Getting Started at UMBC

Post-Orientation Steps

Much of the information included below is covered at the orientation programs for new graduate students. If you miss the orientation program, you are responsible for taking care of these matters yourself.

Obtain a UMBC ID card
Activate your UMBC ID card in the Library
Learn about UMBC’s Shuttle Bus services
Obtain a parking permit
Open a bank account
Locate your classrooms
Purchase textbooks at the UMBC Bookstore
Submit a Health History form and enroll in the university health insurance plan through University Health Services
Pay invoices for tuition and fees through Student Business Services
Notify the Registrar’s Office of new address if different from the one included on your application
Learn about the Academic Integrity Web-Based Tutorial
Review pertinent sections of the Graduate Catalog to understand degree requirements and the Graduate School grading and unit system
Read Graduate School policies that govern your studies, research, and life on campus
Visit the Graduate Student Association and Office of Student Life
Learn more about UMBC
Learn about the Baltimore/Washington, D.C. region
Take the New Student Survey