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Student Life

We want you to feel at home at the University of Maryland (UMD). We're committed to fostering a campus environment that supports a healthy mind, body and spirit for all members of the university community.


Student Life


You’ll make the most of your UMD experience not just in the classroom, but beyond. Opportunities to get involved, have fun and make a difference are as rich and diverse as the homemade ice cream flavors at the Maryland Dairy! You won’t only make your home here, you’ll be part of a close-knit community.

Bond with your roommate, meet up with friends at the Food Court in the Stamp. Work up a sweat by playing Ultimate Frisbee or learning to ballroom dance. Pledge a service fraternity, join one club—or 10! Attend a concert or movie screening on campus, belt out the Maryland fight song at a football game. No matter what you want to do, you can find it at UMD.

Students in Action

You’ll make the most of your UMD experience not just in the classroom, but beyond. You won’t only make your home here, you’ll be part of a close-knit community. 

Day of service at UMD farm

Service Day at the Farm at UMD

Testudo and sports fans

Sports fans and the University of Maryland mascot, Testudo, getting into the spirit

Alumni Cup

Friendly competition at the Alumni Cup

Ag outdoor classroom

Agriculture students enjoy an outdoor classroom day

UMD students participating in yoga.

Students participating in yoga.

Student Union building

Getting Involved

Looking for a fencing club, a cappella singing group, mock trial team or Buddhist thought and meditation group? We have you covered on this and more.

STAMP - view from front

800+ Clubs

With more than 800 clubs, fraternities/sororities and sports, getting involved at UMD couldn’t be easier.

intramural sports


Fear the Turtle! It’s the rallying cry at the University of Maryland, which has one of the country’s most comprehensive and successful athletic programs. From intramural and club sports to our Division I teams, Terps are active.

Terp art

Always things to do

Discover events happening on campus or in the area.

Terps studying abroad

Finding Community

With so many ways to get involved on-campus and in the community, it's easy to find your people—Terps who share your interests and hobbies. You'll form lifelong friendships and networks you can rely on beyond college.

Find Your Community at UMD
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Housing & Dining

College is a big adjustment. Knowing where you'll call home and where you can find a home cooked meal is important. There are many options for living on- or off-campus and students can grab a bite at a dining hall, food court or cafe across campus.

Discover housing & dining at UMD

Student Support & Safety

UMD is committed to ensuring our students well-being and success. We offer a variety of services to help students master their classes, stay active and to make campus a safe place to navigate.

Learn more about support & safety at UMD