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Tickets and Registration

To register for the Alumni awards, visit alumni.umbc.edu/alumniawards18

Tickets for athletic games, the Athletics Alumni Social, and Big Breakfast and Bingo are available at University Tickets.
Registration for all other events is located here. The Attendee List for these events can be viewed here.

If I didn’t purchase tickets for registration fee based events, can I purchase tickets on-site?

You may purchase tickets on-site for the athletic games at University Tickets; for all other events, please proceed to the event and ask a staff member about registration. Please note that we prefer payment via credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard).

I registered for other events without a registration fee. What information should I know?

We ask for pre-registration in order to anticipate the number of event attendees and order catering accordingly. You should proceed to the event location and check-in.

Please note – If you registered to attend the Alumni Awards Ceremony, scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 4,  you will receive an email with specific details regarding parking, location and more. If you have any questions in the meantime, please contact Bernadette Darby at 410-455-3703 or darbyb@umbc.edu.

Family Friendly Events

Check out the “family friendly” track in your Guidebook for the most up to date schedule of events that are fun for all ages!

Highlights include the Family & Parent Breakfast, Homecoming Carnival, and our athletic events. Please note that the Homecoming Carnival is free to attend, but guests ages 8 and up can purchase an unlimited ride wristband for $5. Under 8 ride for free!

Bookstore Hours

The UMBC Bookstore hours during homecoming are:

Monday – Thursday: 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 13: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. The bookstore is usually closed on weekends but will have special hours on Saturday, Oct. 13.

There will be a Cram-It and Jam-It event on Oct. 13 and entry will be from 10 – 11:55 a.m. with drawings to begin at noon. Follow the UMBC Bookstore on Facebook for more information! spend $100 receive a FREE UMBC cooler tote

Weather Policy

Homecoming will happen rain or shine. There will be no refunds. An email will go out with detailed information in the case of rain if we have to move event locations. Check Guidebook for the most up to date Homecoming schedule.

Parking

Weekdays: Visitor parking is available at “Pay to Park” spaces. Visitors pay at the pay station and must enter the license plate of the vehicle into the kiosk. No receipt will be issued. Pay Stations for visitor “Pay to Park” spaces are ADA compliant and visitors with a disabled plate/placard will need to pay when parking in these areas.

Visitor parking spaces are located at Administration Drive Garage upper level, Commons Garage first level, Walker Avenue Garage upper level, Lot 9 and Lot 7 on Walker Avenue. Visitor parking is $2.00 per hour and payable by MasterCard, Visa or exact currency, no change or refunds provided. Visitor parking is enforced Monday-Friday from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m.

Weekends: Parking is open and free on weekends at any lot, around the loop and at the meters.

If you are attending the Alumni Awards on Tuesday, Oct. 4, you will receive a separate email regarding event specific parking.

If you will be on campus on Saturday, Oct. 13, we suggest parking in the Commons Garage as it is the most accessible location to the majority of Homecoming events.

Carnival Information

The carnival will be open from noon – 8 p.m. on Erickson Field on Saturday, Oct. 13. Admission is free and will include games and prizes, face painting, food trucks and more. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for $5 cash-only purchase (kids 8 and under ride free).

Comedy Show

Tickets are available at tickets.umbc.edu. The doors for the show will open at 8 p.m., and the show will begin at 9 p.m.. Seating is general admission. If you would like assistance due to accessibility concerns, please contact Hallie Crawford at halliec@umbc.edu.

Also, please note the following:
Please have your ticket available and ready in line.
No tickets will be available for purchase at the door.
No re-entry.
No food or drink in the arena.
No backpacks or large bags (small purses ONLY).

No umbrellas.
Bags will be checked upon entry.
No photography, videography, or recording.
No weapons of any kind.
No saving seats. If you want to sit with friends we encourage you to stand in line and enter together.
No phone use during the show. All phones must be put away and silenced during the show.
We reserve the right to remove audience members using their phones.
We reserve the right to remove disruptive audience members.

We are not responsible for unpermitted, unattended items left in the lobby during the show.

Items left behind following the show will be delivered to Lost and Found at the Campus Information

Center located in The Commons.

Who should I contact?

Please email us at homecoming@umbc.edu or contact any of the following staff members for more specific questions:

Jen Dress, associate director of campus life, dress@umbc.edu, 410-455-2868
Jessica Hammond-Graf, senior associate athletic director, hammond@umbc.edu, 410-455-2290
Stanyell Odom, director of alumni relations, stanyell_odom@umbc.edu, 410-455-2632

Donate to Retriever Essentials

Retriever Essenials provides free non-perishable bags of food for students who don’t have enough to eat. They also donate items to the Women’s Center as they offer free breakfast, lunch, and snacks to students who are hungry. Hunger among college students is a national issue, bring a non-perishable item for Retriever Essentials this Homecoming.

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