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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.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A letter from President Loh to incoming parents and families.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Congratulations to Robert Ader III on winning an academic year on-campus room and premium dining plan for 2017-2018!

Monday, March 27, 2017

The Office of Parent and Family Affairs is conducting our biennial survey of the parents/families of the university’s undergraduate students. 

La Oficina para Asuntos de Padres y Familias realiza una encuesta cada dos años a los padres/familias de los estudiantes no graduados. 

Aug 18 : Last day of Summer Session II and II-D
Aug 24 to Aug 25
: Residence Hall Move-In

Moving your student into their on-campus residence hall room, suite, or apartment is an exciting yet hectic time for new and returning students alike. Our Department of Resident Life staff will do our very best to make the move-in process as easy and simple as possible in order to help you get settled into your new home away from home.

Aug 24 to Aug 27
: New Student Fall Welcome

Fall Welcome features fun programs and events geared towards introducing your student to new friends, university resources, and the many opportunities waiting for you. New students to campus are encouraged to participate in our Fall Welcome program, a special introduction to living on campus, which begins with check-in to your student's residence hall assignment and ends on the day before classes start. The Fall Welcome program is FREE and no...

Aug 28 : Fall Move-In Deadline

All students must check-in to the residence halls by 12:00 p.m. (noon) on Monday, August 29, the first day of classes.