1. Register for classes.
Registration for classes is a key step in the process of becoming a UMD student. The UMD website has detailed information on how to register for classes, including deadlines and instructions on how to use the registration system. It is important to register for the correct classes and to avoid any late fees.
2. Set up your UMD email account.
All students at UMD are provided with a university email account. The email account is the official way that the university will communicate with students, so it is important to set it up as soon as possible. Instructions on how to set up your UMD email account can be found on the UMD website.
3. Get your M number and ID card.
The M number is the unique identification number for UMD students, and it is used for a variety of purposes such as registering for classes and accessing campus resources. Students can obtain their M number by logging into their myUMD account. In order to get an ID card, students must first file for their M number. More information on obtaining an ID card can be found on the UMD website.
4. File for financial aid if needed.
Many students at UMD receive financial aid in order to pay for school expenses. The Financial Aid Office has information on how to apply for financial aid, including deadlines and required documents. It is important to file for financial aid as soon as possible, as funds are limited and awards are given on a first-come, first-served basis.
5. Look into campus housing.
UMD offers a variety of housing options for students, including residence halls and apartments. The Department of Resident Life has information on all of the different housing options, as well as applications and deadlines. It is important to submit a housing application early, as space is limited.
6. Find out about student health and wellness services.
UMD offers a variety of health and wellness services for students, including health insurance, mental health services, and substance abuse prevention programs. The Student Health Center has more information on these services, including contact information and hours of operation.
7. Discover campus resources and clubs.
UMD has a variety of resources available to students, including libraries, computer labs, and recreational facilities. There are also over 900 student organizations on campus, so there is sure to be one that interests you. The Office of Student Involvement has more information on campus resources and clubs.
8. Attend orientation events.
All new students are encouraged to attend orientation events, which are designed to help you transition to college life. Orientation events include academic advising, campus tours, and information sessions. A complete schedule of orientation events can be found on the UMD website.