UMBC-Shady Grove Back-to-School Celebration

Calling UMBC-Shady Grove Retrievers – we hope you are able to join us for our Back-to-School Celebration (fall 2024 dates are TBD)! We know you are busy preparing for the semester – that being said, we want to take pause and celebrate YOU! Come when you can and leave when you must. Information about each component of our celebration may be found below!

  • UMBC-Shady Grove Resource Fair (1:00 – 6:00 pm)
  • UMBC-Shady Grove Peer Advisory Team Pep Space (1:00 – 6:00 pm)
  • Sessions for Success (1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:00 pm)
  • UMBC-Shady Grove Program Director Office Hours (4:00 – 6:00 pm)

Visit with us to connect with other UMBC Retrievers, faculty, and staff and celebrate your #RetrieverPride, get to know the services available to you, find the classrooms you will be using this semester, and pick up some UMBC swag!

RSVP for UMBC-SHady Grove’s Back-To-School Celebration

UMBC-Shady Grove Resource Fair (1:00 - 6:00 pm)

The UMBC-Shady Grove Resource Fair will run from 1:00 to 6:00 pm in the lobby of the UMBC-Shady Grove administrative wing in the Clifford and Camille Kendall Academic Center (Building III, outside of the UMBC-Shady Grove Welcome Center, room 4159).

  • Check in for our Back-to-School Celebration and pick up UMBC swag!
  • Learn more about UMBC and USG resources
  • Meet a UMBC Academic Advocate
  • Let us snap your picture and help you submit your request for your UMBC ID online
  • Stop by USG’s Auxiliary Services Office in the BSE (room 1316) to have your USG ID produced
  • Grab a UMBC themed activity for the kids!

UMBC-Shady Grove Peer Advisory Team Pep Space (1:00 - 6:00 pm)

Join the UMBC-Shady Grove Peer Advisory Team for snacks, games, and connection – Peer Advisors will be available to greet UMBC-Shady Grove Retrievers and their families from 1:00 to 6:00 pm.

Sessions for Success (1:30 pm, 2:30 pm, and 3:00 pm)

Students have the opportunity to connect with various representatives from USG and UMBC-Shady Grove during our three “Sessions for Success” (all sessions are hosted in building III, room 4124).

  • USG Service Centers and HireU (1:30 – 2:00 pm): Learn more about USG’s service centers and hear a quick introduction to HireU, USG’s new career readiness program!
  • Student Success: Resources and Support at UMBC-Shady Grove (2:30 – 3:00 pm): Hone in on the resources available to you and the “to-dos” you need to complete to successfully LAUNCH at UMBC-Shady Grove.
  • UMBC Student Disability Services Information Session (3:00 – 3:30 pm):  Learn how to register with SDS, explore accommodations available to students at UMBC-Shady Grove, and greet Cassie, one of our UMBC SDS staff members!

UMBC-Shady Grove Program Director Office Hours (4:00 - 6:00 pm)

A number of our UMBC-Shady Grove Program Directors will be in their offices and available to meet YOU from 4:00 – 6:00 pm.

  • Professor Jeannette Kartchner: Computer Science*
  • Dr. Andrew Nolan: History
  • Dr. Chuck Eggleton: Mechanical Engineering*
  • Dr. Sunil Dasgupta: Political Science
  • Dr. Diane Alonso: Psychology
  • Dr. Katie Morris: Social Work
  • Dr. Elizabeth Friar: Translational Life Science Technology

*Kim Casimbon, academic advisor for computer science and mechanical engineering students, is also available during Program Director Office Hours in BSE, Room 3111 to greet students and will provide an engaging activity for students who stop by!