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

UMB Student Affairs is committed to providing engagement opportunities that students can easily access 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.  

Engagement and Support 

Academic and Professional Development Coaching
Academic and Professional Development Coaching is a service designed to provide individual and personalized support during a student's time at UMB.  All students at UMB are welcome to participate, not just students with disabilities. 

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

The Intercultural Center
The Intercultural Center (IC) cultivates an inclusive community where individuals can thrive while embracing their full, authentic selves. In addition to virtual and hybrid programming, the Intercultural Center staff holds weekly virtual office hours where students can drop in and check in with IC staff, ask questions, and provide suggestions and opportunities for collaboration.  

The Writing Center
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.

Departments across UMB Student Affairs regularly host hybrid and virtual events to ensure that all students can participate and thrive regardless of their location. From interactive workshops to thought-provoking discussions, UMBengaged is the University's central platform for students to learn about and register for events. 

Career and Leadership 

The Learning Institute
The Learning Institute provides students, staff, and faculty access to a selection of free-to-participate micro-courses. Most courses are hosted virtually. Upon completing a micro-course, individuals are awarded a digital micro-credential and open badge, which can be shared and displayed on a resume, CV, email signature, and/or LinkedIn profile. 

President’s Symposium & White Paper Project
As part of the President’s Symposium and White Paper Project, an interdisciplinary group of students (known as President's Fellows) are selected to participate in a mentored fellowship while researching, developing, and writing recommendations surrounding an issue that impacts the UMB community. All UMB students from all disciplines, including hybrid or virtual students, are encouraged to submit an application. 

President’s Student Leadership Institute
The President’s Student Leadership Institute (PSLI) is a co-curricular micro-credential program that exposes students to contemporary leadership and professional development issues. PSLI is an interprofessional program that creates opportunities for students in different fields to interact and learn from one another. Virtual and hybrid opportunities are offered regularly through the program.

Safety and Well-Being  

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. The SCC provides virtual and in-person services Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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.

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.