Student Affairs

Welcome, Retrievers! Whether you are a UMBC student, parent/family, staff, or faculty member, if you need support or assistance, Student Affairs staff are committed to helping you.

We are passionate about fostering a campus community where students are valued, engaged, healthy, and safe. In all that we do, we work collaboratively and advocate for diversity and inclusive excellence in our community. Our Division creates a wide range of resources and opportunities to help our students feel a sense of belonging and be prepared for success at UMBC and beyond. We greatly value collaboration with faculty and staff on programs and resources to support our students.

Vice President for Student Affairs office staff are working both in-person and virtually, so please call or email to set up an appointment of your choice, and visit departmental websites for additional information.

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Coffee Chats with the VP

Students can sign up for 30-minute sessions with the Vice President for Student Affairs, Renique Kersh, Wednesdays from 4 – 7 p.m.

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Connecting Our UMBC Families

Our Family Connection portal helps parents and families stay updated on campus news and learn about important resources to help their UMBC Retrievers succeed.

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Retriever Peer-to-Peer applications are available for undergraduate and graduate students interested in supporting their peers and helping to build a culture of listening and inclusion.

COVID Molecule COVID-19 Resources and Updates

Retrievers take care of each other, and we’re proud of our students’ commitment to community health. Stay informed about the university’s COVID-19 response and get support on and off campus.