Tawakalitu A.

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

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

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.

I chose UMBC because...

The fantastic scholars' programs! The Linehan Artist Scholarship, for example, is one amongst a diverse range of scholarships UMBC has to offer. The Linehan Artist Scholars program is a four-year scholarship and mentorship program for visual, musical, and performing artists (dance & theatre).

What makes UMBC home?

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.

During my first semester, I wish I would have known...

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.

I'm passionate about...

rollerskating Crocheting Digital Art

I'm involved with...

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