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Undergraduate Studies TerrapinSTRONG Spring 2023 Events

What is TerrapinSTRONG? 

TerrapinSTRONG is the University of Maryland’s new onboarding program for faculty, students, and staff. It affirms our mission, culture, and values as a diverse, united, inclusive, and empowered community.  All new Terps in Letters and Sciences (LTSC), Freshmen Connection (FC), and Academic Achievement Programs (AAP) are invited to attend Undergraduate Studies’ (UGST) TerrapinSTRONG Events. 

Amanda Dennis

Upcoming Events

Over the course of the upcoming semester, Undergraduate Studies is hosting a number of TerrapinSTRONG events. These events are created with you in mind. The goal of these events is to help you find community here on campus, get connected with the university, and experience a sense of inclusion and belonging as a new Terp. 

Participation in these events is limited to new students in LTSC, FC, and AAP (starting during the 2022-2023 academic year). Registration is recommended, but not required- feel free to drop in! More information can be found on the UGST TerrapinSTRONG Canvas Site

Kick-off Welcome Event

“Pop-In” to LTSC: Popcorn and Games

Weds., Feb. 1, 11:00am-1:00 pm, Hornbake 1117 (LTSC Office)

All new LTSC, FC, and AAP students (including fall admits) are invited to “Pop-in” to the LTSC office to grab some free popcorn (while supplies last). We will have games, prizes, opportunities to ask questions, and some info on what to expect at UMD. Feel free to join us for the whole event, or just drop in to say hello!


Social Hours

Being the First & Succeeding in New Academic Territory

Mon., Feb. 6, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Calling all First Gen Terps! If you are the first person in your family to attend college, come out to meet other first-generation students, share your needs, and learn tips that will help you succeed in this new environment. Being first, just got even better!

So You're Thinking About Business

Tues., Feb. 7, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Are you interested in Business? Come learn about the LTSC Business Exploration Series. This workshop will inform students about the programmatic support for students with an interest in applying to the Robert H. Smith School of Business.

Transfer TERPS Unite: Transitioning at UMD

Weds., Feb. 8, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Transferring to a new university presents some unique challenges, but we're here to help! Join us to learn about resources and strategies for success from returning transfer students and LTSC's Transfer Coordinator.

So You're Thinking About STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math)

Thurs., Feb. 9, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom , Register

Are you interested in STEM? Come learn about the LTSC STEM Exploration Series. This workshop will inform students about the programmatic support for STEM students in Letters & Sciences.

So You're Thinking About Law School

Mon., Feb. 13, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Ever thought about becoming a lawyer? Come learn about how to start your journey from classes to take, activities to join, and other steps to make you a successful law school applicant.

Being Your Own Best Advocate

Tues., Feb. 14, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Are you having difficulty in a class or with a situation and wondering how to ask for help or are wondering how to approach the situation? Are you wondering how to stand up for something that you believe in . . .and am wondering how to start? As a student looking to make their voice hear, come learn about how you can make a difference and be heard. 

Turning Introversion into Your SUPERpower!

Weds., Feb. 15, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Your ability to make a difference isn’t tied to how loud or quiet you are. Nor is it tied to your preference for a packed rooftop party or a movie night at home on the weekends. It’s tied to your ability to use your natural gifts to productively and purposefully impact the world around you. Learn a few tips for how introversion can be used as an advantage when navigating what feels like an extroverted world.

Ready, Set, Get Career Ready...Now Go!

Thurs., Feb. 16, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Want to be your best professional self? Don't know where to start? This workshop will provide you with tools and resources to help you prepare for your future internship and career journey.


Join the Conversation

My Multicultural Shell - 2 Dates!

Tues., April 4, 4:00-5:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Thurs., April 13, 3:00-4:00 pm, Zoom, Register

Participate in a moderated session where you and others discuss the multiple dimensions of identity and how who you are plays an integral role in the Maryland community. Learn how you can be an advocate for change and how our lenses and/or perspectives shape our view of and interactions with the world.  Students should complete Your Multicultural Identity Shell in advance of the session. 

The Office of Letters and Sciences is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, and employment. To request accommodations, contact Amanda Dennis in advance of the event at


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