UMBC-Shady Grove Virtual Orientation - CONNECT LIVE!

Throughout the summer, we’ll offer a number of real-time virtual sessions (via WebEx) with program directors, representatives UMBC’s Office of Financial Aid, UMBC’s Student Business Services (SBS) office and UMBC’s Student Disability Services (SDS) office, and Peer Advisory Team members so that you have an opportunity to address questions and/or any concerns in real time.

Connect with Your Program Director!

As part of your Orientation process, we recognize the importance of connecting with the Program Director of your major of choice. To that end, when completing your online Orientation course modules, you heard a message from your Program Director providing an overview of the program along with important information for you to keep in mind as you prepare for the fall semester and to register for fall classes.

In addition, our Program Directors from Computer Science, History, Social Work, Political Science, Psychology, and Translational Life Science Technology (TLST) will be available to chat via real-time WebEx sessions hosted specifically for admitted students.

The live “Connect with Your Program Director” WebEx sessions will occur on Wednesday, August 4 from 1:00 – 2:00 p.m., and Thursday, August 26 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m.

Connect with Student Billing Services (SBS), Financial Aid, and Student Disability Services (SDS)!

As part of your online Orientation, you will have complete a number of self-paced modules including those focused on Student Business Services and Financial Aid. You also had the opportunity to review information regarding resources and support provided through UMBC’s Student Disability Services office. Because we recognize that Student Business Services, Financial Aid, and Student Disability Services provide services frequently used by our UMBC-Shady Grove students, we want to invite you to connect (via virtual WebEx sessions) with representatives from these offices. These sessions will allow you to ask questions and address concerns in real time related to the specific services these offices provide. Please review the specific dates and times of the sessions below.

Connect with Your Peer Advisory Team (PAT) Pal!

All new incoming students are paired with a PAT member who will serve as your “PAT Pal” during your first semester at UMBC-Shady Grove. You will receive monthly emails from your PAT Pal and will have opportunities to connect with them throughout the fall semester. Please note that your assigned PAT Pal will host live “PAT Pal Small Group Sessions” with you and a number of your peers via WebEx on Friday, August 20 from 12:00 – 1:00 p.m. or Wednesday, August 25 4:30 – 5:30 p.m. You will receive an introductory welcome email from your designated PAT Pal in August inviting you to meet and connect with them through the live WebEx session of your choice. Keep an eye on your UMBC email for more information and the invite!