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Off-Campus Student Services is available remotely from 8:30 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday. 

For any questions about resources or available services, please contact us using the emails below:

We will work to provide any assistance and guidance that you may require. Additionally, OCSS staff will be available via Webex for video meetings by appointment; please reach out to the appropriate individual via email if you’re in need of further consultation.

If you have any additional questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

OCSS Staff



For access to health and human services information, visit 2-1-1 Maryland or dial 2-1-1.

For UMBC community members who need access to healthy food and other essential supplies visit Retriever Essentials or the myUMBC Retriever Essentials group.

For UMBC-related COVID-19 updates, visit or email


Important Information About Services for Veteran Students from OCSS and The Registrar’s Office

Statement from Veteran Affairs (VA) Regarding COVID-19



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Local housing laws around UMBC: In Baltimore County, only two unrelated adults are permitted to live in the same single-family dwelling. In Baltimore City, four unrelated adults can live in the same single-family dwelling.