Orientation

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

ProgramRequired Orientation Activities
BSN

You are required to attend both of the activities below.

UMSON 101

Choose one date: May 29, June 4, June 6, or June 13
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

At this session, you'll be introduced to resources, register for classes, and learn what will be required of you.

To register: Email your date preference to: nrsstudentsuccesscenter@umaryland.edu.

Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Register here.

You get to help us celebrate our Big 130!

You have the distinct honor of being a member of the incoming class during UMSON’s 130th anniversary. (That’s right — we were founded in 1889.) During orientation, you’ll be invited to wear a complimentary red UMSON-branded T-shirt that we’re providing and to join other members of your class in forming a giant 130 on the courtyard. The group will be photographed by drone for posterity and for inclusion in the fall issue of UMSON’s magazine, Nursing For/um. We can’t wait to welcome you — and to see you smile for the camera!

CNL

You are required to attend all three of the activities below.

UMSON 101

Choose one date: May 21, May 23, June 11
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

At this session, you'll be introduced to resources, register for classes, and learn what will be required of you.

To register: Email your date preference to: nrsstudentsuccesscenter@umaryland.edu.

Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Register here.

You get to help us celebrate our Big 130!

You have the distinct honor of being a member of the incoming class during UMSON’s 130th anniversary. (That’s right — we were founded in 1889.) During orientation, you’ll be invited to wear a complimentary red UMSON-branded T-shirt that we’re providing and to join other members of your class in forming a giant 130 on the courtyard. The group will be photographed by drone for posterity and for inclusion in the fall issue of UMSON’s magazine, Nursing For/um. We can’t wait to welcome you — and to see you smile for the camera!

SMARTStart

Friday, Aug. 23
9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.

RN-to-BSN*

Orientation

You are required to attend one orientation, either on-campus or online.

On Campus:

  • Tuesday, June 18, 10 a.m.-noon
  • Wednesday, July 24, 1-3 p.m.

Online:

  • Monday, June 24, 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 1-3 p.m.
  • Monday, July 22, 5-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-noon

Register here.

RN-to-MSN*
Master of Science in Nursing*
Dual Degree
Certificate

Orientation

Thursday, Aug. 22, 2019
8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.

Register here.

You get to help us celebrate our Big 130!

You have the distinct honor of being a member of the incoming class during UMSON’s 130th anniversary. (That’s right — we were founded in 1889.) During orientation, you’ll be invited to wear a complimentary red UMSON-branded T-shirt that we’re providing and to join other members of your class in forming a giant 130 on the courtyard. The group will be photographed by drone for posterity and for inclusion in the fall issue of UMSON’s magazine, Nursing For/um. We can’t wait to welcome you — and to see you smile for the camera!

DNP

Orientation

Thursday, May 30, 2019

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
BSN

You are required to attend both of the activities below.

UMSON 101

Friday, June 14, 2019
1-4:30 p.m.

At this session, you'll be introduced to resources, register for classes, and learn what will be required of you.

Orientation to USG and Academic Success Program

Thursday, Aug. 15, 2019
8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

RN-to-BSN

Orientation

You are required to attend one online orientation from the list below.

  • Monday, June 24, 4-6 p.m.
  • Wednesday, June 26, 1-3 p.m.
  • Monday, July 22, 5-7 p.m.
  • Monday, Aug. 5, 10 a.m.-noon

Register here.

DNP

Orientation

Thursday, June 6, 2019

Online Students

RN-to-BSN students:

Please see the information by location in the drop-downs above for orientation details.

All other students:

You may choose to attend orientation in person or online.

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: