b's 2013 Baltimore college guide [Pictures]
Insider tips from area college students, for fellow students.
Image 11 of 11
University of Maryland, Baltimore County( Brian Krista / Patuxent Publishing / August 27, 2013 )
Best school events: All of the athletic events. I am a huge sports fan and love being around sports. I enjoy supporting UMBC athletics at any of the home events, including soccer, lacrosse (above), basketball and baseball. This year, since it's my senior year, I want to try and attend every home game and support other sports, such as track and field, softball and swimming.
Best non-school events: Like I said earlier, I love sports! When I can, I try and go to Orioles games with friends on student nights when the weather is nice, and this year I want to try and attend a Baltimore Ravens game when they play my hometown Cleveland Browns.
Best-hidden gem near school: Definitely Taneytown Deli & Sandwich Shoppe. If you're looking for a great breakfast or lunch sandwich, this is the place to go.
Best way to meet people: In classes and at parties. Being an athlete, I try and meet as many non-athletes through my classes.
Favorite on-campus place to study: The library or study hall for athletes. If another athlete is in one of my classes, I will study with them in study hall where we don't have to be completely silent. If I'm studying in a group, I will go to the LRC in the library.
Favorite things to do on the weekend: Working out on my own outside of volleyball workouts, going to the Inner Harbor, going to Annapolis, grilling if it's nice outside and spending time with my friends.
Must-take classes: Management 210 with Suzanne Frock, which covers the basic principles of managing a company, and Entrepreneurship 200 with Michael Rosenfeld, which is very hands-on and pertains to the real world.
What I wish someone had told me when I was a freshman: To take a variety of classes from different studies, instead of just the ones I thought I'd like. I also wish they would have told me to enjoy every moment because it does go by faster than you think. I seriously feel like I was just a freshman and now I'm going into my senior year.
Best hangout spot on campus: The Commons. This is the best place to people watch and get a variety of food on campus.
Best hangout spot off campus: Sweet Frog has the best frozen yogurt in the area and always has special deals they text if you sign up for their alerts. Chipotle is a student favorite to get away from campus food.
By Emily Witsaman, senior, media communications major