UMBC-Shady Grove Welcome Month Events

Welcome to UMBC-Shady Grove!

This series of virtual welcome events are available to both undergraduate and graduate students to celebrate the start of a new semester.
If you have questions about welcome month events, please contact Caitlin Scheidegger at cscheid1@umbc.edu.

Looking for additional prospective and current student events? Keep scrolling or visit these links for Undergraduate and Graduate events.
Looking for general information about the Universities at Shady Grove campus? View USG's (virtual) schedule of events!

Puzzle Party: September 15

When: Tuesday September 15th: 3:30 PM – 4:30 PM

Take a moment to relax and unwind with the administrative team. Bring your coffee, a snack or just yourself. We’ll be chatting while we work on a virtual puzzle together.

RSVP to get the link!


RSVP for Puzzle Party

Finding Peace During these Uncertain Times: September 23

When: Wednesday, September 23rd: 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM

Join the administrative team as we partake in this interactive skill-building learning experience to strengthen self-care and enhance resiliency and connectedness. Hosted by Marilyn Spenadel of the Holistic Wellness Enrichment Center.

RSVP to get the link!


RSVP for Finding Peace During these Uncertain Times


Undergraduate Events

Until further notice, events will be conducted virtually.

If you have questions about prospective student visit opportunities, please contact Erin Botker at erin.botker@umbc.edu.
If you have questions about current student engagement opportunities, please contact Caitlin Scheidegger at cscheid1@umbc.edu.

Prospective Students

Virtual Events and Appointments

Special Event: Undergraduate Preview Night: October 7


When: Wednesday, October 7, 6:00 - 7:00PM

Join our Undergraduate Preview Night to hear first-hand from members of the UMBC-Shady Grove Peer Advisory Team, learn more about our programs, meet and connect with UMBC faculty and staff, and receive important information regarding transfer requirements, application deadlines, scholarships, and financial aid opportunities

Register for Undergraduate Preview Night!

Undergraduate Program Director Open Houses: October 23 and November 17

Friday, October, 23: 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 p.m.
Tuesday, November, 17: 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

The Undergraduate Program Director Open House sessions provide you with an opportunity to meet virtually with our Undergraduate Program Directors to learn more about our programs in computer science, history, political science, psychology, social work and translational life science technology (TLST). We'll review the structure and design of their program, available course offerings, recommended transfer coursework as well as internship and career opportunities and you will have the opportunity to connect with a UMBC-Shady Grove Peer Advisor, a current student who is able to share more about the student experience.

Learn more and RSVP!

Common App Bash Appointments

Are you planning to transfer to UMBC-Shady Grove in spring 2021? Do you need guidance completing and submitting the Common Application prior to UMBC's priority deadline for spring 2021 admission (October 15th)? Sign up for a virtual "App Bash" appointment to receive one-on-one assistance completing the application process and information about your next steps.

Make An Appointment

Prospective Undergraduate Pre-Transfer Advising

Are you interested in one of UMBC-Shady Grove’s six undergraduate programs (computer science, history, political science, psychology, social work, or translational life science technology)? Make an appointment with a UMBC-Shady Grove pre-transfer advisor to determine the transferability of previous coursework and develop an academic plan of action for transfer!


Schedule Advising

Prepare for Your Virtual Visit:
UMBC-Shady Grove Overview

Prospective Student Undergraduate Look Book

Want to learn more about UMBC-Shady Grove? Read profiles of our students, view our fun infographic, and learn more about our majors in our Undergraduate Look Book!

UMBC-Shady Grove Look Book
UMBC-Shady Grove - Computer Science Brochure

Recorded Prospective Undergraduate Information Session

Watch the recorded Information Session below to find out about admissions, financial aid, transfer of previous credits earned, as well as the overall transfer process to help ensure a seamless transition to UMBC-Shady Grove.

Watch the video now!


Current Students

Fall 2020 International Student Orientation: August 26

When: August 26th, 8:00 AM –11:30 AM

Join International Education Services on August 26th for International Student Orientation! This is a virtual event open to all admitted international students new to UMBC whether you are joining us virtually or in-person for the Fall 2020 semester, in Spring 2021 or in Fall 2021. We'll introduce you to everything UMBC has to offer and discuss a variety of topics during orientation including F-1 immigration rules, work options for F-1 students and more.


Learn More About the Fall 2020 International Student Orientation

Study Abroad 101: September 8

When: Tuesday, September 8th: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Study Abroad 101 is the first step to studying abroad at UMBC! Attend this session to learn the basics such as different program options, study abroad scholarships and how to find programs through our website!


RSVP for the September 8th Study Abroad 101 Session

Study Abroad 101: September 23

When: Wednesday, September 23rd: 12:00 – 1:00 PM

Study Abroad 101 is the first step to studying abroad at UMBC! Attend this session to learn the basics such as different program options, study abroad scholarships and how to find programs through our website!


RSVP for the September 23rd Study Abroad 101 Session

Office of Equity and Inclusion: Title IX Workshop

When: More information to come


Graduate Events

Until further notice, events will be conducted virtually.

If you have questions, please contact sgprofessionalprograms@umbc.edu.

Prospective Students

Professional Programs Open House: October 14


When: Wednesday, October 14: 6-7:00 P.M.

Join us for our Open House to explore how you can meet your goals, expand your network, and get the technical, leadership, and management skills that employers need. Meet with faculty and staff, get details on financial aid and career opportunities, and find out why UMBC-Shady Grove is the perfect place to expand your education. Register today!

We offer part-time and full-time professional programs in today's most important fields, including graduate programs in Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Technical Management. Programs are developed to meet the needs of working professionals and our flexible course offerings allow you to complete your degree on your own time.

Register for the Professional Programs Virtual Open House


Current Students

Office of Equity and Inclusion: Title IX Workshop

When: More information to come



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