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University's Incentive Awards Program Joins Undergraduate Studies

The Office of Undergraduate Studies is pleased to welcome the University of Maryland Incentive Awards Program to our community of programs that serve the academic mission of the University. The program offers full financial support to the University of Maryland to exceptional students who demonstrate academic ability, uncommon persistence and maturity in the face of very difficult circumstances.

The program is directed primarily toward graduates of select Baltimore City, Prince George’s County and KIPP schools who demonstrate financial need, the award is more than a prestigious scholarship. At the heart of the Incentive Awards Program is the development of individual character and community responsibility within an intimate community of staff, peers, advisers and mentors.

Democracy Then and Now logoDemocracy Then and Now (DTN) is a campus-wide initiative exploring the central role of public education in the development of American democracy. Democracy Then and Now: Citizenship and Public Education is supported in part by the Office of Undergraduate Studies.


Undergraduate Studies News & Events Rundown

National Scholarships Office logoThe National Scholarships Office announces the awarding of the prestigious Gates Cambridge, the Marshall, and 17 Fulbright scholarships to UMD students. More about the award. 

College Park Scholars Theme logo The College Park Scholars annual theme brings our community together in a shared intellectual experience centered on a complex problem that demands thoughtful, creative, hands-on solutions. This year's theme is "Power: Citizenship, Circuits, Societies", a study of power across social, political, cultural, scientific, and technological domains.

IVSP LogoIndividual Studies students Sade Ayinde recently returned from study in India, and Irene Solaiman is at the National University in Singapore. This summer Sade will be at Princeton on an international relations fellowship, and Irene is authorized for a U.S. embassy posting in Tanzania. More about these two students.

Naval ROTCUndergraduate Studies welcomes Naval ROTC to the University of Maryland. The program's inaugural class of both Navy and Marines began this fall. It joins the Army and the Air Force ROTC programs at UMD.

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 2016 Awardees

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – Office of Undergraduate Studies Program Teaching Award: Todd Cooke, Professor of Cell Biology and Molecular Genetics

The Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching – General Education Teaching Award:Randy Ontiveros, Associate Professor of English

Non-Exempt/Exempt Undergraduate Studies Staff Award: Dario Middleton, Counselor and Advisor in the Academic Achievement Program

Graduate Student Staff Award: Hannah Jardine, Integrated Life Sciences, Honors College

Undergraduate Student Staff Award
Gira Patel, Asian American Studies

About the Awards and Past Winners

Other News of Note

Megan Forbes Cleaver and Leah Howell of the Pre-Transfer Advising Office are the 2016 winners for Innovative Academic Support Initiative. The award is given annually by the Commission for Academic Support in Higher Education

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Office of Undergraduate Studies
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email: ugst@umd.edu | phone: 301.405.9363 | fax: 301.314.9896