The Elm is a dynamic, community-driven website where faculty, staff, students, and affiliates of the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) can publish, engage with, and access a variety of online content. All are welcome to participate!


Why is the site called The Elm?

The Davidge elm is the University’s historical symbol. An English elm, it stood at the corner of Lombard and Greene streets — where its sapling now stands — honoring the history of the University as the University System of Maryland’s founding campus.



An icon depicting a web browser.Dedicated pages for each of UMB’s seven schools

Find content fast for the school at which you work or study:

Dentistry | Graduate | Law | Medicine | Nursing | Pharmacy | Social Work

An icon representing a magnifying glass.Enhanced filters to access the information you need quickly

Sort by school, filter by audience, or select a content tag that most interests you.

An icon representing a trophy or award.Acknowledge others for their accomplishments

Submit an Accolade for a co-worker you appreciate, or to congratulate a student in your lab on their first authorship — big or small, these acknowledgments make a difference!

An icon depicting a lightbulb.Share your perspective on an issue that matters to you

Write a piece for the Voices & Opinions section on any subject, whether it relates to your area of expertise or is just something you're interested in.

An icon depicting an exchange of messages.See all UMB social media activity in one place

Read the conversations happening in real time across campus and discover new opportunities or events.

An icon depicting an envelope with a message inside.Elm Weekly email newsletter

All new faculty, staff, affiliates, and students are manually subscribed to the newsletter once their UMID is approved. Please allow 10 business days from your start date.

If you're outside of our campus community, you can subscribe to The Elm Weekly here.