President's Fall 2013 Video Message
The fall semester is always an exciting time at the University of Maryland! As we enter into the 2013-14 academic year, my focus is on building a university that is truly excellent in everything we do -- academics, arts, athletics, and improving our surrounding community. And underlying all of these aspects is our spirit of innovation, our fearless spirit. In this short video, you can see for yourself just some of the exciting developments all across campus.
- When New Member Education Goes Wrong
For many of our students, becoming a member of a student group such as an athletic team, a club sports team, a fraternity or sorority, or a student organization is one of their most meaningful college experiences. Although some practices can help new members become part of a group, there are other times when the activities associated with joining the group can be harmful to students and considered hazing.
- Adjusting to College is a Family Affair
Parents are increasingly aware of the challenges that the transition to college presents to their children and to themselves. Most universities schedule orientations for both first-time college students and parents to help them cope with the changes and demands of the freshman experience. However, the reality is that a child's departure to college affects all members of the family system--not only the student who is leaving and the parents who are letting them go--but also the siblings left behind.
- AlcoholEdu for Parents
Dear Parents of New Students: As a companion to the AlcoholEdu online alcohol education course for first year students, we are providing parents with access to AlcoholEdu for Parents. We encourage you to log-on and review the information being shared with your son or daughter. Our hope is that this will generate a conversation between you and your student about this important topic.
- Family Weekend 2013
Friday, October 11 - Sunday, October 13, 2013
The University of Maryland is pleased to host an annual Family Weekend program, which is the largest University sponsored event for parents and families. Since its inception in 1980, Family Weekend has provided parents and family members with the opportunity to enjoy the campus community, spend time with their students, experience a variety of academic and social programming, and share their Terrapin Pride.
- 2013 Parent Survey
The Office of Parent and Family Affairs is conducting our biennial survey of the parents of the university's undergraduate students. Your feedback is very important to us and will be instrumental in helping us evaluate and improve our programs, services and resources. The survey also will help us identify current issues of importance and trends regarding student/parent communication. Click "Read more" for additional information and to take the survey.
News & Announcements
- UMD Parent & Family eConnection - November 2013
- UMD Parent & Family eConnection - October 2013
- UMD Annual Security Report
- UMD Parent & Family eConnection - Family Weekend Special Edition
- UMD Parent & Family eConnection - September 2013
- Terp Family featured on CNN: "Saying goodbye to a college-bound daugher"
Events & Activities
- Monday, December 16:
Final exams (through Dec. 21)
- Saturday, December 21:
North Campus halls close at 10 p.m.
- Saturday, December 21:
December Commencement Ceremony
- Sunday, December 22:
Individual College/School Ceremonies
- Wednesday, December 25:
Univ. offices close for Winter Break
- Thursday, January 2:
Univ. offices reopen
- Monday, January 20:
Univ. closed for MLK, Jr. Day
- Saturday, January 25:
North Campus halls reopen at 10 a.m.