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After Orientation Checklist

What are your next steps?

Now that you have attended New Student Orientation, you are well prepared to be an active, engaged Terp! You've become familiar with campus, registered for classes, and met current students, your peers, and academic advisors and faculty. But there are still some key additional steps to complete before starting classes, as well as some key pieces of information to review to make sure your transition to Maryland is as smooth as possible.

Below, we have listed some key dates and information to help you prepare for Maryland and beyond. More information, opportunities, and resources will be shared with you by your advising college, the Department of Resident Life, and the university via email, so please be sure to check your TerpMail account (your UMD email account) regularly for important information and official university correspondence. Also, take a moment to review our Virtual Folder for additional information, links, and more.

Please look for an email with the survey link after you have attended New Student Orientation.

The Office of Student Financial Services and Cashiering helps students manage and view bills. It is also where you will find resources for scholarships and methods to pay for tuition easily!


Pay Your Student Bill

The University of Maryland requires all new students to provide documentation of vaccinations for Measles, mumps, rubella and Tdap. Additionally, all under-graduate students must be vaccinated against meningococcal disease (MenACWY) or may request a waiver for this requirement. All new students are required to fill out the Tuberculosis (TB) risk screening.The University of Maryland requires that ALL students including credit/non-credit, degree/non-degree seeking, full-time/part-time, graduate/undergraduate, transfer and international students complete this form. Students taking all courses online or overseas are exempt from this policy. For more information, contact the University Health Center at 301-314-8114, or visit

All incoming University of Maryland students must complete two online education programs to help set them up for success. The programs are:

  1. You-MD Substance Use Prevention Training
  2. Sexual Assault Prevention Program

Students will have access to both training programs shortly before the start of the upcoming semester. 

Students will receive an email reminder from with instructions for logging on and completing the training when it is time to get started. Training programs will be accessible 24/7.

Complete the You-MD and Sexual Assault Prevention Program Required Trainings here.

Domestic undergraduate students must attest that they have health insurance by submitting an insurance waiver or enroll in the school-sponsored plan (SHIP). Please see the University Health Center's website to learn more about submitting your Health Insurance Waiver or enrolling in the school-sponsored health insurance plan (SHIP).

The waiver and enrollment process will begin on June 15th. 

Learn how to submit your transcripts by visiting the Undergraduate Admissions website on submitting documents.

Sign up for alerts by visiting the UMD Alerts website.

  • The University of Maryland offers a wide range of tutoring and academic support resources.
  • Explore TerpLink
    • Find student organizations and sign up to attend events
  • Map out your classes
    • Calculate your walking and/or biking distance by checking out UMD Maps
  • Find a Job On Campus
    • Look for student employment opportunities by visiting this website
  • Register with with Accessibility and Disability Services (ADS) (if applicable)
    • Learn how to apply for accommodations by visiting this website
  • Obtain a Parking Permit (if applicable)
  • Check out the Student Organization Resource Center (SORC) to engage with campus community leaders and find organizations that pique your interest!
  • TerpWare: Download technology that are essential for classes such as Office 365, Adobe Software, and many more for both Macs and Windows!
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