COVID-19 (Coronavirus)
UMBC is open. The physical campus is closed, but courses are now online and employees are working remotely.
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UMBC is open, but our facilities remain closed.

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

Questions about resources and available services contact,

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

Statement from Veteran Affairs (VA) Regarding COVID-19



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

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