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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.

Wednesday, October 25, 2017

Terp Family Fundamentals webinar on supporting your student's academic success.

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Terp Family Fundamentals webinar on helping your student navigate conflict.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

A letter from President Loh to incoming parents and families.

Dec 11 : Last day of Fall classes
Dec 12 : Reading Day
Dec 13 : Final exams begin