Campus Status: UMBC is open, with most students, faculty, and staff studying, teaching, and working remotely. Facilities remain closed. If you have an emergency, please call UMBC Police at (410) 455-5555. Maryland is currently under a Safer at Home Order. However, travel and other restrictions remain in Baltimore County and other areas.
The latest campus updates are posted on the Retriever Ready website.
COVID-19 Testing and Tracking
Check out the Testing and Tracking page for the most up-to-date information on requirements for the fall 2020 semester.
Student Services and Support
On Friday, August 14, students who will take face-to-face classes and/or live on campus this fall received instructions to complete an online Return to Campus COVID Awareness training by August 27. The training includes the Retriever Community Agreement to complete and sign. The Retriever Community Agreement also includes links to the Addendum to the Code of Student Conduct and the Addendum to the Code of Student Organization Conduct. Students who are not required to complete the module but would like the option to do so can find it by logging in to UMBC Blackboard, selecting the “Organizations” section located on the left side of the screen; and selecting “Return to Campus COVID Awareness.”
The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery is now lending physical items, including books, media, laptops, and digital media equipment, from the library’s collection with curbside contactless retrieval.
Sign up for Start of Semester Student Technology Sprints to make sure you are tech "self-sufficient" to learn online.
The Career Center continues their summer virtual events on Thursday, August 20, with SEO Playback Series: Explore Technology Internship Opportunities and Building Your Brand: Join Google as they teach how to build a personal brand.
Registration is now open for Leadership Blueprint, a program that helps students craft a more fulfilling college experience through practical design thinking tools and involvement plans.
UMBC’s buildings are secured, with some employees and research teams on campus and taking appropriate health and safety precautions. Only employees with permission from their supervisor, approved researchers, and approved students should be on campus.
If you have a one-time emergency need to visit campus, call UMBC Police Deputy Chief Bruce Perry at (443) 677-2195 or Lieutenant Derrick Johns at (410) 207-0850.
While the RAC will remain closed for the Fall 2020 semester, UMBC Recreation will continue to provide virtual programming for the entire campus community, includingfitness and wellness, intramurals, and club sports. See more information on the UMBC Recreation website and on Twitter and Instagram @UMBCrec. Virtual programming will be available through YouTube (UMBCRec TV), IGTV, Webex, and Zoom.
Mask up in style with a UMBC mask, available at the UMBC Bookstore. More styles are coming soon.
Visit the UMBC Together myUMBC group for a weekly event spotlight.
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