Welcome to the University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES)! On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management, we are delighted you have decided to join the UMES community and Hawk Nation. Admissions to UMES carries with it the presumption that students will conduct themselves as responsible members of our community of scholars, excel academically, be civically engaged on and beyond campus, strive for the highest levels of human dignity, and respect the University's diverse educational environment. As a Division, we strive to be student-centered; thus, we are committed to lifelong learning and developing innovative programs and services that drive you to your intellectual and creative limits.
To get the most out of your experience at UMES, I want you to understand that 80% of your intellectual, social, and academic development takes place outside of the classroom; therefore, I encourage you to get connected and become involved in all aspects of your college life. Your presence on our beautiful campus is our most valued asset; moreover, you bring a wealth of talent and unique qualities that contribute towards making UMES a dynamic learning community. The Student Affairs' educators within the Division are proactive leaders, who are committed to preparing you to live, work, and succeed in a global society.
Please make use of all the programs and services available throughout the university. Being involved on campus is an expectation, and I hope you will actively pursue the broadest and most rewarding student experience possible. Furthermore, note that my Student Affairs' team is here to assist you in your educational pursuits and ready to address any concern you may have during your stay at UMES.
Again, welcome and we are grateful for the privilege of being a part of your developmental experience. Hawk Pride...Catch It!
Dr. D. Jason DeSousa
Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management