New Student orientationTERPS

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 Terps, and register for classes. Our program is designed to prepare you for the academic rigor at UMD, introduce you to Maryland traditions, and acquaint you with campus resources. We look forward to seeing you on campus soon!

All first year students are required to attend a New Student Orientation program.

Visit the first year page for more information.

Next Steps Next Steps:
 1. Accept the Admissions offer, and submit your enrollment deposit

 2. Set up your Directory ID and password

 3. Find out more about Registration!
   - Orientation registration will open in late February!

 4. Prepare for New Student Orientation!

Transfer students are required to attend a 1-day New Student Orientation program.

Visit the transfer page for more information.

Next Steps Next Steps:
 1. Accept the Admissions offer, and submit your enrollment deposit

 2. Set up your Directory ID and password

 3. Register for New Student Orientation
   - Find out more about Registration!

 5. Prepare for New Student Orientation!

Orientation dates will open on March 1!

Visit the Freshmen Connection page for more information.

Parents & Families are welcome and encouraged to join us for our Terp Family Orientation program. This program is separate from the student's program. Our staff and the university are here to provide transitional resources and presentations to the parents and families of new Terps.

Having a student beginning college or transferring from one school to another is simultaneously exciting and stressful, and, due to its size, navigating the University of Maryland may seem daunting. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit the  Office of Parent & Family Affairs website.

To learn more about our Terp Family Orientation Program visit our Parents & Families page.



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Meet the Orientation Advisors and Program Registrars that will be assisting you with your journey to becoming a part of the Terp Family!