So many subjects, so little time. Your head is probably swimming with questions about dozens of different topics related to your new environment. Chances are one of the sections below contains a link to information you will need early in your College Park adventure. Take a quick scan and find a path that leads to additional knowledge!


Administrative | Basics | Disabilities | Health | IT | International | Jobs | Law | Library | Safety & Security


ID Cards

Get your official UMD ID card for access and benefits. 

New Student Checklist (Graduate School)

Here's a list from the Graduate School of all your priorities.



The official source for information on inclement weather and school closures.

Campus Map

Everywhere you need to be.


Accessibility and Disability Service

The ADS is part of the University of Maryland Counseling Center. It provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals to ensure equal access to campus services, programs and activities.

Adaptive Technology Lab and the Alternate Text Unit

Registration, tips, and more on using the ATLab's study, reading, and workspace in McKeldin Library. 


University Health Center

Official site of UMD's Health Center.

Counseling Center

UMD's Mental Health Services.

Time Management

Tips to use your time effectively.

The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP)

Find out more about UMD's student health plan.

CARE To Stop Violence

Resource offered through the Health Center.



Download free software including Microsoft Office and the Adobe Suite.

Terrapin Tech

Need IT help? Visit Terrapin Tech.

General-Use Equipment (University Libraries)

Check out all the equipment available on loan.


International Student & Scholar Services

Here's your resource to help you on your journey at UMD.

International Graduate Student Resource Guide

Guide to moving to the US and all things UMD.

Maryland English Institute

Improve English language skills.

International Student Payment

Bill pay information from the offices of student services.



Maryland eJobs

A source for finding faculty, staff, GA, and student jobs and benefits-related information on the UMD campus. 

Resident Life Employment

Employment opportunity listings from the Department of Resident Life.

University of Maryland Careers

Career planning, internship opportunities, and career fair info for students, employers, faculty, and alumni at the University Career Center site.



Graduate Legal Aid

Legal consultations, immigration consultations, university-related charges information, notaries, and workshops for graduate students.



University Libraries (UMD)

Central hub for library info, events, databases, and spaces at University of Maryland libraries.


University of Maryland Police Department

Safety and service resources for on- and off-campus emergency needs.

Time Management

Tips to use your time effectively.