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:
 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


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

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


Freshmen Connection students are required to attend a Freshmen Connection Orientation program. These dates will open for registration on March 1.

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

 2. Set up your Directory ID and password

After March 1
 3. Enroll in Freshmen Connection

 4. Register for New Student Orientation
   - View program dates and schedules
   - Register for a program

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. To learn more about how you can get involved, visit the Office of Parent & Family Affairs website.



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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!