Freshman Orientation

Welcome to Maryland Smith Class of 2025

Greetings, and Welcome to the Maryland Smith Undergraduate Family

The Smith UG experience is intentional and spectacular. Throughout your time at Smith, you’ll experience a variety of impactful courses, programs, and activities to turn you into a top-notch, value-added force to be reckoned with. You have quite the journey ahead of you!

That being said, you still need to take the first steps yourself. For your Maryland Smith college journey, you’ll need to be proactive. You need to “show up.” How? I’ll explain in detail when we meet face-to-face. First, review the five orientation modules below. After that, you’ll work alongside our exceptional advising team to get registered and ready for your first semester at Smith. Our advising team has created this interactive guide to help you navigate your orientation experience.

I look forward to meeting you in person this fall.

Victor C. Mullins, PhD 
Associate Dean | Diversity Officer
Robert H. Smith School of Business
University of Maryland

Orientation Modules


1. Welcome to the Smith School

This module provides a vision of the undergraduate Maryland Smith experience as well as a framework for how this vision is put into practice for students.


2. Professional Development

The importance of professional development is explored in this module. Students are also introduced to a variety of unique professional development opportunities available at Maryland Smith.


3. Academic Policies

Important academic policies which govern the academic experience at Maryland Smith are reviewed throughout this module.


4. Academic Curriculum and Opportunities

This module provides an overview of the academic curriculum students follow at Maryland Smith as well as the advising services offered by the Undergraduate Program Office.


5. Course Registration

Information on how to register for classes at Maryland Smith as well as next steps in the orientation process are reviewed throughout this module.

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