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Start your UMBC experience off right by attending the First-Year Commuter and Transfer Retreat!

Want to meet other commuters?  Come out to our Commuter Programs!

Learn about the benefits of the Commuter Gold Card.

Meet our Commuter Assistants

Hello there, my name is Vu Nguyen and I’m a Commuter Assistant at OCSS. Originally from Vietnam, I speak both Vietnamese and English fluently. I like to be active and some of my favorite hobbies and interests are soccer, football, badminton, and working out.  Food is a big passion for me, especially dishes like Pho, Bun Bo Hue, Bibimbap, and Sushi. Academically, I’m into math and physics. I also enjoy some light reading, particularly horror and mystery genres. As a Commuter Assistant, I love to talk with people about anything, either Commuter or non-comuter-related topics. Since I like to help commuter students at UMBC, a valuable tip that I have is to hang around campus later to catch the evening’s vibrant activities and events.

Hi there! My name is Talia Parchment and this is my 2nd semester at UMBC. I transferred here from CCBC, and it was the best decision that I have ever made. Currently, my major is Information Systems and I aspire to work as a web developer in the future. I love listening to music, specifically reggaeton, and watching telenovelas on Netflix. When I am not doing that, I’m either doing homework, studying, or taking care of my four pets. If you are unsure of how to get involved on campus as a commuter, just don’t think too much and do it! Trust me, you’ll be surprised by the person you can become. I am ecstatic to be a Commuter Assistant for OCSS and I look forward to meeting you all!

Hello, my name is Demetrius McGuffin, and I am a third-year student at UMBC studying Geography and Environmental Systems. I plan on using my major as a gateway to becoming an Urban Planner. I love being involved on campus, so whether it’s at Good Morning Commuters or at the bonfire, you’ll see me there. In my free time, I enjoy going to concerts, exploring downtown Baltimore, and hanging out with friends. I can’t wait to see you all on campus, and I’m looking forward to being of assistance!

Hello, my name is Inioluwa Oluseyi and, I go by Ini. I am a third-year student at UMBC, currently studying Biological Sciences, with a minor in Chemistry. I am on the pre-med track. I love reading novels of different genres. I also enjoy watching Asian dramas in my spare time. I am excited to be part of OCSS, and ensure that commuter students enjoy their time at UMBC. I look forward to meeting you all.

Hey there! I’m Nadeem Nasser, a senior Mechanical Engineering student at UMBC. I am originally from Jordan, and I’ve been calling the US home for the past five years. I’m a big fan of cars, adore animals (I’ve got three horses back in Jordan) also I did own many house pets, almost more than you could think of. I’m absolutely crazy about soccer, especially Barcelona (Visca Barca!). I also love connecting with people from different backgrounds, so if you see me around, feel free to say hi!