questions answered by faculty, staff, and students! You will also have the opportunity to go on a campus tour. To register for this event, click here!

We can’t wait to have you visit our beautiful campus and enjoy all the wonderful things UMBC has to offer.

Don’t forget to follow our social media accounts!

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How Neat Is That?!

Happy Monday Everybody!

One of the many unique aspects of UMBC is how much our students, faculty and staff value cross-disciplinary collaboration. There are endless possibilities for students to explore other areas of study outside of their own.

One wonderful example of this is the result of a new course introduced this past Spring 2016 dedicated to “prepare students for careers requiring interdisciplinary, team-based approaches to creative projects” (UMBCNews, 2016).

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Image by Marlayna Demond ’11 for UMBC.

The “Designing and Developing Effective Mobile Applications” class brought together the Visual Arts, Computer Science, and Electrical Engineering departments to help students create their own apps. How cool is that?!

Our wonderful students came up with many incredible apps, from one that silences your phone from ringing during a meeting or an appointment to a fun puzzle game.

You can learn more about the apps and how the class came to be by clicking here!

Can’t wait to see what great things you all will accomplish during your time at UMBC!

 

As always, don’t forget to stay connected with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by following us on our social media sites @UMBCadmissions!

 

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The House of Grit!

Hello all,

I hope you all had a wonderful Memorial Day!

If you haven’t already finished school, I’m sure you are counting down the days. For those who have already graduated, CONGRATS!

You should all be very proud of yourselves and more importantly excited that you have completed one milestone and will now be on your way to a new journey this fall! As you will soon learn, UMBC students are well known for their hard work, innovation, diversity, and creativity.

As you prepare yourself for Orientation and starting your first year at UMBC, I encourage you to discover where you fit in The House of Grit.

You may be wondering…what does this mean?! Well…click HERE to find out!

Once you’ve taken the brief survey to determine what kind of Retriever you are, feel free to comment on this post and connect with other future Retrievers!

As always, you can stay up to date and find out what’s going on with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions by following us on our social media sites @UMBCadmissions!

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P.S. I am a UNITER!