Student Resources

These are on- and off-campus resources for job-seeking and skill-building.


  • The Shriver Center can help you find volunteer and leadership opportunities in community-based programs.
  • UMBC Training Centers delivers high-quality, flexible professional education and training.
  • The Career Services Center is located in Math/Psych 212 and connects students to jobs, internships, career workshops, and professional resources, including career counseling and networking opportunities.
  • UMBCworks is an online recruiting system with thousands of listed job opportunities.

In the Community:

These groups and facilities are available to you as a UMBC student.

  • University Health Services is located at the south end of Erickson Hall and provides healthcare and health education. You can also get student health insurance through Aetna.
  • The Counseling Center is located between Susquehanna and Chesapeake Halls and offers free individual, couples, and group counseling for help with academic and personal problems.
  • The Women’s Center is located on the ground floor of the Commons (by X entrance) and is a useful stop for moms needing to find childcare or women otherwise looking for support.
  • The Retriever Activities Center, or RAC, is UMBC’s well-furnished recreation facility.
  • The Office of Student Disability Services (SDS) is located in Math/Psychology Room 212. The mission of SDS is to ensure that UMBC students with disabilities are afforded an equal opportunity to participate in and benefit from the programs, services, and activities of the University through provision of accommodations that allow for equal access and inclusion. Contact us at ext. 52459 or
  • The Office of Admissions* is located in the Albin O. Kuhn Library (Pondside) and provides resources and guidance on how to apply to become a student at UMBC. For assistance or questions related to admissions, please contact Lori Smith-Watson, Assistant Director for Admissions and Orientation at or 410-455-2272.*Note: UMBC does not make multiple unsolicited contacts including contacts by phone, email or in-person, or engage in same-day recruitment and registration for the purpose of securing Service member enrollments.
  • The Office for Academic and Pre-Professional Advising is located in Sherman Hall, B-Wing, 2nd Floor and provides guidance on developing a strategic course schedule that will help you advance in your academic program. For assistance or questions regarding academic advising, please contact Ken Barn, Assistant Vice Provost for Academic Advising and Student Success at or 410-455-8113.
  • The Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships is located in the Albin O. Kuhn Library (Pondside) and provides information on the various types of financial resources that are available to UMBC students.

These resources are not affiliated with UMBC and aim to help veterans adjust to post-military life.