Community Events

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.

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UMBC Fall 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.

The Empowered University: Internationalization and Global Engagement

Tuesday, October 27, 4 to 5 p.m. via WebEx

Register for The Empowered University: Internationalization and Global Engagement Event Here

Webex link for The Empowered University Event (opens in new window)

Worldwide impacts of COVID-19, structural racism, economic disruption, and climate change make UMBC’s work on internationalization and global engagement more important today than ever. We invite you to attend a community conversation featuring student voices and updates about how UMBC is meeting current challenges impacting international students and scholars, education abroad programs, and international travel.

Topics will include: How UMBC is supporting our international students, faculty, and staff; new programs to support international research, travel, and community-building; and a general overview of our work moving forward as a globally engaged university. We may feel disconnected during this challenging time, but our community remains committed to addressing these issues creatively and collectively.

Upcoming Virtual Community Gatherings

UMBC's True Grit statue shown with a black and gold UMBC Mask covering  his face

Stay tuned for more information about upcoming community gatherings with the following themes.

November 18, 4 to 5:30 p.m. - Teaching and Learning
December 16, 3 p.m. - Grit & Gratitude - Virtual Holiday Celebration
January/February - University Retreat – The Empowered University: Writing the Next Chapter


Previous Virtual Community Gatherings

The Empowered University

Shared Leadership, Culture Change, and Academic Success in a Pivotal Time
The Annual UMBC Fall Opening Meeting
Thursday, August 20
Watch the recorded event here.

Truth, Racial Healing and Transformation in Our Communities Town Hall

Thursday, September 24
Watch the recorded event here.