Undergraduate Orientation

Welcome Week

You might be wondering "what is welcome week?" Well, it's a continuation of your Orientation to UMBC. There is no way to give you all of the information you need to be successful at UMBC in one day, so Welcome Week is designed to follow up on your summer orientation day. Over the course of the week, you will have the opportunity to learn more about campus and what your life as a UMBC student will be like. You and your classmates will be assigned to a Woolie (welcome week leader), who will serve as a guide and resource for you during the Welcome Week program. Your Woolie will review the entire schedule of events with you and meet up with your group prior to each session so you can go to the events together. Your Woolie will be there to help you get acclimated to UMBC, so don't hesitate to ask him or her any questions you have.

Below are a few of the highlights of Welcome Week. We hope you will plan now to take some time off of work so you can fully participate and get connected to your UMBC community.

"My favorite part of Welcome Week was meeting tons of new people and being able to decide which events I wanted to go to. It wasn't so structured that I had no time for myself, but it was structured enough so that I felt comfortable."


The full Welcome Week schedule will be available on line the first full week in August. Please plan to join us beginning on August 23rd and if you have questions about Welcome Week, please email welcomeweek@umbc.edu. Welcome Week continues through Labor Day weekend, please plan to join us!

Below are a few highlights from the week, but there are close to 100 events between August 23 and September 5.

August 23rd

New Residential Student Move-in

Commuter Student Retreat

Playfair Event (for all new students)
8 p.m.

August 24th

Dr. Maura Cullen's Respect Session
UC Ballroom
10 a.m. or 1 p.m.

Wet 'n' Wild Summer Nights
Commons Quad

Academic Success Toolkit
Various Locations
3 p.m.

August 25th

Public Service Announcements
UC Ballroom
1:45 p.m.

Book Discussion
Various Locations
3 p.m.

Outdoor Movie
Commons Quad

August 26th

3:30 p.m.

Big Crazy Fun Night
8 p.m.