Two great options to get connected and learn about UMBC
Have fun at the low ropes outdoor adventure
Get creative with a collaborative art project
Help commuter students feel more comfortable in taking part in Welcome Week.
Test your leadership and team building skills
Form lasting bonds and friendships
All equipment, meals, supplies, and transportation provided. Physical demands are low impact to moderate — no experience necessary!
You can check out the video for the First Year Commuter Retreat here:
The Commuter Retreat is designed to support you and your transition from high school to the UMBC Community. At UMBC, we value relationships, connecting with others and building community. This is a special opportunity for you to ignite your own creativity and leadership, while forming lasting friendships.
The retreat is an all day event from 9am-5pm with free food and transportation. Students who have participated have said things like:
“I met my best friend at the Commuter Retreat — I'm so glad I attended!”
“It was a great opportunity to meet new students and feel connected.”
“After attending this retreat, I feel like a part of the UMBC community.”
All first year off-campus and commuting students are invited to attend. Reservations and sign-up begins
June 12, 2013. The last day register is August 19, 2013. Should students fail to cancel their reservation for this event by August
21, 2013, OCSS reserves the right to attach a $50 fee to UMBC student account to cover the financial costs incurred. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org to cancel.
Registration for the Commuter Retreat is closed. We strongly encourage all new students to attend other Welcome Week events.
Check-In at the
The Univeristy Center, 3rd Floor
Above & Beyond Low Ropes course OR
American Visionary Arts Museum (AVAM)
Wrap-up activity at UMBC
Dinner at True Grit's Dining Hall (optional)
For more details about the program, packing list and what to bring, contact Ben Goldberg, Assistant Director, Off Campus Student Services (OCSS), at email@example.com or 410-455-2770.
Sponsored by OCSS and the Division of Student Affairs.