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Students Invited to Share Migration Stories
Migration routes mapStudents are invited to share their migration stories on Thursday, Feb. 21, 2019, at 7 p.m. in 1205 Cambridge Community Center. The event is part of College Park Scholars' annual theme, Migrations: Populations and Practices on the Move. For details about the event.

Joan Burton Recognized for Her Service to UMD
Joan Burton speakingDr. Joan Burton, director of Federal Fellows, Global Fellows in Washington, DC, and the Individual Studies Program, received a President's Distinguished Service Award at the Faculty and Staff Convocation on September 12, 2018. The President's Distinguished Service Awards recognize exceptional performance, leadership, and service by a member of the university staff. More about Joan Burton and the Distinguished Service Award


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

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.


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