The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), located in Princess Anne, Maryland, has a rich history dating back to its founding in 1886. Established as a land-grant institution under the Second Morrill Act, UMES began as a school dedicated to providing practical education in the mechanical arts and agriculture, particularly for African Americans in the region. Over the years, it has evolved into a comprehensive university, maintaining its commitment to educational excellence and inclusivity.
Today, UMES is a dynamic 4-year public land-grant university with an enrollment of 2,518 students. It offers a wide range of academic programs, including certificates, Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctor's degrees. The university is renowned for its majors, including Aviation, Pharmacy, Agriculture, Hotel and Restaurant Management, Engineering, and Computer Science. These programs embody the university's motto, "Soar Above and Beyond," encouraging students to reach new heights in their academic and professional pursuits.
In athletics, UMES competes in NCAA Division I as part of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). The university's athletic teams, known as the Hawks, proudly wear the school colors of maroon and gray, representing the spirit and resilience of the UMES community. The campus's town setting, combined with the availability of campus housing, offers students a close-knit, supportive environment conducive to learning and personal growth.
NCAA Division I - Mid-Eastern Athletic (MEAC)
Team Name: Hawks