Winter New Student Orientation Schedules and Dates
(updated 11-9-16)

Please review the first year and transfer New Student Orientation program dates by college below.

Parent and Family Orientation programs will be offered only on December 9th, January 13th, January 17th, January 18th, January 19th.

Schedule information, locations, and times may change slightly without notice or as a result of a delayed opening due to inclement weather. You will receive an official printed schedule when you arrive for Orientation Program Check-In.

Please visit the Students, Parents & Families, and Arrival Guides menus above for specific New Student Orientation program and arrival information, respectively.

Winter Weather/Inclement Weather Plan

New Student Orientation follows the University of Maryland's operating/opening status. In case of inclement winter weather, please check the university's operating status prior to your program online, via UMD Alerts, and on Twitter before you arrive.

If the University of Maryland operates with a delayed opening, our office will open, and all programs scheduled for that day will begin at, that new opening time. We will see students regardless of when the university opens, even if the university has a delayed opening time after 12:00pm. If the university has a delayed opening after 12:00pm, we will be forced to cancel any scheduled Parent and Family Orientation for the day, as the remaining work day would not provide adequate time for an appropriate program experience.

If the University of Maryland is closed due to inclement weather, our office will also be closed, and all programs scheduled for that day will be cancelled and rescheduled for one of the two designated snow days (January 20th or January 23rd) in coordination with the respective advising colleges. Rescheduled program information will be posted on our website, our main phone line (301-314-8217), Twitter, and Facebook as soon as it is available.

Please call The Orientation Office at 301-314-8217 and follow us on Twitter and Facebook for the most up to date information on our operating status and rescheduled program information.

New Student Orientation Program Codes
Please consult these program codes when reviewing program dates below.

International= International students on a new F1/J1 visa and all other students
INT= International students in-country with an existing F1/J1 visa and all other students
Φ = International students only
* = Some majors may not be advising on this day-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.
^= Parent and Family Orientation program scheduled for this date. Parent and Family Orientation programs will be offered only on December 9th, January 13th, January 17th, January 18th, and January 19th.

All international students, please contact the Office of International Student & Scholar Services first regarding required arrival, New Student Orientation, and immigration information for international students.

Parent and Family Member Program Dates

Theses are the dates where a Parent and Family Member Program are offered

12/9 - 1/13 - 1/17 - 1/18 - 1/19


First Year New Student Orientation Dates

To learn more about our first year New Student Orientation programs and to register, please visit this page.

Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR)  –»

January 17th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Architecture, Planning and Preservation (ARCH)  –»

December 9th (^)

January 13th (^)

Arts and Humanities (ARHU)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 9th (^)

January 13th (^)

January 17th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Robert H. Smith School of Business (BMGT)  –»

No programs

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 9th (^)

January 13th (^)

January 18th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)(

Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

January 13th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Education (EDUC)  –»

December 9th (^)

January 17th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

A. James Clark School of Engineering (ENGR)  –»

January 17th (^)

January 18th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Philip Merril College of Journalism (JOUR)  –»

January 19th (International) (^)

Letters and Sciences (LTSC)  –»

December 9th (^)

January 17th (^)

January 18th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

School of Public Health (SPHL)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 9th (^)

January 13th (^)

January 18th (^)

January 19th (^)

Information Science (INFO)  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

If possible, please bring your laptop for registration.

January 19th (International) (^)

School of Public Policy (PUBL)  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

January 19th (International) (^)



Transfer New Student Orientation Dates

To learn more about our transfer New Student Orientation programs and to register, please visit this page.

Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR)  –»

January 11th

January 17th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Architecture, Planning and Preservation (ARCH)  –»

December 9th (^)

January 11th

January 13th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Arts and Humanities (ARHU)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 9th (^)

January 13th (^)

January 17th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Robert H. Smith School of Business (BMGT)  –»

January 12th

January 19th (International) (^)

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 2nd

January 9th

January 10th

January 12th

January 18th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 2nd (CMPS ONLY)

December 8th (CMPS ONLY)

January 9th (CMPS ONLY)

January 13th (^)

January 19th (International) (^)

Education (EDUC)  –»

December 8th

December 9th (^)

January 9th

January 11th

January 17th (^)

January 19th (^)

A. James Clark School of Engineering (ENGR)  –»

December 9th (^)

January 13th (^)

January 18th (^)

January 19th (^)

Philip Merril College of Journalism (JOUR)  –»

January 19th (International) (^)

Letters and Sciences (LTSC)  –»

December 2nd

December 8th

December 9th (^)

January 10th

January 11th

January 12th

January 17th (^)

January 19th (^)

School of Public Health (SPHL)*  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

December 9th (^)

January 10th

January 13th (^)

January 18th (^)

January 19th (^)

Information Science (INFO)  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

If possible, please bring your laptop for registration.

January 9th

January 11th

January 19th (International) (^)

School of Public Policy (PUBL)  –»

Some majors may not be advising on all dates-please call our office or check our registration system online for availability.

January 12th

January 19th (International) (^)

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