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UMD Accounts | Email & Wireless Networks | Student ID Card | Other UMD Resources

Set-up UMD Accounts

Upon admission notification, you must set-up your UMD Accounts to give you access to UMD systems.  Steps 1 and 2 are required.  In addition, below is information on TERPmail, Student ID Card, UID, and the Email of Record.

Step 1: Activate the Directory ID

  • The Directory ID is a username (with passcode) that grants access to UMD resources.  Newly admitted students must Activate Account (Directory ID). You’ll need the Last Five Digits of Your SSN.  If you need assistance, contact

Step 2: Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA)

  • To access online UMD resources such as Testudo (UMD’s online Schedule of Classes), registration services, library services, ELMS, and more, you must enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). On that website, you’ll learn how to enroll, obtain assistance, and review FAQs.

Email & Wireless Networks

TERPmail & Email of Record

  • Email is UMD’s official means of communication. Faculty and staff use the email on your student record for all correspondences. Students are responsible for checking their email and responding in a timely fashion. UMD assumes no responsibility for the delivery of these electronic messages. Check your spam folder.
  • Once the Directory ID is activated, all students should activate their TERPmail account.
  • If you opted not to set-up TERPMail, the email of record is the one you used in the application process.
  • To update email: Visit Testudo. Click on Change Address/Email.

University Wireless Networks

  • To use UMD’s wireless networks, you must set-up TERPmail. Wireless Internet Networking for complete information.
  • Eduroam is the preferred wireless network for students and employees. You’ll need to authenticate with your entire UMD email address ( and Directory password. For complete instructions, see Guide to Eduroam.

Student ID Card

Student ID Card

  • To obtain a photo Student ID card, visit Customer Services, First Floor Mitchell Building, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Bring a government-issued photo id for identification purposes. Learn more. For location assistance, see Campus Map.
  • Students in online programs are not issued a Student ID card as online resources may be accessed through the Directory ID / Multi-Factor Authentication login protocols.
  • Students in programs that do not meet at the UMD campus may obtain a Student ID card.

Learn Your UID

  • 9-digit University Identification Number that is printed on the Student ID Card or can be found by viewing your University Directory Entry. Always include this number when communicating with faculty or staff, since this is the best and quickest way to find your record in any UMD system. 
  • To access your University Directory Entry, you’ll need the Last Five Digits of Your SSN.  If you need assistance, contact

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