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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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How is UMD preparing students for a changing, globally interconnected world? Learn more about how we will promote inclusion and equity

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The first in an upcoming collection of UMD-branded badges is available for undergraduates to show skills not represented by traditional transcripts

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Writing Course at D.C. Corrections

Honors College Executive Director Peter Mallios alongside UMD undergraduates help students in jail learn different forms of writing

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Scholarship Producer

UMD Named Top Producer of Gilman Scholars; Commitment to Study Abroad Opportunities for Students With Financial Need

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.

Course-Related Policies and Resources

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.

Strategic Plan

Learn how we strive to open doors, foster student success, and change lives and communities.

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:

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