Resources for UMBC Students

Where to Start?

2-1-1 Maryland

The 2-1-1 Helpline provides information, community resources and referrals on a variety of health and human service issues are available with one easy call. A trusted and caring call specialist is there to answer the helpline 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The 2-1-1 Maryland United Way Helpline provides individuals and families one easy-to-remember hot line for assistance. The 2-1-1 helplines can help you access: Food, Shelters and emergency housing for the homeless, Access to transitional housing, Medical care, Utility assistance, Tax help, Job training, Eviction prevention services, Family services and counseling, Day care, Prescription assistance, Suicide prevention and crisis center services.

Academic Success Center

The Academic Success Center provides centralized support services to all undergraduate students at UMBC. Through a coordinated approach and an unwavering commitment to student success, the Academic Success Center fosters a welcoming environment that provides a one-stop opportunity through Academic Policy, Academic Resources, and  Academic Advocacy for students to achieve their academic goals and claim their future with a UMBC degree.

Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising

Changing your major? Need help with course selection? Office of Academic and Pre-Professional Advising provides an array of advising services for UMBC students.


The Official Campus Bookstore at UMBC features the latest UMBC branded clothing, the largest selections of used textbooks, a full service computer store etc.

Career Center

Check out this link to get some great advice on Career Center services at UMBC and what they can offer you as you begin your job/internship search!

Campus Events

Want to know what’s happening on campus? Check out the multiple events advertised on or check out the Student Event Board page at

Campus Police

Dial x5-5555 for emergencies. Dial x5-3134 for non-emergencies or visit

Student Business Services

Pay your student bill online at

Counseling Center

Need someone to talk to? Staffed by professional psychologist, Counseling Center offers a variety of services to help you enhance your personal growth to attain your educational goals. Services are provided in a private, confidential setting. The Counseling Center is located in the Student Development & Success Center (SDSC) or call 410-455-2472 to schedule an appointment. For more information, visit

Office of Equity and Inclusion

UMBC’s Office of Equity and Inclusion (OEI) is responsible for promoting and coordinating the University’s core values of inclusive excellence and equity, and has primary responsibility for managing UMBC’s efforts related to Title IX as well as other civil rights issues, including discrimination, harassment, hate and bias. The office’s mission is to ensure compliance with sexual misconduct and non-discrimination laws, regulations, and policies through prompt, fair investigations, education and training, and outreach and engagement.

Since its establishment in 2019, the office has launched the online reporting/referral form for sexual misconduct, discrimination and hate or bias incidents which permits anonymous and confidential reporting by students, faculty, and staff.

OEI Contact Info: / 410-455-2735

After-Hours Support Line: 410-455-3230

Financial Aid

Need information on how to apply for financial aid? Visit

The Haven – Recovery and Sober Living

If you need services related to substance abuse and associated disorders, or recovery support, please contact UMBC’s Counseling Center at 410-455-2472. The Center’s hours are Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.; the After-Hours Support Line is available at 410-455-3230.

UMBC is committed to creating a safe, caring, and inclusive culture for recovery and sobriety by:

  • perpetuating a culture of inclusiveness and care that promotes recovery and sobriety and eliminates the stigma around substance use;
  • providing clinical assistance and social support that is relevant to all UMBC students; and
  • honoring the story of each individual related to substance abuse and supporting them in living a new narrative.

Human Relations

The advocacy program offers resources for students who have experienced relationship violence or assault either recently or in the past, and also does educational programming for the campus community. For more information, visit

Interfaith Center (IFC)

The IFC is dedicated to providing space for students, staff, and faculty from all religious and spiritual backgrounds to meet, worship, discuss, and celebrate their individual and collective faiths. IFC is located in the Student Success Center. For more information, visit or call 410-455-3657.

The Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity

A safe and inclusive space for students and staff of all backgrounds, the Mosaic Center strives to develop innovative programs and initiatives that celebrate cultural diversity, equality, and social justice.

Off-Campus Student Services

Dedicated to providing resources to commuters, transfer students and veterans. The service offers information about the MTA bus program, off-campus living options, and overall adjustment resources to campus. For more info, visit 

Parking Services

Need a parking permit? You can apply online for parking permits at under personal profile. For more information, visit or call 410-455-2551.

Registrar’s Office

Need a copy of your transcript? Need to drop a class? Located in Sherman Hall B-wing, 2nd Floor, the Registrar’s Office is where you can register for courses, obtain transcripts or apply for a diploma. For more information, visit or call 410-455-2500.

Retriever Activities Center (RAC)

Want to workout? Swim a few laps? For more information, visit or call 410-455-8888.

Retriever Essentials

Students can now pick up groceries, toiletries, and other essentials at a number of private, but also very accessible, locations across campus. Just stop by, fill out a short, anonymous form regarding your needs, and pick up items to help you get through the week. Visit:


Want to go to Arundel Mills? BWI Airport? Bus schedules are available at the Information Center in the Commons or online. For more information, visit or call 410-455-2454.

Office of Student Conduct and Community Standards

Provides leadership for judicial policy and programs on campus. For more information, visit or call 410-455-2453.

Office of Student Disability Services

The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) ensures that UMBC students with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs, services, and activities of the University through the provision of accommodations and reasonable modifications that result in equal access and full inclusion.

The Commons

Want to play a game of pool? Open a banking account? The Commons is home to the Campus Information Center, the Game room, Capital One Bank, Commonvision (print services) and the Food Court. For more information, visit or call 410-455-3462.

University Health Services

Need flu shots? Sprain your ankle? Want more information about various health topics? Health care is available in University Health Services (UHS), located on the ground floor of Erickson Hall off the Center Road. For more information, visit or call 410-455-2542.

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center provides resources and programs for women on campus in an effort to support them in achieving their full potential in education, career, and personal life. Located in the Commons, Room 004, The Women’s Center also includes a lounge/meeting area, a private lactation room, free feminine hygiene products, and condoms. All are welcomed so long as they respect women, their experience, stories, and potentials. For more information on their special interest groups or to see calendar of events, visit or call 410-455-2714.