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  • The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) is a land-grant, historically black college founded in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy.   Since its beginning, the institution has had several name changes and governing bodies.  It was Maryland State College from 1948 until 1970, when it became one of the five campuses that formed the University of Maryland.  In 1988, it became a member of the then eleven campus (now thirteen) University of Maryland System, now known as the University System of Maryland.   UMES is approved by the state of Maryland and fully accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools.


    Thank you for your interest in the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. We encourage you to visit us and discover what it means to become a Hawk 4 Life!!!! While here, you will have the opportunity to speak with a representative from our admissions team as well as tour our beautiful campus.Visits are scheduled Monday through Friday at 10 am or 2 pm. To schedule group visits, please phone 410-651-8403.