The Mosaic

The Commons: 2B23 (2nd Floor Commons) | 410-455-2686

Opening on February 2, 2004, The Mosaic: Center for Culture and Diversity (Originally named UMBC’s Multicultural Center) is dedicated to creating an environment that supports cross-cultural education and collaboration at UMBC. This space was created out of the work of students, staff, faculty, alumni, and community partners that saw the need for a student-centered space for cultural learning and identity development after the disbandment of The Office of Multicultural Affairs. The Mosaic’s commitment is to empower all UMBC to be culturally conscious and informed members of our community. Doubling as a lounge and office space, this space is rarely empty. Guests frequently have discussions about their hot topics in pop culture, media, or sharing their personal experiences. A safe and inclusive space for all UMBC community members of all backgrounds, The Mosaic strives to develop innovative programs and initiatives that celebrate cultural diversity, equality, and social justice. This space is open and staffed year-round. The Mosaic is reservable upon request after hours of operations.

Hours Of Operations

Fall and Spring

  • Monday – Tuesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Wednesday: 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.
  • Thursday – Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
  • Weekends: Closed

Summer and Winter

  • Monday – Friday: 10 a.m. – 2 p.m.
  • Weekends: Closed

To honor our history and celebrate our future and as Initiatives for Identity, Inclusion, and Belonging continues to grow, The Mosaic’s 15 was created on February 12, 2019, to mark the completion of The Mosaic’s 15th Anniversary. The then Student Diversity and Inclusion team offered fifteen aspirations as commitments that we will work on for the following 15 years that promote our social justice-infused, intersectionality-based equity, access, and inclusion-based education.