Getting Started at UMBC

Spring 2013 Orientation

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.
Dean and Vice Provost for Graduate Education


Lecture Hall


Engineering Building


University Center


Public Policy


Academic IV


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Orientation for All New Graduate Students





January 15, 2013

2:00 PM

UC Ballroom

Orientation for all New Graduate Students

All new graduate students are strongly encouraged to attend orientation. If you cannot attend one of the New Graduate Student Orientations, you will be responsible for getting information about the material covered at orientation.