The Women’s Center is located in The Commons, Room 004.
By Car: From Hilltop Circle turn onto Commons Drive. Park in the Commons Lot (to your left as you approach campus).
By Foot: Enter the Commons from the lowest level (doors facing the Theater/Academic Services Building). The Center is to the right through the open space lobby next to the Yum Shoppe.
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The Women’s Center has the following spaces available for UMBC community members. All are welcome!
The Women’s Center operates as a safe space and brave space. Please read our brave spaces guidelines before using our space.
Our front office area includes the reception desk, a quiet study area for students, the meditation/lactation room, the director’s office, and other resources and information available for community members.
Check the welcome sign at the reception desk to see who’s working and find out if there are any lounge closures scheduled for the week.
We have condoms (internal and external), menstrual products, and a few other supplies available for those times you find yourself in need. (Please keep in mind that we rely on donations for these items!)
We have a quiet work space available for students to read or study. Students may continue to use this space during times when the lounge is closed for a meeting or event.
Our meditation/lactation room includes a hospital grade breast pump that is available for use. For more information on how to access the lactation room either during or after our hours of operation, contact the Women’s Center director.
Our meditation space was named as one of the 50 Best Campus Mediation Spaces by Best Counseling Schools.
Check out the article.
Our lounge space includes a student work table, a sitting area, and the assistant director’s office.
Most of our events and group meetings are hosted in the lounge space. When it’s not reserved for programs, the space is open for community members to study, work on the computer, eat lunch, or just relax!
The kitchenette is available for community members to have their lunch and enjoy complimentary coffee and tea.
Books and magazines are available to borrow through our lending library. Stop by the front desk to check out any reading material.
The Women’s Center lounge can be reserved for groups or departments hosting events or meetings that reflect the Women’s Center mission. All requests to reserve the lounge must be submitted through the 25Live scheduling system for processing and are subject to approval. A nominal fee may be assessed for space reservations, which helps to support Women’s Center programming and resources for the UMBC community. Please contact Women’s Center staff if you have any questions about hosting an event in the Center.