The Commons : Breezeway · Come by for a fun combination of chocolate and fruit!
Erickson Field · Welcome new Retrievers and families! After you get settled in your new room, join campus partners on Erickson Field for refreshments, activities, and free stuff! This is a great time to get...
Not living on campus? No worries! Connect with commuters!
University Center : Ballroom · Start Welcome Week off right with the Freshman Commuter Retreat! Participants have the option of participating in a High-Low Ropes Course at Genesse Valley or staying on campus for team building...
Erickson Field · Meet up with your Woolie and head to Erickson Field for a night of fun and games! Playfair is a staple of Welcome Week at UMBC. You will participate in a series of games and activities to help you...
True Grit's · Sing your heart out and enjoy some late night snacks at True Grit's! This event is a collaboration between (seb) and Chartwells Dining!
Retriever Activity Center (RAC) : Arena Side · Dr. Maura Cullen's session on inclusivity and making UMBC a safe space for all is a Welcome Week tradition! Dr. Cullen speaks to students and corporations around the world about taking how we...
Interact with Faculty from your Academic Department!
On Campus : Various · Now is your chance to meet faculty from your desired area of study, before classes start! The Academic Toolkit session will help students learn strategies and resources to be successful in the...
Erickson Field · Join (seb) for a Welcome Week tradition! There will be a free screening of a summer blockbuster along with your favorite movie snacks like popcorn, candy, and snow cones! The movie title will be...
Pool party, inflatables, snacks, and more!
Retriever Activity Center (RAC) · Pack the RAC is a Welcome Week party you don't want to miss! Try your hand at axe throwing, challenge your friends to inflatable obstacle course races, and cool off in the outdoor pool! There will...
UMBC Event Center · Convocation marks the beginning of your UMBC career. Join students, faculty and staff as you are officially welcomed to UMBC by President Freeman Hrabowski, III, and others. Families are invited...