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The Commons Recreation & Services

From planning events to making sure you’ve got the right books for your class, we’re here to help you. To view our entire directory floor plan view this PDF. If you are looking for building hours, visit this site.


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Ground Floor

The Women’s Center

The Women’s Center assists all women in achieving their full potential in education, career and personal life through academic and intellectual growth, professional development and personal empowerment.

The Yum Shoppe

The Yum Shoppe stocks a large assortment of beverages, snacks, prepared foods, and personal care items.

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1st Floor & Lobby

The Bookstore

Located on Main Street, The Bookstore stocks all required and recommended books, supplies and much more.

Off-Campus Student Services (OCSS)

OCSS offers ongoing services, programs, academic and social support, and educational opportunities to help off-campus students successfully navigate UMBC and life after college.

PNC Bank

Located next to the Bookstore, PNC bank offer bank accounts, ATM withdrawals, and more.

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Lobby

The Campus Information Center (CIC)

The CIC provides general information and services to students, staff, and faculty. Services include event ticket sales, the lost & found, and basic printing.

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2nd Floor

Fraternities & Sororities

The Fraternities & Sororities Community promotes excellence by exemplifying respect and a spirit of unity amongst its members, while embracing the diversity of our campus. The Fraternities & Sororities office is also located in the Student Org Space.

Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity

A center for diversity education and collaboration on UMBC’s campus.

Student Events Board (seb)

Located in the Student Org space, (seb) plans tons of campus events, including live music, movie nights, trips, and more, because hey, we all need a break from studying sooner or later, right? (seb) is comprised of students just like you.

Student Government Association (SGA)

Serving as one of the governing bodies at UMBC, the SGA meets with key administrators and approves campus-wide policies in support of an active, academically enriched, social student environment. The SGA is also located in the Student Org Space.

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Mezzanine

Sports Zone

Dedicated to UMBC sports, The Sports Zone has a stage, a large projector screen, and lots of places to sit and eat.

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3rd Floor

Campus Life, Administrative Offices

The Campus Life Department engages the campus in a diverse, meaningful, and active learning environment.

commonvision, UMBC Design & Print Center

Commonvision is UMBC’s Design & Print Center. Staffed and funded by students, commonvision prints papers, posters, stickers, buttons, and much more. Marketing packages and design services are also offered to student organizations and departments.

Event & Conference Services

Event Planning is a comprehensive stop for all event planning needs.

Graduate Student Association (GSA)

The GSA supports and represents all graduate students at UMBC.

Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs

The Division of Student Affairs facilitates learning and prepares students for success in our multi-cultural and increasingly global society and work force.

Student Affairs Business Service Center

The Student Affairs Business Service Center handles accounts and transactions for events by student organizations and departments. They also handle payment of student and full-time staff within the Division of Student Affairs.