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50th Anniversary Events

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

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  • 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
  • 2016 David W. Smith Memorial Gala

    Saturday, September 24, 2016 at 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    UMBC is delighted to announce world-renowned soprano soloist Janice Chandler-Eteme as the guest artist for the Second Annual David W. Smith Memorial Gala to benefit vocal arts at UMBC. For more...
    Posted: June 9, 2016 4:29 PM
  • Founders Day

    UMBC at 50: Reflections and Aspirations
    Monday, September 19, 2016 at 11:30 AM - 1:30 PM
    Join in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the actual start of classes at UMBC with a State of the University Address by President Freeman Hrabowski, III, special remarks by UMBC's first...
    Posted: September 15, 2016 3:47 PM
  • 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend, September 16-19

    Calling All Retrievers!!
    Friday, September 16, All Day
    It's time to gather the pack! The full calendar of events for the 50th Anniversary Celebration weekend is now LIVE! Head to for more information on all the great...
    Posted: October 26, 2015 2:27 PM
  • (seb)'s I <3 UMBC

    Trivia! Snacks! Prizes!
    Thursday, September 15, 2016 at 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    (seb) is teaming up with Lower Flat Tuesdays to host a UMBC Trivia night with snacks and fun prizes! Learn some new facts, challenge your friends, and see how much of a true Retriever you are!
    Posted: September 2, 2016 8:50 AM
  • Guillermo Gómez-Peña Unplugged

    Humanities Fall Forum 2016
    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    A brand new, spoken word monologue by el Mad Mex Chicano performance artist, writer, activist, and educator Guillermo Gómez-Peña, aka "El border brujo," draws from his 30-year archive to present a...
    Posted: August 25, 2016 1:04 PM
  • Women's Center 25th Birthday Party

    Tuesday, September 13, 2016 at 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM
    UMBC isn’t the only one with a big anniversary milestone this year (#UMBC50 #UMBCproud)! The Women’s Center is also celebrating because we turn 25 years old! That’s right – the Women’s Center is...
    Posted: August 24, 2016 2:31 PM
  • On-Campus Alumni Lunch

    Thursday, August 11, 2016 at 12:00 PM - 1:30 PM
    Calling all on-campus alumni: join us Thursday, August 11 for a special lunch to celebrate our 50th anniversary! Learn about all that we've got planned for September 16-19, get your 50th...
    Posted: July 5, 2016 2:00 PM