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Welcome New Students to
The University of Maryland

We are excited to welcome you to the Maryland family. At New Student Orientation, you will meet with an academic advisor, connect with other new students and an Orientation Advisor, and register for classes. Our program is designed to prepare you for the academic rigor at UMD, introduce you to Terp traditions, and acquaint you with our campus resources.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! 



Complete required steps prior to your registration and arrival. Get started with the Students menu at the top of this page.

View our Arrival Guide for everything to assist you in your New Student Orientation experience – from our mobile app to required forms to parking information.

Summer 2015 New Student Orientation program dates are available here.

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Orientation Virtual Folder

Following New Student Orientation, view and download important handouts and information from the Virtual Folder to help you, and your family, get started on campus.