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Sophomore Year

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The sophomore year can be a time of uncertainty and students may experience a “sophomore slump.” And it’s no wonder!  Sophomores experience a whole new set of stressors than they did during the first year. The thrill of the first year has faded and your student may be questioning some of the choices they made, they may think that everyone else has their future figured out, and they may feel added pressure from you to choose a specific path. And in the midst of it all, some may wonder if UMD is the right place for them. There is also added pressure to declare a major, find an internship, identify study abroad and/or service-learning opportunities, and more.  The academic pressures increase, while the energy levels decrease.

In this year of soul-searching, it is important for sophomores to stay active and connected to the university community. Whether through involvement in student activities, or sporting some Terp Pride at one of our football games, these connections and supports will serve students through their “sophomore slump” and throughout their career at Maryland.

After their freshman year of exploration, the sophomore year is a time for students to find direction, and to start to move toward graduation with a chosen major. This year is also a time for students to begin to consider their future after college, and start to look into opportunities to explore their career aspirations. Encourage your student to identify and pursue some goal-centered activities to help explore some of their interests. Also be aware that your student may lean on you more this year as a support system to help him or her through what can be a confusing and overwhelming time for many students. Your advice and guidance, as well as your role as a mentor, will help anchor your student and propel them to have a successful year.

 “Do good and be well” should be the mantra for the year.

Note: Students will no longer receive mid-semester/Early Warning Grades.

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UMD requires that all undergraduate students taking 6 or more credits have health insurance. Students are required to provide proof of health insurance by completing an on-line waiver once each academic year. Many students are covered on a family plan and do not need to purchase additional insurance from the university. Be sure your student completes the online waiver to prevent automatic enrollment in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

The University of Maryland has had a long and rich relationship with its collegiate fraternities and sororities stretching back more than 100 years.  As an important component of the co-curricular programs for undergraduate students, fraternities and sororities have supported the central mission of the University by providing an enriched out-of-class living/learning experience since they were first founded here on campus back in 1913.

College is often the first time a student has complete responsibility for his or her own nutrition.  Although college life often conjures up visions of mid-night pizza deliveries, mini-fridges filled with greasy takeout food containers or 3:00 am raids of the vending machines, there are still ways a student can enjoy the college experience and stay well nourished.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

The University Health Center is proud to introduce parents and families to a new student organization, Terps for Recovery (TFR). 

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.

Aug 28 : First day of Fall Semester classes
Sep 04 : Labor Day - University offices closed
Sep 11 : Last day to drop/add courses
Sep 13 to Sep 14
: First Look Fair

The First Look Fair is one of the longest running involvement traditions at the University of Maryland.  The event is host to more than 500 student clubs and organizations, campus departments and services, local vendors, and community service agencies. The festive atmosphere is the perfect place to gather resources, learn more about how to get involved, and connect with other students with similar interests.

Sep 19 to Sep 20
: Fall Career & Internship Fair

The Fall Career & Internship Fair is a part of a larger 4 day campus-wide, career fair week event, which kicks off our fall recruiting season and offers the opportunity to interact with thousands of talented Terps from all majors, seeking full-time and internships positions.