New Student Orientation - Fall 2023

MAGE's New Student Orientation will be held in-person this fall on Wednesday, August 23, 2023 for all newly admitted students to a Master of Engineering or Graduate Certificate in Engineering program for Summer 2023 and Fall 2023. 

While not mandatory, orientation serves as your formal introduction to the University of Marylan­d, A. James Clark School of Engineering and is also a wonderful chance to meet our staff! The event will start with a welcome and presentation from the MAGE staff, followed by the opportunity to engage with current students in the program and participate in activities at UMD's TerpZone. Dinner will also be provided. 

If you are unable to attend the on-campus orientation, you will receive a New Student Orientation video following the on-campus session. 

MAGE In-Person New Student Orientation
Date: Wednesday, August 23, 2023 5:00PM - 10:00PM
Location: The Stamp Student Union (Benjamin Banneker Room)
Address: 3972 Campus Dr, College Park, MD 20742
Register by Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Additional orientations on campus:

UMD Graduate School Orientation - strongly recommended

Campus Resource Fair hosted by TerrapinStrong - strongly recommended 

International Student Orientation -  for international students only

Frequently Asked Questions

Our mission is to provide our students with the most accurate and timely information as it pertains to their academic success.  We are always happy to meet with our students and encourage them to make an appointment to speak with an advisor at least once per semester. Please visit our advising webpage to learn more about who to contact. 

Tuition and fees vary by the delivery method in which you take courses. Student fees are assessed separately and may also vary depending upon where you are taking your classes. Tuition and fees for the Master of Engineering and Graduate Certificate in Engineering degree programs do not differentiate between in-state and out of state. The University of Maryland offers several different payment methods, including an installment plan. Please go to our tuition webpage for the latest information.

Yes! The University of Maryland Graduate Student Association is a great resource for fun events, advocating for graduate student needs, and getting involved on campus. Learn more about the Graduate Student Association here