There are so many ways to connect virtually with your fellow Retrievers! Use our myUMBC calendar to find information about social and educational events, and be sure to participate in UMBC’s virtual community meetings scheduled throughout the semester.View Events Feed on myUMBC ↗
The University Steering Committee is pleased to sponsor a series of virtual opportunities this spring to foster a sense of community and wellbeing in and amongst all students, faculty, and staff. We encourage you to join any of the meet-ups below to make new friends and form new connections!
Orianne Smith, Chair, and Mehrshad Devin, Vice Chair
More information about UMBC Community Connections (PDF)↗
UMBC Community Meetings
What defines us is not whether crises happen, but how we respond to them.
How is UMBC continuing to redefine excellence in higher education at the intersection of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Black Lives Matter Movement, and economic disruption?
Faculty, staff, and students are invited to share your stories and learn together in a series of virtual gatherings during the 2020-21 academic year.
What is our role in protecting free speech as a public university?
What should I do if I see or hear content that does not align with my values?
What is the difference between free speech and hate speech?
Is hate speech protected?
Can I be disciplined for my speech online? What about in a classroom?
Help us start a community discussion about the challenges of balancing our shared commitments to free speech and equity and inclusion.
Please share your thoughts and questions when you register for the event.
Registration link For The Empowered University: Balancing Inclusion and Free Speech Event
Webex link For The Empowered University: Balancing Inclusion and Free Speech Event