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First Year Orientation Dates

Click on your Academic College below to view the possible New Student Orientation dates available. Your specific session dates can be found in the New Student Orientation web portal when clicking the register button below. 

Please note that NSO sessions close 7 days before each session. Some dates listed below may be closed due to being within 7 days of the program and/or full capacity.  With questions about registering, please contact our Office at 301-314-8217 or askorientation@umd.edu, after reviewing the Registration section below.  

2-Day: 

  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 
  • Wednesday, August 21st 

Online:

  • Friday, June 21st 
  • Tuesday, July 30th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Thursday, May 30th (FIRE)*
  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Thursday, June 13th (TerpsEXCEED)*
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd 

1-Day:

  • Monday, August 19th 
  • Tuesday, August 20th 

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 24th 
  • Monday, August 12th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 
  • Wednesday, August 21st 

Online:

  • Friday, June 21st 
  • Monday, August 12th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Thursday, May 30th (FIRE)*
  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Thursday, June 13th (TerpsEXCEED)*
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (FIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd 

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 
  • Tuesday, August 20th (International)

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 24th 
  • Monday, August 12th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Thursday, May 30th (FIRE)*
  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (FIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd 

1-Day:

  • Tuesday, August 20th 

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 24th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Thursday, May 30th (FIRE)*
  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Thursday, June 13th (Terps EXCEED)*
  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (FIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd 

1-Day:

  • Tuesday, August 20th 
  • Wednesday, August 21st  

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 24th 
  • Wednesday, July 31st 
  • Thursday, August 1st

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, June 12th - Thursday, June 13th (TerpsEXCEED)*
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*

Online:

  • Friday, June 21st
  • Wednesday, July 24th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon, Flexus/Virtus)*
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th  (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd 

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 
  • Tuesday, August 20th 

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 24th 
  • Wednesday, July 31st

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 31st
  • Monday, August 12th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*

Online:

  • Friday, June 21st (Online)
  • Monday, August 12th (Online)

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Wednesday, May 29th - Thursday, May 30th (FIRE)*
  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 10th - Tuesday, June 11th (BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Wednesday, June 12th - Thursday, June 13th (TerpsEXCEED)*
  • Monday, June 17th - Tuesday, June 18th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (FIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Wednesday, June 26th - Thursday, June 27th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th (Athletes)*
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 
  • Tuesday, August 20th 
  • Wednesday, August 21st 

Online:

  • Wednesday, July 24th 
  • Tuesday, July 30th

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Monday, June 3rd - Tuesday, June 4th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, June 5th - Thursday, June 6th (Carillon)*
  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (FIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, June 24th - Tuesday, June 25th (FIRE, UTERP)*
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 10th - Thursday, July 11th (FIRE, BioFIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Wednesday, July 17th - Thursday, July 18th  (Athletes)*

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 
  • Tuesday, August 20th 

Online:

  • Monday, August 12th

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

2-Day:

  • Thursday, June 13th - Friday, June 14th (Honors ONLY)
  • Thursday, June 20th - Friday, June 21st (FIRE, Carillon)*
  • Monday, July 8th - Tuesday, July 9th (Honors ONLY)
  • Monday, July 15th - Tuesday, July 16th (College Park Scholars ONLY)
  • Monday, July 22nd - Tuesday, July 23rd 

1-Day:

  • Friday, August 16th 

Online:

  • Tuesday, July 30th 

*Students in these designated programs are encouraged to attend a session in which their program is participating. However, those sessions are open to all students unless noted otherwise.

Registration:

Please follow the steps below to register for New Student Orientation. If you have trouble registering online or if it looks like there are no available spots, please call our office at 301-314-8217 so we can assist. 

STEPS TO REGISTER FOR NEW STUDENT ORIENTATION:

1. Accept your admissions offer and submit your enrollment deposit with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. 

2. Activate your UMD Directory ID at identity.umd.edu and set up Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)
         You may need to clear your cache to access the links above. 

3. Review & Register: Please review the following information prior to registering for New Student Orientation. Once you have reviewed and understand the information below, please click on the Register button to view your available session dates.

4. Work on your To-Do List! After registering for your New Student Orientation, make sure to work through all items on the First Year To-Do List. This should be completed at least one week prior to your New Student Orientation program. 

It takes approximately 3 business days for enrollment deposits to process before students can register for a New Student Orientation program.

New Student Orientation programs are major/academic college-specific and not all colleges and majors advise at every program. In order to be advised by the correct major, students should change their major with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions before registering for a New Student Orientation program. 

Changing Your Major After Registering for New Student Orientation

If a student chooses to change their major after they have registered for a New Student Orientation program, but before attending their program, they will need to notify the Office of Student Orientation and Transition. Students should refrain from contacting the Office of Student Orientation and Transition until after they receive a confirmation from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions that their major has been updated. 

  • Students may have to adjust their program date due to changing their major. There is no guarantee that students will get the same program date after changing their major. 

How to Change Your Intended Major

Students who wish to change their intended major should email their request to the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at ApplyMaryland@umd.edu using the subject line "Major Change Request" and include your full name, date of birth, current major and desired major in the body of the email. 

All change of major requests will be reviewed by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. For more information, visit their Freshman Admission Decisions FAQs.

  • Major change requests will take several days to be processed and student's should refrain from contacting the Office of Student Orientation and Transition until after they receive a confirmation from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions that their major has been updated.

 

Academic Advising and course registration occur during a student's New Student Orientation program. It is required for all new degree-seeking students to attend a New Student Orientation program in order to get their Mandatory Advising Registration Block removed and meet with an Academic Advisor to register for courses. Students will not be permitted to register for courses without attending a New Student Orientation program.

The Office of Student Orientation and Transition offers a separate Terp Family Orientation program for any parents, family members or supporters. 

Family members or supporters who attend will gain information about the University of Maryland and be best prepared to assist the student transition to UMD. Family members and supporters will not be able to attend any portion of the New Student Orientation program. Please see our Terp Family Orientation program page for more information about this opportunity. 

Students will not be charged for their program until AFTER they attend New Student Orientation. New Student Orientation charges will show up on the student account. Please refrain from paying for New Student Orientation until the charge appears on the student account, as paying ahead of time may complicate the payment process.

New Student Orientation is required to all new degree seeking students at the University of Maryland. It is required that student's participate in all aspects of the New Student Orientation program. Students are expected to stay for the entire duration of the program. Please do not make any plans that would conflict with attendance at your New Student Orientation.

Summer New Student Orientation Schedules

Curious about the schedule of your New Student Orientation program? Summer 2024 NSO schedules will be available soon!

See the schedule for the 2024 2-day overnight New Student Orientation. You are expected to stay for the entirety of your NSO session. 

See the schedule for the 2024 1-day New Student Orientation: 

See the schedule for the 2024 Online New Student Orientation: 

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