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University of Maryland-College Park

Educational Resources

Libraries

University library facilities inclued: McKeldin Library, Architecture Library, Art Library, Engineering and Physical Sciences Library (EPSL), Hornbake Library, Performing Arts Library, Shady Grove Library & Media Center (off-campus), White Memorial (Chemistry) Library; 1 departmental library - Lucille Maurer Leadership Library. Special collections: Archives and Manuscripts, containing Library of American Broadcasting, Historical Manuscripts, Literary Manuscripts, the National Public Broadcasting Archives, and the University Archives; East Asia Collection; Gordon W. Prange Collection (Allied Occupation of Japan Collection); Government Documents/Maps Unit; International Piano Archives at Maryland (IPAM); Maryland Room, including Marylandia and rare books; National Trust for Historic Preservation Library; Nonprint Media Services; S. L. and Eileen Shneiderman Collection of Yiddish Books; Special Collections in Performing Arts. Please see http://www.lib.umd.edu.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 3,182,973 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 33,477 current serial subscriptions.
  • 5,736,084 microforms.
  • 876,006 Audio/Visual items.
  • 129,825 e-books.

Museums & Art

Art gallery; performing arts center; architectural design/research center; Leadership Academy; aerospace buoyancy lab; model nuclear reactor; wind tunnel.

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft

Campus Resources

  • 1,800 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 28 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 645 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 20 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 0 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in all classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 5,000 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, day care, health service, health insurance

Remedial

reading, math, writing, study skills, other

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control

Career

co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 43% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 1% of housing units are Singles.
  • 46% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 18% of housing units are Triples.
  • 35% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 94 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 97% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 50% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Art Attack; Union All Niter; New Resident Orientation; New Student Welcome; Midnight Madness; Pride Days; First Look Fair; Second Look Fair; Maryland Day; Greek Week; Cultural Explosion; Sadat Lecture; Hispanic Heritage Month; Black History Month; Women's History Month; Caribbean Student Association CariFest; Jewish Awareness Month; Hip Hop Conference; Iranian Student Foundation New Year's Celebration; Vietnamese Student Association Family Night; Graduate Student Appreciation Week; APA Heritage Month; SPAN Fest; Dance Marathon; Homecoming Week (parade, football game, Comedy Show, Pan-Hellenic Step Show).
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 535 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: Alpha Chi Sigma (Chemistry); Alpha Epsilon (Agricultural Engineering); Alpha Epsilon Delta (Pre-Med); Alpha Epsilon Rho (Broadcast Journalism); Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology); Alpha Lambda Delta (Freshman Scholarship); Alpha Phi Sigma (Criminal Justice); Alpha Zeta (Agriculture); Beta Alpha Psi (Accounting); Beta Gamma Sigma (Business Management); Black Honors Caucus; Chi Epsilon (Civil Engineering); Delta Nu Alpha (Transportation); Delta Phi Alpha (German); Delta Sigma Pi (Business); Eta Beta Rho (Hebrew); Eta Kappa Nu (Electrical Engineering); Gamma Theta Upsilon (Geography); Golden Key Honor Society (Leadership/Scholarship); Kappa Delta Pi (Education); Kappa Tau Alpha (Jounalism); Lambda Pi Eta (Speech Communication); Mortar Board National Honor Society (Scholarship); National Society of Collegiate Scholars; Omega Chi Epsilon (Chemistry Engineering); Omega Rho (Business); Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics); Omicron Delta Kappa (Scholarship/Leadership); Order of Omega (Fraternity/Sorority Leadership); Phi Alpha Epsilon (Health/Human Resources); Phi Alpha Theta (History); Phi Beta Kappa (Scholarship); Phi Chi Theta (Business and Economics); Phi Eta Sigma (Freshman Scholarship); Phi Kappa Phi (Senior/Graduate Scholarship); Phi Sigma (Biology); Phi Sigma Pi (Scholarship/Leadership); Phi Sigma Iota (French/Italian); Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science); Phi Sigma Theta; Pi Tau Sigma (Mechnical Engineering); Psi Chi (Psychology); Primannum Honor Society; Sigma Alpha Omicron (Microbiology); Sigma Delta Chi (Journalism); Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish); Sigma Tau Delta (English); Tau Beta Pi (Engineering); Tau Beta Sigma.
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Adventist Campus Ministry; Agape Campus Christian Fellowship; Ahmadi Muslim Student Association (AMSA); Asian Baptist Student Koinonia; Baha'i Club; Bhagavad Gita Club; Campus Crusade for Christ; Catholic Student Association; CRC Youth for Christ; Chabad Jewish Student Association; Chesed; Chi Alpha Christian Fellowship; Christians on Campus; Disciples of Christ United Campus Ministry; Dynamic Disciples; Episcopal Angelica Terps; Heritage at the Park; Impact Ministry; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Jonah Liturgical Dance Ministry; Korean Bible Study; Korean Campus Ministry; Lutheran Student Association; Mandarin Student Fellowship; Manna Ministry; Maryland Christian Fellowship; Muslim Students' Association; Navigators; Pagan Student Union; Reformed University Fellowship; Search the Scriptures; South Asian Fellowship of Maryland; TC 180; The Impact Movement; The Life; The Purpose Driven Life Club; The Reform Jewish Community; University Bible Fellowship; World Carp; World Peace Buddhist Club.
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) African Student Association; Anokha; Armenian Students Association; Asian American Student Union; Avirah; Bangladesh Student Association; Black Honors Caucus; Black Student Union; Bridges: A Literary and Multicultural Community at Maryland; Business Culture and Languages Organization; Caribbean Student Association; Chinese Culture Club; Chinese Student and Scholar Association; Chinese Student Association; Develop, Empower, and Synergize India (DESI); Ethiopian Students Association; Filipino Cultural Association; German Club; Greek Heritage Society; Hellenic Graduate Student Association (DIGENIS); Hindu Students Council; Hispanic Heritage Coalition; Humanities Society; Il Circolo Italiano; Indian Student Association; Interest Group of Maryland; International Cultural Exchange Society; Iranian Graduate Student Foundation; Iranian Students' Foundation; Jewish Student Union; Kappa Phi Lambda; Kedma; Korean Student Association; L. U. S. H. ; Latino Student Union; Le Cercle des Etudiants Francophones et Francophiles; Lebanese Student Organization; Maryland Ethnomusicology Collective; Multiracial and Biracial Student Association; Muslim Women of Maryland; NAACP; Native American Student Association; Organization of Arab Students; Pakistani Student Association; Portuguese Language Student Association; Pride Alliance; Russian Club; Spicmacay DC Chapter; Sri Lankan Association; Taal International Dance; Taiwanese American Student Association; Thai Student Association; The Underground Music Board; Traveling Terps; Turkish Students Association; Undergrounduates; Vietnamese Student Association.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Jazz, marching, pep, and symphonic bands; orchestra ensembles; choir, chorus; gospel and a cappella singing groups; dance groups; departmental and graduate student associations; art, theater, hobby and sports clubs; advocacy, community, and political action groups; social fraternities and sororities. Listings of student clubs and organizations: http: //stars. umd. edu/view_groups. asp. Fraternity & sorority listings: http: //www. union. umd. edu/greek_life.
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Diamondback (daily); Eclipse (biweekly); The Black Explosion (biweekly); Mitzpeh (monthly); La Voz Latina (monthly); The Public Asian (monthly); The Maryland Cow Nipple (monthly); Terrapin Times (monthly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D. C. (10), Baltimore, MD (25)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): New Carrollton, MD (transfer to Metro subway) (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Washington, D. C. (6)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 42% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 28% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 5,600
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

Greek Life

  • There are 23 fraternities
  • 20 fraternity houses
  • 9% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 14 sororities
  • 14 sorority houses
  • 11% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (George Washington University)
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Additional Policies

    honor code, hazing prohibited

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