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New Student Welcome


Congratulations on your admission to the Biotechnology Program!!

Important Dates:


 Registration for Newly Admitted Students

 June 1, 2015

 Semester Dates

 August 26, 2015 – December 8, 2015

 Last Day to Register (add a course)

 September 9, 2015


About myUMBC

myUMBC is UMBC’s electronic “One Stop Shop” for a number of services you’ll use as a UMBC student such as paying your bill, checking your account, getting a parking permit, accessing your e-mail, managing your e-mail accounts and logging into Blackboard.

To activate your myUMBC account, please click here and choose the "Create my Account" link.  Activating your account requires your date of birth and UMBC campus ID.  Your campus ID can be found at the bottom of your official acceptance letter from the Graduate School, or contact Nancy Clements at

Once you have created your UMBC account, you can log into myUMBC anywhere, anytime 24/7.  All new students should become familiar with the many services and resources available on the site. 


Registering for Classes

After activating your myUMBC account you may register online. Refer to the Schedule of Classes for course listings. Some courses may require course permission, please contact Nancy Clements at to be granted permission.

Instructions for registering for classes can be found via myUMBC under the “Classes & Grades” topic.


Parking Services

All students attending classes on campus are required to secure a parking permit. Students may register for a parking permit online via myUMBC.

Log into myUMBC, select Parking and Transportation. Under “Topics,”  select “Manage Parking Account.”


UMBC Campus Card

All new students should apply for the UMBC campus card. This photo ID card provides access to a number of campus services and facilities. An “add value” feature allows you to add money on the card and use as a debit card for cashless purchases on campus, including food, vending, copying and bookstore merchandise. Campus cards can be obtained through Communication Services located in University Center, Room 112.

Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday 8 a.m.- 4 p.m.


Other Helpful Resources:

Financial Aid Office
Graduate School
Learning Resource Center
Office of Student Life
Student Business Services
University Health Services