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New Graduate Student Orientation Information on August 21

August 18, 2017

New Graduate Student Orientation 
Monday, August 21, 2017, 9:30-noon
Grand and Colony Ballrooms, Stamp Student Union

Orientation for Spouses and Partners of Doctoral Students, 10:30 am-noon
Prince George's Room, Stamp Student Union

Both programs followed by BBQ on McKeldin Mall from 12-1 pm

Transportation and maps:

Campus map:

Starting on August 20th through August 27th, student numbered lots are free to park in without a permit.  These lots include: 1,2,3,4,6,9,11, and 16.  These lots are labeled on the above map. If you have further questions, please contact DOTS at Phone: 301-314-DOTS (3687). E-mail:

Note that the Graduate School is not responsible for any tickets or towing incurred by orientation attendees. Please investigate your parking options prior to arriving on campus. 

Shuttle UM schedules:

Please be sure to follow us on Twitter @umdgradschool, and tweet your questions and comments throughout the day using the #GSNSO2017.

Can't attend orientation? We will be livestreaming on our YouTube channel; closed captioned video will also be available on the YouTube channel after the end of orientation.

Contact Information

The Graduate School
University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742