Welcome to the iSchool!
We are so excited to welcome you to the dynamic University of Maryland community! The university has specific checklists and information for undergraduate and graduate students, including information about getting your university ID, housing, dining, documentation, and financial aid.
The College of Information Studies hosts a college-specific New Student Orientation where you will meet faculty & staff, connect with other students, and learn about the ways you can get the most out of your time with the iSchool. The morning session will be spent collectively as a college, and then after lunch, students will be in program-specific breakout sessions with faculty, staff, current students, and fellow incoming students.
The iSchool's New Student Orientation for Fall 2018 is on Wednesday, August 22nd in the Colony Ballroom in the Stamp Student Union. Registration will begin at 8:30 am, and we will begin promptly at 9:00 am. Please plan to be there until 4:00 pm.
All incoming in-person graduate students are required to attend the iSchool's New Student Orientation. If you are an incoming undergraduate student, or an online MLIS student, you are encouraged to attend if you are able! However, all undergraduate students are required to attend the general University of Maryland's Undergraduate Orientation. More information can be found here.