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Freshman Year

First Year info graphicThe freshman year for a college student is a time of transition—including adjusting to life away from home, learning how to manage their own time, developing new study skills, making friends, getting involved in clubs/organizations, and the list goes on. In the classroom, students are experiencing new teaching styles, larger classes, and different degrees of course difficulty.  All of these experiences and challenges, many of which happen simultaneously, can be overwhelming but lead to an enormous amount of growth.

By the numbers… click the photo on the right to learn more about why the first year is such a big deal. Infographic courtesy of UCLA’s Higher Education Research Institute Your First College Year survey.

Support from parents and family can play an important and helpful role during this critical year.  The following is a list of what parents and family members can expect during the first year, and ways that you can support your student.

 

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The safety, health, and well-being of each and every resident is a matter of utmost concern for the Departments of Resident Life and Residential Facilities at the University of Maryland.  Our comprehensive Moisture Control Plan to address high humidity that may occur in the future is tailored to each affected residence hall.

As we complete this academic year, the Departments of Resident Life and Residential Facilities are looking to the year ahead, and to welcoming new and returning Terps to campus in the fall. We want to update you on our efforts to address moisture issues in our residence halls and share the most up-to-date information about our past and upcoming work.

Ya estamos en plena temporada de resfriados, gripes y virus, y usted quizá ya es consciente de que hubo varios casos de infecciones de Adenovirus entre nuestros estudiantes durante el semestre pasado y las vacaciones.

Monday, March 25, 2019

The University of Maryland has named Georgina Dodge, PhD as Vice President of Diversity and Inclusion.

Katherine Tully, Ph.D., assistant professor of Plant Science and Landscape Architecture at the University of Maryland, was recently awarded $1.1 million by the National Institute for Food and Agriculture (NIFA) to further her research on sea-level rise and saltwater intrusion on Maryland's Eastern Shore. 

Monday, June 25, 2018

The University of Maryland has named Damon Evans as Athletic Director of the Maryland Terrapins.

Oct 18 to Oct 20 : Family Weekend 2019

Join parents and families from around the country as we celebrate the university's 39th annual Family Weekend. Save the dates for Family Weekend: October 18-20, 2019! Registration opens August 20th at 9:00 AM EST! 

Oct 27 to Nov 03 : Homecoming 2019

Homecoming week is packed with the best the University of Maryland has to offer: Thrilling athletics. Football tailgates. Mouthwatering eats. Laugh-till-you-cry comedy. New and renewed connections. And a triple scoop of fearless ideas, topped with Terp pride.

Nov 27 to Dec 01 : Thanksgiving Break
Dec 09 : Last Day of Classes
Dec 10 : Reading Day