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Freshman Year

First Year info graphicThe freshman year for a college student is a time of transition—including adjusting to life away from home, learning how to manage their own time, developing new study skills, making friends, getting involved in clubs/organizations, and the list goes on. In the classroom, students are experiencing new teaching styles, larger classes, and different degrees of course difficulty.  All of these experiences and challenges, many of which happen simultaneously, can be overwhelming but lead to an enormous amount of growth.

By the numbers… click the photo on the right to learn more about why the first year is such a big deal. Infographic courtesy of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute Your First College Year survey.

Support from parents and family can play an important and helpful role during this critical year.  The following is a list of what parents and family members can expect during the first year, and ways that you can support your student.

 

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Whether it’s medical school, graduate school, or the job market, interviewers have been working diligently to admit and accept the most academically qualified candidates. 

Are you worried that when you talk to your student on the phone, they seem to be doing anything but studying? Or conversely, do they seem to be studying all the time? The truth is students can't and shouldn't work and study every chance they get. Click here to learn 6 ways your Terp can become more active and successful!

Prudent universities everywhere are turning to bike shares to solve their transportation needs, and the University of Maryland is no exception. Here’s everything you need to know about this important and exciting facet of our transportation network.

Monday, February 6, 2017

The Department of Resident Life is committed to providing on-campus housing to the greatest number of students possible. Looking ahead to next fall, we recommend that you begin considering next year's housing plans with this outlook in mind.

Friday, September 23, 2016

Learn how the university is prepared for Mumps on campus.

Thursday, September 29, 2016

The 2015 Annual Safety and Security Report is available for your review. Statistics comparing crime over the previous three years are outlined in the report. 

Mar 08 : Giving Day

Arts. Scholarships. Action learning. Innovative teaching. Life-saving research discoveries. Your gifts to the University of Maryland have the power to influence change for our students and faculty. Whether you give $10 or $10,000 your support on Giving Day, March 8, will help bring the fearless ideas of our students and faculty to life. Join this global event and transform lives.

Mar 19 : Spring break begins
Mar 26 : Spring break ends
Apr 29 : Maryland Day