From: Freeman Hrabowski and Elliot Hirshman
Each year, at the start of the fall semester, the UMBC community comes together to welcome colleagues and students back to campus, celebrate our achievements and launch the beginning of the academic year. Please join us at the Fall Opening Meeting on Thursday, August 19, in the University Center Ballroom. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m.; the program begins promptly at noon.
The program will include the annual State of the University Address, focusing on our fall enrollment, budget, campus facilities, the capital campaign and achievements of students, faculty and staff, as well as welcoming remarks from the provost. In addition, two of our incoming undergraduate and graduate students will talk about why they chose UMBC.
So that as many people as possible can attend, release time for staff will be granted. All campus offices will remain open, and services will continue to be offered. We ask supervisors to work with staff members to arrange for staffing coverage.
We look forward to seeing you on Thursday, August 19.