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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

Barbara Simon Memorial Essay Contest

Not In My Neighborhood
by Antero Pietila

This Spring semester we will be featuring two categories in our bi-annual essay contest: our traditional essay contest and a new media (or multimedia) essay contest. We are putting the “Experience” back into the New Student Book Experience. It’s time to get creative; write an essay, shoot a video, write a poem, write a song, write a rap… express your experience based upon the book. Enter here…