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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.

Shell Icon - News Article Alcohol & Your Student: Keep the Conversation Going

As the leaves continue to change and the cooler weather settles on campus, we are reminded that the Fall semester is halfway through and Thanksgiving break is right around the corner.  When you talk with your student about academic progress, campus organizations they may have joined, registering for Spring semester classes, and the many aspects of college life, be sure to include alcohol use as part of your conversation. 

Shell Icon - News Article All about that grade...

Are you curious about your first-year student’s academic progress?  Your student should be able to share information with you soon.  All freshman students receive Early Warning Grades to provide a mid-term assessment of their academic progress and are good indicators of your student's performance.  The grades are normally reported by the tenth week of class and can be accessed online. 

Five Ways to Cultivate the Habits of an Active Terp

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!