The Center for Information Technology Services (CITS) uses Banner by Ellucian to meet the needs of students, faculty, and staff at the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB).

This Student Information Management System (SIMS) at UMB addresses the needs of admissions, registration, financial aid, student accounts, academic history, graduation, student housing, and student immunizations. These elements represent the critical core functions of a student information system. SIMS also provides schools with the ability to control their own student data. Direct access to information supports improved decision-making in areas such as admissions, enrollment management, and student support.

NOTE: For the purpose of this website and in practice, we frequently refer to the application as “SIMS” and/or “Banner.” Though we use these terms interchangeably, please know we are referring to the same application.