UMD: A Globally Connected University

Miss Your ISSS Tip of the Week?

Every week leading up to orientation, we send a Tip of the Week to all new students. These emails are meant to help prepare you for coming to the U.S. and coming to the University of Maryland campus. Look for them in your inbox.

If you have missed a previous Tip of the Week or need to refer back and cannot find it in your inbox, you can find it below.

Tips of the Week for Fall 2016


Tip of the Week #7 - Social Activities and Getting Connected - Correction:  Free UMD shuttle services from DC area airports are available to ALL UMD students.  For more info, visit http:/

Tip of the Week #6 - Local Transportation 

Tip of the Week #5 - Airports, Arrival Info, and US Customs

Tip of the Week #4 - Health Requirements (Immunization Form)

Tip of the Week #3 - Housing Info

Tip of the Week #2 - Orientation, Immigration Session and Check-In Responsibilities

  • Undergraduates  - Please note:  There will not be an Immigration Session on August 9th as listed on  Week 2 -Tip of the Week.   To accommodate students' varying schedules, the required Immigration Session is repeated multiple times. The dates include July 26, August 2, August 10, August 11, August 16, August 17, August 18, August 19, August 22, August 23, and August 26.
  • F1 Grads (MS/MBA Students only)
  • F1 Grads not MS/MBA
  • J1 Graduates

Tip of the Week #1 - Welcome & Visa