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Self-Guided Tour

Grab your phone and your walking shoes and prepare to see the iconic sights of the University of Maryland (UMD) campus!

All campus visitors must follow UMD's 4Maryland protocols.


Get the TERPlife app for free by visting and tapping the "download" button.

If you are visiting our campus during off-hours, when another visit option is not available, or you just happen to be in the College Park area, our audio Terrapin Tour is a great way to experience UMD first-hand.

To take advantage of this convenient self-guided tour, simply download the TERPLife app (for iOS and Android), and search for Terrapin Tour.

In addition to the Terrapin Tour, this app houses a wealth of information pertaining to all aspects of life at UMD such as dining, housing, student activities and clubs, and some of our most frequently asked questions. 

As you explore our beautiful campus, feel free to take notes within the app and share your experience with us on Twitter and Instagram using #BeATerp.


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

Come try on our campus 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. 

Please visit our updates page for information regarding visit opportunity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Visit

Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!

Virtual Tour



You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to apply. 


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Freshman students applying to UMD can do so using either the Common App or the StandOut Admissions Network platform. At this time, transfer students can only apply using the StandOut Admissions Network platform.

Please visit our updates page for information regarding changes to our application requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Hurricane Ian Impact | We understand there may be unavoidable delays in completing your University of Maryland application as a result of Hurricane Ian's impacts to your community. Please reach out to our office if you have been affected. We will work with you as the November 1 freshman early action deadline, and November 15 transfer spring regular deadline approaches. You can email with the following subject line, based on your application type: "Hurricane Ian Impact - Freshman Application" OR "Hurricane Ian Impact - Transfer Application".


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.



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Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at UMD. 

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