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Discover Maryland

Discover Maryland

Spend a day on campus learning about the University of Maryland (UMD) and discovering why UMD could be the right choice for you!

As a high school sophomore or junior, we invite you to join us on campus for Discover Maryland! This event is designed to help you determine if UMD is a good fit for you and gives you the opportunity to:

  • learn about our admission process

  • take a tour of campus

  • speak with representatives from our colleges and schools

  • meet current students

  • explore exciting opportunities in and beyond the classroom at UMD

If you are no longer able to attend this open house program, please cancel your registration by sending an email to using the subject line “Discover Maryland Visit Cancellation”.

Monday, February 19, 2024
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

Registration has closed for this event.

If you are unable to attend this year's Discover Maryland but still want to visit the University of Maryland’s campus, we encourage you to explore other visit options on our calendar. (If you are an admitted student, please register for a Next Stop Maryland or Admitted Student Open House. Available dates will be released by February 1.)


Throughout the event, you'll have the opportunity to create your own schedule and join sessions on a variety of topics, including:

  • 8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Check-in

  • 8:30 a.m - 9:45 a.m. - Welcome, Admissions 101 & Terp Talk Student Panel | Receive an overview of the day, followed by a presentation about UMD, our admission process and a panel of current students sharing their Terp experiences.

  • 10:00 a.m. to 10:50 a.m. - Explore Majors at UMD | Connect with representatives, explore majors and learn about opportunities within the University of Maryland’s 12 colleges and schools.

  • 11:00 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. - Session Block A*

  • 12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Information Express | Walk around our information/resource fair to ask questions and gather information from academic departments and student support services.

  • 1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Session Block B*

  • Available at 11 a.m., 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. - Campus Tours | Experience the UMD campus for yourself as you are led by a student tour guide to see campus landmarks.

*A finalized schedule will be released before the event. You’ll be able to choose from sessions on the following topics:

  • Living on campus

  • Financial aid & merit scholarships

  • Transfer admission process

  • UMD’s first-year invitation programs (This includes BioFIRE, Carillon Communities, College Park Scholars, FIRE and Honors College. These first-year invitation only programs provide community for students through shared classes, research and service projects, and special events. Some programs offer living accommodations. To be invited, students must submit a completed application by the Nov. 1 deadline. All majors are invited to join.)

For special accommodations or services for deaf or hearing-impaired visitors, please email us at least three business days in advance of the event date. Emails can be sent to using the subject line "Discover Maryland Special Accommodations".