The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) works with you throughout your years at the School of Dentistry (UMSOD). Staff members in the OSA are available to provide guidance and offer assistance by collaborating with services at the School, UMB campus, and community.
If you experience personal or professional-related concerns during your time at UMSOD, you may contact the OSA for assistance. The OSA provides one-on-one advising for concerns related to career, health, wellbeing, legal, employment, housing, or other personal problems. In general, staff in the OSA offer guidance and referrals to campus resources and offices to help you resolve concerns.
To help prepare you for work in the dental profession, the OSA encourages learning outside of the classroom. The OSA works with student leaders, faculty, and administrators at the School to promote student leadership, team work, effective communication, collaborative problem-solving, a culture that fosters cultural diversity and civility, inter-professionalism, accountability, and knowledge.
Please stop by and visit the OSA on the 6th Floor, Dean’s Office Suite.
OSA staff remain available to assist you.
OSA Selected Events and Opportunities
Wednesday, November 29, 2017
Study Break: 3-Week Series on Calming Your Anxious Mind will be held at the SMC Center in room 353. Learn to reduce stress and anxiety with "study" techniques. Please RSVP to this Wellness Hub event.
Friday, December 1, 2017
The Kindness Initiative, a city-wide partnership between UMB and Jheritage, will be sponsoring an opportunity to prepare a teddy bear to be given to a child recovering at UMMC or another children's hospital in Baltimore. The Kindness Initiative: Stuff 'Em With Love opportunity will be available on Friday, December 1 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm at the SMC Center on the 1st floor.
This month's Drop-In Mindfulness Meditation Session will be held on Friday, December 1 from 12:30 - 1:00 pm at the SMC Center in room 311. This monthly meditation session is organized by the Wellness Hub on the first Friday of every month. Please register for this event.
Monday, December 11, 2017
Stressbusters: Refresh with Yogic Sleep will be offered on Monday, December 11 from 12:00 - 1:00 pm at the SMC Center in room 349. Yogic sleep (a.k.a., yoga nidra) is known for being an immensely powerful meditation technique. Please register for this Wellness Hub event.
Wednesday, December 13, 2017
Interact with animals to reduce your stress! As part of Stressbusters: Puppy Love, the Wellness Hub has made arrangements for Fidos for Freedcom to bring some furry friends to the SMC Center on Wednesday, December 13 from 11:30 am - 1:30 pm in room 349, for all to enjoy.