Winter Commencement Student Speaker
If you graduated in August 2017 or will graduate in December 2017 and received a letter inviting you to apply to be the student speaker at the University's commencement ceremony in December, see the Winter Commencement Student Speaker Application.

Solutions in Action: Counteracting Divisiveness
The goal of the series is to work together to identify steps we can take, both individually and collectively, to address the complex problem of hate, divisiveness, and intimidation on campus. For more information about the series and resource materials.

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Julie Park is New Director of Asian American Studies

The Asian American Studies Program has a new director. Julie Park succeeds Janelle Wong. More about Julie Park.

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Colonel David E. Bacot New Leader of AFROTC at UMD

Undergraduate Studies welcomes Colonel Bacot as the new commander of our AFROTC detachment.

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Eric Van Johnson is New Letters & Sciences Director

Letters & Sciences' new director and assistant dean is Eric Van Johnson. Eric succeeds Deborah Bryant upon her retirement this past June.

Book cover of March: Book Three March: Book Three by John Lewis, Andrew Aydin, and Nate Powell is the First Year Book

This year's book, March: Book Three, is a first-hand account of the Civil Rights movement.
Books are available for faculty, staff, and students in the Office of Diversity and Inclusion, Marie Mount Hall, Rm 2411.


Dr. Jerry Lewis AAP Director Lewis Awarded UMD President's Medal
Dr. Jerry Lewis, Executive Director of the Academic Achievement Programs, will be awarded the President's Medal at the Faculty-Staff Convocation on September 13, 2017. The President's Medal is the highest honor the university bestows on a member of our community.


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UGST Welcomes OMSE Program
For the past 45 years, the Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education has served undergraduate multi-ethnic students with academic support programs to increase rates of matriculation, retention, graduation, and overall GPA. OMSE joins a suite of UGST academic programs that help ensure students succeed and thrive.


National Scholarships Office logoThe National Scholarships Office announces the awarding of the prestigious Gates Cambridge and Marshall scholarships. More about these scholarships.  The National Scholarships Office and UMD are one of the top producers of Fulbright Scholars in the United States students.


For Students and for Faculty: Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students
A guide to UMD resources and new policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

The Office of Undergraduate Studies

The Office develops and directs high impact undergraduate programs and manages campus-wide policies and initiatives. Focused on student success, the Office strives to ensure every undergraduate student's access to campus courses and programs, enhancement of the academic experience, and graduation. The Office of Undergraduate Studies leads General Education, transformative teaching initiatives, and campus-wide advising guidelines and practices. The Office encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities, and Beyond the Classroom
  • Federal Fellows, Global Fellows in Washington, DC, and Hillman Entrepreneurs
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, and Air Force and Army ROTC

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Awards for Excellence in Undergraduate Education
The 2017 Awardees

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – Office of Undergraduate Studies Program Teaching Award: Dr. James Fry, Associate Professor in the School of Music, for his work in HONR278R

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – General Education Teaching AwardDr. Douglas Kern, Senior Lecturer in the Department of English, for his work in ENGL275 (Writing to be Seen: Scriptwriting for Theatre, Film, and Television), and ENGL388W (Writing Center Internship).

Non-Exempt/Exempt Undergraduate Studies Staff Award
Paulanne Walker, Coordinator for the Student Success Office

Graduate Student Staff Award
Jacqueline Guhanick, Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES) Program in the Honors College

Undergraduate Student Staff Award
Kevin Halliday, New Student Orientation

About the Teaching Awards and Past Winners


Other News of Note

ACES Recognized as a Sucessful Model for Partnership
The ACES program was highlighted in Bloomberg View as a successful model for partnership bewteen business and academia.

Discover internships on and off-campus — for credit or not, your first-stop to find out what UMD offers you. More on internships--»


Office of Undergraduate Studies
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email: ugst@umd.edu | phone: 301-405-9363 | fax: 301.314.9896
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