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We are monitoring the current health situation and consulting with experts to understand the safest way to hold this event. Currently, masks are required for all indoor events and activities at UMBC. We are also planning events in spaces that can accommodate physical distancing. We are prepared to adapt our plan as needed if the situation changes and will assess the situation and share additional health and safety guidelines as we get closer to the day of the event.

All sales are final. We are unable to provide refunds for any tickets purchased for Homecoming activities.

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).

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.

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 5 and up can purchase an unlimited ride wristband for $5 (cash only). Under 5 ride for free!

The UMBC Bookstore hours during homecoming are:

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

The bookstore is usually closed on weekends but will have special hours on Saturday.

If there is inclement weather, Homecoming will be canceled. 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.

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 will be on campus on Saturday, Oct. 8, we suggest parking in the Commons Garage as it is the most accessible location to the majority of Homecoming events.

The carnival will be open from noon – 8 p.m. on Erickson Field. 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).

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
Jess Wyatt, assistant director of alumni relations, 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.