UMBC-Shady Grove Retrievers United: Relationships & Building Community

UMBC-Shady Grove

Grab a bite to eat and join the UMBC-Shady Grove Staff to engage in discussions and activities that help promote relationship building and being a part of the UMBC-Shady Grove Community. We will also reflect on barriers that could prevent community building and getting involved such as negative self-talk and imposter syndrome.

UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs Open House

Whether you’re considering a career change or you need a respected professional credential to transition into a management role, UMBC-Shady Grove’s Professional Graduate Programs will help you achieve the career of your dreams. 

Attendees will also be eligible to win a $200 scholarship during their session (restrictions apply)!

UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Programs Alumni Panel

Join us for an evening with UMBC-Shady Grove Professional Program graduates who are doing incredible things in their fields. You'll hear directly from our alumni about why they chose UMBC-Shady Grove and how their degree helped them to achieve their goals. You can also ask questions and gain insight into opportunities our alumni benefitted from that you might want to pursue as well.

UMBC-Shady Grove First-Generation Students, Staff, and Faculty Panel

Calling all First-Gen Retrievers! Join UMBC’s first-generation faculty, staff, and students for a virtual panelist discussion on what it means to be the first in their families to attend college. Our panelists will share their experiences with navigating through their academic, professional, and personal lives as first-gen students and professionals.

UMBC-Shady Grove – I Am First: Community Space for First-Generation Retrievers

Connect with other First-Gen Retrievers! Participants will have the opportunity to share their own experiences with being first generation college students with other first-gen students at UMBC. This will be a space for building community and solidarity through personal reflections and sharing of resources.

Spring 2023 Application Deadline

The deadline to apply for the Spring 2023 semester is on December 1, 2022. Application requirements vary per program, so make sure you visit the How to Apply page of your intended program for more information.

Spring 2023 Classes Begin

Virtual via WebEx

Welcome to a new semester! The first day of the Spring 2023 semester is Monday, January 30, 2023.

Maryland BioNetworking Summit

Network with fellow biopharma, academic, and government professionals and learn about the rapidly-growing field of cell and gene therapy. Featuring keynote speaker Peter Marks, M.D., Ph.D., Director of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research. Contact Mark Schenerman ( or Mike Tarlov ( with any questions.

International Prospective Student Information Session

Join us virtually to interface with the Office of Professional Programs, Graduate Program Directors, and International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County! This session will allow you to receive information and ask questions about the University, our Professional Programs, and how to begin your studies in the U.S.