University of Maryland University College (UMUC) will host a ribbon cutting ceremony on Wednesday, Sept. 26, in celebration of its new location — UMUC at Quantico. On hand to cut the ribbon and offer remarks will be Javier Miyares, UMUC acting president. UMUC at Quantico — designed to help meet the educational needs of the more than 12,000 military members and dependents stationed at Marine Corps Base Quantico and the surrounding community — will open to the public on Oct. 1.
UMUC at Quantico will serve the regional community by providing instruction based on the area’s workforce development needs, including undergraduate degree programs in cybersecurity and criminal justice, and graduate degrees in business administration, management and IT. The 7,830-square-foot space in a new three-story building, located just outside the south gate of Marine Corps Base Quantico, will feature a full student service center offering academic and financial advising, degree mapping, veteran’s benefits guidance, transfer credit information, computer classrooms and space for special events. Scholarships are available to qualifying servicemembers and community college transfer students.
UMUC at Quantico will also allow students from Germanna and Northern Virginia Community College, institutions that have signed articulation agreements with UMUC, to take advantage of on-site courses. Local partnerships, including an alliance with the Prince William Chamber of Commerce, will offer some members a discount on UMUC coursework.
Wednesday, Sept. 26, 2012
Program will begin at 11:30 a.m.
UMUC at Quantico
Quantico Corporate Center
525 Corporate Drive
Stafford, VA 22554