After a recent visit to the University of Virginia, Jeremy Mosier, a senior at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County, returned to campus with an observation.
"You feel really integrated with the community," he said about Charlottesville, Va. "That sense of community, that whole atmosphere extends beyond the classroom. It's a really cool place."
At UMBC, the sense of community doesn't extend far beyond Hilltop Circle, the road that loops around the campus on the doorstep of Arbutus, he said.
Through a class project, Mosier, and 14 fellow students, believe they have the start to a solution to building a sense of community.