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Dawg Days: Jumpstart Important Dates & Deadlines

January 31, 2020

Application opens

June 1, 2020

Application Deadline

June 15, 2020

Contract & Housing Priority Deadline

June 2020

Priority Orientation Dates

July 5, 2020

Welcome Reception (Move-In for Residential Students)

July 6, 2020

Classes Begin

July 10, 2020

Ropes-Course Trip

August 13, 2020

Classes End

August 13, 2020

Closing Reception (Move-Out for Residential Students)


Once you are admitted to UMBC, you will receive instructions regarding how to register for orientation. If you plan to participate in Dawg Days: Jumpstart, it is REQUIRED that you attend orientation during the month of June prior to the start of the program in early July.

Students considering Dawg Days: Jumpstart are strongly encouraged to attend orientation in June 2020 (dates to be determined). There is also the option to attend the Dawg Days: Basecamp overnight orientation program (dates to be determined).

To learn more about registering for orientation, please visit the Undergraduate Orientation website. If these dates are not available, please contact us as we may be able to register you for one of these dates.

Placement Testing

It is also imperative that you complete the online placement tests. We recommend that you prepare for these tests and take them seriously as the results will be used to place you in the appropriate Math and English courses.

You MUST complete the placement tests prior to attending orientation and prior to the start of the program as these tests will determine if students place into MATH 104, MATH106, MATH150, MATH 155, MATH151 or ENGL100 which are offered as part of the program. These tests will also help you make the best choices in planning your schedule, not only for Dawg Days: Jumpstart, but for the fall semester.

You will register for fall courses when you attend Orientation, which as stated earlier, must take place during the month of June. Full details on placement testing and sample tests are provided on the Learning Resources Center website. If you need special testing accommodations because of a disability, please contact The Office of Student Disability Services at 410-455-2459 or email at as soon as possible.

The application for Dawg Days: Jumpstart 2020 will be open at the end of January 2020.