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FAQs & Student Services

Is academic support available?

The Learning Resources Center (LRC) provides academic support for most 100 and 200 level biology, chemistry, and physics courses, as well as most mathematics and statistics courses.  Academic support is also available for ANY written assignment in ANY summer course. 

Can my parents see my schedule, grades, or financial information?

myUMBC’s profile sharing allows you to grant permission for others to see your schedule, grades, or financial information. Learn more about profile sharing and important information about sharing financial information.

How to Share Your Profile (video)

When will I be billed? How do I pay my bill?

Billing due dates are determined by registration dates. UMBC bills students electronically - paper bills are not issued.

Is on-campus housing available?

Summer housing is available in on-campus apartments at UMBC. A limited number of spaces in UMBC’s residence halls may also be available.

When can I order my textbooks?

Summer session textbooks are available in May at the UMBC Bookstore or can be ordered online. Please be aware of the last day textbooks in the same condition as purchased can be returned for a full refund with a sales receipt.

Are parking permits required?

Parking permits are required during summer session. If you do not have a valid permit, be sure to request a UMBC parking permit several weeks in advance to ensure it arrives before the start of classes. Summer session parking permits are available after May 1.

How can I check my final grades?

Log-in to myUMBC to check your final grades. Highlight the Topics menu, then select "Classes & Grades." Select "Student Grades” and then select the desired "Term/Semester." Click “Continue” to see your grades.

How do I order a transcript once my class ends?

Order official UMBC transcripts for a minimum fee through Parchment Inc., UMBC’s online transcript partner. You can download and print an unofficial transcript through myUMBC.

How do I request help?

Submit an online myUMBC Help Ticket for questions about your class schedule, grades, billing issues, computing/technology support etc.

How do I know which administrative office to contact?

The Office of Academic Standards and Policy compiled a detailed list of UMBC administrative offices and their various roles and responsibilities.

How do I get a UMBC ID card?

Obtain a campus card (student ID) at the Campus Card Center located on the 1st floor of the University Center. The UMBC Campus Card is an integral part of campus life. It establishes your identity at UMBC, provides access to various services such as the Library and RAC, opens doors as part of access control, and with the depositing of funds, buys services and merchandise both on campus and at participating stores in the surrounding communities.

Are accommodations available?

Accommodations are delivered on a case by case basis in order to determine what is appropriate for each student. An individualized in-person intake appointment is offered to all students who submit a SDS registration form with appropriate documentation of disability. For more information or to request services visit the SDS website.

What are my dining options on campus?

UMBC Dining Services will post open venues and hours closer to the start of the session. Meal Plans are also available.

What is myUMBC and how do I access my UMBC e-mail?

myUMBC is a web-based portal to various services and online community resources at UMBC. Use myUMBC to register for courses, view account balances, online bill payment, register for a parking permit, check university e-mail and check grades. Create your account with your date of birth and UMBC Campus ID. Check your UMBC e-mail account on a regular basis (faculty often provide information prior to the start of classes). You can forward your UMBC e-mails to an already existing e-mail account (Hotmail, Gmail, etc.).

What is Blackboard?

Blackboard is an online learning management system, for online, hybrid, and many in-person courses. When you register for a class, you are automatically enrolled in Blackboard. Log-in to your Blackboard account early to check for updates - faculty often post course information/materials before the session begins. Learn more about Blackboard.

How do I sign up for E2Campus emergency text alerts?

Use myUMBC to sign-up for E2Campus an emergency alert text-messaging system that notifies subscribers of any campus-related emergency such as a potential safety hazard or campus closure due to weather.

Where can I find information about diversity and support groups on campus?

UMBC is one of the most diverse campuses in the nation. Our diversity is reflected through the activities of groups such as the Mosaic Center for Culture and Diversity, the Interfaith Center, the Women’s Center , LGBTQ resources (and many others). These groups exemplify our commitment to diversity and what it brings to campus life, while supporting students to build their awareness and knowledge of diverse people, cultures and belief systems.

What student organizations are available at UMBC?

Student organizations are created and run by current UMBC students and offer a wide array of opportunities to get involved in your campus and local communities. Joining a student organization will broaden your perspectives, open opportunities, and deepen your connection and passion with interests and issues important to you.

What summer service learning opportunities are available?

You can learn to make a difference! Summer is a great time to make a meaningful contribution in your community through service learning. UMBC’s Shriver Center coordinates summer service learning placements in a variety of areas, including education, the environment, food and housing access, healthcare and mental health. Develop leadership skills, build self-confidence, and help create a better future. Change begins with you!

How can I participate in civic engagement?

Make a meaningful difference by helping to solve problems, build communities, and empower others. UMBC is a national leader in preparing students to make a difference on campus and beyond. Learn how to imagine and organize social change projects, build powerful networks, bridge differences in your community and beyond.