Are students required to attend an orientation program?
It is required that all first-year students complete the orientation program. The information given at orientation is important to your success at UBalt. If you are unable to attend, please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you follow-up information.
When will students receive information about orientation?
Orientation invitations are emailed to accepted students at least one month prior to orientation.
How do students RSVP for orientation once they receive their invitation?
Students can RSVP for an orientation session at www.ubalt.edu/orientation. Click the Orientation RSVP button to complete your registration.
Do I need to RSVP for orientation?
Yes. To assist us in planning appropriately, please be sure to RSVP. If you are unable to attend, please email email@example.com and we will send you follow-up information.
Can I RSVP for orientation via email, over the phone or by fax?
No. We are not able to RSVP students to an orientation session by phone or fax.
I cannot attend on the specified date that my orientation is happening. Can I attend a different one?
Each orientation is planned with content specific to a unique UBalt population (Yale Gordon College of Arts and Sciences and Freshman Students, Merrick School of Business, or College of Public Affairs). If you are unable to attend your orientation, please email firstname.lastname@example.org and we will send you follow-up information.
What will students do during the orientation program?
During orientation, you will participate in academic sessions, meet with representatives from your chosen academic department and or/academic advisers from the area of your intended major, and discuss your plans for the semester. Orientation is also your opportunity to connect with the UBalt community before your first day of classes, meet with new peers, and learn important information about life at UBalt from current students.
Can my guest attend orientation?
Guests are permitted at new student orientation, but there is not a specific family and guests orientation.
What is the cost of the orientation program and what does it cover?
There is no cost for orientation. However, parking in the Fitzgerald Garage on orientation days is $7 for students and guests ($5 if you present a valid BeeCard).
What should I bring to orientation?
Bring with you a valid photo ID (a valid driver's license, state issued ID card, passport or military ID). We recommend that you wear comfortable clothes and footwear. We will provide you with a pen and a notebook as a part of the experience.
What time does orientation start and when should I expect to be finished?
Orientation begins at 5 p.m. and ends at 8 p.m. The schedule will be provided upon check-in.
Where should I park for orientation?
Parking at the Fitzgerald garage will be $7 for all students and guests ($5 if you present a valid BeeCard). There are a few other garages in the area and street parking- but they do not have a special orientation day rate.
The Fitzgerald Garage
- 80 W. Oliver St.
- How To:
- Pull a ticket at the entrance gate, and take it with you when you exit your vehicle.
- EITHER on your way out of the garage to the event, OR when you return to leave the campus, stop by the parking office to have your ticket validated for $7.
- With your validated parking ticket, drive to the exit gate, and insert the validated ticket into the machine. The machine will display the $7 rate.
- Pay the $7 with credit or debit at the gate. The gate will open to allow exit.
- Note: Payment may also be made at the attendant booth with Apple Pay, credit or debit.
- CASH IS NOT ACCEPTED!
Will we be given a campus tour during orientation?
Campus tours will be offered during the first part of the orientation program.
I'm an international student. Where do I go for orientation?
We strongly recommend that international students attend the orientation program on the correct night. The Office of Diversity and International Services will send out seperate communication about an ongoing series of mini-orientations, called "Campus Connections" that aim to give international students an introduction to campus resources and opportunities on campus. These occur every Thursday during the first month of the semester.
I'm a UBalt student taking classes at the Universities at Shady Grove. Where do I go for orientation?
USG has a virtual orientation. To find out more information go here. For more information, contact the USG Division of Student Affairs & Career Readiness.
Can I attend orientation if I haven't been accepted yet?
No. Orientation is only for students who have been accepted to the University of Baltimore. If you are interested in learning more about UBalt, contact the Offices of Admission.
How do I find off-campus housing?
There are many great housing options near UBalt Midtown. If you live near campus, you'll not only be steps from classes, but also close to your friends and all the conveniences and luxuries city life provides. For more information, visit the Off-Campus Housing Website.
How do I apply for financial aid?
The Office of Financial Aid is committed to helping you achieve your educational goals. For help with the application process or more information about financial aid, contact the Office of Financial Aid.
How do I buy a parking pass for the academic year?
If you are planning to drive to campus, you can purchase a parking pass for the academic year. For more information, contact Parking & Transportation.
Who do I contact if I have a disability or need additional assistance?
Disabilty and Access Services is committed to providing reasounable accomodations for students with documented disabilities and works to ensure access to all campus facilities and programs Visit here to learn more information.
If you require an accommodation to participate in orientation, please include this information during the RSVP process. You can also email email@example.com.
Is there a shuttle service on campus?
The shuttle is back on the road for the fall semester, and updates are available at this link https://www.ubalt.edu/about-ub/offices-and-services/auxiliary/parking-and-public-transportation/shuttle.cfm