We're excited to meet you!

Now that you're on your way to UMSON, it's time for us to get to know each other better.

What is orientation?

Orientation is designed to familiarize you with UMSON. You'll learn about essential policies and procedures, as well as resources available to you.

Upcoming Orientation Activities

Students Enrolled at UMSON Baltimore


Required Orientation Activities


S.T.E.P. Program

The two-part S.T.E.P. (Success, Transition, Excitement, Preparation) Program provides students with the tools and refresher skills to be successful in their first semester and beyond.

Both S.T.E.P. 1 and S.T.E.P. 2 are required for new students.

S.T.E.P. I

  • BSN: May 22, 24, 31; June 5, 7, 2018 (Choose one date.)
  • CNL: June 12, 14, 19 (Choose one date.)

S.T.E.P. I covers:

  • curriculum and clinical compliance
  • course registration
  • uniforms and books
  • parking, transportation, and housing
  • technology
  • tours

To register, call 410.706.5426 (Student Success Center) or email nrsstudentsuccesscenter@umaryland.edu.

Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.

S.T.E.P. II is a campus orientation.

Register now.


You should have received an email with more information about orientation. If you haven't, please contact the Office of Admissions at 410-706-0501 (option #2).

Master of Science*
Dual Degree

Aug. 23, 8:30 a.m.

DNP Orientation
May 31
PhD You will receive more information about orientation from the Graduate School.

*If you’re enrolled in online coursework, you can attend orientation online or face to face.

Students Enrolled at Shady Grove

Program Required Orientation Activities

Both of the activities below are required for new BSN students.

Shady Grove Orientation
Thursday, Aug. 16

Academic Success Program Orientation
Friday, Aug. 17

RN-to-BSN Shady Grove Orientation
DNP Shady Grove Orientation
Thursday, May 24, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Online Students

Online students may choose to attend orientation in person or online.

Click here to access our online orientation.

Student Services Presentations

In order to be fully compliant with new student orientation, all incoming students must review these student services presentations: