The University community has made the decision to assist all efforts to prevent the spread of COVID-19, and we are committed to providing each of our new students with an engaging orientation experience that will provide you with information and guidance to ensure a successful start at UMD. 

Confirm Your Enrollment

We'd love to have you join the Bulldog community! Confirm your intent to enroll to learn more. You'll be on the path to selecting an Orientation session and taking the next steps in becoming a Bulldog.

Prior to Orientation Day

There are a few things to complete and be sure you have ready for your Orientation session. You may have already completed a few of these items when you visited the Admitted Students page. The Prior to Orientation Day page will provide reminders of what you'll want to complete as early as possible so you're ready to go on Orientation Day.

For Orientation Day

Visit For Orientation Day to see what to have available for your advising appointment.

Your Virtual Orientation Session

Your Virtual Orientation Session is where you'll find videos and other useful materials related to Orientation Day, your academic advising appointment and what to expect from visits with your Orientation Leader.

Families & Guests

UMD values the opportunity to work with your students and you throughout their entire collegiate experience. We’ve created an online family & guest orientation program just for you with the goal of creating a partnership that enhances your student’s success.


You have questions. We have answers. Check out the FAQs page to see answers to questions you’re most likely thinking about.