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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Tennis star at UMBC

If you’re a follower of the Admissions Counselor blog you know that we like to brag about UMBC. Well today I am going to brag a little more about sports. I’m going to put it out there, we have smart athletes. We are proud to be in a conference (America East Conference) with other smart schools as well. Just the other day the Admissions staff had a meeting with our athlete director and he informed us that UMBC ranks at the top of our conference in academics. Here is part of a news release on one of our tennis stars:

“Rising senior tennis standout Cornelia Carapcea was selected as the America East Conference Scholar-Athlete in the sport of women’s tennis for the 2008 season.

Carapcea, a junior, was a third-team Academic All-America selection by ESPN The Magazine and CoSIDA. She has been a second-team All-America East selection in both singles and doubles each of the past two seasons. Carapcea posted a 12-3 record at No. 4 singles this spring and won 30 total matches on the year en route to being chosen her team’s co-Most Valuable Athlete. Carapcea, who has a perfect 4.00 grade-point average in financial economics and information systems, was named to America East Commissioner’s Honor Roll in 2006 and 2007 and has earned Dean’s List honors in all of her six semesters at UMBC.”

For the full story click here