The UMBC Bookstore carries all course materials (new textbooks, used textbooks, rentals, digital downloads, courseware, and more) in-store. They can all be purchased online and either shipped directly to the student or they can schedule curbside pickup Mon to Fri 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. from now until August 21. Starting August 24 we will have in-store pickup of online orders Mon to Fri 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. until September 11. We will reopen curbside after September 11.
We currently have 100 courses in our Inclusive Access program: the Course Materials Initiative (CMI). Through CMI, students receive their course materials (textbook and courseware) digitally on Blackboard two weeks before the first day of class. Students pay for CMI when they enroll in the course. They also have the option to opt out for physical materials by the last add/drop day.
- General Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Textbook Questions: email@example.com
- Website: bookstore.umbc.edu
The Career Center provides career advising and counseling, networking events, applied learning opportunities such as internships, co-ops, and research.
Career Center Staff continue to monitor email and telephone messages throughout the day from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (Please leave your email address in addition to your name and phone number). Career Center professionals are available for virtual appointments Monday through Friday. Students and alumni may schedule individual 30- or 60-minute appointments through UMBCworks.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Phone: 410 455 2216
Center for Democracy and Civic Life
The Center for Democracy and Civic Life works with campus and national partners to foster civic learning and democratic engagement. Members of the Center for Democracy and Civic Life staff are working remotely and monitoring email at email@example.com. We are available for appointments by telephone or video conference.
Participation in the UMBC Club Sports program is open to all UMBC students and is a great way to meet people with similar interests and make new friends! There are 23 unique club teams, and all encourage new members, including those with little or no experience. While teams will not practice or compete this fall, there will be opportunities to participate in community service projects, education and leadership programs, team challenges, and more.
The Interfaith Center (IFC) is dedicated to creating, fostering, and supporting interfaith collaboration at UMBC. The IFC provides space for students, staff, and faculty from all religious and spiritual backgrounds to meet, worship, discuss, and celebrate their individual and collective faiths and belief systems.
The Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity
The Mosaic Center is dedicated to creating an environment that supports cross-cultural education and collaboration at UMBC. We invite you to join us in our commitment to empowering all UMBC students and staff to be culturally conscious and informed members of our community. A safe and inclusive space for students and staff of all backgrounds, The Mosaic Center strives to develop innovative programs and initiatives that celebrate cultural diversity, equality, and social justice.
Off-Campus Student Services
Students living off campus receive special attention through the Office of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS). Students can reach out to the OCSS staff for assistance with off-campus housing services, transportation schedules and parking information, educational and social programs, or to meet other commuting students.
- Contact OCSS
- Phone: 410-455-2770
- Events for commuters, transfer students, adult learners, and veterans
Office of Equity and Inclusion
To report a complaint of sexual misconduct or discrimination, please submit this online form or you can contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator to file a report or for inquiries:
Mikhel Kushner, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Administration Building, Room 914
Mandatory training has been assigned to all students: https://oei.umbc.edu/training/.
The team is responding by email, phone, and WebEx to both new and ongoing matters.
No parking permits will be required or issued for fall 2020. All students who will be parking a vehicle on campus for the fall semester must register their vehicles on their myUMBC Parking Portal.
UMBC is dedicated to supporting and empowering all of its LGBTQ+ students, faculty, and staff in any way it can. From the staff at the Mosaic Center to the Women’s Center to our volunteers in the Pride Center to weekly organizational meetings, there’s a strong diverse community waiting for you to be a part of it. Please check out some of the opportunities available, because we can’t wait to meet you!
Residential Life provides facilities, services, and programs that support the academic mission of the institution and enhance the quality of life for students that live on campus. Residential Life staff encourages the personal, social, academic, and leadership development of resident students and prepare them to be active and responsible citizens within the UMBC community and beyond.
- Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Website: reslife.umbc.edu/covid-19-residential-life-updates/
The Shriver Center
During the fall semester the Shriver Center will offer safe and approved service-learning and community engagement experiences to address racial and social inequities.
UMBC Transit provides safe, reliable, responsive shuttle and charter bus services to meet the transportation needs of the UMBC community. Shuttle routes cover residential communities near campus, as well as shopping areas surrounding UMBC. Please refer to umbc.edu/transit/ for updated schedules and health and safety protocols. Face coverings and UMBC ID are mandatory for all riders. Social distancing is strongly encouraged. No guest riders will be permitted.
“We Believe You. We See You. You Matter.” Events, discussion-based programs, and individualized support for various opportunities and concerns related to gender, other identities, and/or your experiences at UMBC.