There are a number of valuable resources available to students across campus, all aimed at supporting student success throughout their academic careers. Students are therefore strongly encouraged to make use of these resources and to seek additional support where needed.

Albin O. Kuhn Library

The campus library has many resources including researching guides and tutorials, online chat with librarians, and walk-in access to librarians who can help students with any research assignment. It is a place to borrow books and DVDs and other media or to browse magazines and journals. Click here for the Albin O. Kuhn Library English subject guide and click here for their research guides and tutorials.

The Writing Center

Students may opt to seek additional assistance with their writing skills at the campus writing center, which is located on the first floor of the Albin O. Kuhn Library. The Writing Center, directed by Elaine MacDougall of the English Department, offers walk-in one-on-one tutoring for any writing assignment at any stage with trained, certified peer tutors. Tutors are available to help students with the generation of ideas, organization, spelling and grammar, and a wide array of other writing issues. Click here for the Writing Center website and additional information or here to schedule an appointment for tutoring with Writing Center staff. Staff can also be reached at x53126.

The English Language Institute

The English Language Institute is an important resource for students whose first language is not English. The center offers a wide variety of both courses and programs, including tutorials as well as conversation partners. Students less familiar with the English language are encouraged to use this resource throughout the academic semester. Click here for the English Language Institute website and additional information. Staff can also be reached at x52831 or via E-mail at

Student Support Services (SDS)

Student Disability Services (SDS) is dedicated to providing equal access educational opportunities for all students with documented disabilities and to eliminating any discriminatory obstacles that may disadvantage students based on disability. SDS is the UMBC department designed to: receive and maintain confidential files of disability-related documentation, certify eligibility for services, determine reasonable accommodations, develop with each student plans for the provision of such accommodations, and serve as a liaison between faculty members and students regarding disability-related issues. Click here for the Student Disability Services myUMBC group and additional information. Staff can also be reached at x52459 or x53250.

UMBC Counseling Center

Counseling services offer students individual, couples, and group counseling as well as a number of invaluable workshops including the Skills for Success workshop (addressing time management and other issues such as test anxiety) and the Major Decisions workshop (designed to help students with academic and career direction). These serves can be beneficial to students throughout the semester as we strive for excellence. Click here for the UMBC Counseling Center website and additional information. Staff can also be reached at x52472.