OVERVIEW AND TIMELINE
UMBC students quickly find that learning at an honors university takes place in many different ways and in a variety of settings. The students who make the most of such an environment have a sense of personal mission: they aim to get the most out of their education and find themselves important members of a culture of success.
UMBC is more than a collection of majors, courses and activities that lead to a degree. It is a group of people who make real contributions and many students have participated in groundbreaking research and projects with lasting impacts.
Use the abundant resources available to you to learn, grow, discover, connect, inspire and create your own unique UMBC adventure. Discover your passions and act on them. Break old barriers and try something new. You have the power to shape your own UMBC experience.
Orientation 2013 is where your adventure begins. The Orientation Program begins with placement testing in the spring, continues with Course Selection Day this summer and concludes with the Welcome Week celebration during the week preceding the start of classes.
Dates to Remember
Ongoing: Online Placement Testing. Students are required to take the online placement tests during their chosen one-week time slot. These tests are necessary for advisors to determine appropriate course placement during Orientation.
May 1: Deadline to accept your admission and pay enrollment deposit and orientation fee. Orientation and Placement Test online reservation due. Housing application, contract and deposit due.
June 13-28, July 2-12, 30-31, August 1-3, 24, 27: (select one date to attend) Orientation Course Selection Days.Your orientation confirmation will be sent to you following receipt of your online reservation request form.
August 24-September 1: Welcome Week. A week-long series of social and educational events designed to help you meet other students and learn about opportunities available at UMBC, both inside and outside the classroom.
*Prior to move-in or the first day of classes, students must submit the Mandatory UMBC Health Form.