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Connecting Students

Getting involved at UMBC is a great way to meet people, build leadership skills and shape your own college experience at UMBC. There are several organizations within Residential Life and many more throughout UMBC that will help make the most of your time on campus.

Student Life

Resident Student Association

National Residence Hall Honorary

Peer Review Council (PRC)

Want to plan your own event? Apply for a Student-Led Initiative Programming Grant Today!

Plan the program of your dreams in 3 easy steps:

  • Think of an event for your Residential Community
  • Submit an application with your programming idea
  • Receive funding from Residential Life to execute your program

If you have questions about your proposed event, email Jacob Mathew (Community Engagement Intern) at We recommend that you propose your program idea at least one/two months prior to the date you want to host the event. This will provide time for planning and advertising your event, if funded. Your application will be reviewed, thereafter you will be contacted by a member of the committee concerning the next steps to planning a successful event. If your event is funded we request that you complete a quick survey to tell us about the planning and executing process of your event.

Baltimore Collegetown

The close proximity of UMBC to the city of Baltimore offers unique historical, cultural, social and service opportunities.  UMBC is a member of a 14-school organization called the Baltimore College Network, which offers special student discounts and events just for students that can connect you with other students in the area.

What’s happening in Baltimore

What’s happening on college campus’

UMBC and Baltimore LGBT Resources

Comprehensive guides to LGBT-resources at UMBC and in the Baltimore area.  For more information email

LGBT Resource Pamphlet

LGBT Baltimore and UMBC Resource Website