Retriever for a Day!

Happy students in black and gold walking at USG with paw print graphics

When: Wednesday, February 15, 2023, 5 – 7 p.m.
Where: The Universities at Shady Grove- Building IV: Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Facility (BSE)


During Retriever for a Day...

Follow in the paw prints of a Retriever and find out what it’s really like to be an undergraduate student at UMBC-Shady Grove at Retriever for a Day.

Retriever for a Day will be held in person at The Universities at Shady Grove. This flexible event will allow you to discover life as a UMBC-Shady Grove student. Come when you can and leave when you must—throughout the event, you will have the opportunity to: 

  • Hear micro-talks from faculty members in programs that interest you
  • Review prerequisite recommendations and coursework within your intended major
  • Gain information about the application process and funding your education
  • Learn more about UMBC-Shady Grove student resources
  • Go on a USG campus tour

Guests are welcome!


Attention, Please! The Truth About Multitasking

photo of diane alonsoDr. Diane Alonso
Psychology Program Director

The Drug Discovery Process

Dr. Elizabeth Friar
Translational Life Science Technology Program Director

Empathy: Cultivating What Lies Within

Dr. Katie Morris, LCSW-C
Social Work Program Director

Evil and Evolution: The Scopes Trial in American History

Dr. Andrew Nolan
History Program Director

How Things Fly

Dr. Charles Eggleton
Mechanical Engineering Program Director

How to Count Like a Martian

Jeannette Kartchner
Computer Science Associate Program Director

Local News and Democratic Governance: Challenges and Solutions

Dr. Sunil Dasgupta
Political Science Program Director


Attendees should plan to park in Traville Gateway Garage (in the gated area) for best access to the USG campus—see our event assistance page for additional details.

UMBC-Shady Grove is committed to inclusivity and accessibility. If you are in need of any accommodations or other assistance, please contact us at as soon as possible and provide the name and date of the event(s) you are planning to attend.

Unable to attend? View our full Calendar of Events for more opportunities to connect with us and learn about our programs!