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The Office of Undergraduate Studies (UGST) develops and directs General Education and other high-impact undergraduate programs, campus-wide policies and initiatives.

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Day of Remembrance

What do Japanese Latin Americans and BLM have in common?

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2020 Merrill Scholars

The Philip Merrill Presidential Scholars Program honors UMD's top graduating seniors and their mentors

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First Year

Maryland Today highlights "Weapons of Math Destruction" and importance of exploring biases in algorithms

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Incentive Awards Program

$6.8M Gift to Expand the Incentive Awards Program, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary

Commencement Honors

Qualified students are invited to apply for the University Medal.
Graduating seniors who qualify may apply to be the student commencement speaker.


Course Related Policies

For Students and for Faculty:

Course Related Policies for UMD Undergraduate Students is an important guide that locates UMD resources and policies on excused absences, syllabi, sexual misconduct, and much more.

Student Ombuds Office

The Undergraduate Student Ombuds Office ensures that students receive fair and equitable treatment and assists to resolve issues in matters of concern or complaints involving the university.


Federal Fellows combines a fall seminar course taught by industry experts with a spring internship in a federal agency, Congressional office, or related organization — including NGOs, nonprofits, think tanks, or private industry.

Global Fellows in Washington, DC follows the same curriculum model and combines the fall seminar course with the spring internship. Global Fellows students participate in an integrated combination of classroom and professional experience designed to provide a deep understanding of global leadership and policy.

About the Office of Undergraduate Studies

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 encompasses many critical units, programs, and activities, including:

  • The Honors College, College Park Scholars, Carillon Communities
  • Federal Fellows Program and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC Program
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, Pre-College Program, Southern Leadership Management Program (formerly Hillman Entrepreneurs), Incentive Awards Program, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Naval ROTC