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.

Looking for events for prospective and current graduate students? Keep scrolling or use this link for direct access: Graduate events.
Looking for general information about the Universities at Shady Grove campus? View USG's (virtual) schedule of events!

Prospective Students

Virtual Events and Appointments

Undergraduate Program Director Open House: March 3 and April 30

When: Wednesday, March 3: 5:00 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.
Friday, April 30: 1:00 p.m.- 2:00 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!

Common App Bash Appointments

Appointments will be offered:
Thursday, February 18
Friday, February 19
Monday, May 17
Friday, May 21

Are you planning to transfer to UMBC-Shady Grove? Do you need guidance completing and submitting the Common Application prior to UMBC's application deadline? 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

Spring 2021 Welcome Events

Digital Caricatures: February 5

When: Friday, February 5th: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Join the PAT team for a digital caricature party. Hangout and watch the transformations happen!

Limited Space Available

Register for Digital Caricatures

Real Talk with UMBC Program Directors: February 10

When: Wednesday, February 10th: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

UMBC-USG Program Directors will be sharing their personal experiences, struggles and accomplishments as they’ve pursued their own personal educational and professional paths.

Register for Real Talk with UMBC Program Directors

Real Talk with Current UMBC-USG Students: February 12

When: Friday, February 12th: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Current UMBC-USG students from an array of programs will be sharing their personal experiences with tips and resources for success. In addition, they will discuss how they’ve handled the transition toa virtual world.

Register for Real Talk with Current UMBC-USG Students

Grad School Prep: February 19

When: Friday, February 19th: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Know your options, including how to decide on the right program for your goals (e.g., certificate, MA/MS, MPS) and the steps you’ll need to take to get there.

Register for Grad School Prep

Kahoot Trivia: February 23

When: Tuesday, February 23rd: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Join the admin team for a casual hangout while we play general trivia via Kahoot.

Register for Kahoot Trivia



Graduate Events

Until further notice, events will be conducted virtually.

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

Prospective Students

Managing Talent During COVID-19 from I/O and HR Perspectives: January 14


When: Thursday, January 14, 2021: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join Dr. Elliot Lasson, UMBC’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program Director, as he engages with three outstanding I/O Psychology thought leaders, each of whom has been associated with supporting Human Capital in their organizations. Our panelists consist of representatives from corporate, public, and consulting sectors and will be discussing how organizations have adjusted during the pandemic and how the workplace of the future normal will be different. Following the discussion, audience members will be given the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists.

If you have additional questions or require accommodations, please contact Karina Jenkins, Shady Grove Graduate Program Manager, at sgprofessionalprograms@umbc.edu.

Register for Managing Talent During COVID-19

Professional Programs Virtual Open House: March 29


When: Monday, March 29: 6-7:00 P.M.

Join us for our upcoming Open House to explore how our professional programs in Biotechnology, Cybersecurity, Data Science, Industrial/Organizational Psychology, and Technical Managaement can help you meet your goals, build your professional network, and equip you with the technical, leadership, and management skills that employers are looking for. You’ll have the opportunity to meet with faculty and staff, gain information on financial aid and career opportunities, and find out why UMBC-Shady Grove is the perfect place to expand your education.

All sessions will be held virtually on Monday, March 29 from 6:00 – 7:00 PM using the WebEx platform or by joining via telephone.

If you have additional questions or require accommodations, please contact Karina Jenkins, Shady Grove Graduate Program Manager, at sgprofessionalprograms@umbc.edu.

Register for the Professional Programs Open House


Current Students

Managing Talent During COVID-19 from I/O and HR Perspectives: January 14


When: Thursday, January 14, 2021: 6:00 - 7:00 PM

Join Dr. Elliot Lasson, UMBC’s Industrial/Organizational Psychology Graduate Program Director, as he engages with three outstanding I/O Psychology thought leaders, each of whom has been associated with supporting Human Capital in their organizations. Our panelists consist of representatives from corporate, public, and consulting sectors and will be discussing how organizations have adjusted during the pandemic and how the workplace of the future normal will be different. Following the discussion, audience members will be given the opportunity to participate in a Q&A session with the panelists.

If you have additional questions or require accommodations, please contact Karina Jenkins, Shady Grove Graduate Program Manager, at sgprofessionalprograms@umbc.edu.

Register for Managing Talent During COVID-19

Professional Programs Spring Orientation: January 21

When: Thursday, January 21st: 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM

New Student Orientation is an opportunity for incoming students to receive information and resources that will allow them to make informed and appropriate academic plans, as well as acclimating them to the campus environment. Students will meet with faculty and staff, receive an overview of Graduate School expectations, as well as get their specific questions answered. Students will also meet with Shady Grove representatives and learn more about the Universities at Shady Grove and their facilities. We strongly encourage students to participate in New Student Orientation.

Registration links will be sent to admitted students. If you were admitted for the Spring 2021 semester and have not yet received your link for registration, please contact sgprofessionalprograms@umbc.edu.

Spring 2021 Welcome Events

Digital Caricatures: February 5

When: Friday, February 5th: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Join the PAT team for a digital caricature party. Hangout and watch the transformations happen!

Limited Space Available

Register for Digital Caricatures

Real Talk with UMBC Program Directors: February 10

When: Wednesday, February 10th: 5:00 – 6:00 PM

UMBC-USG Program Directors will be sharing their personal experiences, struggles and accomplishments as they’ve pursued their own personal educational and professional paths.

Register for Real Talk with UMBC Program Directors

Real Talk with Current UMBC-USG Students: February 12

When: Friday, February 12th: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Current UMBC-USG students from an array of programs will be sharing their personal experiences with tips and resources for success. In addition, they will discuss how they’ve handled the transition toa virtual world.

Register for Real Talk with Current UMBC-USG Students

Grad School Prep: February 19

When: Friday, February 19th: 3:30 – 4:30 PM

Know your options, including how to decide on the right program for your goals (e.g., certificate, MA/MS, MPS) and the steps you’ll need to take to get there.

Register for Grad School Prep

Kahoot Trivia: February 23

When: Tuesday, February 23rd: 4:00 – 5:00 PM

Join the admin team for a casual hangout while we play general trivia via Kahoot.

Register for Kahoot Trivia



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