Summer Session

UMD Services & Resources

Set-up UMD Accounts | Email & Wireless | UID | Student ID Card | Student Account | Other Services

Set-up Your UMD Accounts

To access UMD online resources, including registration, you must Activate Your Directory ID and Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication. This is a 2-step process.

Step 1: Activate Your Directory ID 

  • The Directory ID (and password) grants access to UMD resources.
  • If you did not used the SSN when applying, you’ll need your assigned Student Identification Number [SID] to login.  To obtain your SID, contact:
    • Undergraduate students: Email summer@umd.edu
    • Graduate students: See your Graduate School admission notification.

Step 2: Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication 

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.
  • Activate TERPmail.
  • Change Email of Record
    • If you opted not to set-up TERPMail, the email of record is the one you used in the application process. 

University Wireless Networks

  • To use UMD’s wireless networks, you must set-up TERPmail. See 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 (DirectoryID@umd.edu) and Directory password. For complete instructions, see Guide to Eduroam.

University Identification number (UID)

This 9-digit number can be found by viewing your University Directory Entry.  Always include this number when communicating with faculty or staff.  This is the best and quickest way to find your record in any UMD system.   

Access your University Directory Entry. If you did not used the SSN when applying, you’ll need your assigned Student Identification Number [SID] to login.  To obtain your SID, contact:

  • Undergraduate students: Email summer@umd.edu
  • Graduate students: See your Graduate School admission notification.

Student ID Card

The Student ID card is the physical ID for UMD students.  For Summer Session, the Student ID card is non-photo and only issued to visiting students who register for courses that meet at the College Park campus.  You’ll use it as a library card, shuttle bus pass, and Campus Recreation Center pass.  Learn more

Visiting students taking a course at the College Park campus:

  • Obtain a non-photo Student ID card from 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.
  • For location assistance, see Campus Map.

Visiting students taking an online course:

  • Do not need a non-photo ID to access UMD online resources and services.
  • Upon admission, you receive an email with instructions to set-up login protocols that permits such access.
  • See UMD Online Resources for a list of online resources & services.

UMD Student Account Information

Review your UMD Student Account Information

  • Verify that your UMD student information, including Name, DOB, and student email are correct.
  • If there is an issue, email summer@umd.edu.

Other Services & Resources

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