Information for Parents

Honors College parent with student
Honors College parents with student
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Be a Part of the Terp Family!

The Honors College welcomes honors parents to the Terp family! Honors students at UMD enjoy a living-learning community of bright scholars, gifted professors, and dedicated staff. The sophisticated academic offerings and close-knit community of the Honors College offers students a small liberal arts college experience nestled within the rich, diverse, and abundant opportunities of a big research institution. With a prime location in the Washington, D.C. area, students have access to internship and cultural opportunities available nowhere else.

Parents are encouraged to attend Honors College and UMD events throughout the year. For information about student records, please contact the Office of the Registrar. Learn more about admission to the Honors College.

Events & Resources

Honors Citation Ceremony

The Honors Citation Ceremony recognizes students who successfully complete the requirements of their living-learning programs. The special ceremony brings together students, families, and the honors community to celebrate student achievement. At the ceremony, students are awarded Honors College scholarships, research grants, and a student from each living-learning program is recognized with the Portz Outstanding Honors Student Award. Learn more about Honors Citation.

Family Weekend

Family Weekend is the largest university-sponsored event for parents and family members. It’s a wonderful opportunity for families to spend time on campus with students and celebrate being part of the university community. Family Weekend includes presentations by faculty members, a reception with President and Mrs. Wallace Loh, fine arts performances, entertainment, sporting events, and much more. Get information on Family Weekend.

Maryland Day

Maryland Day is the University of Maryland’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore UMD's world of Fearless Ideas and see all that UMD does for the community, the state, and the world. Explore Maryland Day.

Terp Family

The UMD Division of Parent and Family Affairs informs, educates, involves, and advocates for parents so that parents and families can help support their students. Visit Terp Family online.

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