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Annual Event Showcases Undergraduate Research
students at Undergraduate Research DayEach April, Undergraduate Research Day provides an opportunity for students to share their research with the campus community. Attracting over 500 student researchers, it features current research, scholarship, and artistic endeavors. Presentations, posters, and performances are open to the public. Sponsored by the Maryland Center for Undergraduate Research and the University of Maryland Libraries. Wednesday, April 17.
For Research Day information and to submit a proposal.

Find a Campus Quiet Space
Students at tables in Hornbake Plaza A quiet space that is open to members of the general campus community can be hard to find. However, they are many of them scattered across campus, both indoors and out. Our Quiet Spaces Project is a guide to finding a quiet space to study/meditate, wherever you are on campus.

The Refugees, First Year Book Selection
Bookcover of the book, The Refugees The Office of Undergraduate Studies is pleased to announce The Refugees, by Pulitzer Prize-winning author Viet Thanh Nguyen, as the 2018-19 First Year Book.

Faculty and staff may pick up a copy of the book in Marie Mount 2110. New students will receive the book in the fall. More information about the book, resources, and planned special programming at the First Year Book Program.


Nominate Your Favorite Teacher
Have you had a favorite teacher as an undergraduate at the University of Maryland, one whose course had a significant and positive impact on you? Would you like to see that teacher win a $1,000 award? With 10-15 minutes of your time, you can thank them for their effort!
Nominate your favorite teacher for a Donna B. Hamilton Teaching Award.

Information is now available about the 2019 University Medal Application and the Spring 2019 Student Commencement Speaker Application.

Gilman Scholars "Get a Place at the Table"
Giman Scholar Amanda Mason in EcuadorUndergraduate Studies National Scholarships Office assists UMD students who apply for a Gilman Scholarship. The award is for students of limited financial means to study or intern abroad. Amanda Mason '18 (left) used her Gilman Scholarship to study in Ecuador.
This past fall, 26 UMD students were awarded the scholarship, the second highest in the nation. About the scholarship

New Internship and Seminar Addresses Water Security and Global Health Challenges
Global Fellows in DC logoThe Global Fellows in Washington, DC  seminar examines water challenges and health threats facing governments as they develop water and health strategies.   Global Fellows is, in a sense, a study abroad experience right here in Washington, DC. About the seminar


Course Related Polices

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.

General Education

General Education at UMD is a challenging and provocative curriculum that reflects the educational quality of the University, and prepares our students for success at Maryland and beyond. Information for students and faculty.

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.

Upcoming Events & News of Note

MIGRATIONS: Conversations on food, art and cultural fusion
When: Tuesday, March 5, 2019 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm
Where: Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
For details on place and time

About 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 Program and the Global Fellows in Washington, DC Program
  • Letters and Sciences, New Student Orientation, Academic Achievement Programs, Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education, Pre-College Program, Hillman Entrepreneurs, Incentive Awards Program, and the National Scholarships Office
  • Asian American Studies, Individual Studies, Air Force ROTC, Army ROTC, and Naval ROTC