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Family To-Do List

Welcome to the Terp Family!

Below outlines a To-Do List for Family Members and Supporters to review in preparation for Terp Family Orientation.

Terp Trips 

Optional Parent and Family Program for Day Two

New Student Orientation is a two-day program. For parents and family members, the first day consists of numerous information sessions, meetings with staff, and question and answer sessions with students and faculty to help you understand the resources provided to you and your student here at Maryland.

You may prefer to return home or spend the second day relaxing or touring on your own. If you would rather participate in an organized, university-hosted activity that connects you with a staff member, an Orientation Advisor, and a small group of parents, a Terp Trip is for you.


The Office of Parent and Family Affairs is excited to provide  Terp Family eConnection, a communications portal to enhance your Terp family experience and customize the information you receive. The goal of Terp Family eConnection is to ensure you receive the most relevant news items and special notices at just the right time in your student's journey.

Terp Family eConnection is your one-stop-shop for:

  • Access to important news, updates, and deadlines;
  • Personalized newsletters specific to you and your student;
  • Announcements via email;
  • Sharing of updates with your student and/or friends and family.

Parent and family member emails are automatically imported as their undergraduate student enrolls at the university. Once that happens, you will receive a welcome email with instructions on how to complete the registration process.

No welcome email? Or don’t want to wait? No worries! To create an account and set-up your profile, visit:

Terp Family eConnection Portal

While completing New Student Orientation is your student's responsibility, sometimes it can be helpful to give your student a nudge. All incoming First-Year, Transfer, & Freshmen Connection students have To-Do Lists to complete in preparation for New Student Orientation. These items are REQUIRED to be completed one week prior to their orientation date. 

Encourage your student to review their To-Do List today!

First Year To-Do List Transfer To-Do List
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