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Higher Education, Student Affairs, and International Education Policy (HESI Preview 2024)


For financial information regarding stipends, policies, and general benefits of graduate assistantships at UMD, view the Policies for Graduate Assistantships.

Students with graduate assistantships are eligible for State Employee of Maryland Health Benefits. More information can be found in the Graduate Assistant Benefits Orientation.

For the most up-to-date information regarding tuition and tuition remission, please visit the University HR site.

UMD Campus 

Take a virtual tour of our beautiful campus here

UMD Off-Campus Housing

Explore UMD off-campus housing options here!

Adele H. STAMP Student Union – the Center of Campus Life!

Need a snack? Want to play a game of pool? The Adele H. Stamp Student Union (STAMP), is the central student hub for  student organizations, clubs, study facilities, food venues, conferences and more. Check out this short video on all STAMP has to offer

Grad Student Life at STAMP

While at UMD, you will have a  team dedicated to enhancing your experience at UMD as a graduate student. Get to know your Graduate Student Life team in this short video!

Diversity & Inclusion

UMD values its diverse community and welcomes Terps from all backgrounds. The Office of Diversity and Inclusion provides leadership and expertise that enriches the experiences of individuals and helps UMD build a strong, supportive, and forward thinking community. Check out information curated specifically for prospective students, or spend some time exploring Anti-Racism Teach-In Series!

Students with Disabilities (ADS)

The Accessibility and Disability Services Office is committed to ensuring all students at UMD are supported and cared for. They provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals to ensure equal access to services, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Maryland. Check it out!

International Students 

We are very happy to welcome international students to our UMD community! If you need any assistance related to logistics, academics, or immigration paperwork, you can explore the International Student and Scholar Services(ISSS) Department Webpage, including their Resources Page.

Looking for ways to practice your English or just engage with the UMD community? Check out these language programs, such as the Conversation Partner program! Interested  in something low-stakes and casual, how about joining UMD Students & Scholars for  one of their weekly International Coffee Hours?

The Library

McKeldin Library has a vast array of resources, from academic, arts, and literary journals to librarians dedicated to your particular concentration - there is so much to explore!

Writing Center

The Graduate School Writing Center is an excellent resource for graduate students looking for assistance with writing and oral communication skills. Whether you seek one-on-one assistance or group writing workshops, this is the best place to start! And it’s for grad students in particular! 

Career Center

UMD’s Career Center provides a wealth of resources for all students looking to get ahead in their career! Find on and off-campus job opportunities, internships, mock interview sessions, resume review sessions and many other opportunities to put your best foot forward.


At UMD, the health and wellness of our community is a top priority. Whether you need medicine for a cold, specialist care for an existing illness, or want to get better at practicing self-care, the UMD Health Center is the best place to start! Don’t forget to check out their page on stress management while you’re there. 

UMD’s Counseling Center is also here to support you, making sure you are cared for and supported during your time at UMD.

Education Abroad & Global Partnerships

From internships, international exchanges, and study abroad opportunities, the Education Abroad Office is an excellent resource.  

Meet Researchers and Students at Other Institutions

Being a part of the DC Community has a lot of benefits, but one of them is the ability to take courses at any one of the many universities in the DC and surrounding areas which accept UMD Students through the D.C. Consortium.