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7:30am - 7pm


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Diverse food choices for a diverse campus. Yum.

Ground Floor

The Yum Shoppe

Convenience Store

1st Floor (Market Street)

Au Bon Pain

Coffee Shop


Italian Cuisine


Fresh Chicken and Wraps


On-the-go Dining


Mexican Cuisine


Indian Cuisine

Wild Greens

Custom salads


Mondo’s Subs

Subs, Sandwiches & Flatbreads

Hissho Sushi

Asian Cuisine

2nd Floor

Flat Tuesdays

Campus Pub

3rd Floor

The Skylight Room



Looking for an event space, or just somewhere to relax with your friends after class? We’ve got you covered.


The Breezeway

Outdoor event space between Math/Psych and The Commons buildings.

The Terrace

The grass steps outside The Commons offers lots of patio and lawn seating for when you just need a break from being in class all day.

The Quad

Large outdoor event space. A popular venue for Commencement, Quadmania, and other large-scale events.

1st Floor

Main Street Lounge

A place to relax that houses Off-Campus Student services.

Lower Flat Tuesdays

In addition to the pub in Upper Flat Tuesdays, Lower Flat has a stage for performances, seating area, and tables.

Main Street

Follow Market Street towards the Bookstore, and you’ll see the biggest event space inside The Commons: Main Street.

Social Justice Lounge

Another lounge area that is also used for various programs during the semester, dedicated to leaders of Social Justice.

Mezzanine & 2nd Floor

The Gameroom

An area to play video games, billiards, ping pong, and even watch movies in on a large projector screen. Oh, and free popcorn. Yep.

The Sports Zone

Dedicated to UMBC sports, The Sports Zone has a stage, a large projector screen, and lots of places to sit and eat.

The Student Org Space

A gathering space open to all student orgs. It also houses the Student Government Association, Student Events Board, and Greek Life offices.

3rd Floor

Conference Rooms

The third floor of the Commons houses many conference rooms for use by student organizations and departments.

The Fireside Lounge

A quiet space next to the Skylight Room to relax, or to have a more formal gathering.


From planning events to making sure you’ve got the right books for your class, we’re here to help you.

Ground Floor

The Women’s Center

The Women's Center assists all women in achieving their full potential in education, career and personal life through academic and intellectual growth, professional development and personal empowerment.

1st Floor & Lobby

The Bookstore

Located on Main Street, The Bookstore stocks all required and recommended books, supplies and much more.

The Campus Information Center (CIC)

The CIC provides general information and services to students, staff, and faculty. Services include event ticket sales, the lost & found, and basic printing.

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)

OCSS offers ongoing services, programs, academic and social support, and educational opportunities to help off-campus students successfully navigate UMBC and life after college.

PNC Bank

Located next to the Bookstore, PNC bank offer bank accounts, ATM withdrawals, and more.

Mezzanine & 2nd Floor

The Mosaic Center

A center for diversity education and collaboration on UMBC's campus.

The Student Events Board (seb)

Located in the Student Org space, (seb) plans tons of campus events, including live music, movie nights, trips, and more, because hey, we all need a break from studying sooner or later, right? (seb) is comprised of students just like you.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Serving as one of the governing bodies at UMBC, the SGA meets with key administrators and approves campus-wide policies in support of an active, academically enriched, social student environment. The SGA is also located in the Student Org Space.

UMBC Greek

The UMBC Greek Community promotes excellence by exemplifying respect and a spirit of unity amongst its members, while embracing the diversity of our campus. The UMBC Greek office is also located in the Student Org Space.

3rd Floor


commonvision is UMBC’s Design & Print Center. Staffed and funded by students, commonvision prints papers, posters, stickers, buttons, and much more. Marketing packages and design services are also offered to student organizations and departments.

The Commons Business Services

The Commons Business Services handles accounts and transactions for events by student organizations and departments.

The Commons Payroll

The Commons Payroll handles payment of student and full-time staff in The Commons.

The Division of Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs facilitates learning and prepares students for success in our multi-cultural and increasingly global society and work force.

Event Planning

Event Planning is a comprehensive stop for all event planning needs.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA supports and represents all graduate students at UMBC.

Student Life

Student Life fosters a student-centered, diverse and interactive learning environment by engaging students and encouraging them to become active, civic-minded members of the campus and larger community. Serving with an ethic of care, we are guided by the following core values: Civic Responsibility, Diversity and Inclusiveness, Innovative & Quality-Driven Programs and Services, Leadership, Sense of Community, Pride, and Tradition and Student Involvement and Engagement.


List of Recyclables

Containers Through out The Commons

  • Mixed Paper/cardboard
  • Glass & Plastic
  • Aluminum Cans
  • Compostable

Drop Off – CIC Desk

  • Ink Cartridges
  • Batteries

What is COMPOSTABLE in The Commons

  • Food
  • Food-related paper compostable dishware
  • Pepsi Cups
  • Wild Greens Salad Containers and soup cups
  • Fresh Fusion Take-out Containers, Silverware, and Soup Containers
  • Outtakes Large Salad Containers and Parfait Cups

Our receptacles are labeled with the standardized labels created by Recycle Across America.



Run by students, for students.


Joel DeWyer

Interim Director

Laura Schraven

Assistant Director

Abdias A. Irizarry

Assistant Director

Drema Wentz

Manager, Events

Christian Alexander

Operations Manager, Facilities

Simon Reilly

Operations Manager, Event Production

Willie Archer

Coordinator, Student Events

Dana Fusco

General Associate, Department Events

Jerome Graham

Coordinator, Operations

Dann Malihom

Coordinator, Facilities

Emily Springer

Coordinator, Facilities

Donna-Lee Mahabeer

Coordinator, Gameroom/Flat Tuesdays

Katie Chrzanowski

Coordinator, inet

Emma Hagen

Coordinator, commonvision

Maisha Cron

Administrative Assistant

Pat Kleespies

Technical Services Specialist

Sam Zuckerman

Event Support Specialist

Kurt Peters

Multi-Trades Technician

Christopher Moss

IT Support Specialist