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


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.

S.T.E.P. I

  • BSN: June 5, 7, 9, 12, or 21 (choose one date)
  • CNL: June 14, 16, or 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 ssc@son.umaryland.edu.

Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-3 p.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
Coursework Only

Aug. 22, 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Register now.
DNP Orientation
June 1, 9 a.m.
Register now.
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


Shady Grove Orientation
Thursday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Academic Success Program Orientation
Friday, Aug. 18, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.

Register now.

RN-to-BSN& Shady Grove Orientation
Thursday, Aug. 17, 9 a.m.-4 p.m.
Register now.
DNP Shady Grove Orientation
2018 date TBD

Online Students

Student Services Presentations

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