Families & Guests

It is a pleasure to welcome both you and your student to the UMD community! Our number one priority is the success of our students and to assist you, we have put together a number of resources that live in our Family + Guest Orientation portal. Each section provides a brief description of that resource, and a video and/or pdf with additional information to get you acclimated to a variety of resources across campus.

To gain access to the portal your student will need to add you as a guest on their Orientation registration. If they have not done so already, please work with your student to complete the following steps:


The Family + Guest portal will go live: May 17th, 2021. You will receive an email with a personalized link to the portal at the email address provided. The portal will track which items you have visited by placing a green YES on the right-hand side of the screen. We hope this collection of resources will assist you in helping your student as they transition to life at UMD.


Check out the components of the Online Orientation Program

Orientation components chart