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Family Orientation

We are glad that your student is joining us at the University of Maryland, College Park (UMD). The Office of Student Orientation and Transition provides programs for both new students and their families. Family support is an important factor in student success. Our team has designed an orientation program called Terp Family Orientation for parents and family members of new Terps.

To help your student prepare for a successful transition to UMD we've developed a Family To-Do List to help you help them navigate their next steps. On that list, there are things that they must complete before Terp Family Orientation, during, and after. 

The Terp Family Orientation Program is an optional program that is separate from the New Student Orientation program. The Terp Family Orientation Program is an in person experience designed to answer your administrative, academic, and transition questions.

To register for this program, you can call our office at (301) 314-8217 or email us at Students can also register their family members when they register for their orientation.

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