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!

Welcome to college! First-year students are required to attend a 2-day New Student Orientation program. These programs run from late May through late July.

Visit the first year page for more information.

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
   - View program dates and schedules
    - Register for a program

 4. Prepare for New Student Orientation!

Welcome to UMD! Transfer students are required to attend a 1-day New Student Orientation program. These programs occur regularly throughout the summer.

Visit the transfer page for more information.

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
   - View program dates and schedules
    - Register for a program

 4. Prepare for New Student Orientation!


Parents & Families are welcome and encouraged to join us for an Orientation program. This program is separate from the student's program, and our staff and the university are here to provide transitional resources to the parents and families of new entering Maryland students as your family goes through the college transition together. 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.



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Meet our staffstaff

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

Ian

Ian Goralczyk is a Senior Chemistry major from Hampstead, MD

Ian Goralczyk

Team Leader
Melanie

Melanie McLean is a Junior Special Education major from North Potomac, MD.

Melanie McLean

Team Leader
Connor

Connor Peterson is a Junior Government & Politics and Public Policy major from Dunkirk, MD.

Connor Peterson

Team Leader
Sohpie

Sophie Yang is a Junior Math and Secondary Education major from Rockville, MD.

Sophie Yang

Team Leader