Work Life Balance Resources

The University understands that you spend the majority of your day at work and that it sometimes is difficult to attend to all of your family and personal life issues. The resource links below are provided to help employees address some of these issues.

Employee Discounts

As part of Launch Your Life's ongoing committment to support UMB employees in their work life balance, we are proud to present a list of discounts and other resources. *Please continue to check this web page as we will continue to update it periodically. If you would like to request a specific vendor or discount, please email


Four major wireless vendors provide state and/or GSA contracts for cellular service and equipment used for conducting University business. They are AT&T, Sprint/Nextel, T-Mobile, and Verizon. 

Should you need to know the procedure to acquire these services, email the Procurement Representative, Hanta Ralay.  

Verizon Fios

UMB employees may be eligible for a discount through the Verizon Connections Program. Take advantage of this offer to receive a special discount of $10 a month when you order a Fios Triple Play online or $5 a month for Double Play.

Get started and learn more

Contact: Kirsten Zanardi



Great news! Your Verizon Wireless Online Employee Store is live! The online store provides your employees with an enhanced shopping experience such as:

  • 15 percent off rate plans
  • 25 percent off accessories
  • Access to your company’s employee discounts
  • A wide selection of calling plan options and phones
  • The ability to add a new line of service, upgrade an existing phone, or add accessories
  • 24/7 access

Users can access the online store for this offer. As a reminder, this online store is exclusively available for your employees who wish to receive discounts on their personal lines of service. This does not impact the existing Verizon Wireless website for your company’s corporate-liable lines.

For more information on these or other plans, contact the representative(s) listed below:

Shelley White

Personal Use Plans for Students

AT&T Mobility (Services)

Personal Use Plans for Faculty/Staff 

AT&T Mobility (Services)

Allan Couplin
Government Account Manager



Sprint Nextel
Joe O'Donnell

Chris Jackson


Cellular wireless services and equipment are now available from Sprint/Nextel, AT&T Mobility, and Verizon to the University of Maryland community. These services are for personal use and are available for students, faculty, and staff. 

Services and equipment include cellular telephones, cases, batteries, power cords, chargers, airtime service, text messaging, voice mail, email, caller identification, web access, etc. Telephone devices encompass basic, standard, and advanced levels of equipment.

Each vendor is extending discounted pricing to the entire University community, with actual discount levels based upon the type of account, equipment, and level of service desired.


The Sprint Employee Discount site is available for University of Maryland employees to order service for new activations and upgrades, along with accessories for Sprint products. The Sprint Employee Discount Program includes the following offers:

  • 18 percent discount on select rate plans
  • $36 activation fee waived for new activations
  • $50 invoice credit with an online device purchase and new line activation (apply promo code “SAVE50” at checkout)
  • Free shipping with an online device purchase and new line activation

If you are a current Sprint customer and looking to obtain your University of Maryland employee discount:

  • Option 1: Visit their websiteand supply the Corporate ID: GVSMD_WCA_ZZZ
  • Option 2: Call 1-866-639-8354 and mention the University of Maryland Corporate ID: GVSMD_WCA_ZZZ
  • Option 3: Visit a Sprint store located in your area. Find the nearest Sprint store.

* Employees will need to verify employment when a new account has been established or when an upgrade has been completed.

* To accelerate the process, provide the following Corporate ID: GVSMD_WCA_ZZZ.


Contact Justin Moser,, 240-593-5939, T-Mobile Advantage Program

For the latest promotions, go here. 

  1. Call Advantage Direct at 866-464-8662 (option 1)
  2. Shop Online.
  3. Find the nearest T-Mobile Retail Store.

 **Be sure to identify yourself as an employee of the University of Maryland with PROMO CODE 5962TMOFAV **


  • 15 percent off rate plans on EVERY line on the account
  • 25 percent off accessories (only through the point of activation through Advantage Direct or Online)
  • No activation fees
  • No annual contract
  • Risk-free 30-day return policy
  • Free shipping with new activations
  • Free international data and texts: No charge for text and web in 100 countries covering 95 percent of all roaming traffic.
  • Introducing JUMP! Only from T-Mobile®: Upgrade when you want, not when you’re told.


Dell offers employee discounts that vary. Check the web site and ask your IT Support department for assistance to help with a model that will work effectively for your work from home requirements. Http://Dell.Com:

Apple Education Store offers special deals and discounts on Apple products for students, faculty, and staff of educational institutions. Visit the Apple Education Store here:

Review their Education Store sales policies for information on limitations and restrictions. 

How does the discount work? 


HP Discounts and Products

You can receive discounts by registering on HP’s website with a “.edu” email address.

Visit the HP store website for more information.


Other Discounts

UBS Car Buying Service

United Buying Service (UBS) is a membership-based program that offers pre-negotiated cost savings on vehicle and furniture purchases in the Baltimore and Washington, D.C., metro area to all UMB faculty and staff. A UBS Official Price Book is available at the following link:

UBS Price Booklet 2018

UBS Instructions & Contact Information

Broadway Series Tickets

View discounted tickets

BJ's Warehouse Discount

BJ's Special Savings

BJ's Member Application

New members can save up to $60 on their membership fees.


Nature Camps-Receive a 5 % discount with early registration! Ends February 2/15/2020!

Kids Rock

ESF Summer Camps

Camp Rock


Camp Rock Discount

Save 10 percent off camp tuition!

Towson University Dance Camp

UMB employees receive a 10 percent discount. Pre-collegiate classes also are available.

Register now!

Ripken Baseball Camp

UMB employees can save $25 to $100 on camp rates. Overnight, Day and Rookie/skills camps are included.

Please contact Brian Bezek at or 443-327-8038 for more information.

Waldorf School of Baltimore

Through an exclusive arrangement with UMB, Waldorf School of Baltimore offers children of full-time UMB faculty, staff, and students a 50 percent reduction in tuition for the first two semesters of attendance. Interested in touring the school and learning more? Reach out to Ilene Wise:

Local Attractions and Family Events
The Maryland Zoo

Zoo members are offered a discount for their summer camps.

View more details.

Marvel Universe Live!

Discounted Tickets for Marvel 

Special pricing is available for UMB employees. All orders must to be placed by April 2, 2018. 

For more details, contact Kim Hinkle



University Presidential Events

View tickets and deals such as UMB Night at the Park, Everyman Theatre, restuarants and more!

Promotions and Discounts

The Jewish Community Center for Greater Baltimore

JCC Membership Discount

Receive a 10 percent discount on current gym membership rates and with no initiation fee for all new members.

*UMB employees will need to present their UMB badge to JCC's staff to honor the discount.

Fast Park and Relax at BWI

You can now relax and park, earn rewards and enjoy low rates. Enroll with no cost or obligation.  Use  company code: 553CSF


  • Redeem points for Free Parking.* 
  • Make reservations for future stays.
  • Check your points and parking history on your personal dashboard.
  • Go mobile and access account features right from your smartphone.
  • Link a promotional code for corporate accounts or other promotions.
  • Manage your travel expenses with eReceipts.

 *8 points = 1 Free Day; 20 points = 3 Consecutive Free Days; 40 points = 1 Free Week (up to 7 consecutive days)

Park at Fast Park & Relax

1718 West Nursery Road

Linthicum Heights, MD 21090