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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.

  • Wednesday, August 9:  Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF)Join the College of Natural and Mathematics Sciences (CNMS) as they host the 20th Annual UMBC Summer Undergraduate Research Fest (SURF) to recognize summer undergraduate research at UMBC. Register today online.

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.