Office of Student Experience

Find your place at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

Your college years are about more than just academics. They’re also about making memories, building relationships, and having fun. The Office of Student Experience is here to help you do all of that—and more. Getting involved in college clubs and organizations is a great way to make your experience special.

With our wide range of student leadership, college clubs and organizations, community service opportunities, and cultural and social events, there’s something for everyone at UMES.

Join a student organization and you’ll:

  • Make new friends from all over the world
  • Develop leadership skills and abilities
  • Learn how to work as part of a team
  • Set and achieve goals
  • Share your time and talents

We’re here to help you find your place on campus and make the most of your college years. We’re not just about fun and games! Our office trains leaders and helps create informed citizens.

About the Office of Student Experience

Student Experience is a team of professional staff members who are committed to promoting and facilitating activities and leadership development for the UMES community.

We advise and support many college clubs and organizations, campus programs, and activities. Involvement in student organizations helps promote your learning and growth while at the university. The experiences you have outside the classroom often complement what’s happening inside the classroom.

We offer:

  • Leadership skills such as organization, delegation, and team-building
  • Communication skills, especially the ability to solve problems, overcome challenges, and present potential solutions to fellow students, faculty, and staff
  • Ways to successfully balance academic interests with student organizations and personal interests
  • Personal identity through exploration of various experiences, lifestyles, and values
  • Activity and event programming, scheduling, and evaluation

Mission Statement

Student Experience is committed to providing educational, cultural, social, recreational, and leadership opportunities to our students.

We strive to develop and employ strategies that are responsive to the diverse needs of the university community and foster an environment that boosts retention and graduation rates.

As an extension of the educational process, it is the vision of Student Engagement to enhance the opportunities for students to explore their individual skills and talents. By encouraging personal growth through participation in leadership experiences and student organizations, university activities, and community service projects, we are preparing students for a competitive global society.

The Office of Student Experience provides many opportunities for students, including student leadership opportunities, Greek life, clubs/organizations, community service, commuter affairs, intramural sports and recreation, as well as many cultural and social student events.

Your college years prepare you not only academically, but socially as well. There are many benefits to joining a student organization, including making new friends, developing leadership skills and abilities, working as part of a team, learning to set and achieve goals, and sharing your time and talents, as well as having fun! As you begin to take advantage of the opportunities available to you at UMES, you will discover that the more involved you are, the more you will benefit from it and the more meaningful your college experience will be.

Connect with UMES

The more involved you are, the more you’ll get out of your college experience. So what are you waiting for? Come visit the Office of Student Experience today and start creating memories that will last a lifetime.

Office of Student Experience

Student Services Center, Suite 2104

Princess Anne, Maryland 21853 Phone: 410-651-6434

Take the Next Step

Not yet a student at UMES but interested in learning more? Visit the links below to learn how to apply or how to enroll.

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