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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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  • Volunteer Event at Tabrizi's on the Baltimore Harbor

    Make a Difference
    UMBC's Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS) is partnering with Tabrizi's Restaurant on the Baltimore Harbor to serve nearly 200 veterans who are homeless, living in poverty, elderly, disabled, or...
    Posted: November 6, 2018 5:53 PM
  • Remember Our Troops this Holiday Season!

    Giving to those who serve
    America’s Warriors Care Package Project  All donations go to men and women in the Armed Services deployed overseas. A list of ideas for items to donate can be found at
    Posted: November 6, 2018 5:02 PM
  • Lost Item!

    If you lost your keys at our Good Morning Commuters Breakfast today in True Grits please stop by our office!!!
    Posted: October 2, 2018 10:16 AM
  • OCSS is hiring! Applications due this Friday!

    Applications due by Friday, April 27th, at 5pm.
    Off-Campus Student Services Staff **To apply for a position, please download and complete the attached document.  OCSS seeks a group of motivated, intelligent, passionate, hardworking,...
    Posted: April 24, 2018 1:51 PM
  • OCSS is hiring!

    Applications due by Friday, April 27th, at 5pm.
    Off-Campus Student Services Staff OCSS seeks a group of motivated, intelligent, passionate, hardworking, dedicated, and ethical students to employ as student staff. OCSS student staff will...
    Posted: April 12, 2018 9:11 AM
  • Commuter Gold Cup

    Get Involved! Earn Points! Win Prizes!
    What is the Commuter Gold Cup? The Commuter Gold Cup is a rewards competition for the entire UMBC student body! Starting August 30th, students who attend and participate in UMBC events and...
    Posted: August 29, 2017 1:25 PM
  • Join the Retriever Link-Up Program!

    Sponsored by OCSS and Residential Life
    Looking for a way to get connected as you start your college career? Sign up for our inaugural Retriever Link-Up program! Commuters and residents are often seen as two exclusive groups on campus,...
    Posted: July 10, 2017 10:29 AM
  • Register for the Off-Campus Housing Bus Tour!

    There's still time to sign-up for this great event!
    Are you still looking for housing or a roommate for the Fall 2017 semester?  If so, this event is for you! Join OCSS for its annual Off-Campus Housing Bus Tour on Wednesday, July 19th from...
    Posted: June 27, 2017 4:20 PM
  • 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