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New Graduate Student Orientation

Graduate School New Student Orientation 2019 (#GSNSO2019)

Monday, August 19, 2019
9:00 am-11:00 am

The Hotel at the University of Maryland

Google Map to The Hotel

Slides from this year's orientation!

The Graduate School will host its campus-wide Graduate School New Student Orientation (#GSNSO2019) on Monday, August 19, 2019, from 9 to 11 am, in the Calvert and Crossland Ballrooms (second floor) at The Hotel, 7777 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740. Pastries, coffee and tea will be available outside the ballrooms from 8-9 am.

Registration is now closed.  Please email astraus3@umd.edu with any questions or concerns.

The final agenda and important information about the event, including transportation options, is below.

AGENDA FOR NEW GRADUATE STUDENT ORIENTATION 2019 (#GSNSO2019)

Pastries, coffee and tea will be served outside the ballrooms from 8:00 am-9:00am.  Testudo will also be meeting and greeting incoming students during this time.  Be sure to say hello!

The Orientation program begins at 9:00 a.m.  

        I.           WELCOME from President Loh and Associate Provost and Dean of the Graduate School, Steve Fetter

       II.           GRADUATE EDUCATION AT UMD: OPPORTUNITIES

      III.           WHAT TO EXPECT ACADEMICALLY

      IV.           GRADUATE SCHOOL SUPPORT

      V.            CLOSING REMARKS

At the conclusion of orientation, we will have information tables from several of our campus partners set up to help answer your questions and concerns. Please stop by and visit Graduate Student Life, Graduate Legal Aid Office, The Counselling Center, The Health Center and the Graduate School Writing Center!  You can also tweet or email The Graduate School (gradschool@umd.edu) with any questions or concerns.

PARKING & TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

Attendees are responsible for transportation to and from the event.  The Graduate School will not cover any parking fees, citations, fines or fees that attendees might incur.  We have provided some parking options, but please go to dots.umd.edu or thehotelumd.com for more information.

PARKING AT THE HOTEL

The Hotel is located at 7777 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20742.  The Hotel has a covered pay garage and is offering attendees a discounted rate for parking there.  The uncovered lot near The Hotel is a pay lot and not owned by The Hotel.   Please note that only credit card payments are accepted.

 PARKING ON CAMPUS

You may park at any paid visitor lot on campus.  The closest visitor lot to The Hotel is Tuner Hall.  There are limited metered (pay) spots available there.  For more information on visitor parking, please go to dots.umd.edu

 You may park at any numbered student lot  except lots 15 and 19 during the week of August 17-August 25 for no charge.  There are metered and pay stations within those lots that will still be enforced, so be careful to not park at those spots.  The closest lots to The Hotel are Regents Drive Garage and Lot 1.  A campus parking map can be found here

 METRO AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION

The Hotel is located less than one mile from the College Park Metro station, which is on Metro’s Green Line. Daily parking, bike racks, car sharing and Metrobus transportation are also available at this station.  Please note that if you plan on using the UMD shuttle to get from the metro to campus, you must have a student ID.

 

Spouses and Partners of New Doctoral Students (#SPARTNER) Orientation
Monday, August 19, 2018
9 am-11am; Pastries, coffee and tea will be served outside the ballrooms from 8:00 am-9:00am
Jim Henson Room at The Hotel at the University of Maryland

The Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion (OGDI) will host its fourth Spouses and Partners of Doctoral Students Community (Spartners) Orientation concurrently with the New Graduate Student Orientation from 9:00 to 11:00am on August 19, 2019.

RSVP HERE: https://go.umd.edu/spartners2019

For more information, please go here: https://gradschool.umd.edu/calendar/events/event/4822