Current Students & Advising


Students are advised by social work faculty. All current Social Work students are assigned to a faculty advisor.

Students MUST be advised before registering for the semester.  Be on the lookout for advising announcements from the department via the listserv so you know when it’s time to come in and see your faculty advisor.  The time and day you can register for classes will be according to your credits.  You can check your registration day and time herePlease keep in mind you can be advised before you can officially register so please do not wait to see your advisor. 

If it is your first semester at UMBC you will first be advised at a selected orientation date. Please reach out to the Social Work Program after orientation to confirm assigned advisor for your remaining semesters. 

The department will be uses Google Calendar. When it’s time for advising to begin, you will receive an email containing a link to your advisor’s advising appointments.  Simply select an appointment time and hit save.

This can be changed in calendar settings.

Also- make sure that you’re using Google calendar through your UMBC email address (ends in not

You should get an email notification once your appointment is made (so will your advisor).  Notifications can be adjusted.  If you need to cancel your appointment- please do so on your calendar and “notify all guests” of your cancellation so your advisor is aware.

If you do not receive an email with a link, please contact the department (410-455-2144). You cannot register for Fall or Spring courses until you have had advising.

If you have trouble using the calendar or have any questions, please feel free to contact the main office!


Use the following form to plan out a potential schedule for your advising appointment.  Students that are unprepared for their advising appointment may be asked to reschedule.

Advising Checklist


The Listserv

It is mandatory that all current Social Work Majors subscribe to this email list.

To join the Social Work Listserv:

  1. Go to
  2. Click “Subscribe” to this group
  3. Enter your full email address

You are now signed up to receive important department updates and information from the Social Work Program!

To remove yourself :

Unsubscribe from the list by selecting the option at the bottom of any email received from the listserv.