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Registration Verification

Please review the following information prior to registering for New Student Orientation.

*If you plan to change your major, you must do so before you register for New Student Orientation, as all colleges do not advise on all dates. Email Undergraduate Admissions first at to make the change and be sure to include your full name, university id number (UID), your current major and the major you wish to declare .

  1. I have read understand all of the information provided on the New Student Orientation website.

  2. Transfer Students
    •    • I understand Transfer programs during the summer (May/June/July) and winter (December/January) months are one-day programs and no housing will be provided.
    •    • Transfer and freshman 1-day program check-in begins at 8:00 AM and students will end by 4:00 PM.

  3. First-Year Students
    •    • I understand First-Year programs during the winter (December/January) months are one-day programs and no housing will be provided.

  4. I understand orientation is mandatory for all new degree-seeking students and I will therefore not make plans during my orientation program, and will complete it entirely.

  5. I understand that orientation programs are major/academic college specific and if I choose to change my major before attending orientation, I may have to adjust my orientation date. I also understand there is no guarantee I will get the same orientation date after changing my major.

  6. I understand that the University of Maryland highly encourages each student to have at least one family member attend New Student Orientation with the student so the family can gain information and be best prepared to help the student transition to UMD. I acknowledge that the student schedule is sometimes separate from the Parent and Family Orientation Program schedule. Family member housing is not provided during any programs.

  7. Health Insurance and Immunization
    •    • I understand I am required to submit an Immunization record through the health center.
    •   • I understand that I am required to have Health Insurance, and if I don't waive the Student Health Insurance Plan I will be enrolled and charged the full amount for the plan.  I understand that I can waive or enroll after I have registered for class, but before the deadline of September 15.

  8. I understand that if I am involved in a living and learning program such as Honors, Scholars, Civicus, Global Communities, etc. I am NOT required to attend a program for my living and learning program. I can sign up for any program available for my major.

  9. I understand that I must allow up to 48 hours for my enrollment deposit to process before I attempt to register for orientation. I will NOT be able to register until that payment has been processed.

  10. I understand that I will not be charged for my program until AFTER I attend New Student Orientation. I should not attempt to pay for my program until the charge for New Student Orientation shows up on my student account. Paying ahead of time may complicate that payment process. Charges and amounts can be found on the New Student Orientation website and during the following registration process.

  11. Orientation Program Costs
    First-Year 2-day Program $176
    Transfer/First-year 1-Day Program $116
    Parent/Family Member 1-Day Program $66
    Early Arrival/Late Stay (For 2-Day programs)    $40
    Orientation No-Show Fee $20
    Terp Trips(for parents of students
    attending a 2-day program)

    *For more information on Terp Trips, click here.

    As a reminder, these charges will only be posted to the student account AFTER you attend New Student Orientation

    Once you have reviewed and understand the above information, please click the shell to continue.