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Even as the UC was opening, there was a clear need for additional space for student life at UMBC. Student needs seemed to outgrow the UC even before everyone had moved into the building, although it would be almost 20 years before the Commons opened…

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In 1970, the Office of Residential Life was created at UMBC. The university's first residence hall, called Dorm I but now known as Susquehanna Hall, also opened to students that year. Susquehanna was followed by the openings of Dorm II (Chesapeake…

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The Joseph Beuys Sculpture Park was established at UMBC in April 2001 as part of a Baltimore-wide tree-planting effort. Designer and project coordinator for the Fine Arts Gallery (now the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture) Renee van der…

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UMBC's 500 acres have seen significant development in the last 50 years. The footprint varies from original master plan but much of the same design elements are present - the loop road, academic and residential areas intersecting at the Library and…

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The first homecoming celebration at UMBC was held in February 1976, after several false starts in the years preceding. The 1976 event included the Almost Anything Goes tournament, where student organizations competed against each other for prizes; a…

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On November 12, 2002, Maryland Governor Parris Glendening and Senator Paul Sarbanes dedicated a time capsule at the nearly-finished Public Policy building. State Delegate Jim Malone and Maryland Secretary of Higher Education Karen Johnson were also…

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UMBC's student body continued to grow throughout the 1980s, and by 1990 it had outgrown the University Center as the main student activity space. The administration decided to build the Commons�a collaboration between Perry Dean Rogers and Desig…

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The first phase of the Retriever Activities Center renovations included the replacement of the locker rooms and training rooms. The master plan for the RAC was scheduled to take place over the next three years and would renovate the entire building…

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In 2001, UMBC held a Sweetheart Swing, a Valentine�s Day celebration and dance to honor UMBC couples who had met and fell in love at UMBC. The dance was hosted by UMBC alumni couples, including Bob and Mimi (Haw) Dietrich who were both part of UMBC…

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In 2007, UMBC Athletics reached a major milestone when the women's basketball team won the America East Conference basketball championship and earned a spot in the NCAA Division I Basketball championship series. Seeded seventh in AEC, the Retrievers…
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