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Homecoming 2023
get ready to reach for the stars


UMGC Homecoming 2023 is quickly approaching! As we get closer to the kickoff of this year’s global celebration, we want to make sure you are familiar with all the ways you can connect with your UMGC community during this year’s Homecoming celebrations. 

How to Participate

UMGC students, alumni, faculty and staff can participate in Homecoming 2023 by registering for one of this year’s global celebrations. Whether you are joining during one of the in-person events in the USA, Germany, or Okinawa, or joining one of nine Homecoming Open Houses, this year’s Homecoming celebrations offer many ways to connect. Learn more about this year’s Homecoming 2023 schedule.


Unable to make it to an in-person celebration? For the first time ever, Homecoming will reach beyond the world we know and venture into the UMGC Metaverse - an immersive 3D virtual experience where you can join a shared space using an avatar through a computer, tablet, mobile device, or virtual reality headset.   
Want to learn more about how to participate in an event in the UMGC Metaverse? Join us on Thursday, October 12 for the Metaverse Quick Tips webinar to:

  • Learn how to create and customize your avatar.

  • Pick up a few dance moves for your avatar.

  • Navigate and explore Homecoming spaces in the Metaverse.

  • Discover how to make the most of your networking experience.

  • Most importantly, have some fun!

Networking Opportunities

UMGC Homecoming 2023 offers multiple ways for you to network with your global UMGC community this fall. In addition to Homecoming celebrations, we invite you to join us on Monday, October 16 from 7–8 p.m. Eastern for the Virtual Networking Hour hosted in the UMGC Metaverse. Join us to connect with UMGC faculty and staff from your academic school — Business, Cybersecurity and Information Technology, and Integrative and Professional Studies. During the Virtual Networking Hour, you will:

  •  Create your avatar and enjoy exploring the virtual networking lounges.
  • Expand your network by connecting with fellow UMGC students, alumni, faculty and staff. 

  • Learn how your UMGC academic schools are continuing innovative work to empower and improve our community.

  • Find out about different UMGC resources and benefits available to you.

  • Do not miss your opportunity to connect. Register today!

Spirit Week  

Join your UMGC community and show off your school pride as we show the world how UMGC spans the globe and beyond during Spirit Week 2023 [hyperlink to piece on website once posted]. This year's theme, "Reach for the Stars," invites you to celebrate your achievements and to keep dreaming as you set your sights on your next goals. 

Here is your Spirit Week 2023 schedule:

  • Monday, October 16: Metaverse Monday - Dive into the Virtual Universe

  • Tuesday, October 17: Together Tuesday - Share Your Supportive Network

  • Wednesday, October 18: Where are you Wednesday 

  • Thursday, October 19: Throwback Thursday - Reflect on Past Experiences

  • Friday, October 20: Future Friday - Share Your Aspirations 

Learn more on how you can participate in this exciting week of celebration and connection, and chances to receive a UMGC-branded Stanley tumbler!

We look forward to connecting with you for UMGC’s Homecoming 2023 as we continue to reach for the stars and beyond…because at UMGC, the sky is never the limit!