What is the mission of the Women’s Center?

The Women’s Center at UMBC advances gender equity from an intersectional feminist perspective through co-curricular programming, support services, and advocacy for marginalized individuals and communities. We prioritize critical social justice as our community value, with a deliberate focus on women, gender, anti-racism, and feminism.

All are welcome as long as they respect women. Their experiences. Their stories. Their potential.

During the fall and spring semesters, the Women’s Center lounge is open Monday – Thursday from 9:30am – 5pm and closed on Fridays. Our space is open during these times for community members to spend time in our lounge, attend events, or meet with our staff. Staff are available for meetings and engagements outside of these hours by appointment.

Staff are also available to provide support and services virtually. We encourage campus community members seeking virtual services to contact us through email at womenscenter@umbc.edu or via phone at 410-455-2714. Staff will generally be most available between the hours of 10am-4pm. We appreciate your patience in our response to your email or returning your phone call.

Fall & Spring Semester Hours

Monday – Thursday: 9:30am – 5pm

Friday: Closed

Summer & Winter Hours: 

Tuesday – Thursday: 10am-3pm

Monday & Friday: Closed

Hours may vary during summer and winter breaks. Please call ahead to verify availability.

The Maxine Tracy Wellness Room is our lactation room, prayer/meditation, and wellness space. Community members can make reservations or come in to use the space as needed. If you need access to the lactation room when the Center is closed but The Commons is open, please be in touch with Women’s Center staff so we can accommodate you. Email us at womenscenter@umbc.edu or call us at 410-455-2714.


Please note: UMBC is committed to creating an accessible and inclusive environment for all students, staff, faculty, and visitors. If you have difficulties accessing any of the materials on our site, please contact us so that we can provide an alternative format and remedy any accessibility challenges.


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