UMBC’s facilities are clean and well built. Students can go to The Commons to grab a meal, take part in a karaoke night, see a movie, or watch a political debate. The Main Street area of The Commons is perfect for advocating important causes, promoting events, showcasing art, or sponsoring blood drives. The University Center's ground level is were two of the most popular restaurants on campus are located: Chick-fil-A and Starbucks. It is also a great hangout place where students meet to drink coffee, eat, and chat with friends. The Retrievers Activities Center, commonly known as the RAC, has an arena track, cardio balcony, fitness classes, a gym, pool, tennis court, and weight room.
The library is another great spot, and with five floors, it supplies students with plenty of study rooms. During finals and midterms, these rooms fill up fast, but luckily, students are able to access other buildings on campus to find a quiet area to focus on their studies. The Fine Arts Building offers high-tech music, photography, and dance studios for students to express their artistic talents. The Engineering building has a 24-hour computer lab where registered students are free to come and spend late hours of the night on assignments. Most UMBC classrooms are smaller, which gives students greater access to professors and a sense of intimacy during classes.