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Junior Year

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Major decisions are made, the first two years are over, and there is a renewed sense of accomplishment for many students during their third year. This is often the time that students take time to explore and push their own boundaries, whether it’s trying out a new career through an internship, taking on more leadership positions both on and off-campus, or studying abroad. At this time in their academic career, students are often enrolling in more rigorous and specialized courses and perhaps exploring ideas for their Senior Capstone research project. Students also begin to think about their future by starting to research career opportunities or graduate school options, and begin to plan for the transitional stage of senior year. Opportunities await, and this is a great time for students to think about their life after college.

Throughout this year of exploration, it’s important that students continue to stay on track for graduation while still taking the initiative to reach forward into opportunities that can serve them in their life after Maryland. Students should seek out opportunities to engage as leaders, explore new opportunities, and prepare for their final year ahead.

Junior year is an opportunity for parents to help propel students out of their comfort zones and encourage them to explore and reach higher. Parents can help provide guidance and share their own experiences in beginning the job search and/or graduate school application process, and help students begin this transitional phase of their lives.

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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.