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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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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.

UMBC Campus Well Logo

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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.

Coloring Page Title image

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