Health Promotion


UMBC Out of the Darkness Campus Walk - THIS SATURDAY (4/28)

Hosted by the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention

Suicide prevention starts with everyday heroes like you. Join us on Saturday, April 28, 2018 at UMBC as we walk to fight suicide and raise awareness about mental health. Be a part of the movement turning hope into action, and create a culture that’s smart about mental health. Funds raised at the walks will benefit the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention. 

There will be memorial activities to honor loved ones and resource tables to visit before and after the walk.


Our registration and the start of the walk will be at the Retriever Activities Center (RAC). We will end our walk back at the RAC. 

Parking is free in the Administration Garage that Saturday. 

Registration: 9am
Walk starts: 10am

Register today, create your team, and keep fundraising!!! Visit www.afsp.org/umbc today!


Apply to be a Peer Health Educator!

Apply here by April 20th


Are You Interested In...
  • Becoming more involved on campus? 
  • Educating your peers about sexual health, alcohol, drugs, stress, nutrition & other health 
  • Enhancing your public speaking skills?
  • Assisting with health education/promotion events on campus? 
  • Meeting new people, working on a team and having fun?
If this sounds like you, then apply to become a Peer Health Educator with University Health Services! 

If you are interested, please click the link above or below!

The deadline to apply is April 20, 2018! After a review of applications, qualified students will be called in for an interview. Thanks for your interest!

Apply here by April 20th: https://healthyretrievers.umbc.edu/apply/


Spring Break Hours

Have a happy and healthy Spring Break, Retrievers!


We'll be closed Monday (3/19) and Tuesday (3/20), but we'll be back open for our regular hours 8:30 - 5pm on Wednesday to Friday (3/21 - 3/23)! 

Be sure to call us at 410-455-2542 to make an appointment! 


Take the Maryland College Alcohol Survey today!

Win free wireless Beats earphones!

Would you like to win some free wireless Beats earphones? Check your email to see if you received an opportunity to share your experiences on the MD-CAS survey and get entered to win 1 of 2 pairs!

Your experiences are important to us, your voice matters. Take the e-mail survey for your chance to win!


1 Billion Steps Challenge

Join UMBC's team for National Public Health Week!

Are you ready to get moving toward better health in 2018? American Public Health Association's 1 Billion Steps Challenge helps build excitement for National Public Health Week 2018 and is the perfect opportunity to promote health and well-being in our community.  

The Steps Challenge officially kicks off on Jan. 1 and runs through April 8. To help you get moving, all Challenge participants receive free access to Stridekick’s fitness-tracking platform.

Ready to get stepping? Join our UMBC Wellness Initiative Team (code: 77zm2) here.  You'll need to sign up for an account and select your tracking device.  This tracking platform is compatible with most fitness tracking devices and your iPhone or Android smartphone.  

Start tracking those steps and let's shoot for 1 billion!  

For any questions, please contact us at wellness@umbc.edu.