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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. 15, 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.

There will be a very limited number of tickets available for the Taste of Maryland dinner. 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 13 at midnight. Onsite registration will be available until the event capacity is reached (150 participants).

You may purchase tickets on-site 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.

All participants should review the recreational sports waiver prior to the race. We will have printed copies for your signature on the morning of the race.

The race will begin and end in front of the Albin O. Kuhn Library (Kuhn Plaza).

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This is an invite-only event. For questions, contact us at giving@umbc.edu.

This is a sold-out event! Unlike years previous, the Family Breakfast will be held in the University Center Ballroom. No tickets will be sold on-site.

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. We’ll also have a few alumni-owned businesses and an ice cream social with Dr. Sheares Ashby at 3:30 p.m.!

The carnival will be open from noon – 9 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 $10 cash-only purchase (kids 5 and under ride free).

Check-in for participating pups is from 12:30 – 1 p.m. on AOK Library Plaza. Make sure to get some swag for your pup and pics with True Grit and Chip!

We will take a walk around Erickson with kick-off shortly after 1 p.m. and a costume contest immediately following.

Back by popular demand, we invite you to listen and learn as some of UMBC’s most intriguing faculty and alumni minds enlighten us. Join fellow alumni and friends in the Fine Arts Recital Hall from 2 – 4 p.m. View the full speaker line-up. Light refreshments will be available at intermission.

The UMBC Bookstore will be open Saturday, October 15 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m. 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.

UMBC continues to respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. View our most recent updates and communications.

We encourage all in our community to take personal safety measures. This includes remaining up to date on your vaccinations, staying home if you are sick, and masking for 10 days if you have been exposed to or are recovering from COVID-19.

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.