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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 to acquaint you with our campus resources.

We look forward to seeing you on campus soon! 



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

First-Year Experience Program for LGBTQ and Ally students.
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Apply to work for the Orientation Office! Find out more about the Orientation Advisor or Program Registrar positions!

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Orientation Virtual Folder

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