UMBC turns 50 on September 19, 2016. It’s a once-in-a-generation opportunity to show the impact of our exceptional community. As we prepare for the big day, and the year of activity leading up to it, we invite all of our alumni, students, faculty, staff, and partners to stand up proudly and be recognized as pioneers in building a public university that is nationally known for excellence. With help from you and other members of our community, UMBC will set a strong foundation for the next 50 years!
Whether you were on campus for the first day of classes in September 1966 or you became a Retriever in the decades since, the time has come to celebrate your part in the founding generation of UMBC students, faculty, and staff. Join the party as we gather the pack and celebrate 50 years of Grit & Greatness!
The UMBC community’s journey started when the University welcomed its first students on September 19, 1966. Our 50th anniversary celebration will honor many facets of the UMBC experience and span the period between October 2015 and May 2017. A special 50th Anniversary Celebration Weekend will be held on September 16-19, 2016, along with other events throughout the year.
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