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Signature Programs

Immerse yourself in our world of fearless ideas by checking out our signature campus events.

During the college application process, it's important for you to get to know the universities you're applying to. Fall Open House is a great opportunity for prospective students and their families to learn about everything the University of Maryland (UMD) has to offer. During this event you'll speak with UMD representatives, hear from current students and learn more about our admission process and academic programs. Registration is required. Learn more>>

As you make your way through the college search process, see for yourself why UMD could be the right fit for you by attending Discover Maryland. During this event, which is specifically designed for high school sophomores and juniors, you'll learn all about our admission process, have the opportunity to chat with current students, take a tour of campus and explore the exciting opportunities in and beyond the UMD classroom. Plus, representatives from our schools and colleges will be available to discuss our academic programs with you. Our next Discover Maryland event will be held in February 2023. Registration is required.

Each spring, newly admitted UMD students and their families are invited to join us for an Admitted Student Open House! During the event, guests will hear from faculty and staff from their academic program, and connect with students and campus representatives as they learn more about our special programs and exciting student life. Our next Admitted Student Open House events will be held in Spring 2023. Registration is required.

Join us for the annual Maryland Day celebration and discover why so many exceptional students are choosing the University of Maryland. During this day of learning, fun and discovery you can participate in demonstrations, tour our beautiful campus, conduct science experiments with everyday household items, get up and dance and even meet baby lambs. You'll also see Testudo - Maryland Day would not be complete without him! Our next Maryland Day will be held in April 2023.



Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

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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.


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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