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Adult Learners

Adult Learner IconAdult learners, which are sometimes referred to as “non-traditional aged students”, are undergraduate students of 25 years or older. We recognize that adult learners have unique experiences and challenges.  Current event information can be found through our myUMBC group. The following resources may also be helpful to adult learners:

Contact Grace De Oro for any inquiries at


  • Housing Bus Tour

    Thinking about living off-campus? Register for our tour!
    OCSS' Housing Bus Tour is a resource to help current and future commuter students in viewing housing properties around campus. We will be visiting 3 properties that are accessible through one of...
    Posted: July 9, 2019 12:23 PM
  • Retriever Essentials bag

    Going home over the summer? Working a low-paying or unpaid internship and worried how you’ll pay for groceries? Just interested in a free bag of nonperishable food?   Retriever Essentials has an...
    Posted: May 9, 2019 10:21 AM
  • Student Assistant or Tour Guide Position Application

    Do you love UMBC? Are you looking for a way to gain valuable professional experience while sharing your Retriever pride with prospective students? Are you looking to be a part of a fun, close-knit...
    Posted: March 13, 2019 3:46 PM
  • Transfer Student Network Leader Application

    Are you a transfer student who is interested in helping other transfers adjust to UMBC? Would you like to be a mentor to other transfer students, while planning programs and events that showcase...
    Posted: March 13, 2019 3:31 PM
  • Commuter Week 2019: NYC Bus Trip *4 TICKETS REMAIN*

    4 tickets for the NYC Bus Trip have been re-released for commuters. If you would like a ticket, please stop by Off-Campus Student Services to purchase one. You will be able to come in and pay for...
    Posted: March 4, 2019 10:44 AM
  • Over 30? Participate in Research and Earn $10

    Make a Difference and a Profit!
    Researchers at UMBC are conducting a study investigating perceptions of privacy. Your participation will be a key contribution to the success of the research project. The interview will take...
    Posted: February 20, 2019 1:04 PM
  • Commuter Week 2019: Under the Sea!

    We're All in the Same Boat!
    The time is here commuters! It's time to appreciate you all with a fun underwater twist. This week begins on March 4th and ends on March 9th.   Take a look at our flyer or stop by OCSS to learn...
    Posted: February 12, 2019 2:28 PM
  • Spring 2019 Welcome Week!

    Check out all of out upcoming events!
    Welcome Week is from January 27th to February 6th! Be sure to check out for more events!
    Posted: January 22, 2019 12:17 PM
  • Share-A-Haircut w/ Hair Cuttery

    Support our Veterans Nov 11-12, 2018
    On November 11th and 12th, every time an adult’s haircut is purchased at any participating Hair Cuttery salon, we will donate free haircut certificates to one of the agencies participating in our...
    Posted: November 9, 2018 1:49 PM
  • OCSS is Hiring for Spring 2019!

    Commuter Assistants needed! Apply by November 28th!
    OCSS seeks motivated, intelligent, passionate, hardworking, and dedicated undergraduate students to employ as Commuter Assistants. These students will serve as advocates for commuter students on...
    Posted: November 8, 2018 2:39 PM