Freshmen Course Selection Day
Check-in and Continental Breakfast
Join us for a light breakfast and meet your Orientation Peer Advisor (OPA) – your resource and guide to navigating academic life at UMBC. Be sure to stop over at the Comm_Store to get your official picture I.D. which also serves as your meal card for the day. If you have already submitted your photo, you may pick-up your campus card in the University Center Ballroom.
Faculty, staff and students join the Assistant Provost in welcoming our newest members of the UMBC community.
UMBC 101: The Retrievers
What’s the Men’s Lacrosse team’s claim to fame? Where in the world are the RAC, IRC, and ITE? What distinction does Professor Michael Summers hold? Join our OPAs for an energizing game of UMBC “Top Dawg” trivia.
LIFE 101: Community
Life on campus is full of opportunities so get a jump-start and make UMBC yours! During this interactive session, staff from the Division of Student Affairs will lead a discussion on enhancing your experience at UMBC while contributing to the campus environment. The discussion continues with an overview of important resources and students’ rights and responsibilities.
ENRL 101: Preparing
UMBC takes pride in its strong liberal arts tradition. Academic advisors will discuss the value of a liberal arts education and the significance of the general education requirements. Learn more about the role of your academic advisor and important advising tools available through myUMBC.
101: Advising and Registration
Advising is perhaps one of the most important resources and tools to ensure your academic success. During this session, you will meet with an academic advisor to discuss your interests and goals, develop a course schedule, and register online for your Fall 2010 classes!
Chew, Chat and
Enjoy lunch in The Commons and check out the Bookstore for great deals on computers and UMBC gear.
An Introduction to the Honors University
What does it mean to be a student at an honors university? Hear what our faculty and OPAs rate as the best strategies for assuring your spot on the Dean’s list. Faculty will demonstrate innovative ways they are engaging students at UMBC including Blackboard communities, chats, and discussion boards.
Campus Life and
Whether you are living on or off-campus, being connected to campus
life is an important part of your college experience. Join
Student Life staff to learn more about our vibrant residential
community and off-campus living options, transportation services,
ride-share programs, and more. Following the overview, you
will get the answers to your specific questions about living on
Special Topics on Work and Leisure (Choose One):
SPEC 299A: Pathways to Graduation: Academic Advising, Internships, and Careers
When do I need to declare my major? How do I find an internship or service-learning placement? What if I don't know what I want to do for a career? Get answers to these questions and more as staff from the Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising, the Shriver Center, and the Career Services Center share tips for making the most of your UMBC experience.
SPEC 299B: Sports and Recreational Activities
Retriever-fever is in the air! Join us in our fitness facilities and discover the many ways UMBC students stay physically active – from individual fitness activities, intramural and club sports to Division I athletic teams.
Reconnect with family and friends and meet other members of the UMBC community. Light refreshments will be served.
TIPS for navigating Course Selection Day:
- Parking Permit/Vehicle Registration –Go online to register your vehicle and to obtain your 2013 student parking permit. Visit www.umbc.edu/parking
- UMBC Student ID –Stop by the Comm_Store (University Center) during Chew, Chat, and Connect or at the end of Course Selection Day to take your official picture ID.
- Stop in the UMBC Bookstore for great deals on UMBC gear. Discount coupons are included in your packet.
- Get a jump start on our 2013 First-Year Book Reading. Stop in the Bookstore to purchase your discounted copy of Hot: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth by Mark Hertsgaard.
- More questions?Log into our Orientation On-line Chats and speak with professional advisors, OPAs, and student life staff. Chats will be held on July 17 and August 14 from 7 to 9 p.m. (EST). You will receive an
e-mail reminder on the day of the chat. For more information, visit http://www.umbc.edu/orientation/chats.html.
- Stop by the Office of Student Life, The Commons – 2nd Floor, for more information about clubs and organizations.