Grit Guide and Visual and Performing Arts Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Class of 2023
Hometown: Manchester, MD
Major: Graphic Design
Concentration: Visual Arts
Keep a digital schedule. You can have it in addition to a physical calendar, but I find a digital schedule is more flexible. If you're in class and your professor changes assignments, you can easily swap things around and plan for your week ahead.
The night of the Homecoming bonfire. All my friends came (even my friends who live off campus). It was great to have everyone in one place doing something together.
The people. The students of UMBC are a tight-knit group of very focus-minded individuals. You can really be yourself at UMBC because there's a place for everyone.
About all the resources available in the visual art department. There's a lot of equipment and labs, like open studio spaces and camera gear. But it took some time for me to figure out all the different technology and schedules. I would recommend that if you're ever confused about these things, ask for help from your professors.