Collage of events - Alumni Awards, Carnival, Women's Soccer

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

If you will be on campus on Saturday, Oct. 14, we suggest parking in The Commons Garage as it is the most accessible location to the majority of Homecoming events.

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 is enforced Monday – Friday from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m.

We strongly encourage you to purchase your tickets in advance. Please note that we prefer payment via credit card (American Express, Visa, Mastercard).

For the 5K and Family Fun Run, pre-registration for the run will end on Thursday, October 12 at midnight. Onsite registration will be available until the event capacity is reached (150 participants).

You may purchase tickets day of for the athletic games at University Tickets.

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.

Join your fellow alumni and friends at the hub of Homecoming activities! There will be light refreshments, a beer garden, giveaways, Homecoming t-shirts, and you can learn about alumni association initiatives, like Retrievers Connect.

The carnival will be open from noon – 10 p.m. on Erickson Field. Unlimited ride wristbands are available for $10 cash-only purchase (kids 5 and under ride free).

The UMBC Bookstore will be open Saturday, October 14. Stop by the Alumni and Friends tent to pick up your Homecoming coupon.

If there is inclement weather, we will still host what we can! 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 the full calendar for the most up-to-date Homecoming schedule.

We encourage all in our community to take personal safety measures. This includes remaining up to date on your vaccinations and following CDC guidelines if you are recovering from COVID-19. UMBC’s Covid-19 Response page provides UMBC’s active COVID-19 policies and answers to frequently asked questions.

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

Jen Dress, Director of Campus Life, dress@umbc.edu

Jess Wyatt, Associate Director of Alumni Engagement, jwy@umbc.edu

Retriever Essentials 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.