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There's more to summer at UMBC than what happens in the classroom! While you’re taking summer classes, take advantage of the cultural, fitness and fun activities that UMBC offers.

Special Program Events

To enrich your Summer Session experience, we offer faculty-led special events and activities that will take you beyond the classroom and help you immerse yourself in Baltimore’s unique history, art, politics, neighborhoods and culture. These events are specifically planned for students enrolled in UMBC’s Special Programs courses.

  • Thursday, June 15: Get to Know West Baltimore with Eli Pousson & Kate Drabinski
  • Monday, June 26: Tour Baltimore’s Food Markets with Kate Drabinski
  • Friday, July 14: Behind the Scenes at Camden Yards with Kate Drabinski.
    Camden Yards is best known to today’s Baltimoreans as the home of the Baltimore Oriole’s, but it has a colorful history that long predates our home team. Before hitting the game join Kate Drabinski for a tour of Camden Yards and the surrounding neighborhoods. Topics will include the role of the B&O Railroad in building Baltimore, the Pratt Street Riots and Baltimore’s role in the Civil War, and the Great Railroad Strike of 1877, a signature moment in the growth of the country’s labor movement. We will meet on the campus shuttle at 5:00pm, or at Pratt & Penn at 5:30 and will be at the gates and ready for the first pitch against the Chicago Cubs at 7:05pm. Tickets will be available through the Student Events Board (SEB). Check back for more details.

Student events

UMBC's Student Events Board (seb) hosts regular events on-campus during summer session, as well as various bus trips.

Arts & Culture calendar

The Arts & Culture calendar provides information about dance, music, visual art, theatre, and other humanities events.

Retriever Activity Center (RAC)

Summer hours of operation at the RAC:

  • Mondays - Thursdays: 7am - 10pm
  • Fridays: 7am - 9pm
  • Saturdays and Sundays: 12pm - 7pm

Please be aware that the Track, RAC Gymnasium and/or Cardio Balcony may be closed due to PHED classes and/or summer day camps.

Fitness and wellness classes

All classes are FREE to all students, faculty/staff and RAC members. All group fitness class participants are required to sign-in and sign-out in the binder provided at each class.