Lecture by Antero Pietila, author of Not in My Neighborhood: How Bigotry Shaped a Great American City (10/13)

Join us for an evening with Antero Pietila, author of Not in My Neighborhood. His lecture is scheduled for Thursday, October 13th, 2016 at 7:00 p.m. in the UC Ballroom with a book signing to follow. Although the book was selected with our new students in mind, it is our hope that all UMBC community members will join us. Mr. Pietila’s visit is sponsored by the Division of Undergraduate Academic Affairs, the Office of Institutional Advancement, the Social Sciences Forum, the Division of Student Affairs, with the support of PNC Bank, and the Dresher Center for the Humanities. The lecture and book signing are free and open to the public.

For more information about this opportunity visit http://fye.umbc.edu/programs/nsbe/

50 years, one amazing ice cream flavor (8/31)

The Welcome Week Ice Cream Social will take place on Wednesday, August 31st. As part of the 50th celebration, we are partnering with The Charmery in Baltimore to create a custom UMBC ice cream flavor to be unveiled at the Ice Cream Social. Think you have the winning combination? Email your ice cream concoction with name (think Retriever Fever, cinammon ice cream with cake bits and fudge swirls) to welcomeweek@umbc.edu.

We will work with our ice cream artisan at The Charmery to pick a winner and create the custom flavor! The event will take place the first day of classes at 8 p.m. on The Commons Terrace.

Updated Event time: Welcome to UMBC (9/20)

PLEASE NOTE: Updated Event Time

As UMBC turns 50, it is a particularly special time to celebrate and join together with President Hrabowski and Provost Rous in our annual tradition of welcoming new colleagues to the our community. This event will be Tuesday, September 20, 3 p.m. – 4:30 p.m., in the UC Ballroom.

This fun, interactive event is a great opportunity to connect and get to know some of the remarkable people here at UMBC.  You will learn more about our 50th anniversary, our strategic plan, our shared values, and the resources and opportunities available to help you make a difference in our community.

Registration is required by September 9.

Co-sponsored by Events & Conference Services and Human Resources. Hors d’oeuvres will be served.

Welcome Week 2016 (8/27 – 9/5)

Welcome Week will take place Saturday, August 27 – Monday, September 5. Once again, academic departments are invited to host Departmental Receptions for new students as a part of Welcome Week.

These programs are typically informal gatherings coordinated by the academic department itself and hosted Wednesday, August 31 – Friday, September 9. Departments serve light refreshments and create an opportunity for students to meet with their faculty and staff. The Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation and the Office of Student Life will support your event by providing each department up to $100.

To participate, please contact Christine Schene in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and Orientation by Friday, July 22. Please include the following information: department name, date, location, and time of reception, as well as contact person and email. Once this information is submitted, it will be printed in the Welcome Week Program Booklet.

If you have any other questions, please contact Christine at cschene@umbc.edu or 410-455-3235.

Thank you for your assistance in welcoming new students!

Business Managers Meeting (6/10)

The Business Managers Meeting is scheduled for Friday, June 10, 8:30-11 a.m., 312 University Center. A light breakfast will be served from 8:30-9 a.m. with the meeting starting at 9 a.m.

The agenda includes updates on budget, campus construction, HR topics (including PageUp – the new recruiting system, FLSA and other topics) and Finance topics (Business process improvements, Contracts & Grants update, Off-campus Billing and Shared Services Centers).

We look forward to seeing you there.

PSS Community Picnic (6/2)

Celebrate the end of the academic year at our annual PSS Picnic! All members of the UMBC community are welcome to attend. Tickets are $5 (cash only) and can be purchased through our current PSS Senators (see the full list of senators here.)

The picnic will be June 2, 12-2 p.m. in the Harbor Hall Courtyard. A 50/50 raffle will take place so remember to bring a little extra cash to participate. All funds received will be managed by the UMBC Foundation for the benefit of UMBC.