Campus Resources for Students
The University of Maryland offers a number of resources for assisting students with academic, health, career, and lifestyle decisions and of opportunities for enhancing their experience at the University. The following is by no means a comprehensive list, but the Department urges students to take advantage of these and other resources at the University of Maryland.
Campus Maps and Buildings
With 14 colleges and schools set on 1,250 acres of land, the University is a big place. Students can find their way around campus and parking lots using these maps.
Campus Recreation Services
1115 Eppley Recreation Center
CRS provides recreational opportunities that enhance the quality of life for members of the University community. Students can work out at one of the nine campus fitness facilities, plays in intramural leagues and sports clubs, and participate in group fitness or instructional programs.
Center for Health and Well-being
0121 Eppley Recreation Center
Wellness is the process of becoming aware of, and making choices toward, a more balanced, healthy life. Wellness counseling is available at the Center for Health & Wellbeing by appointment and during walk-in hours. Services available include stress management, communication, conflict resolution, weight management, sleep, study skills, test anxiety, exercise and fitness, concerns about relationships, eating concerns, and more.
Department of Resident Life (On Campus Housing)
The Department of Resident Life oversees the operations and management of on-campus housing. Students can view on-campus housing availability and assignments here, and apply for and select rooms for the coming school year.
Department of Transportation Services
Regents Drive Garage, 1st Floor
(301) 314-PARK (for parking inquiries)
(301) 314-2255 (for transit inquiries)
Nearly 50% of students and more than 25% of faculty and staff come to campus by some means other than alone in a car. The Department of Transportation Services offers products and services such as parking passes, carpooling incentives, bike commuter lockers and showers, and shuttle buses with free Wi-Fi, making it convenient and easy to be green while traveling to, from, and around campus.
Disability Support Services
0106 Shoemaker Hall
(301) 314-7682 Voice; (301) 314-7683 TTY
Students with documented physical, visual, hearing, and learning disabilities are encouraged to register for services with DSS in order to receive accommodations or services needed for meeting academic or campus life challenges. Support may include, but is not limited to, testing accommodations, reading accommodations, and deaf and hard of hearing services.
1125 Holzapfel Hall
Education Abroad provides international, academically-based experiences in support of students' personal, professional and intellectual development. Programs are designed to promote cross cultural competence, disciplinary scholarship and foreign language acquisition, equipping students with the knowledge and skills to effectively engage with local and global communities and become culturally perceptive citizens.
Enhancing Learning of Maryland Students (ELMS) is the online environment that supports teaching and learning at the University of Maryland. The Blackboard Academic Suite provides the infrastructure for ELMS. Student can log in to ELMS with their Directory ID and password to retrieve course readings and materials posted by their instructors.
Emergency and Weather Plans and Alerts
Included here is the campus plan for emergency operations, as well as procedures for addressing campus emergencies. Students can sign up for text message emergency alerts at www.alert.umd.edu. In the event of university delays or closures due to inclement weather, students can find information here, on the homepage of www.umd.edu, or by calling into the "Snow Phone Line" at (301) 405-SNOW.
Mental Health Services
University Health Center, 2nd Floor
Throughout their University experience, students may encounter personal, social, academic, and lifestyle difficulties for which they wish to seek professional help. Mental Health Services offers a variety of resources and confidential services including individual and group counseling, crisis interventions, and medication and referral evaluations. Students may visit during the Health Center clinic's walk-in hours, or may schedule an appointment over the phone.
The University of Maryland is home to the Terrapins, nicknamed the "Terps," and is certified as an NCAA Division I school. The Athletics Department is home to eleven men's teams and fourteen women's teams. Students can purchase tickets for football, men's basketball, and select women's basketball games through www.tickets.umd.edu, and admission to all other sporting events can be gained by showing your University ID card upon entry.
Students can find information on a variety of the University's most cherished traditions, including school songs and colors, athletic and homecoming traditions, and yearly celebrations.
Off-Campus Housing Services
1110 Stamp Student Union
Off-Campus Housing Services supports members of the UM community in making well-informed decisions that enable them to enjoy a positive off-campus living experience. OCH provides an online Housing and Roommate Finder database, as well as resources on topics such as local communities, safety and security, and managing landlord relationships.
Office of International Services
2111 Holzapfel Hall
The Office of International Services assists more than 3,500 international students with the process of applying to Maryland, handling visa and reporting requirements, and making the most of the academic experience here. OIS also provides information to international students about opportunities to travel and study abroad in the U.S. and overseas.
Office of Student Conduct
2118 Mitchell Building
The Office of Student Conduct resolves allegations of misconduct under the Code of Student Conduct and the Code of Academic Integrity in a manner consistent with core values of fairness, honesty and integrity. Students should familiarize themselves with the Code of Academic Integrity, Code of Student Conduct, and Honor Pledge.
Stamp Student Union
As the center of student campus life, the Stamp houses the University Book Center, a food court and restaurant, meeting spaces for student organization meetings and events, art exhibition spaces, and more.
Named after the University mascot, Testudo is a central clearinghouse of online services for students. Students can access information here on class schedules and grades, course descriptions, evaluations, and registration, transcript requests, financial aid services, parking permit applications, and more.
Here students can find information on various academic, athletic, and arts events at the University. There is also a calendar listing free events occurring on campus.
University Career Center
3100 Hornbake Library
The University Career Center offers career assessments, career planning and job search courses, and appointments with career professionals. For those ready to begin a job or internship search, they have tools like Careers4Terps for 24-hour access to job listings, on-campus-interviewing, and resume referral. The University Career Center helps identify sources for job announcements, assists in job search conduct, critiques resumes, and more. In addition, the Center houses a Resource Room and offers an Internship Seminar and Credentials Service.
University Health Center
The University Health Center offers a number of clinical services such as primary and urgent care, dental health, physical therapy, substance abuse treatment, and more. For non-Urgent Care services, appointments are required. Urgent Care services are available without an appointment for evaluation of urgent medical problems. The After-Hours Nurse Line is available when the University is closed and is free for students at (301) 314-9386.
There are seven libraries on campus, with a combined collection of over 3.9 million volumes and approximately 26,000 serial titles, which support educational and research efforts on the College Park campus. The following services are available to campus students needing assistance with library research: electronic interlibrary loan, photocopy services, study rooms, VICTOR, and other online indexes. New library schedules are distributed each semester.
Visual and Performing Arts
The University has a vibrant arts scene, with over a thousand performances, showings, and exhibitions every year. In addition to viewing art in one of the campus Galleries or at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, student can also participate in photography, dance, painting, ceramics, theater, and other artistic endeavors through student organizations and centers such as the Art and Learning Center.