Resources for Online, Shady Grove, and Off-Campus Students

At the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) the Division of Student Affairs is committed to providing engagement opportunities that students can easily access online or virtually. The following is a summary of resources offered to students, including online learners, students enrolled in evening courses, and students studying at off campus locations.  

Online and Virtual Resources  

Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) |
The Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) coordinates services to assist students with disabilities in obtaining reasonable accommodations through an interactive process involving the student and the School.

If accommodations are needed, students can request a virtual intake meeting with the ESDS staff, through the following link:

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI) |
The Office of Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives is committed to educating UMB students through opportunities that emphasize community engagement and social responsibility while actively supporting a student’s personal and professional development.

President’s Student Leadership Institute (PSLI) - Inclusive Leadership Online Track/PSLI is a co-curricular certificate program designed to expose students to contemporary issues in leadership and professional development to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse workplace. PSLI is an interprofessional program that uses a series of lunchtime seminars, discussions, and service opportunities to support the learning throughout the course of the academic year. The Inclusive Leadership Track hosted at the Baltimore campus, this track is specifically designed for online, evening, and Shady Grove students. All seminars for this program will be hosted online and are prerecorded.

Student Development and Leadership |

All students are welcome to participate in University Student Government Association (USGA) events and attend the monthly USGA Senate meetings. USGA’s goal is to address student concerns that may arise throughout the school year and promotes the free exchange of ideas and advocates for student rights. For more information, visit or contact the USGA president at or the USGA advisor at

The Wellness Hub |
The Wellness Hub supports UMB students in pursuing self-awareness, professional and personal development, and academic-life balance through a variety of interdisciplinary workshops and lectures at the SMC Campus Center. There are a number of online resources that cover the eight dimensions of wellness – physical, spiritual and ethical, social, emotional, cultural, intellectual, financial and environmental.

The Writing Center |
The UMB Writing Center aims to develop strategies for revision and to respond to the globalized and interprofessional realities of our lived experiences as students, post-doctoral fellows, staff, faculty, and members of local and global communities. Their work aims both to acknowledge and reach across borders shaped by language, race, ethnicity, gender, sexual identity, mobility, culture, citizenship and nationality, dis/ability, socio-economic status, class, and indigeneity.

The Writing Center’s director and multilingual writing specialist are available for email and zoom/Skype consultants. Email the writing center for more information. Additionally, all students can: schedule an online appointment with writing consultants, view online workshops on writing related topics, review online writing resources, and view videos on the UMB Writing Center’s YouTube channel.

UMB Student Affairs & Other On-Campus Resources 

Office of Educational Support and Disability Services (ESDS) |
All students enrolled at UMB are able to receive academic coaching services. Academic Coaching is a working partnership that focuses on the process of learning. Together with an academic coach, students examine their learning styles, habits of working, and current difficulties or barriers to success. Then the coach and student work to create effective strategies that will impact their academic life. The aim is to heighten awareness of what it takes to achieve academic success and anchor this with new strategies, a supportive relationship, and personal accountability. Students may work with an academic coach either in-person, if applicable, or virtually. Please visit the ESDS website to request a coach.

Health Sciences and Human Services (HS/HSL) Library
The HS/HSL is a dynamic institution providing access to digital and print information and fostering the life-long learning skills essential for health and human services professionals to succeed in the information intense environment of the 21st century. Online and Shady Grave students have access to the facility and the library’s online resources.

Student Counseling Center
The Student Counseling Center provides short-term, professional counseling and psychiatric services for currently enrolled UMB students. Their mission is to help promote and maintain the emotional well-being of UMB students and serve as a resource to the entire university community.

While the counseling center may not be able to offer on-going counseling to students unable to visit the Student Counseling Center because of licensing restrictions, mental health providers may assist with referrals in other locations to serve enrolled students. The UMB Student Counseling Center can also assist with coordinating services for students in crisis.

Contact the Student Counseling Center for additional information.

SMC Campus Center
The SMC Campus Center is an interprofessional hub that houses many different services for University of Maryland, Baltimore students, faculty, and staff. Online and off campus students are welcome to utilize the space, which includes the University bookstore, two eateries, three floors of recreation space, nine event and conference rooms, the One Card Office, and Campus Life Services departments.

University Recreation & Fitness (URecFit) |
When in Baltimore, all students enrolled in UMB may take advantage of facilities on the UMB campus including UMB URecFit, a state-of-the-art facility that includes three floors of recreation and fitness opportunities. University of Maryland, Baltimore students and all URecFit members must show proof of membership by presenting a valid UMB One Card or government-issued ID to gain facility access.

Off campus and online students may be infrequent users of the SMC Campus Center, URecFit, and other facilities, but many off campus and online students are regional or local and are welcome to use these facilities.