Winter Session

UMD Services & Resources

Set-up UMD Accounts

To access UMD online resources, including registration, you must Activate Your Directory ID and Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication. Steps 1 and 2 are required.

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

Step 2: Enroll in Multi-Factor Authentication

Set-up TERPmail and Email of Record

Email is UMD’s official means of communication. Faculty and staff use the email on your student record (Email of Record) for all correspondences. 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. 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. It is the student’s responsibility to maintain current contact information. To change your email of record, visit: Testudo and click on Change Address/Email.

Obtain Your Student ID Card

The Student ID card is the physical ID for UMD students. For Summer Session and Winter 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 and shuttle bus 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.
  • Questions about the non-photo ID? Contact Customer Services at registrar-help@umd.edu.

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.

Learn Your 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. If you did not used the SSN when applying, you’ll need your assigned Student Identification Number [SID] to login. To obtain your SID:

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

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 winter@umd.edu.

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