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Terrapin STARS

STARS College Network

What is STARS?

The Small Town & Rural Students (STARS) College Network is designed to support students from these areas in exploring higher education opportunities that align with their passion and interests. From pipeline programs and application assistance to on campus events and virtual tours, STARS is seeking to pave new roads to help reach students in rural communities.

How is the University of Maryland (UMD) involved?

UMD is one of 16 of the nation’s leading universities and colleges participating in STARS and committing to redoubling their efforts to engage, support and build pathways for students from small-town and rural America. STARS College Network member institutions are dedicated to bringing the nation’s best and brightest, no matter where they live, to a school that is the best fit for them.

How can you participate in Terrapin STARS?

We will continue to update this page as UMD's Terrapin STARS events become available. In the meantime, we encourage you to join our mailing list and check out our calendar for a listing of admissions events.

See photos from our recent Terrapin STARS event at Maryland Day:

Terrapin Stars at Maryland Day Group Photo

UMD's inaugural Terrapin STARS event brought students from across the state to campus to explore the 25th annual Maryland Day.

Students and families listening to a Terrapin STARS Presentation at Maryland Day

Admission representatives gave a presentation on the college search timeline for Terrapin STARS students.

Terrapin STARS students enjoying a student panel

Terrapin STARS students also got to hear from current students about their experiences at UMD during our Terp Talk Student Panel.

Enrollment Management tent at the 2023 Maryland Day

Office of Undergraduate Admissions staff beneath their tent at Maryland Day.

View of Maryland Day 2023 tents from the ODK Fountain on McKeldin Mall.

Terrapin STARS students explored Maryland Day activities all across campus. Pictured here is McKeldin Mall and the ODK Fountain.