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“Start Strong, Finish Stronger

“Begin your intellectual life at UMBC with a First-Year Experience; a learning environment rich in discussion and analysis. These wonderful opportunities are designed for students new to UMBC as freshmen or transfer students. I not only want you to start strong, but to finish stronger!”
Diane M. Lee
~ Vice Provost and Dean of Undergraduate Education

Orientation 2017 logo2017 Orientation Dates:

Freshman Orientation:
Freshmen Orientation programs will be held on June 13, 19, 21, 22, 26, 28, 29, July 6, July 17, August 21, and August 28, 2017. The day begins with check-in at 8 a.m., concludes at approximately 5 p.m., and includes breakfast and lunch.

Transfer Orientation:
Transfer Orientation programs will be on June 15, July 10, 12, 13, 17, August 2, August 21, and August 25, 2017. The time at which the program starts varies by date. Please refer to your confirmation letter and email for details.

Family Orientation:
There is a special Family Orientation program held in conjunction with all Freshmen programs and select Transfer programs. Please include your family members’ information in the “guests” section of the online orientation reservation form or call 410-455-3244 to let us know who will be attending.