The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a University System of Maryland regional higher education center located in Rockville, MD. UMBC offers select undergraduate and master's degree programs at USG during the regular fall/spring academic year.
During summer and winter sessions, classes at UMBC's Shady Grove campus are open to all students, including:
- "Main campus" UMBC students
- Current UMBC at USG students
- Incoming transfer students
- Visiting students from other colleges and universities
Summer at Shady Grove is convenient for students living in the Montgomery County/Howard County or Northern VA area who want to earn extra summer credits without driving to UMBC's main campus. Summer courses offered at Shady Grove meet UMBC's general education (GEP) requirements for all students or degree requirements for designated majors.