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UMBC Together Weekly Spotlights

Week of August 24th - 14th Edition

Welcome new Retrievers! Check some ways you and/or your office can stay connected with the wider UMBC community this week by informing you of select events, programs, resources, as well as some tips and tricks to maximize your virtual campus experience. 

Here are some items to check out this week through next Monday (August 24th- 31st):

Important Announcement: UMBC Together has decided to temporarily pause our Weekly Spotlights. We will return later in the fall. 

Events & Engagement

Campus Partner Connect: Student Diversity and Inclusion

TODAY, Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. | Online via Webex, RSVP Required

We have been working on an exciting transition in the Division of Student Affairs. As of July 1, what was formerly known as "Campus Life's Student Diversity and Inclusion" is now Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, & Belonging (I3B). With this transition we will continue to provide support, advocacy, educational programming, and safe spaces for our students and campus/community partners. We know you have questions! What will fall programming look like? How can I connect my students with you? What if I would like your help with a workshop or session for my students, staff or faculty body? How do you all work with the new Office of Equity and Inclusion? What if I want to host on campus programs for specific student populations? We would like to answer your questions and share details and tips on how to provide virtual support to your students from underrepresented and marginalized communities. This session is geared specifically for staff, faculty, and other community partners who are interested in knowing more about our three centers, existing programs, and future opportunities to collaborate.Have any questions? Contact Dr. Jasmine Lee, Director for Inclusive Excellence at jaslee@umbc.edu. RSVP by Clicking Here

Involvement Fest: Recruitment Survival Guide

TODAY, Monday, August 24th, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Online via Webex

Looking to learn more about how to hold recruitment conversations? Check out this workshop to help prepare you for recruiting in virtual space, and how to keep the conversations flowing.


Wednesday, August 26th, 2020 | 3:00 - 4:00 p.m. | Online

Convocation marks the beginning of your UMBC career. Join students, faculty and staff as you are officially welcomed to UMBC by President Freeman Hrabowski, III, student leaders, and others. Have your paw pin ready - this is the time you will learn about its significance to our community! **This post will be updated with a video link when it becomes available**

  • Click here for a full listof UMBC Events.

Resources & Highlights

  • Appointment of Dr. Tyson King-Meadows:Link

  • Dining Hours for Fall 2020: Link

  • Parking: Frequently Asked Questions: Link

Tip of the Week

Contact Info 

Website: umbc.edu/together 

Email: together@umbc.edu 

Social Media: #UMBCTogether

Posted: August 24, 2020, 9:45 AM