Shady Grove Orientation

Welcome to Maryland Smith

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. 

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. 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.

Courtney Bigger
Associate Director, Undergraduate Student Programming, Office of Career Services

Lizeth Gonzalez Smith
Program Manager, Employer Relations, Office of Career Services


2. Opportunities for Engagement

This module discusses opportunities available to students who wish to join major-specific clubs or work with the Associate Dean to make an impact on the Smith at USG Program.

Lindsay Cabrera
Coordinator, Undergraduate Program


3. Academic Policies

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

Ebony Fullwood
Assistant Director and Academic Advisor, Undergraduate Program


4. 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.

Aki Noguchi Giron
Academic Advisor/Program Coordinator, Smith Undergraduate Program at Shady Grove

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