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Parents & Families

The Division of Student Affairs is excited to provide UMBC Family Connection, a communications portal to enhance your UMBC family experience and customize the information you receive. Stay updated on news you need to know and learn more about important resources to help your UMBC Retriever succeed.

UMBC Family Connection is your one-stop shop for:

  • Access to important news, updates, and deadlines;
  • Personalized newsletters specific to you and your student;
  • Announcements via email;
  • Sharing updates with your student and/or friends and family.

Parent and family member emails are automatically imported as their undergraduate student enrolls at the university. Once that happens, you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to complete the registration process.

No welcome email? Or don’t want to wait? You can create an account and set up your profile at:

UMBC Family Connection Portal

Once you create an account, you have the ability to personalize newsletters, from content to frequency. You can choose to receive the newsletter digest weekly, bi-weekly, monthly, or quarterly. The online portal also generates news and information specific to you and your student, all based on the personal interests (or communities) you select. And, if your email address or contact information changes, just update this information on your UMBC Family Connection profile.

Please note important or urgent news and announcements from the university will be sent via email. These special announcements will be pushed out on the platform in a timely manner regardless of the frequency you select for the newsletter.

Should you have any questions or suggestions, you can contact us at or 410-455-2395.

Additional Resources for Families