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UMBC values its retired faculty and staff members and encourages them to maintain contact with the University as members of the UMBC Association of Retired Faculty & Staff and to continue their engagement with the campus community.

Staying Connected

All retired UMBC faculty and staff members are members of the non-dues paying UMBC Association of Retired Faculty & Staff and may partake of the benefits listed below.

Help us stay in touch with you! Please share your address, phone number and e-mail address by clicking here. This will not only allow us to keep your record up to date and provide a way for you to share your campus involvement and interest with us, but also help us make sure you receive UMBC Magazine and other campus publications. For questions or concerns, please contact Patrice McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs,, 410-455-3150.


Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery Privileges
Retired faculty and staff have borrowing privileges at the Library with their UMBC Campus ID Card. To reactivate your Campus ID card, please contact your department.

E-mail Privileges
Retired faculty and staff are invited to continue to use their UMBC e-mail accounts. To reactivate your e-mail account, please contact your department.

Athletic Events and Facility Use
Enjoy faculty and staff admission rates for athletic events and, with a valid UMBC ID card, use of facilities and programs at the Retriever Activities Center.

UMBC Bookstore
Retired faculty and staff are welcome to shop online for books and UMBC merchandise at

News Information
UMBC News Releases

To subscribe to the INSIGHTS WEEKLY Listserv at UMBC for weekly update, please click here
UMBC Alumni News
UMBC Magazine

Engagement Opportunities

Wisdom Institute
The UMBC Wisdom Institute is dedicated to deepening and expanding the role of our emeritus faculty in shaping our future and preserving our core values as a distinctive institution of higher learning. To that end, the Institute provides opportunities for meaningful campus engagement that draw upon the life experiences and institutional knowledge of our emeriti as a rich resource for our community. Activities include providing workshops for colleagues based on specialized expertise, participation as guest lecturers in first year seminars designed to draw on emeriti life experiences, serving as advisors for campus initiatives, and mentoring students, staff and colleagues from across all sectors of the campus. The Wisdom Institute is administered under the auspices of the Office of the Vice Provost of Faculty Affairs and was established by Dr. Craig Saper and Dr. Leslie Morgan with grant support from the Hrabowski Innovation Fund. For additional information please contact Patrice McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs,

Faculty Development Center Programs
Retired faculty and staff are welcome to participate in events sponsored by the Faculty Development Center, including workshops, seminars and book discussion groups.

Friends of the Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery
Check-out the Friends of the AOK Library website to learn more about benefits of joining this group.

Learning Resources Center
Serve as a leadership mentor for interim or acting staff.

Teach modules of EDUC 313/314 or other classes to enrich the curriculum.

Teach additional sections of LRC 100, LRC101, or LRC 101A as we add classes to meet enrollment demands.

Undergraduate Admissions
Assist in the recruitment of new students by attending receptions that UMBC hosts for new students in various parts of Maryland (Baltimore County, Montgomery County, etc.).

For more information about admissions receptions and events, contact Dale Bittinger,, 410-455-2278.

Undergraduate Orientation

New Student Advising Opportunities

Undergraduate Student Experience
The undergraduate student experience is important to retention and student success. Consider participating in the following programs:

Introduction to an Honors University Seminar

First Year Seminar

Collegiate Success Institute Summer Bridge Program

New Student Book Experience

UMBC Training Centers

Serve as a part-time teacher for our professional master's programs, undergraduate programs at Shady Grove, or Summer/Winter sessions.

Help with research or analysis of data, either at CPS/DPS.

Assist staff around a particular project like Industry Boards (that advise us on professional master's degrees).

Consult around a particular problem or issue that a department is dealing with supporting outreach or recruitment, especially working professionals (for professional master's), for summer and winter students and for undergraduate and graduate programs at Shady Grove

Shriver Center
Mentor and advise students on career issues, internships, etc., through The Shriver Center and/or the Career Development Center.

UMBC Relationship Violence Prevention Advocates
Serve as an advocate for relationship and violence prevention advocate. For more information about becoming a relationship violence prevention advocate, contact Kim Leisey, Student Affairs,, 410-455-2393.

Attend UMBC Events
Arts and Culture Calendar
Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery
Center for Art Design and Visual Culture
Dresher Center for the Humanities
Friends of the Library
Humanities Forum
Social Sciences Forum
Athletics Events


Retired employees of UMBC already made an important impact in the lives of our students; supporting UMBC with a financial gift is one more important way of making a difference in the lives of others. Even modest gifts add up to help current students, faculty and staff succeed. Your gift demonstrates an important vote of confidence in our University and shows our students how much we care about their success at UMBC.

UMBC Annual Fund
Planned Giving
Retriever Learning Center

For questions or concerns, please contact Patrice McDermott, Vice Provost for Faculty Affairs,, 410-455-3150.

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