Student Life

When you pursue your MBA at the Robert H. Smith School of Business, you’ll be living in a top metro area for young professionals. Located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C., and within 30 minutes of Baltimore, Md., students have easy access to a variety of professional opportunities, restaurants, sports, culture and natural beauty.

Attractions on Maryland's Campus

Stamp Student Union

Stamp Student Union is the center of campus life at the University of Maryland. Grab a quick bite in the food court, visit the graduate student lounge or stop by the TerpZone for cosmic bowling or a video game competition.

Eppley Recreation Center

This multipurpose facility offers UMD students a wide variety of fitness resources and activities for students, including basketball courts, a climbing wall, an indoor swimming complex and group fitness classes.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center offers a multitude of entertainment options right here at the university. From theater to music, you don’t have to go very far to catch exhibits, conversations and live dance, comedy, music and theater performances.

Maryland Terrapin Athletics

Attend a game at SECU Stadium, XFinity Center and our other venues on campus, and experience the excitement and vibrancy of Terp athletics!

Dingman Center for Entrepreneurship

The Dingman Center is Smith’s own award-winning hub for entrepreneurs. The Center offers numerous resources and programming available for our MBA students, including our signature Pitch Dingman Competition.

Maryland Day

Maryland Day, UMD’s signature community event, is a great opportunity to see what's happening on campus and participate in exciting activities, such as the robotics tournament, campus challenge course and the Red-White spring football game.

Attractions in the Surrounding Area

Baltimore Inner Harbor

A hub of activity featuring the National Aquarium, a planetarium and observatory at the Maryland Science Center, historic ships, and a complex of music venues and restaurants at Power Plant Live. Catch a MLB game at Oriole Park at Camden Yards while you're visiting Baltimore.

Cherry Blossom Festival

Every spring, the Tidal Basin is covered by the pink cloud of blooming cherry trees. A gift from Japan in 1912, more than 3,000 cherry trees and the festival planned around their peak bloom bring both tourists and locals alike to enjoy the beauty of the cherry blossoms.

Capital One Arena

Home to DC's NHL and NBA teams, Capitol One Arena also hosts popular concerts and events year-round. Located right on top of a metro stop serving the Green Line, you can make a trip here from College Park easily.

United States Capitol

The center of the American government lies mere miles away. The Capitol grounds are a beautiful place for a picnic on your sightseeing trip. You can also schedule a free tour Monday-Saturday to see the famous Rotunda and the art housed in the building.

Kennedy Center

The heart of the arts in DC and a living memorial to President John F. Kennedy, the Kennedy Center hosts a stunning 2,200+ performances and exhibits a year. Experience music, dance, and theater of every genre. There are also over 400 free performances a year! Join the MyTix program for young adults to get discount offers on everything else.

U Street Corridor

Once the epicenter of Black culture in America with its unparalleled jazz scene, the birthplace of Duke Ellington, and proximity to Howard University, U St continues to boast vibrant nightlife, live music and many argue the best Ethiopian food in the region. All a short metro ride away from College Park on the Green Line.

Get Involved

Smith’s student clubs offer the chance to focus on your personal interests while sharpening your leadership skills. Participating in the many opportunities for leadership and professional development at Smith will round out your MBA experience and help you develop a network of professional peers.

MBA Association

The MBA Association (MBAA) serves the full-time student body of Maryland Smith. The MBAA is the primary interface between the student body and the administration in order to enhance the Smith MBA experience.

Learn More: MBA Association

Graduate Clubs

The MBA Association (MBAA) coordinates student clubs. Its focus is to build a sense of community by providing Smith MBA students opportunities to interact through social and career development activities held throughout the year.

"Everyone says, ‘You need to be uncomfortable in your MBA, and leave your comfort zone and embrace leadership opportunities.’ So I stepped in and ran for president of our Latin MBA Student Association. It gave me leadership experience and that helped me realize I really am skilled in this type of role. Now I’m going to Seattle to be a product manager for Microsoft, and I wouldn’t be ready without my experiences at Smith."

Natalia Olmos, MBA ′19

Campus Resources

The University of Maryland is home to a host of resources for students.

Eppley Recreational Center

This well-equipped fitness complex keeps Terps active.

Learn More About The Eppley Recreational Center
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center

The Clarice hosts student and professional musical, dance and theatrical performances.

Learn More About The Clarice
Campus Dining

Numerous dining halls, cafes and shops are available, with options for allergies, intolerances and special diets.

Learn More About Campus Dining

Off-campus housing options and local area information is located here.

Learn More About Housing
Campus Health Center

Just across from the Stamp Student Union, you can receive medical care, fill prescriptions, and take care of your health needs here on campus.

Learn More About The Health Center
Counseling Center

The Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services to promote the wellbeing of UMD students . This is also your first stop for accessibility and disability services at UMD.

Learn More About The Counseling Center
Memorial Chapel

At this interfaith center on campus, you can connect with others of your faith tradition.

Learn More About The Memorial Chapel
Stamp Student Union

Grab a quick bite in the food court, visit the graduate student lounge or stop by the TerpZone at the Stamp Student Union.

Learn More About Stamp Student Union

Questions? Contact the MBA & Business Master's Admissions Office at 301-405-2559 or

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