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Discover Maryland

Spend a day on campus learning about the University of Maryland (UMD) and discovering why UMD could be the right choice for you!

As a high school sophomore or junior, we invite you to join us on campus for Discover Maryland! This event is designed to help you determine if UMD is a good fit for you and gives you the opportunity to:

  • learn about our admission process
  • take a tour of campus
  • speak with representatives from our colleges and schools
  • meet current students
  • explore exciting opportunities in and beyond the classroom at UMD, including living-learning and other special programs

We encourage guests to wear masks while attending Discover Maryland. If you are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or are feeling ill, please cancel your visit by sending an email to using the subject line “Discover Maryland Visit Cancellation”.

Discover Maryland
Monday, February 20, 2023
8:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. ET

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To get the most out of this event, take some time to discover which of our 100+ majors fit best with your fearless ideas. This will allow you to pick sessions that align with your interests.

8:00 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. - Check-in
8:40 a.m - 9:40 a.m. - Welcome, Admissions 101 & Terp Talk Student Panel
10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. - Explore Academics at UMD
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. - Pre-Professional Programs; Living-Learning & Other Special Programs
12:15 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Information Express
1:00 p.m. to 1:45 p.m. - Financial Aid & Merit Scholarships; Resident Life; Transfer Admissions

Campus tours will be available at 11:00 a.m., 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m.

For special accommodations or services for deaf or hearing-impaired visitors, please email us at least three business days in advance of the event date. Emails can be sent to using the subject line "Discover Maryland Special Accommodations".


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?

Be A Terp


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

COMMON APP >>   StandOut Admissions Network >>

Freshman applicants can apply using either the Common App or StandOut Admissions Network platforms. At this time, transfer applicants can only apply using StandOut Admissions Network.


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.


State of Maryland Residents   Non-Maryland Residents

The University of Maryland has launched a new investment in need-based financial aid, the Terrapin Commitment program, which will provide up to $20 million annually for students from the state of Maryland.

The goal of the Terrapin Commitment program is to reduce the gap between a student’s total financial aid package and the cost of an education. The program will begin in January 2023 and ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need. More details can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.


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. 

ENROLL (Freshman)    ENROLL (Transfer)