Undergraduate Program Director Open House

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Our Undergraduate Program Director Open House sessions will provide you with an opportunity to hear from our Undergraduate Program Directors to learn more about our programs. You will have an opportunity to participate in up to two program-specific breakout sessions focused on your program(s) of choice. Program directors will review the structure and design of their program, available course offerings, recommended transfer coursework, as well as internship and career opportunities. You will also 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.

The Open House will take place on the third floor in Building III (Clifford and Camille Kendall Academic Center) at the Universities at Shady Grove. Directions and a campus map can be found on USG’s website. You are encouraged to park on levels 2-6 in the Traville Gateway Garage, located next to Building III. A parking voucher will be provided to you at our event check-in. Check-in for this event will take place on level three of Building III, in the lobby area outside of Room 3241.

Agenda

4:30 PM - Welcome! (III-3241)

Abigail Granger, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention

4:35 PM - Program Director Introductions 

  • Jeannette Kartchner (CMSC)
  • Dr. Andrew Nolan (HIST)
  • Dr. Sunil Dasgupta (POLI)
  • Dr. Diane Alonso (PSYC)
  • Dr. Katie Morris (SOWK)
  • Dr. Elizabeth Friar (TLST)

4:45 PM - UMBC-Shady Grove Snapshot & Transfer Overview

Erin Botker, Coordinator of Undergraduate Recruitment

5:05 PM - Breakout Room Transition Time 

Please see room numbers in next section. 

5:10 PM - Program Director Breakout Rooms: Session 1

  • Computer Science: Jeanette Kartchner (III-3203)
  • History: Dr. Andrew Nolan (III-3230)
  • Political Science (III-3206)
  • Psychology (III-3241)
  • Social Work (III-3240)
  • Translational Life Science Technology (III-3202)

5:30 PM - Breakout Room Transition Time 

Please see room numbers in next section. 

5:35 PM - Program Director Breakout Rooms: Session 2

  • Computer Science: Jeanette Kartchner (III-3203)
  • History: Dr. Andrew Nolan (III-3230)
  • Political Science (III-3206)
  • Psychology (III-3241)
  • Social Work (III-3240)
  • Translational Life Science Technology (III-3202)

5:55 PM - Optional: Q&A and Wrap-Up (III-3241)

Abigail Granger, Assistant Director of Undergraduate Recruitment and Retention

Erin Botker, Coordinator of Undergraduate Recruitment

Learn More About Our Undergraduate Programs!

Computer Science – Jeannette Kartchner, Program Director

History – Dr. Andrew Nolan, Program Director

Political Science – Dr. Sunil Dasgupta, Program Director

Psychology – Dr. Diane Alonso, Program Director

Social Work – Dr. Katie Morris, Program Director

Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) – Dr. Elizabeth Friar, Program Director

Connect with a Peer Advisory Team Member!

Peer Advisory Team standing together

Meet members of our Peer Advisory Team! As current UMBC-Shady Grove students, members of the UMBC Peer Advisory Team (PAT) serve as a critical point of contact in the successful and seamless transition of students transferring to UMBC-Shady Grove from other institutions. PAT members undergo extensive leadership development and work closely with UMBC-Shady Grove administrative staff, faculty, and current students to reach out, serve, and create meaningful connections with prospective students through a variety of formal and informal recruitment and retention events. We are proud to be UMBC!

Additional Resources

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