Success Resources


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Many students indicate needing some assistance in a variety of areas to be as successful as possible. Below you will find resources available to all UMD students of which you can take advantage:

Personal Assistance

Counseling Services
Feelings such as anxiety, anger, depression, low self-esteem, or tension are a normal part of being human and can affect anyone. Sometimes these feelings are temporary and can be eased by rest, relaxation, exercise, good nutrition and the support of trusted friends. At other times, stressors, relationships or past family experiences cannot be managed so easily and become overwhelming. If this happens, and you find it hard to function, you may want to seek professional help.

Residence Life
If you live on campus and need some support in your community, visit with your RA. Their job is to work in partnership with students living on campus to foster a healthy community.

Student Life
Champ's Cupboard to stock up on grocery and personal items. In addition, Champ’s Closet serves the needs of UMD students who need professional business attire for internship and job interviews.

Student Success On-Demand Tutorials
Students have access to free, online courses on Time Management, Stress Management, Financial Literacy, and more.

Transitioning to UMD can be difficult. One way to make the transition easier is to find a group of people with similar interests. Kirby Student Center is a resource for finding student organizations and clubs, free events you can attend, even leadership opportunities. With more than 280 student organizations, you can find the perfect opportunity to get involved. 
Learn more about UMD Student Organizations

There is a newly launched program, [email protected], dedicated specifically to student wellbeing. This is a systemwide resource, and topics range from stress and academics to socializing and campus organizations. Find tips and tools for everything from your mental and physical health, to friendships and finding balance. Once you launch the program, you'll be able to access UMD-specific content.

Academic Assistance

Learning Commons 
Located on the second floor of the Martin Library, the Securian Learning Commons is a place to go for tutoring, research & writing help, and supplemental instruction.

Student Success On-Demand Tutorials
Students have access to free, online courses on Study Tips, Reading Comprehension, Learning Styles, Test Anxiety, and more.

Disability Resources
Disability Resources assists students with documented disabilities to determine reasonable accommodations and services such as extra time for exams, access to audiobooks, note takers, etc.

Faculty Office Hours
All UMD Faculty have office hours designed to be used by students; most are listed on your course syllabus. If you are struggling in a course one of the best things you can do is visit the instructor during their office hours.