2023 Graduate Orientation | Thursday, August 24
In-person sessions are primarily for new students entering in spring, summer, or fall 2023, but returning students with first-time graduate assistant appointments of 25% or greater should attend the Graduate Assistant Health Plan presentation. Please see the schedule for offerings applicable to you.
What steps do I need to take to graduate?
In addition to your program's requirements, some administrative steps may be required to get your degree. Visit the degree completion steps page for more details or check with your program office.
Contact the Graduate Office if you are interested in presenting. It's a great CV builder!
Submit a short note of gratitude to instructors, teaching assistants, or staff who have made a difference in your education.
UMD Graduate Students in the News
UMD Resources for Graduate Students
Champ’s Closet serves the needs of UMD students who need professional business attire for internship and job interviews.
Champ’s Cupboard is a free food shelf offered to all UMD students. A variety of non-perishable items and toiletries are available.
Disability Resources promotes access on campus and coordinates academic accommodations with students who have disabilities.
The Graduate Planning and Audit System (GPAS) is a tool accessed through MyU that consists of two parts that work together.
- GPAS planner: map out future coursework needed to complete a degree
- GPAS audit: displays completed student progress toward degree requirements
Health Services are available right here on campus to support the physical and mental well-being of UMD students.
Technology resources for students include email accounts, network access, file storage and printing, and computing labs and classroom equipment for short-term checkout. For assistance with any type of technology problem, call or stop by the ITSS Help Desk.
The Multicultural Center offers a number of different resources and ways for students to get involved. It is both a place to gather and a forum for the educational, political, social, and cultural issues that are important to the students, faculty, staff, and the greater community.
The UMD Career Center office serves both graduate students and alumni. The office provides a range of services, including career counseling, guidance in the preparation of job application materials, and development of interviewing skills.
The UMD Writers' Workshop is open to all UMD students, faculty, and staff who would like help improving their writing.
Drop-ins are accepted, but to ensure a writing consultant is available please make an appointment. If there is a particular need in mind, review the list of writing consultants to find the consultant that will work best.
Resources for Non-native Speakers of English
Please refer to the list of writing consultants to find an ESL expert that will work for you.
2023 Graduate Orientation Recap
The recap will be posted after August 24, 2023, and includes links to a variety of system-wide and local UMD resources to help you get a good start on a successful academic year.
Resources from The Graduate School
|ACCU is a regular email communication designed to deliver information about post-baccalaureate-related events, services, resources, job postings & workshops.
Find programs, resources, and events to help you identify potential career paths both inside and outside of academia.
|Good advising is one of the most important determinants of graduate student and postdoc success and satisfaction.
|Find out what's going on in the Graduate School.
|Synthesist is a biweekly publication of the Graduate School, designed to deliver information about issues, events and opportunities related to graduate, professional and postdoctoral education.