UMB Welcomes You

Welcome to the University of Maryland, Baltimore — we're so glad you're here!

UMB's Division of Student Affairs has designed the UMB Welcomes You event series just for you, with tons of activities that will help you get to know UMB, Baltimore, and your fellow students.

This year, our event series is virtual and spans Friday, Aug. 21, to Friday, Sept. 4. Check out our featured events below. For a complete list, visit the schedule of Welcome events. Make sure to register for all events that you're interested in attending.

If you have questions, check out the FAQ page.

Featured Events

This year, all Welcome events are being held virtually. Our featured events are highlighted below. For all events, see the schedule of Welcome events. If you need an accommodation, please contact at least one week before the event.

Movie poster for I Am Not Your Negro

Watch Party: I Am Not Your Negro
Monday, Aug. 31, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.
Netflix Party | Register

Time Management Workshop for Parents and Caregivers
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020
Noon - 1 p.m.
Webex | Register

Welcome Trivia Showdown
Wednesday, Sept. 2, 2020
6 - 7:30 p.m.
Zoom | Register

Diverse group of people with chin on hands thinking

Food for Thought: I Am Not Your Negro
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
Noon - 1 p.m.
Zoom | Register

Paint Night
Thursday, Sept. 3, 2020
6 - 8 p.m.
Zoom | Register

Group of tables set up on School of Nursing Lawn, with people giving out information at the tables.

Fall Fest
Friday, Sept. 4, 2020
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Webex | Register

Uber Eats Vouchers Available During Events

As part of UMB Student Affairs’ continuous effort to address food security concerns among the student population at UMB, students who attend this year’s Welcome Trivia Showdown, the Watch Party, Food for Thought, or Fall Fest, are eligible to receive an Uber Eats voucher, while supplies last. Vouchers can be redeemed in all countries with access to Uber Eats, so whether you’re joining an event from on-campus housing or from across the Atlantic, you can enjoy a meal on us.

Vouchers are valid only within the window designated for each event (see below). Vouchers are limited to (1) per student, even if they attend multiple eligible events.

Voucher Windows for Each Event
  • Watch Party: I Am Not Your Negro - Uber Eats vouchers can be redeemed on Monday, Aug. 31, between 5 - 9 p.m.
  • Welcome Trivia Showdown - Uber Eats vouchers can be redeemed on Wednesday, Sept. 2, between 5 - 8:30 p.m.
  • Food for Thought: I Am Not Your Negro - Uber Eats vouchers can be redeemed on Thursday, Sept. 3 between 11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
  • Fall Fest - Uber Eats vouchers can be redeemed on Friday, Sept. 4 between 10 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Supporting Black-Owned Restaurants

Throughout the end of 2020, Uber Eats is providing customers with a $0 Delivery Fee for Black-owned independent restaurants in major U.S. & Canada metropolitan areas, including Baltimore and Washington D.C.

UMB Student Food Security

For more information about the Student Food Security Project at UMB, including a list of food resources, visit our website.

Upcoming Events

Follow Us on Social Media

Use the hashtag #umbwelcome2020 to show off how you're spending your Welcome weeks. Follow UMB's Division of Student Affairs on social media for photos from the Welcome events and information about other ways to get involved across the UMB campus.