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50th Anniversary Events

We can’t wait to see you at events throughout this milestone year!

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  • Alumni and Friends 50th Anniversary Party

    Sat, Mar 11, 2017 at 7:00 PM - Sun, Mar 12, 2017 at 12:00 AM
    Saturday, March 11, 2017 7 p.m. - midnight  Skylight Room, The Commons, UMBC Tickets: $20/person through February 17, $25 after  Join us for a Party with a Purpose to celebrate UMBC's 50th...
    Posted: January 13, 2017 2:46 PM
  • Men's Lacrosse Bull & Oyster Roast

    Saturday, January 28, 2017 at 7:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    LOCATION: La Fontaine Bleue  7514 S. Ritchie Hwy  Glen Burnie, MD 21061  Tickets: $55   Join us for our 2017 Bull & Oyster Roast--the perfect opportunity to celebrate Men's Lacrosse with...
    Posted: January 13, 2017 2:49 PM
  • Men's Basketball Alumni Day

    Saturday, January 28, All Day
    Schedule of Events:  10:30 a.m.: Alumni Game  12:00 p.m.: Catered Lunch, Alumni Social, and Coach's Scouting Report  1:00 p.m.: UMBC vs. UNH  Join your fellow Retrievers on Saturday,...
    Posted: January 13, 2017 10:04 AM
  • CANCELED - Puppy Love: An Alumni Couple Event

    Retrieve the Romance...
    Saturday, November 19, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    This event has been canceled. Please contact Arooj Rana '06 in the Office of Alumni Relations at with any questions. Maybe there's something about the way the moonlight reflects...
    Posted: October 11, 2016 4:37 PM
  • Critical Social Justice: Home Keynote Lecture

    with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha
    Tuesday, October 25, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    The Women's Center with Student Life's Mosaic Center present the Critical Social Justice 2016 Keynote Lecture with Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha: “Body/ Land/ Home: Disability Justice, Healing...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 2:20 PM
  • Grit & Greekness Celebration

    Sat, Oct 15, 2016 at 8:00 PM - Sun, Oct 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
    Join fellow Greek alumni and friends in celebrating UMBC’s 50th Anniversary at a Grit and Greekness Alumni Celebration. We invite members of all UMBC Greek chapters to this once-in-a-lifetime walk...
    Posted: January 29, 2016 2:49 PM
  • Visual Arts Department Gala Exhibition and Golden Ball

    Save the date!
    Saturday, October 15, 2016 at 11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
    The Department of Visual Arts is hosting a day and evening of art, performance and other surprises to welcome alumni back to campus for UMBC’s 50th Anniversary. We invite you to join us with your...
    Posted: June 13, 2016 3:11 PM
  • ADVANCE Distinguished Speaker Series

    Tuesday, October 11, 2016 at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    UMBC-ADVANCE is pleased to announce that Dr. Claudia Pearce, M.S., '89 and Ph.D., '94, is our 2016 ADVANCE Distinguished Speaker. Dr. Pearce is currently Senior Computer Science Authority at NSA,...
    Posted: July 26, 2016 1:19 PM
  • Alumni Awards 2016

    Thursday, October 6, 2016 at 6:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Each year, the UMBC Alumni Association proudly honors distinguished alumni and faculty for their accomplishments and dedication to UMBC. Alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends of the UMBC...
    Posted: May 4, 2016 4:29 PM
  • UMBC Homecoming 2016

    Mark your calendars!
    Monday, October 3, All Day
    From the bonfire to the pep rally to the community carnival, there's all sorts of Retriever fun planned for Homecoming Week! Check out the full calendar of events at
    Posted: May 4, 2016 4:25 PM