50th News

2017 Annapolis Reception Recap and Photos

We had a great showing at last Thursday's Annapolis Reception, our second annual event honoring Retriever alumni who've made their careers serving the state of Maryland. You can check out the full...

Posted: February 8, 2017, 3:53 PM

IMPORTANT: #UMBCSquirrels Caption Contest!

Retrievers, we’ve been introducing you to #UMBCsquirrels all week. Now it’s your turn! Tell us: what do you think this squirrel is thinking? Come up with a creative 1-2 sentence caption for this...

Posted: February 3, 2017, 4:10 PM

UMBC's Top 12 Highlights of 2016

Check out the list here on the UMBC News site! http://news.umbc.edu/umbcs-top-12-highlights-of-2016/

Posted: January 20, 2017, 12:04 PM

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