The mission Orientation, Advisement & Registration (OAR) is to facilitate the successful transition of new students to UMD; prepare students for academic, interpersonal, and intrapersonal opportunities and responsibilities; and to promote student learning, development, and success.

Confirm Your Enrollment

We'd love to have you join the Bulldog community! Confirm your enrollment to learn more. You'll be on the path to selecting a registration date and taking the next steps in becoming a Bulldog.

If You Are Starting in Spring 2023

There are a few things to complete and be sure you have ready for your registration session. You may have already completed a few of these items when you visited the Admitted Students' Ready page. The Spring 2023 page will provide reminders of what you'll want to complete as early as possible so you're ready to go on registration day.

If You Are Starting in Fall 2023

We are excited to have you as a Bulldog this fall. Students will be able to select their OAR date starting in March. For details on the Fall OAR program, please visit this site.

Families & Guests

Families and guests of our new students will be invited to participate in our Orientation, Advisement, and Registration Family & Guest programming. You can learn more about the program and resources on our Families and Guests page.


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