Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Class of 2023
Hometown: Severn, MD
Major: Political Science
UMBC highlights having a very close community. I really felt like the institution itself cares about their students and tries to help them as much as they can. I also love that my fellow students are just as or more academically focused as I am and I feed of off other people's energy to encourage myself.
UMBC is such a tight knit community. A home is a place where you can feel comfortable and safe. For me, a home is just an environment where you can be free and can be yourself. This how I feel when I'm in UMBC, I feel comfortable enough to be my complete unadulterated self and everyone around me is the same.
I love IHU classes, they are so helpful and a good way to unwind and still retain information about the campus. My IHU class actually went on a scavenger hunt which is how I found some of my favorite hangout places on campus and student resources that I would've been too scared to look for myself.
I wish I knew that I can reserve study spaces in ILSB, which in my opinion is the nicest building.