Welcome Week

Highlighted Events

New students gather on the quad as confetti falls on them at the end of Playfair.

Transfer Welcome Day

January 29th, 11:30am

Meet your fellow incoming transfer students and enjoy a fun day of teambuilding at the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor! Transportation and lunch will be provided. Pre-registration required.

Students sit in the University Center ballroom watching other students give them helpful tips about UMBC.

Big Breakfast & Bingo

February 3rd, 8pm

Join us for one of UMBC's most popular student activities...Breakfast and BINGO! Come enjoy breakfast and try your luck at bingo and win an array of amazing prizes.

Students walk down the stairs next to the library as part of the convocation parade.

Winter Crazy Fun Night

February 4th, 7pm

Come enjoy prizes, carnival games, activities, inflatables, and more at our Winter Crazy Fun Night in the Commons.

A group of students from one of the campus dance groups, Major Definition, pose in front of their informational table at invovlement fest.

Involvement Fest

February 8th, 12pm-2pm

Our 250+ Student Organizations are the backbone of Student Life at UMBC. Involvement Fest, held in the RAC, is your time to learn more about the Organizations and sign up to join.

Frequently Asked Questions

What happens during Winter Welcome Week?
Winter Welcome Week is the time to learn your way around campus, make friends, and learn the lay of the land during the first week of classes. The schedule will include programs that will help you feel more comfortable and confident about life here at UMBC, and also a lot of events that are just about making friends and having fun together.
Is Welcome Week mandatory?
Attending Winter Welcome Week is a great way to kick off your UMBC career. Like most things in college, no one will be taking attendance at most programs, but you will miss out on valuable opportunities if you choose not to attend.
If I can't make an event, who should I tell?
We understand that you might have other commitments. We hope you can clear your calendar and join us for as much as possible.
Can my friends come?
Your new UMBC Friends? Absolutely! Welcome Week is all about building your UMBC network and support system. As much as we want you to continue your current friendships, Welcome Week programs are intended for UMBC students only.
What is the Transfer Student Network?
The Transfer Student Network is an outreach program that helps new transfer students acclimate to UMBC! Throughout the year, TSN offers: pre-transfer resources, campus resource workshops, social events, major specific networking, and peer mentorship.
What is a Commuter Assistant?
Commuter Assistants (CAs) serve as peer mentors for UMBC commuters! CAs put on programs for commuter students, and they can answer any questions that you have about living off-campus. Stop by the OCSS front desk to meet your CAs!
How do I sign up for Transfer Welcome Day?
You can sign up Here to meet your fellow incoming transfer students and enjoy a fun day of teambuilding at the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor! Transportation and lunch will be provided. Register here. Pre-registration required*
As a new transfer or freshman am I still eligible for Spring housing on UMBC's campus?
New Transfer and Freshman students can apply for UMBC Housing for the Spring Semester at http://reslife.umbc.edu/. Students will receive notice of their housing offer from December 16th through mid January.

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Current Welcome Week Guide

The schedule for Winter Welcome Week 2017 is available here.

Welcome Week 2016 Logo: A 70's style van with a surfboard behind it and welcome week written below it