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Sam R.

Tour Guides and Grit Guide at University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Class of 2025

Hometown: Centreville, MD

Major: Biology


I chose UMBC because...

I went to a previous college that was much too expensive and also just ended up not being as STEM focused as I wanted. UMBC was highly recommended by people close to me, and when I toured the ILSB I just knew this was where I wanted to go.

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

That meal swipes can be used at other places than for the approved meal deals. I missed out on so much.

My most memorable UMBC experience was...

Recently, in fencing, I scored my first touch! As a complete beginner, I was very proud and people were congratulating me and also giving me advice on how to be better. It really made me feel like I belonged.

My advice to prospective students...

Don't burn yourself out. Make time for things other than academics.

I'm passionate about...

CATS crafts Fencing Sciences Video Games

I'm involved with...

Fencing Hillel
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