Getting Started at UMBC

Welcome to UMBC! We are very pleased that you have chosen to pursue your graduate studies here. This orientation website provides much of the information you need to get acclimated to our university community. I encourage you to attend the orientation events offered by the Graduate School and your department since there is so much more that can be learned through personal interactions.

The UMBC Graduate School is committed to your success. Our site has a wealth of information that will help guide you through your graduate program to your degree goals. Please contact us if you have any questions about getting started or at any time throughout your tenure at UMBC.

Janet C. Rutledge, Ph.D.

Vice Provost for Graduate Education and Dean of the Graduate School

You can find campus maps here: http://about.umbc.edu/visitors-guide/campus-map/

Orientation Information

Much of the information you need is covered during the orientation programs held for new graduate students. If you miss these events, you are responsible for following through on Post Orientation next steps.

Orientation is free.

SPRING SEMESTER
Orientation programs are offered each January for graduate students entering UMBC in the spring semester. Many departments/programs sponsor an orientation for new students. The Office of International Education Services also sponsors a separate orientation for new international students.

Spring orientation will be held Thursday, January 16, 2014.

Please register for Orientation here and choose the sessions you'd like to attend. You may view a copy of the schedule here.

DEPARTMENTAL ORIENTATIONS

The following information has been provided to us by the academic departments. If you have questions, please contact your department directly. A list of contacts can be found here: http://www.umbc.edu/gradschool/contact/gpd.html

ONLINE ORIENTATION

For those who are not able to attend on January 16th, we will post an online version after the 16th.

Throughout the year several workshops (Success Seminars) are offered to enhance academic and professional success.