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UMD Services & Resources

Student ID Card | Directory ID, UID, Email | Contact Info | Parking | Computers | Accessibility Services | Libraries | Campus Recreation | Student Union | Counseling Center | Career Center | Campus Eateries

Student ID Card

Students in face-to-face or blended programs are eligible to obtain a student photo ID card in person at the Office of the Registrar once registered. Information on ID cards can be found on the Registrar’s website. Students in online programs use their directory ID and UID to access online resources.

Directory ID, UID, & Email

Your Directory ID grants access to UMD resources. As a newly admitted and confirmed student, you must activate your Directory ID. See Activate Account (Directory ID).

Your UID is your 9-digit UMD Identification Number. It appears on your admission letter.

Email is UMD’s official means of communication. Advisors utilize the email posted on your student record. You are responsible for checking your email and responding in a timely fashion. Once you activate your Directory ID, you should activate your TERPmail account.

Computers & Software

UMD’s Division of Technology (DIT) provides opportunities for students, faculty, and staff to purchase computers, tablets, and accessories at a savings. In addition, there are many common software packages that are available at no cost. Visit Terrapin Tech for more information.

Update Your Contact Information

UMD uses the email on your student record for all correspondences regarding your program registration. UMD assumes no responsibility for the delivery of these electronic messages. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain current contact information. Follow these steps to update your contact information:

  1. Visit: Testudo
  2. Click on Change Address/Email.
  3. Log in using your directory ID/password.
  4. Your contact information will be displayed and available for updating.

Parking & Transportation Services

Many un-metered campus parking lots are unrestricted after 4:30 p.m.  There are, however, many restricted lots for which parking permits are required at all times. Pay careful attention to the signage to avoid parking tickets. Paid meter parking is available should you need to come to campus before 4:30 p.m.  For more information on parking, shuttle service from nearby Metro stations, and other transportation offerings, visit Department of Transportation Services (DOTS).

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