Get Connected

First Year Commuter Retreat

Saturday, August 22, 2015

  • 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 10, 2015. The last day register is August 18, 2015. Should students fail to cancel their reservation for this event by August 18, 2015, OCSS reserves the right to attach a $50 fee to UMBC student account to cover the financial costs incurred. Please contact eernest@umbc.edu to cancel.

10:00am Check-In at the The University Center, 3rd Floor
10:30am Welcome Activities
11:30am Lunch
12:00pm-5:00pm Above & Beyond Low Ropes course OR
12:00pm-5:00pm Team Challenge Cup at UMBC
5:00pm Wrap-up activity at UMBC
5:30pm Dinner at True Grit's Dining Hall (optional)

For more details about the program, packing list and what to bring, contact Ernest Evans, Coordinator for Commuter Engagement, Off Campus Student Services (OCSS), at eernest@umbc.edu or 410-455-2770.

Sponsored by OCSS and the Division of Student Affairs.