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Senior Year

Maryland Seniors photo with President Loh

Senior year is a time of finalization, reflection, and transition. In addition to wrapping up coursework, many students are also completing internships and conducting a search for graduate school or full-time employment. While balancing these responsibilities, students also spend time celebrating and reflecting on their college careers, checking off items on their UMD or College Park “bucket list” by attending university and community events. As the year’s end approaches, students prepare for a major transition; in a short time, they will be saying “see you later” to familiar faces and environment. Families can provide important emotional and practical support during this transition.

The senior mentality seems to be “work hard, play hard” as students balance completing their degree requirements and solidifying post-graduation plans with soaking in last opportunities and festivities. Senior students might also battle occasional lapses of motivation commonly known as “senioritis.” Many students will be excited to celebrate their post-graduation arrangements, but students without firm post-graduation plans might feel directionless or worried. With Commencement seemingly around the corner, a bittersweet feeling combines students’ real-world trepidation with readiness for their next steps.

As your student searches for job or graduate school opportunities, encourage both proactivity and patience, and remind them of the many resources available to aid with their job search. Seek opportunities to scaffold independence for your student. If they haven’t already learned, teach them about bill paying and other processes, and transfer more responsibility to them to prepare them for full independence after graduation. If applicable, discuss student loan repayment. Finally, attend Commencement and celebrate your student’s achievements!

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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