Through a coordinated approach and an unwavering commitment to student success, the Academic Success Center fosters a welcoming environment that provides a one-stop opportunity through Academic Policy, Academic Resources, and Academic Advocacy for students to achieve their academic goals and claim their future with a UMBC degree.
Supplemental Instruction (SI) is an academic support model that utilizes Peer Assisted Study Sessions (PASS). The SI PASS program targets traditionally difficult academic courses and provides regularly scheduled, out-of-class review sessions. The sessions are informal seminars in which students compare notes, discuss readings and develop organizational tools and predict test items.
UMBC’s Writing Center, located in the AOK Library, is happy to assist students with writing assignments in any UMBC course. The Writing Center is a tutoring space dedicated to helping UMBC students with writing in any class. The Writing Center offers one-on-one sessions that generally last between 30 minutes and an hour. We work with students at any stage of the writing process, so you don’t even need to bring a finished paper along. If you’re having trouble getting started, bring us your assignment sheet and spend a few minutes talking about strategies for beginning with any of our experienced tutors. If you have an outline, we can help you expand and improve on that. If you’ve got a paper written and just want to be sure it makes sense to someone else, we can help with that, too.
Over the course of your college years, you will encounter many challenges and opportunities, both academically and personally. At the Counseling Center, we are here to help you successfully navigate those challenges and take advantage of opportunities to make the most of your experience.
The Mind Spa is a space equipped for the practice of mindfulness, meditation, relaxation, and overall self-care. Practicing mindfulness and meditation can have important physical and mental health benefits such as increased concentration, awareness, and regulation of emotions.
Retriever Essentials is launching ways for students to access healthy foods and other essential supplies, free of charge. To support students in need, free, pre-assembled, and nutritionally balanced bags of non-perishable food and toiletries are available for pickup at multiple locations on campus.
Once you complete your General Application, you will be matched with scholarships for which you immediately qualify based on school reported data – no further action is required. All students who qualify will be automatched to these opportunities. Qualifying does not guarantee you will receive a scholarship only that you are now eligible to be considered for one.
FinancialSmarts @ UMBC provides you with the tools necessary to make informed and effective decisions about your finances. Managing money is an important part of your daily life and we encourage you to be well versed in this important life skill that many find challenging.
MyBudgetCoachⓇ is an online platform that students use with a trained financial coach to develop healthy financial habits and make well-informed decisions. A coach will work with you to set financial goals and help you create a budget to reach those goals. The online access will provide you with tools to track expenses, update goals and view your budget.
The Women’s Center at UMBC advances gender equity from an intersectionalfeminist perspective through co-curricular programming, support services, and advocacy for marginalized individuals and communities. We prioritize critical social justice as our community value, with a deliberate focus on women, gender, anti-racism, and feminism. All are welcome as long as they respect women. Their experiences. Their stories. Their potential.
UMBC is dedicated to supporting and empowering all of its LGBTQ+ students, faculty and staff in any way it can. From staff at the Mosaic Center to the Women’s Center, to our volunteers in the Queer Student Lounge to weekly organizational meetings, there’s a strong diverse community waiting for you to be a part of it.
With more than 500 chapters and nearly 16,000 active members in the U.S. and abroad, the National Society of Black Engineers (NSBE) is one of the largest student-governed organizations based in the United States. NSBE’s mission is “to increase the number of culturally responsible Black Engineers who excel academically, succeed professionally and positively impact the community.”
SACNAS is an inclusive organization dedicated to fostering the success of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans, from college students to professionals, in attaining advanced degrees, careers, and positions of leadership in STEM.