Summer New Student Orientation Dates and Draft Schedules

Please view the first year and transfer New Student Orientation program dates by college below.
For Freshmen Connection Orientation programs, please click here.

You will receive an official printed schedule when you arrive for Orientation Program Check-In.

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

Parent and Family Orientation Programs will be offered during every program except May 4th, May 5th, May 8th, May 11th, August 16th-17th, and August 21st.

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

Transfer New Student Orientation Dates

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

Register online today for the TENTS Adventure Trips, just for incoming transfer students!

* = Some majors may not be advising on this day-please call our office or check our registration system for availability.

Agriculture and Natural Resources (AGNR)  –»

June 9th

June 23rd

July 28th

August 17th

August 22nd (International ONLY)

August 23rd (International & all other students)

Architecture, Planning and Preservation (ARCH)  –»

May 4th

June 16th

July 14th

August 18th

August 24th

Arts and Humanities (ARHU)*  –»

May 5th

June 9th

June 23rd

July 14th

July 21st

August 18th

August 22nd (International & all other students)

August 23rd (International & all other students)

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

June 9th

June 23rd

July 21st

July 28th

August 23rd (International & all other students)

Behavioral and Social Sciences (BSOS)*  –»

May 5th

June 9th

June 16th

June 23rd

July 14th

July 21st

July 28th

August 17th

August 21st

August 22nd

August 23rd

August 24th

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

May 4th

May 8th

June 9th

June 16th

June 23rd

July 14th

July 21st

July 28th

August 16th

August 18th

August 22nd

August 24th (International ONLY)

Education (EDUC)  –»

May 4th

May 8th

June 9th

June 16th

June 23rd

July 28th

August 22nd

August 23rd

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

May 5th

June 16th

June 23rd

July 14th

July 21st

July 28th

August 17th

August 22nd (International ONLY)

College of Information Studies (INFO)  –»

June 16th

July 14th

August 23rd (International & all other students)

Philip Merrill College of Journalism (JOUR)  –»

August 23rd

Letters and Sciences (LTSC)  –»

May 4th

May 5th

May 8th

June 9th

June 16th

June 23rd

July 14th

July 21st

July 28th

August 16th

August 17th

August 21st

August 22nd

August 23rd(International ONLY)

August 24th

School of Public Health (SPHL)*  –»

May 4th

June 16th

June 23rd

July 14th

July 28th

August 18th

August 23rd (International & all other students)

School of Public Policy (PLCY)  –»

June 23rd

August 18th

August 24th