Dear Members of the UMBC Community,
Friday, August 18, is the last day for faculty and staff to register to attend this year's Convocation ceremony and all-campus picnic. If you plan on participating, please fill out the online registration form as soon as possible, as this information is necessary for event planning logistics and so that appropriate seating arrangements can be made. Regalia can no longer be ordered.
We encourage and look forward to your participation in the Fall 2017 Convocation on Tuesday, August 29 at 3:30 p.m. in the Retriever Activities Center (RAC). This important event marks the formal beginning of UMBC's academic year; one that holds much promise for excellence in teaching and learning, research, and service in our academic community.
Regalia pick-up will be available from Thursday, August 24 through Monday, August 28, 2017 at the UMBC Bookstore. Faculty and staff are asked to return their regalia to the Bookstore following the ceremony.
Immediately following Convocation, faculty and staff are invited to attend the Community Picnic on the Commons North Lawn, adjacent to Erickson Field. We appreciate the assistance of our dining service provider, Chartwells, in sponsoring the picnic for the UMBC community.
We will send a follow-up email to all Convocation participants prior to the event with details regarding line-up and procession.
Philip Rous, Provost and Senior Vice President for Academic Affairs