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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!

Terp Family Fundamentals: Navigating Conflict Webinar

The Office of Parent & Family Affairs hosted the Department of Resident Life to engage families proactively in the event their student experiences roommate/community conflict. Staff spoke about how they assist students through their first roommate/community conflicts and shared their experience to help you help you student when they call home for advice.

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?

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. 

Study Group Parenting a College Student

Your student, along with eight million others, is immersed in four of the most important years of their life. It is a time that is both exciting and frightening—a period of joy, pain, discovery, and disappointment. With all that is learned and experienced, your student will no doubt leave the University of Maryland as a different person and, along the way, you will experience much of the same happiness and defeats as does your student.

Family Adjusting to College is a Family Affair

Most universities schedule orientations for both first-time college students and parents to help them cope with the changes and demands of the freshman experience. However, the reality is that a child's departure to college affects all members of the family system--not only the student who is leaving and the parents who are letting them go--but also the siblings left behind.

Alcohol Education AlcoholEdu for Parents & Families

During orientation this summer, we informed you about the AlcoholEdu for College online alcohol education course that is required by the University for all new students to complete. Instructions about the course are being sent to them via postal mail. 

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).

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.