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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:

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  • Apply for the Commuter Engagement Community!

    Now with the option to do an independent study!!
    OCSS is now accepting applications for the first-ever Commuter Engagement Community (CEC).  This is an opportunity for new, first-year commuter students who want to leave their mark on UMBC while...
    Posted: May 9, 2017 1:40 PM
  • Apply to be a Transfer Student Network Leader

    Join the OCSS team!
    The Office of Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) seeks motivated, passionate, hardworking, and ethical undergraduate students to employ as Transfer Student Network (TSN) Leaders for the 2017-2018...
    Posted: April 11, 2017 11:19 AM
  • Apply to be a member of SGA!

    Want to have a say in what happens on-campus?  Looking for an opportunity to develop your leadership skills?  Consider running for UMBC's Student Government Association (SGA)!   Applications...
    Posted: March 15, 2017 9:40 AM
  • Waste & Dinner Discussion: Think Globally, Act Locally

    Wednesday, March 15th, 7-9pm Harbor Hall
    This event is definitely worthwhile.  A few of us adult learners are trying to find ways to support such events and organizations, even without the luxury of time.  Reach out to organizations and...
    Posted: March 15, 2017 8:12 AM
  • Reserve your Kong: Skull Island ticket today!! (CANCELED)

    There are still tickets left for Arbutus Adventure!
    There are still tickets left for Arbutus Adventure! Join OCSS for a bus trip into Arbutus, MD! You'll receive a FREE ticket to see Kong: Skull Island and discounted dinner at Sorrento's of...
    Posted: March 7, 2017 2:39 PM
  • Reserve your FREE movie ticket now!

    Join OCSS for an Arbutus Adventure!
    Calling all Commuter Explorers!  As part of Commuter Week, OCSS is offering a free bus trip to Arbutus, MD for dinner and a movie on Tuesday, March 14th!  We will meet at 5:00pm at the OCSS office...
    Posted: February 28, 2017 11:13 AM
  • Spring Break

    Headed Somewhere for Spring Break??
    Using Zimride to plan your Spring Break can help you save money while getting to know fellow students. Wherever you are going, Zimride is there to help. Sign-up with your UMBC login...
    Posted: February 27, 2017 10:28 AM
  • Commuter Week Bus Trip

    Join OCSS & (seb) for an adventure in Washington D.C.!
    Calling all commuters!!  Commuter Week is right around the corner, and we are excited to share information about the first event!   We are kicking off Commuter Week with a bus trip with (seb)...
    Posted: February 23, 2017 11:54 AM
  • Mindful Monday's

    Body awakening
    Hello All, Join myself, and fellow students as we begin a 9-week workshop aimed to help enhance awareness, attention, insight, and well-being through practicing mindfulness.  The first session...
    Posted: February 22, 2017 10:04 AM
  • Retriever Spirit

    Basketball is a welcome break from that first round of mid-terms coming up! Come out and support the Retrievers 7pm at the RAC for the last home game of the season for Men's Basketball. Women's...
    Posted: February 21, 2017 9:39 PM