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Campus Resources

Academic Services

The Graduate School (GS)

The Graduate School encompasses all graduate programs at the University of Maryland, making it one of the largest graduate education enterprises in the country. The GS provides visionary and strategic leadership for graduate education through the Office of the Dean and the Graduate Council and in collaboration with the university’s 12 schools and colleges and other campus units.

Graduate Writing Center

The GSWC offers support for graduate students at every stage of their development as academic and professional writers.

Office of Funding Opportunities

The Office of Funding Opportunities helps gradaute students locate and learn of available options for financing your studies and research and also provides year-round programming on financial literacy and grant proposal writing.

Office of Postdoctoral Affairs (OPA)

The Office of Postdoctoral Affairs was established to provide the postdoctoral community with information, training, mentoring, and services in support of career development.

Professional and Career Development Office

The Graduate School's Professional and Career Development services provide graduate students with opportunities to explore and prepare for a wide range of careers.

University Libraries

As the largest university library system in the Washington D.C.-Baltimore area, the University Libraries serve 37,000 students and faculty of the flagship College Park campus.  The eight-library system is a key academic resource that supports the teaching, learning and research goals of the university.

Division of Research

As one of the world’s premier research institutions, the University of Maryland strives to transform lives by discovering new knowledge and putting it to work to benefit the state, our nation, and the world.  The breadth of research across the 12 schools and colleges is fueled by more than 4,600 faculty and nearly 11,000 graduate students who are developing innovative, research-driven solutions to critically important national and international challenges.

Consortium on Race, Gender, and Ethnicity (CRGE)

CRGE is a university-wide, interdisciplinary research organization and pedagogic unit that collaborates with departments and colleges across the University of Maryland campus to promote faculty and graduate student development.

Careers4Terps

Careers4Terps (C4T) is the Center’s primary online career management tool for University of Maryland students and alumni.

Teaching and Learning Transformation Center (TLTC)

The TLTC inspires and supports effective, engaging, efficient, and equitable teaching innovations among the University’s instructors and assistants.

Oral Communication Center (OCC)

OCC has been the premier resource for coaching and instruction on the University of Maryland campus.

 

Cultural Services

Nyumburu Cultural Center

The Nyumburu Cultural Center has served the UM community since 1971 and continues to build on its foundations as the Center for black social, cultural and intellectual interaction.

TerpVets

TerpVets is a student run organization established to provide its members the opportunity to recognize and support the community of veterans on and off campus through a variety of volunteer and social events while building a network that enhances personal and career growth.

LGBT Equity Center

The LGBT Equity Center serves University of Maryland students, staff, faculty, and alumni of all gender identities and sexual orientations.

TransTerps Campaign

The TransTerps Campaign is a part of LGBT Equity Center's Rainbow Terrapin Network and an ongoing campus-wide campaign to improve campus climate for trans people by identifying, disseminating, and implementing good practices for trans inclusion.

Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA)

Interested in issues of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, religion and their intersections? Learn about MICA's programs and services for students at the University of Maryland and see what diversity-related events are occurring on campus.

Undocumented Student Services

Undocumented students are a vital part of our campus community. As such, the dissemination of up-to-date, accurate information by campus offices is vital. This site will serve as a resource for current and  prospective undocumented students.

Interfaith Programs and Spiritual Diversity

The Interfaith involvement area seeks to provide resources for the UMD community to engage in interfaith collaboration, spiritual development and learning.

International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS)

ISSS assists international students with the process of applying to Maryland, advising on immigration requirements, and making the most of the academic experience here. ISSS also assists the campus community involved with international educational exchange in the process of bringing international visitors to campus, or in sending Maryland faculty and students abroad.  

 

Health, Wellness, Counseling, and Enrichment Services

Office of Community Engagement (OCE)

The Office of Community Engagement connects the University of Maryland and the surrounding neighbors by creating mutually collaborative educational, business, government, and community partnerships.

University Health Center – Heath Care and Medical Insurance

The University Health Center provides patient-centered, provider-directed, comprehensive care, built upon a continuous relationship between a patient and a specific health care team. Students are encouraged to establish the University Health Center (UHC) as their primary point of care while enrolled at the University.  Contact health@umd.edu.

Graduate Student Life (GSL)

The GSL staff strive to build community among GradTerps, provide effective communications to resources and people, and advocate for GradTerps throughout the University of Maryland. 

Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL)

TOCSL aims to equip transfer and off-campus students with resources, empower students to overcome barriers to success, and ease the transition for transfer and off-campus students. 

The Arts on Campus 

Art galleries, music, dance and theater performances, non-credit classes in painting, photography, or dance? We have it all! Whether you want to create or watch, be sure to take advantage of the many opportunities to engage your artistic side at UMD. Start exploring today!

Campus Recreation Services

Stay fit and healthy through one of our many Campus Recreation programs. Whether you want to just work out, take a swim, join a team, or climb a rock wall, we have something for you.

Intercollegiate Athletics

One of the many benefits of going to a Big Ten school is that you get to see outstanding sports teams right on your campus. Whether you just want to see a game or become a wholehearted Maryland Terps fan, get all your UMD athletics information in the link above.

UMD Campus Pantry

The University of Maryland Campus Pantry’s mission is to alleviate food insecurity among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to University of Maryland College Park students, faculty, and staff in need.

Campus Dining and Housing Services:

http://www.studentaffairs.umd.edu/dining-housing

Students at the University of Maryland can choose to live on campus, off-campus in the immediate College Park area, or elsewhere in the region.  Whichever you choose, we have resources to help you find your best housing options. Here are a few links for general information:

Dining on campus offers a myriad of options from convenience stores to full-service restaurants, and everything in between.  Learn more about all of your dining options here. See the Department of Dining Services web site for information: http://dining.umd.edu/

Engagement Team

Whether you are a Graduate student, a transfer student, living off-campus, or interested in becoming involved though a religious organization, the Engagement Team has a place for you. They run social activities and much more.

Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services that promote the personal, social, and academic success of UMD students. 

Accessibility and Disability Service

Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals to ensure equal access to services, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Maryland.

Leadership and Community Service-Learning (LCSL)

LCSL engaes students in leadership development and service-learning opportunities that foster transformative learning and social change.

 

Spouses, Partners, and Family Care Services

Family Care Resources: https://uhr.umd.edu/benefits/family_care/

The Family Care Resource & Referral Service at the University of Maryland service was created to assist University of Maryland faculty, staff and students with their family care needs and concerns.

UMD Spartners [Facebook Group]

 

Legal, Safety, Transportation, and Human Resources

Graduate Legal Aid Office (GLAO)

GLAO is funded by graduate student fees.  It provides free legal information, consultations, referrals, and brief assistance to UMCP graduate students on a wide range of both off-campus and university matters.  Please note: GLAO does not represent students against the university and cannot advise one student directly against another student in a civil law matter.

Transportation Services, UM Shuttle, Parking

DOTS is committed to providing safe, cost effective and innovative services that anticipate the needs of our growing community of more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff in the City of College Park and beyond.

UMD Campus Map (interactive)

University Human Resources - Employment, Benefits, Job Opportunities

People are the University’s most valuable resource, and University Human Resources (UHR) is proud to support the University’s 21st century workforce of 15,000 regular and contractual faculty, staff, and graduate assistants. We serve the employee lifecycle – from applying for a UMD position, to understanding and enrolling in our comprehensive array of benefits, to helping employees grow and thrive through training and development and other professional opportunities, to support for work-life balance, to retirement planning and beyond. Let us show you how the commitment to excellence at the University of Maryland makes this a Great Place to Work - See more at: https://uhr.umd.edu/

University of Maryland Police

The mission of the University of Maryland Police is to serve the university community, protect life and property, and to enforce the law. The University of Maryland offers many resources and programs to complement the law enforcement initiatives of the department.  They are committed to the concept of community policing and work diligently to develop and maintain partnerships for improving the quality of life for our campus community.

Campus Advocates Respond and Educate (CARE)

CARE to Stop Violence serves as a free and confidential resource to address incidents of sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, stalking, and sexual harassment affecting all genders of the University community.

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)

OCRSM is to support the University’s commitment to a working and learning environment free from sexual misconduct and discrimination. OCRSM is responsible for overseeing and implementing the University’s compliance with Title IX as well as other federal and state civil rights laws and regulations.

Hate Bias Reporting

If you ever experience or witness a hate bias incident, in addition to referring to the Office of Civil Rights and Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM), please also consider completing a Hate Bias report.

 

Graduate Student Groups 

Black Graduate Student Union

Latinx Graduate Student Association

Student Organization Resource Center (SORC)

SORC is committed to supporting student success through involvement and leadership opportunities.

 

Please contact Christopher Pérez for additional resource information or to add resources to this page: cperez6@umd.edu