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2017 Parent/Family Survey | Encuesta a Padres/Familias de 2017

Help us evaluate and improve our communication, services, and programs for parents/families of undergraduate students. Participate in our biennial survey and you could win one of several great prizes. 

Terp Family Fundamentals: Housing Selection Webinar

Learn more about supporting your Terp through the housing selection process in this webinar from the Offices of Parent & Family Affairs and Resident Life.

Study Abroad Study Abroad: Within Reach and Outside the Borders

As the summer shines promisingly on the horizon, perhaps you and your family are looking forward to some travel together, maybe even to an international location. Juggling work schedules, holidays, weddings, graduations, family reunions and all the other obligations and opportunities of this season, however, complicates travel planning.

Spring Break Making the Most of Spring Break

Spring Break is upon us, and for many students the first collegiate Spring Break experience is a rite of passage. Spring Break is often a time to travel with friends to Mexico, hit the snowy slopes of the Rocky Mountains, head overseas to explore a new place, or participate in a UMD sponsored service-learning trip.

Guarantee Career Success

The spring semester is upon us and, while students should be concentrating on their academics after the long winter break, chances are that they are also preoccupied with straightening out their class schedules and preparing for March Madness. But while it may feel as if summer is a million miles away, students who are in the market for summer internships may not have as much...

Greek columns GREEK 101: What Parents Should Know

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.

Shell Icon - News Article UMD Mandatory Health Insurance (MHI) Requirement

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).

Shell Icon - News Article 6 Ways Your Terp Can Prepare for the Fair

Each year thousands of Terps and hundreds of employers collide at the largest career and internship fair of the year. The Career & Internship Fair hosts recruiters from a vast array of organizations looking to hire for full, part-time, internship and co-op positions in both tech and non-tech industries. With such a huge turnout of intelligent, ambitious and talented Terps, how can your Terp stand apart from the rest?

Evaluating Motivation and Developing Career Narratives

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. 

Holidays Home for the Holidays

As the end of the first semester approaches, students and parents anticipate the long holiday vacation. Both are excited about the holiday visit; both have clear pictures in their minds of what the visit will be like. Unfortunately, these expectations are usually not the same. Changes have been taking place across the miles--at home and at college.