From President Freeman Hrabowski and Interim Provost Philip Rous
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 a new academic year. Please join us at the Fall Opening Meeting on Wednesday, August 24, in the University Center Ballroom. A light lunch will be served at 11:30 a.m., and the program begins promptly at 12 noon.
It will include the President’s annual State of the University Address, focusing on the achievements of our students, faculty, and staff, enrollment, budget, campus facilities, and the capital campaign. The meeting will also include welcoming remarks by the Interim Provost, as well as two of our incoming undergraduate and graduate students who will talk about why they chose to join the UMBC community.
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 office coverage.
We look forward to seeing you on Wednesday, August 24th.