Skip to main content

Daily Visits

We've created a variety of options for you to visit UMD. Choose the one that best fits your needs or try them all!

Hear from an admission representative about UMD and our application process, followed by a student-led campus walking tour. Geared toward high school and transfer students, this session is about 2 hours long. Registration required. See available dates on our calendar.

Join a student-led campus walking tour to learn about important buildings, resources and the student experience at UMD. Geared toward high school and transfer students, this tour is 60-90 minutes long. Registration required. See available dates on our calendar.

If you are interested in bringing a group of 10 or more students to campus, explore the different types of group tours available. Depending on the audience of your group, you may need to make arrangements with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions Visitor Center, or Conferences & Visitor Services.

Grab your phone and your walking shoes and prepare to see the iconic sights of the University of Maryland…at your own pace! Our self-guided walking tour is a great way to tour campus when our information sessions and student led tours reach capacity or are unavailable.

Registration will become available in Spring 2024. Specifically for newly admitted students, Next Stop Maryland is your opportunity to hear from the Office of Undergraduate Admissions and the Department of Resident Life about your next steps to becoming #AlwaysATerp! You'll also be taken on a student-led tour of UMD's beautiful campus and get a glimpse into what it's like living on campus, see our state-of-the-art academic facilities and other campus resources. This is approximately a two hour long program. 

For special accommodations or services for deaf or hearing-impaired visitors, please email us directly at using the subject line "Special Accommodations".

Wifi Icon

Stay connected with free guest wifi. When you arrive on campus, select the "umd-guest" network and set up a free account to receive 24 hours of access for up to three devices!

The Visitor Center at The Hotel at the University of Maryland >>


Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

Be A Terp


You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 

Please visit our updates page for information regarding visit opportunity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Visit

Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!

Virtual Tour



You've done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it's time to apply. 

COMMON APP >>   StandOut Admissions Network >>

Freshman applicants can apply using either the Common App or StandOut Admissions Network platforms. At this time, transfer applicants can only apply using StandOut Admissions Network.


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.


State of Maryland Residents   Non-Maryland Residents

The University of Maryland has launched a new investment in need-based financial aid, the Terrapin Commitment program, which will provide up to $20 million annually for students from the state of Maryland.

The goal of the Terrapin Commitment program is to reduce the gap between a student’s total financial aid package and the cost of an education. The program will begin in January 2023 and ensures that tuition and fees are fully covered for Pell eligible, in-state students, who are enrolled full time and have unmet financial need. More details can be found on the Office of Student Financial Aid's website.


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at UMD. 

ENROLL (Freshman)    ENROLL (Transfer)