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Retrievers are ready to teach, learn, discover, connect, and protect our community this fall.

  • UMBC began the fall semester on August 27. Currently, 91 percent of courses and associated sections are fully online, 7 percent are hybrid, and 2 percent are fully in-person. Classes will not be held in person after Thanksgiving.
  • On-campus housing is operating at 34 percent capacity for the fall semester.
  • UMBC is open, with most employees working remotely. Maryland is currently under a Safer at Home Order.
  • Campus building access is restricted to faculty, staff, and students approved to work, live, and take classes on campus this fall. All people authorized to be on campus this fall must fulfill COVID-19 testing and other requirements.
  • UMBC continues to monitor the prevalence of COVID-19 in the region and on campus, and will make adjustments to restrict or expand campus access based on the best information available.
  • If you have a question concerning UMBC’s COVID-19 response, please contact
  • If you have an emergency, please call UMBC Police at 410-455-5555.


Latest Campus Communications

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  • Support for Caregivers

    Dear UMBC Community, The Labor Day holiday honors the achievements of working people, and it takes on special significance this year as we recognize the extraordinary professional and personal...
    Posted: September 4, 2020 10:14 AM
  • Initial Results of UMBC’s Pre-Semester COVID-19 Testing

    Dear UMBC Community, UMBC’s fall 2020 semester began last week with a conservative approach designed to enable some on-campus activity supporting students’ academic progress while protecting...
    Posted: September 1, 2020 1:44 PM
  • Guidelines for Hosting Events during the Fall 2020 Semester

    Dear Members of the UMBC Community, Traditionally, events have helped create a robust sense of campus life, and we anticipate that many UMBC groups plan to host events this fall. The Events...
    Posted: August 11, 2020 6:56 PM