Online Orientation

Welcome to our Online Orientation. We are happy to have you at UMBC. Listed below are links, videos, and information that span the wide breadth of topics covered during orientation. Please make sure you pay special attention to our academic integrity presentation, Title IX statement/link, and the Code of Student Conduct. If you have any questions or concerns about our online orientation please contact us at

President’s Welcome

Dean’s Welcome

Academic Integrity

UMBC is committed to academic integrity. Students arriving at UMBC to begin graduate studies come from very different places and backgrounds. Some have had little undergraduate instruction on topics such as plagiarism and the proper citation of sources. Others have come from countries where norms of academic integrity are very different from those in the United States. Because of this, we have developed a tutorial that is required of all entering graduate students.

Instructions and more information

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COVID-19 Required Training

Students are required to complete the Covid-19 training

Title IX

Title IX protects people from discrimination based on sex, including sexual and gender-based harassment, sexual assault, sexual coercion, relationship violence, domestic violence, sexual exploitation, sexual intimidation, sex and gender-based stalking and retaliation, in education programs or activities that receive Federal financial assistance.

As a university that receives Federal financial assistance, UMBC complies with the requirements set forth in Title IX. UMBC does not discriminate on the basis of sex.

At UMBC, Title IX reports may be made through the online reporting form or you can contact the University’s Title IX Coordinator to file a report or for inquiries:

Mikhel Kushner, Title IX Coordinator
Office of Equity and Inclusion
Administration Building, Room 914

UMBC’s Sexual Misconduct Policy and Procedures.

The Office of Equity and Inclusion is responsible for ensuring UMBC’s compliance with state and federal training requirements. Both faculty/staff sexual violence prevention training are offered online through SafeColleges. Online student training will also be offered in Fall 2020. Please visit our website for more information about training.

The University of Maryland, Baltimore County (“University” or “UMBC”) values safety, cultural and ethnic diversity, social responsibility, lifelong learning, equity, and civic engagement. Consistent with these principles, the University does not discriminate in offering equal access to its educational programs and activities or with respect to employment terms and conditions on the basis of a UMBC community member’s race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender, pregnancy, ancestry, age, gender identity or expression, national origin, veterans status, marital status, sexual orientation, physical or mental disability, or genetic information.

At UMBC, discrimination reports may be made through the online reporting form or you can contact the University’s Office of Equity and Inclusion to file a report or for inquiries:

Addition information is available:
U.S. Department of Education Office for Civil Rights
400 Maryland Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20202-1328
TDD 800-877-8339

As an incoming student at UMBC, graduate students are required to complete an online sexual misconduct prevention course.
If you have questions, please contact UHS at

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Student Conduct

Click here for a video tutorial from Jeff Cullen, Director of Student Conduct and Community Standards.

The University of Maryland Baltimore County is strongly committed to the development of the student and promotion of personal integrity and self-responsibility. Students enrolling at UMBC become citizens of the community and are entitled to enjoy the privileges and required to assume the responsibilities associated with this affiliation. UMBC affirms its commitment to achieving diversity in higher education and continues to improve the quality and increase the diversity of its student body. The University consistently strives to create a community that welcomes and celebrates differences. Since the rights of all students are protected, and an atmosphere conducive to intellectual development, personal growth, and community association are to be promoted, standards and guidelines on student behavior are necessary. This Code of Student Conduct is intended to outline certain responsibilities and expectations of UMBC students, assist the students to understand their role in the academic community, and to establish procedures that ensure due process in the adjudication of complaints concerning students.

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Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs at UMBC contains many valuable student resources under its umbrella, including the Career Center, the Counseling Center, University Health Services, and UMBC Transit. The following video clip provides a brief introduction to these resources.

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10 Habits of Highly Successful Graduate Students

Click the link above for a brief tutorial on how to chart a successful path through graduate school, hosted by Associate Vice Provost K. Jill Barr and Associate Dean Jeffrey Halverson.

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Virtual Campus Tour 

Campus Map

Library Tutorial Video

Video Transcript

Searching for Online Library Resources

Library Research & Subject Guides

Ask a Librarian Chat (10 AM-5 PM, Monday-Friday)

Make a Virtual Research Appointment with Your Subject Librarian

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Account Navigation

Register for Classes
Find Required Textbooks
Tuition and Billing Information
Financial Aid and Scholarships
Graduate Assistantships
Campus Card
  • NOTE: the Campus Card office is currently closed due to COVID-19. The office asks that all incoming students upload their ID photos at this link. ID cards will be printed once the office has reopened and students are able to retrieve them.
Sign up for text alerts
Obtain technical support through RT

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Campus Services

Graduate Student Association
PROMISE & Professional Development
Housing / Off-Campus Student Services
Connect with peers and cultural groups via campus organizations
Women’s Center
Counseling Center
UMBC Police

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