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10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

 

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ConnectingOrgs

Monthly Workshops for Student Organizations: Motivating the Middle

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Building a Better Relationship with Yourself

Join the Peer Health Educators on October 29 at noon on Instagram Live to learn how to improve self-esteem and overall confidence.

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It’s Halloweek!

October 30

October 31

  • Residential Students can participate in a showing of Hocus Pocus  8 – 11 p.m. on Erickson Field.

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Keep the Halloween Spirit Going

commonvision’s Hallowzine will be released online October 31.

Hallowzine Cover

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Election Night Extravaganza!

Vote! Whether you are voting early or on Election Day (November 3), check out these election resources for Maryland and beyond.

And join your fellow community members for Election Night Extravaganza, a UMBC tradition, on November 3.

Connect on Discord and WebEx with UMBC students, staff, faculty, and alumni to share space, offer reactions and insights, and learn more about Election 2020.

Cast Your WHOLE Vote

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I3B: Upcoming Programs and Discussion Groups

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Pun Board

Submit your puns.

What did Yoda say when he saw himself in 4K? HDMI!

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Exercises for Posture and Balance

Push the chair back, step away from your workspace, and stretch!

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Keep It Legit!

Citing Sources: Mastering the Art of Academic Integrity: Join the Writing Wednesday Workshop and learn how to properly cite your sources and create killer biographies.

 

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TEDxUMBC 2020: Unmasking Uncertainty

Check out the amazing speakers for this year’s TEDxUMBC on November 8, 1 – 4 p.m. Make sure to register!

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October 14, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

 

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PAWTalks: Janel Martinez: “Ain’t I Latina?”

Join i3B for a talk on Deconstructing Anti-Blackness in the Latine/x Community on October 14.

Paw Talks

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Sunday Fitness on the Field

These are events for residential students only. Yoga by the pond is October 18 and November 1 at 11 a.m. and Halloween Zumba is October 25 at 5 p.m.

Sunday Fitness on the Field

Don’t forget about Fridays on the Field as well with (seb). Next events are October 16 and October 23.

 

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Bueller… Bueller?

Hang out with Josh Gad and the cast of Ferris Bueller’s Day Off in Reunited Apart!

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Leadership Workshops

Multicultural Leadership Experience Mini-Series

Join us for the second session, Building Inclusive Communities, Wednesday, October 14 from Noon – 1 p.m.

Leadershops

Leadershops are mini-workshops that aim to contribute to UMBC students’ leadership development.

Virtual Leadershops

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Fall Bingo, 10/16

Join OCSS for some lunchtime bingo.

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Presidential Debate Watch Party, 10/22

Connect on Discord with UMBC students, staff, faculty, and alumni to share space, make connections, offer reactions and insights, and learn more about Election 2020, learn more on myUMBC.

Cast Your WHOLE Vote

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How to Be Really Good at Getting Stuff Done

Learn what science has to say.

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Museum of Modern Art Exhibition History

Explore MoMA exhibitions dating back to 1929.

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Simple Tricks to Boosting Happiness

Happiness is pretty important.

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Pun Board

Submit your puns.

What did the brother cell say to his sister when she stepped on his toe? Mitosis

September 30, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

 

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You are not alone.

It’s Real: College Students and Mental Health interactive screening is on 9/30.

Stigma and discrimination have caused so many of us to suffer.

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Showcase your knowledge.

Join RSA for Trivia Night on 10/1.

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Pun Board

Submit your puns.

Don't trust atoms. They make up everything.

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Artist talk and discussion

CIRCA Presents: Black Lunch Table on 10/2.

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Fridays on Erickson Field

Check out this event from (seb) for residential on-campus students on 10/2.

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National Coming Out Day

Celebrate with i3B on 10/8.

National Coming Out Day Celebration

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Stay motivated, stay awake.

Read this article about staying awake in class and while studying.

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Needing a little extra support these days?

Check out these great resources if you have questions and/or wish to connect:

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Behind the Scenes at the Zoo

Take a break with some interesting animals.

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Vice-Presidential debate

Be prepared for the upcoming election, tune into the Vice-Presidential debate, and discuss with events hosted by the Center for Democracy and Civic Life:

Cast Your WHOLE Vote

September 16, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Looking for a way to connect after Involvement Fest?

You can still connect with our student organizations via myUMBC!

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Leadershops

Leadershops Virtual Series

 

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Pun Board

Submit your puns.

Did you know that the first French fries weren't cooked in France? They were cooked in Greece!

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Multicultural Leadership Experience Mini-Series

The Multicultural Leadership Experience (MLE) provides a space for students and student leaders who identify with culturally, racially and ethnically diverse or marginalized backgrounds to discover their own capacity to lead, while also promoting a better understanding of their experiences, challenges, and outcomes in navigating their own collegiate careers. Join us for the first session, Who Do You Think You Are? Tuesday, Sept. 22 3 – 4 p.m. Sign up.

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Struggling with insomnia?

Getting good sleep is important. If you’re struggling with insomnia, here is how you can finally get some good sleep.

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UMBC Fall 2020 Virtual Career and Internship Fair

Meet employers from a variety of industries who are eager to fill full-time and internship opportunities with UMBC students and alumni.

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Reunited Apart: Ghostbusters

Who is Josh Gad gonna reunite? Ghostbusters!

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[Free]dom Fridays: The Brown Power Movement and Liberation

Join I3B Friday, September 18 from 2:30 – 4 p.m. as they examine the Brown Power movement led by Chicano activists in support of equity for Latine/x immigrant workers and their families. Discussion will include historical activism, as well as current issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.

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5 stretches to counteract all that sitting

Stay limber with these tips.

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Does listening to music actually help you study?

To tune in or not to tune in, find out here.

September 2, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Welcome Week continues!

Kick off the semester right by participating in Welcome Week events! The schedule of events can be found here.

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Looking to join a student organization?

Meet UMBC’s student organizations at Involvement Fest next week.

Get Connected

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I3B

Join the Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion & Belonging in their upcoming events! Stay up to date on their myUMBC page.

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Pun Board

What did the buffalo say to his son leaving for college? Bison

Submit your puns.

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Looking for things to do at UMBC?

(seb) is hosting tons of online events for our virtual students, and Fridays on Erickson for our residential students only. Take a look at the events on their myUMBC page.

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Stay in shape with Recreation’s virtual fitness classes!

Stay in shape with Recreation’s virtual fitness classes! Check out the courses and schedule on their website.

Recreation Schedule

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Reunited Apart: Lord of the Rings

Join Josh Gad on his mission to reunite the cast of Lord of the Rings.

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GOOOOOALS!

Set yourself up for success and check out how to set goals and actually achieve them.

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Take a break.

Take a study break into the depths of the ocean with this aquatic path tracker of dolphins, sharks, seals, turtles, and more!

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Picture Perfect

Be sure to upload/take a photo using our photobooth to bring in the new school year…

 

August 19, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Welcome Week is almost here!

Events kick off August 21. Check out what’s happening on the Welcome Week website.

Welcome Retrievers!

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Start connecting with campus through (seb)’s events!

They will be hosting a variety of online events, and some in-person events Fridays on Erickson Field for residential students. Make sure to follow them on myUMBC to stay up to date.

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Pun Board

What do you call your ex from Maryland? Old Bay!

Submit your puns.

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Reunited Apart: Splash

Take a dive with Josh Gad as he reconnects with the legendary cast of Splash.

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Social media accounts to follow and stay connected

Women’s Center
myUMBC
Recreation
myUMBC
Academic Success Center
myUMBC
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Looking for some advice as a first-year student?

Here are 20 things that college students wish they knew sooner.

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Starting a new semester can be stressful.

Check out these stress-busting yoga routines to help!

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How familiar are you with world history?

Check out the virtual British Museum of World History.

History of the World Timeline

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Be a virtual standout.

Here’s how to get the most out of your online courses.

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Are you LinkedIn?

Check out this article from the Career Center on how to get started.

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August 5, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Online Leadership Challenge

Join us every Tuesday and Thursday through August 13 on Campus Life’s Instagram for the #OnlineLeadershipChallenge

Online Leadership Challenge

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Do you struggle in your work/study space?

Make sure you’re making the most of your space to be productive.

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Save the date!

Involvement Fest will be September 8 – 11, Noon –  2 p.m. online.

Involvement Fest

 

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Social media accounts to follow and stay connected

 

Counseling Center
Instagram
SGA
Instagram
(seb)
Instagram 
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Reunited Apart: Back to the Future

Take a trip back to the future with Josh Gad as he reunites this legendary cast!

 

 

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Pun Board

The ice cube melted whenever he thought of going on an icecapade to the desert.

Submit your puns.

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Get Fit

Here are 10 outdoor summer workouts to keep you in shape.

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Ready FUR a closeup.

The San Diego Zoo has you covered. Check out their live animal cams!

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Need a reason to laugh?

Here are 7 health benefits to laughing more.

Benefits of Laughter - Mental Physical

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Stay sharp.

Here are 3 ways to protect your memory.

 

July 22, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Know a thing or two about movies?

Test your knowledge with (seb)’s Guess the Movie online event on Friday, July 31. Check out their full listing of events in July.

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Fitness Blender

Keep in shape with over 500 at-home workouts from Fitness Blender

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Social Justice

President Freeman Hrabowski’s continued focus on social justice (a core UMBC value) throughout his life and career was featured in a recent WJZ interview.

WJZ Screenshot

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Social media accounts to follow and stay connected

 

Mosaic Instagram Off Campus Student Services Facebook Campus Life myUMBC 
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Pun Board

Why don’t seagulls fly over the bay? Because then they would be bagels!

Submit your puns.

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Virtual Tour

Take a break with a street view tour of the Guggenheim Museum.

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Reunited Apart: The Goonies

Join Josh Gad as he checks in with the cast of The Goonies.

 

 

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[Free]dom Friday: Dismantling Columbus

A necessary dialogue on Friday, July 31, 3 – 4:30 p.m. on Indigenous erasure.

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Got Pez?

There’s a free Virtual Pez Convention Saturday, July 25. Register by Friday, July 24 at 5 p.m.

Virtual Pez Convention

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Welcome Week, a little different.

We can’t wait to officially welcome you to Retriever Nation! Every year, UMBC is proud to host a Welcome Week program for all new students. This year will look a little different, but we are still ready to welcome and help transition you to life as a UMBC student!  Check out https://welcomeweek.umbc.edu/ for information about Welcome Week and keep checking as more details will continue to be announced.

Welcome Retrievers!

July 8, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Campus Engagement

We may be physically distant but we are still together! The Division of Student Affairs is committed to helping our students feel connected and continue to thrive during this challenging time.

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Out of This World

Take a ride on the International Space Station with this live stream.

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SUMMER SESSION: Beyond the Classroom

A series of fun and educational virtual learning events for the UMBC community. Check out the full list of July events.

Special Programs

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Change Makers Dinner

Meet local leaders addressing structural racism (RSVP required).

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Calling All Artists

Volunteers needed for Black Lives Matter public art piece.

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Pun Board

Why do cats go to school? To become litter-ate!

Feeling inspunired? Submit your puns.

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DC Virtual Jazz Festival

Enjoy some music from the comfort of your home.

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Tech Career Fair

Connect with employers virtually Tuesday, July 14, 2020 from 1 – 4 p.m. ET.

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UMBC Women’s Center

Keep up to date with what the Women’s Center is doing this summer.
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Leaning Back to Lean In

Here are some great tips to embrace your inner Healthy Retriever.

Leaning Back Tech Tips

June 24, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Town Hall for Students

Hosted by the Student Government Association and the Graduate Student Association on Friday, June 26, 5 – 6 p.m. Register and submit questions.

Town Hall for Students

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Need a cuteness break?

Check out the multiple Smithsonian Zoo cameras and watch your favorite animals from home.

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Pun Board

When in doubt the pun is always the punchline!
Have you ever tried to write your own puns? It’s a fairly difficult pun-dertaking!

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Get your Zen on.

Yoga With Adriene offers free 30-day yoga programs for all levels.

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National resource and education tool to support the Black Lives Matter movement

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Quarantine Olympics

Need some fun ideas to make quarantine more exciting? Take a look at how one family is staying entertained.

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[Re]fresh Friday – LGBTQ+ Pride Party

Come with your very best PRIDE outfits and swag to get your dancing, joy, and resistance on.

[re]fresh Fridays information WebEx 6/26/20

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Check out what’s new at the UMBC Bookstore

New UMBC Together shirt now available.  🖤💛

UMBC Together Shirts

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OCA Mocha Art Showcase

Submit your creative endeavors during the time of the pandemic.

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Leveraging LinkedIn & Networking

Looking for opportunities to up your LinkedIn and networking skills?

June 10, 2020 Update

We know that recent events have left our nation and our community reeling with sadness, anger, grief, and maybe even hopelessness. While we mourn the deaths of George Floyd, Breonna Taylor, Ahmad Arbery, and many others, we also stand united with all who denounce and fight against racial injustice. Inclusive excellence has always been and will continue to be a core value of the UMBC community. To that end, we implore you to not only provide space for our black-identified faculty, staff, students, and community members who may be experiencing a myriad of emotions but also to learn more about how to support marginalized communities. You don’t have to feel hopeless… there is work you can do and we can help! See below to learn more about our commitment to inclusive excellence and to take a look at some of the resources we’ve collected for you.

Curious about Fall 2020?

Retrievers Return Roadmap

June is PRIDE season

Mosaic Pride Month Article

Pride Month

Discover ways to achieve your career goals

The 2020 Maryland Career Consortium (MCC) Career Fair

#GetActive this summer with UMBC Recreation

UMBC Recreation #GetActive

Group Fitness Classes – via IGTV on Instagram and

YouTube Channel – UMBCrecTV

 

May 27, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Style up True Grit

Get creative with a set of True Grit paper dolls.

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Happy Graduation from the UMBC Police!

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Need Some Good News?

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Senior Art Exhibits

Stroll through the virtual art gallery of our hardworking seniors.

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Pun Board

I'd submit my final paper, but I haven't Academic ROW-T it yet.

I submitted ten puns into a pun contest hoping at least one of them would win. Unfortunately, no pun in ten did.

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CelebratingOrgs winners will be announced Friday!

Make sure to check Campus Life this Friday to see the winners of this year’s student organization awards.

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Music to our ears

Check out The Stilettos rendition of Rhianna’s Unfaithful

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Just keep swimming

Have you seen Baltimore National Aquarium’s live tank cams?

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We did it!

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Jamming into summer

Kick-off summer with the perfect Spotify playlist

May 15, 2020 Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

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Need a little luck?

Go ahead, give True Grit’s nose a little rub.

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Study time success

(seb) has your back when it comes to study tips.

Study tips from (seb)

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Need Some Good News?

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UMBChickens

Pat Kleepsies, ‘10 BA in Theatre, Event Support Specialist, keeps Campus Life stocked well in the egg department. Follow his chickens here:

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SHARE

Share your COVID-19 experience with the Albin O. Kuhn Library.

Documenting COVID-19 Experiences

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A special message from SGA

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Once a PUN a dream…

Have you dreamed of being on the #UMBC Pun Marquee in The Commons? Now is your chance! Be sure to submit your best ideas.

Submit Your Puns!

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Missing campus a little extra?

Enjoy this spectacular view. Thanks to @emerald_kenny for sharing this amazing footage!

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You’ve got this.

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CELEBRATE

Celebrate commencement with Officer Chip! For more information be sure to visit commencement.umbc.edu.

Officer Chip Countdown

May 4, 2020 Biweekly Update
10 ways to stay connected through virtual engagement opportunities, academic resources, health, and well-being tips, and just a few things we love at UMBC like the Pun Board, squirrels, coloring pages, and much more!

1. MAY 4: IT’S STAR-WARS-DAY!

Let’s start with the important stuff… May the 4th be with you and may you watch all 9 films

Star Wars Day logo

2. Did you know May 1 was National College Signing Day? 

Check out this welcome video from your friends in commonvision.

College Signing Day video

3. What’s SGA up to?

Attend the upcoming inauguration of your newly elected SGA members on Wednesday, May 6 at 12:30 p.m.

SGA INAUGURATION EVENT DETAILS

 

4. Join your fellow Retrievers. 

Seb logo

Enjoy one of (seb)’s staples in your own home!

(seb) Virtual Bingo

This classic (seb) event has moved to online to bring you fun and prizes!

CHECK IT OUT!

 

5. Find your zen.

LET’S MEDITATE @UMBC, a free drop-in series of 30-minute guided meditations

 

6. Need help with a class?

The Academic Success Center continues to provide services to support UMBC students. To get connected to tutoring services and the writing center check out their site and myUMBC group

 

7. Follow this!

@womencenterumbcWomen's Center Logo

All are welcome as long as they respect women.

Their experiences.

Their stories.

Their potential.

 

8. Break out the markers!

Check out commonvision, UMBC Design and Print Center’s FUN page and download some cool coloring pages.

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9. Need some good news?

10. We miss you and we know you miss The Commons PUN Marquee!

Follow The UMBC Pun Board

@umbcpuns

The Commons Pun Board