Established in 2018, The Major Event aims to support UMBC’s Strategic Plan for Advancing Excellence:
- Increase degree completion and shorten students’ time to degree by fostering student confidence in future or current choice of academic major (and/or) minor.
- Systematically improve the quality and consistency of academic advising by encouraging and promoting relationships between academic department representatives and students interested in their majors.
- Leverage the strength of UMBC’s compositional diversity by connecting students with UMBC alumni to better understand the impact of current academic pursuits on post-graduation career pathways.
- Build a campus culture that creates, supports, and expects applied learning experiences by helping students connect with departments and offices providing internship, research, study abroad, and other co-curricular opportunities.