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VISIT UMD

You can only learn so much about a school from a website. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you won't know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

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TRY OUR CAMPUS ON FOR SIZE

Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years.

Looking out across Hornbake Plaza, seeing students walk between the pillars of a building at UMD

Prospective students

We've created a variety of options for you to visit UMD. Choose the one that best fits your needs and take a look at our calendar for availability!

You can also find us attending college fairs and visiting high schools around the country.

On Campus

Maryland Information Session & Tour

Hear from an admission representative about UMD and our application process, followed by a student-led campus walking tour. Geared toward high school and transfer students, this session is about 2 hours long. Registration required. See available dates on our calendar.

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On Campus

Terrapin Tour

Join a student-led campus walking tour to learn about important buildings, resources and the student experience at UMD. Geared toward high school and transfer students, this tour is 60-90 minutes long. Registration required. See available dates on our calendar.

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On Campus

Group Tour

If you are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more students to campus, explore the different types of group tours available. Depending on the audience of your group, you may need to make arrangements with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Visitor Center, or Conferences & Visitor Services.

Learn more about Group Tours

On campus & virtual

Academic Program Visits

Throughout the year, our 12 colleges and schools host a variety of information sessions and tours to give you an opportunity to learn more about a program (or major) of interest.

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On Campus

Fall Open House

Our next Fall Open House will be in October 2024. Fall Open House is an opportunity for high school juniors/seniors and transfer students to get to know UMD, hear from current students, speak with academic departments and support services, learn about applying and tour campus. 

On Campus

Discover Maryland

Our next Discover Maryland will be held in February 2025. This day long event is geared toward high school sophomores/juniors. Discover Maryland is an opportunity to see what UMD has to offer, hear from current students, speak with academic departments and support services, learn about admissions and tour campus. Registration is required.

Learn more about Discover Maryland

Marching band cheering for an admitted student

Admitted students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! Whether or not you've already had a chance to visit campus or connect with us elsewhere, we encourage you to take advantage of the following opportunities just for admitted students.

In addition to the opportunities listed below, our 12 colleges and schools host a variety of information sessions and tours for admitted students, to give you a chance to learn more about your admitted major.

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On campus & virtual

Admitted Student Open House

Our next Admitted Student Open Houses will be held in Spring 2025. This day-long program is geared toward newly admitted students and their families. You'll connect with representatives from your admitted major, hear from current students about their experiences and explore campus resources.

On Campus

Next Stop Maryland

This two hour event is geared toward newly admitted students. You'll hear from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Department of Resident Life about your next steps to becoming #AlwaysATerp! Students will also receive a tour and get a glimpse into what it's like living on campus.

View our calendar to register.

Off Campus

Terps on Tour

Registration will become available in Spring 2025. This two hour reception is for newly admitted students and their families. Join us for a celebratory get-together hosted in your community!

Students Outdoors

Other Ways to Explore UMD

Self-Guided Tour

Grab your phone and your walking shoes and prepare to see the iconic sights of the University of Maryland…at your own pace! Our self-guided walking tour is a great way to tour campus when other options reach capacity or are unavailable.

Virtual Tour

Unable to make it to campus? Explore UMD from anywhere in the world with our virtual tour. See some of our campus’ most important and noteworthy locations. To start your virtual tour, simply click or tap the image below!

The Hotel at the University of Maryland.

University of Maryland Visitor Center

Whether you're headed to campus for a tour, an open house or to explore on your own, the Visitor Center at The Hotel at the University of Maryland is a great place to start.

Getting to UMD's Visitor Center