Where to Welcome President Sheares Ashby

Our community of inquiring minds will welcome President Valerie Sheares Ashby at these and future university celebrations.

This page will be updated throughout the year to include additional events and registration information, as appropriate.

On-Campus Meet and Greet

Monday, August 1, 2022
1 – 2 p.m.
The Commons, Main Street

All students, faculty, and staff are invited to welcome President Valerie Sheares Ashby to our community on her first day as the sixth leader of UMBC. All are welcome at this informal meet and greet; no RSVP is required.  Light refreshments will be served. The event is on Commons Main Street (outside of the UMBC Bookstore).

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Fall Opening Meeting

August 25, 2022
11:30 a.m.
Retriever Activities Center

Join faculty, staff, and students in welcoming one another, new students, and a new president to UMBC. Connect with colleagues, get UMBC updates, and enjoy a community lunch.

This event will offer in person and hybrid options.

More information coming soon.


Tuesday, August 30, 2022
3 p.m.
Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena

Join faculty and staff in welcoming new students to UMBC and introducing them to our community’s values and traditions. This event will be followed by a community cookout.

More information coming soon.

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