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  • 50th Weekend 2.0!

    Photos from Alumni Awards, Golden Ball, and Grit & Greekness
    Back in October, we held several more 50th Anniversary events on-campus and off. Read our recaps and take a look at some photos here.
    Posted: November 18, 2016 2:27 PM
  • Founders Day Celebrates 50 Years of Inclusive Excellence

    On September 19, 1966, the first students began classes at UMBC. Fifty years later to the day, the UMBC community gathered for a special Founders Day celebration to reflect on the first generation...
    Posted: September 27, 2016 4:22 PM
  • Puppy Parade Photos in the Sun

    Woof Woof!!!!
    Photographers from the Baltimore Sun captured our much-anticipated Puppy Parade on film. Visit their site to see a pup-tastic array of Retriever pride and puppy cuteness! Puppy Parade slide...
    Posted: September 19, 2016 4:52 PM
  • Celebration Weekend to Feature UMBC Ice Cream

    Muddy Paws = YUM!
    Retrievers visiting campus this Saturday will be able to enjoy a scoop of a special UMBC-inspired ice cream -- Muddy Paws. Created by Baltimore ice cream shop The Charmery, Muddy Paws is a...
    Posted: September 15, 2016 3:50 PM
  • Alumni-Driven Brewery to Launch Beer for 50th

    Try their new ale at Celebration Weekend!
    Just in time for the 50th Anniversary, the alumni-driven Suspended Brewing Company has created a special ale to celebrate UMBC's big milestone. The aptly named "Grit & Greatness: An Honors...
    Posted: September 12, 2016 9:09 AM
  • "A Catonsville University Turns Golden"

    Baltimore Sun: UMBC at 50
    UMBC celebrated the start of its 50th anniversary year with a high energy Welcome Week greeting 2,800 new students and with a landmark newspaper headline: “A Catonsville university turns golden.”...
    Posted: September 7, 2016 9:38 AM
  • The Daily Record on UMBC at 50

    A national leader in teaching and innovation
    UMBC began with 750 students walking to class on paths of wooden planks connecting three buildings. There were no dorms. Most of the professors were fresh out of graduate school, and, like their...
    Posted: August 11, 2016 10:04 AM
  • UMBC's 50th in Savoy Magazine

    Savoy Magazine’s new “Power 300” summer issue highlights UMBC’s “inclusive excellence and STEM innovation at 50” in a vivid five-page education feature. UMBC is “a campus deeply committed to...
    Posted: August 3, 2016 7:51 PM
  • Story Time: New Way to Share Your UMBC Stories

    UMBC Magazine explores new "Retriever Stories" site
    UMBC celebrates its formal 50th anniversary in September. But two years ago, before the calendar turned to 2015, a small team on campus began creating a new way for UMBC alumni and others in the...
    Posted: June 8, 2016 10:12 PM
  • UMBC campus stories on Explore Baltimore Heritage

    Explore the UMBC Campus!
    Take a tour through UMBC history via the Explore Baltimore Heritage website. This tour of UMBC campus buildings, public art and other landmarks was created by Baltimore Heritage in partnership...
    Posted: June 8, 2016 10:06 PM