Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County
Class of 2022
Hometown: Marriottsville, MD
Major: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
it is close to home and financially affordable.
the summer leading up to the start of my freshman year, I attended the commuter retreat and I met one of my closest friends. Also, the UMBC students that were leading the retreat were incredibly welcoming and genuine. It left a very large impression on me and it allowed me to gain more confidence about shaping my college experience into a positive and successful one.
The library pond is one of my favorite places to sit and relax when it is nice and sunny outside when I have some time free time.
Pho Saigon is one of my favorites. They even give a discount to UMBC students (on a certain day) when you show your student ID.