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."


Below are a few highlights from the week, but there are close to 100 events between January 25 and February 2.

Saturday, January 25

Transfer Student Retreat
UC 3rd floor
11:30 am
New transfers are invited to join us for an afternoon that will include lunch, academic advice, and a UMBC Basketball game. Register online at http://www.umbc.edu/ocss/get_connected/welcome_transfer.html

Monday, January 27
First day of class

Veterans Welcome Reception
Lower Flat Tuesdays
5 pm
Join fellow veterans for food, fun, and connections.

Tuesday, January 28

Good Morning Commuters
Main Street
8 am

Wednesday, January 29

Involvement Fest
Taking over The Commons
12 pm
Come kick of your year in all things Baltimore and learn about all the amazing student organizations on campus.

Thursday, January 30

Open Mic Night
Sports Zone
8 pm
Show off your talents and grab some free food.

Friday, January 31

Winter Crazy Fun Night
All over The Commons
7 - 10 pm
Join (seb) and RSA for games, music, freebies, and fun. The Commons will be crazy and fun, just the title says!

Saturday, February 1

Big Breakfast and Bingo
UC Ballroom
9 pm
This isnít your Grandmaís bingo game. Breakfast spread and cool prizes. Get there early to get a seat!

Sunday, February 2

Superbowl Party
Sports Zone
6 pm - 11 pm
Come gather for some football fun. Food, trivia contests, and more!