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Transfer Registration & Schedules

Transfer Orientation Dates

If you are a Spring 2023 admitted student to the College of Letters and Sciences, you must register for Orientation via this form.

Click on your academic college to view the possible dates for your New Student Orientation program. Please note that not all dates listed below are available. Your final available in person dates can be found on the New Student Orientation web portal! If you would like to register for an online New Student Orientation program, please call our office at 301-314-8217, after reviewing the Registration section below. 

In-Person 

  • Thursday, January 19th
  • Friday, January 20th

Online 

  • Wednesday, January 18th

In-Person 

  • Friday, December 9th - closed
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • Monday, January 23rd

Online

  • Wednesday, January 18th

**Not all of these program dates are available for all ARHU majors. Please log on to the Orientation Web Portal to see which dates are available for your specific major

In-Person 

  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • Friday, January 20th (International Students Only)

Online 

  • Friday, December 2nd - closed
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • Monday, January 23rd

**Not all of these program dates are available for all BSOS majors. Please log on to the Orientation Web Portal to see which dates are available for your specific major

In-Person 

  • Thursday, January 19th
  • Friday, January 20th

Online 

  • Monday, January 23rd

In-Person 

  • Friday, January 20th

Online 

  • Thursday, December 8th - closed
  • Thursday, January 12th

**Not all of these program dates are available for all CMNS majors. Please log on to the Orientation Web Portal to see which dates are available for your specific major

In-Person 

  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Thursday, January 19th

Online 

  • Thursday, January 12th
  • Wednesday, January 18th
  • Monday, January 23rd

In-Person 

  • Friday, January 13th

Online 

  • Thursday, December 8th - closed
  • Monday, January 23rd

In-Person 

  • Friday, December 9th - closed
  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Friday, January 20th

 

In-Person 

  • Tuesday, January 17th

Online 

  • Wednesday, January 18th

In-Person 

  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Thursday, January 19th
  • Friday, January 20th

Online 

  • Friday, December 2nd - closed
  • Thursday, December 8th - closed
  • Wednesday, January 11th
  • Thursday, January 12th
  • Tuesday, January 17th
  • Monday, January 23rd

In-Person 

  • Tuesday, January 10th
  • Friday, January 13th
  • Friday, January 20th

Online 

  • Thursday, December 8th - closed
  • Wednesday, January 18th

In-Person 

  • Thursday, January 19th

Online 

  • Wednesday, January 18th

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).

3. Become COVID Compliant: Upload your COVID-19 Vaccine Card & Boosters OR Exemption to the Keep Safe Portal. For questions or inquiries about COVID Compliance, please visit this form

4. 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 at the bottom of the page. If you are registering for an online New Student Orientation program, you must call our office at 301-314-8217. Online New Student Orientation dates will not appear on the online registration portal. 

5. Work on your To-Do List! After registering for your New Student Orientation, make sure to work through all items on the Transfer 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. 

Before registering for New Student Orientation, incoming students are REQUIRED to be in compliance with the COVID-19 Vaccination Policy.

Students will need to upload their COVID-19 Vaccine Card & Boosters OR Exemption to the Keep Safe Portal before registering for a New Student Orientation program. Students must remain in compliance from the time they register for New Student Orientation until they attend the program. If a student is not in compliance, a registration block will be placed on their account, making them ineligible to register for classes and attend their New Student Orientation program. Students who are not compliant within 10 days of their New Student Orientation program, will be cancelled and asked to reschedule for a different program date. For questions or inquiries about COVID Compliance visit this form

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 this change. 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 "Change of Major Request". 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 occurs 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 Orientaiton program. 

The Office of Student Orientation and Transition offers a separate Terp Family Orientation program for any parents, family members or supporters. We recommend that at least one family member attends the Terp Family Orientation program to 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. Specific program fees and FAQs regarding fees and payment can be found on our Paying for New Student Orientation page. 

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. 

  • 1-day programs will begin at 7:45AM with Check-In and end around 4:00PM.
  • Online programs will begin at 9:00AM and will end around 4:00PM (dependent upon college)

New Student Orientation Schedules

Curious about the schedule of your New Student Orientation program? Full schedules can be found below.

  • 1-day programs will begin at 7:45AM with Check-In and end around 4:00PM.
  • Online programs will begin at 9:00AM and will end around 4:00PM (dependent upon college)

One Day New Student Orientation Program Schedule One Day New Student Orientation Program Schedule

Online Orientation Schedule

9:00AM - 9:30AM: Meet Your OA *

9:30AM - 10:30AM: Terp Life Presentation *

10:30 AM - 4:30PM: Meet Your College, Academic Advising, & Course Registration**

* A Zoom link for Meet Your OA and the Terp Life Presentation will be sent to students one week prior to their New Student Orientation Program by their assigned Orientation Advisor. 

** Zoom links, instructions, and detailed schedules for Meet Your College, Academic Advising, & Course Registration, will be send by your academic college via email. 

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