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Freshman Checklist

Begin your intellectual life at UMBC with a First-Year Experience (FYE). These unique opportunities include a blend of seminar style classes, residential experiences, and/or co-curricular opportunities that are meant to prepare you for the expectations of a research University while also supporting you in the transition to our community. These opportunities are all about YOU and YOUR success. Plan to explore all of the possibilities when you are on campus for your Orientation Course Selection Day this summer. We look forward to meeting you.
The FYE team…Jill Randles,
and Laila Shishineh,


32135204-work-smart-not-hard-words-on-ticket-to-success-in-career-job-or-lifeLet our FYE opportunities support you in reaching your goals.


Visit our bookstore to purchase the book!

Half the Sky

Before You Begin Your UMBC Experience:

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checkBox Register for and complete all placement tests
checkBox Review the Fall 2017 Schedule of Classes online
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Orientation Course Selection Day:

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~ Consider registering for a First Year Seminar (FYS) or Introduction to an Honors University (IHU) Seminar. Talk to your advisor about which option is best for you.


After Your Orientation Course Selection Day:

checkBox Consider participating in the Essay Contest related to our New Student Book Selection

~ Half the Sky
by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn

Order now!


For more information about First-Year Experience at UMBC:
First-Year Programs