Campus Celebrations

As the entire UMBC Community prepares for this transition, we know that we have many reasons to celebrate both President Hrabowski and the successes of our community. Please make sure to join us for these special events.

This page will be updated throughout the Spring to include registration links to each event.


April 27, 2022

RetriEVER Empowered
Student Success + Research + Community

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena Plaza and Concourse
2:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m

Join us for a fun, festival-style event to celebrate our community’s accomplishments in areas including student success, research and creative achievement, community-engaged scholarship, innovative teaching and learning, and global engagement. This event will provide the opportunity for our community to come together to celebrate, learn from each other, and have fun.


May 2, 2022

Daphne Harrison Lecture with Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

Fine Arts, Recital Hall

American Higher Education at the Crossroads: Reflections on Access and Student Success in the Past 60 years

Learn more here 


May 25 – 26, 2022

University Commencement

Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena and Online

UMBC graduates prepare for the transition from student to alumni as they receive words of wisdom from President Hrabowski, alumni, and special guests.

Learn more here


June 4, 2022

A Celebration of President Freeman A. Hrabowski, III

UMBC Campus

Learn more here





February 16 – 17, 2022

Black & Gold Rush — UMBC’s Giving Day


Get involved in our annual 36-hour event. This year’s goal is to honor President Hrabowski’s 30 years as President with 3,000 donors.

Learn more here


April 1, 2022

The Endowed Scholarship Lunch

Retriever Activities Center and Online

We are RetriEVER Grateful to host a lunch with President Hrabowski, generous donors, and their exceptional students.

Donors and students will receive personal invitations.


April 6, 2022

Presidential Faculty & Staff Awards

Retriever Activities Center and Online

All are welcome as we honor the faculty and staff  who have consistently contributed above and beyond to the campus community. This community gathering will also be a special moment for faculty and staff to wish President Hrabowski well.

Register Here