Meet the new M Book—a guide to the student experience at Maryland. From 1916 to 2001, first-year students turned to the M Book to figure out how to register for classes, learn the code of conduct and generally get a handle on the University of Maryland. It fizzled out after all of this information moved online.

Now, the M Book is back—with fewer rules and a modern focus. You’ll instead find Maryland’s past, present and future—and your future, too. Get the backstory on university traditions. Memorize the fight song’s lyrics. Follow real-life advice from recent grads. (Important: Never pass up a free T-shirt.) Take pride in the accomplishments of Terp alumni. Become a part of Maryland’s legacy of fearlessness.


The M Book was delivered to first-year students at the B1G Show, the Maryland Athletics kickoff that took place over Fall Welcome.

Didn’t get your copy? Read the electronic version, below, or contact the Alumni Association’s director of student programming at lnorris1@umd.edu.



A UMD Bucket List

Keep track of the Bucket List items (pages 18 and 19) you’ve checked off by taking a selfie or video to document your progress. Once you’ve completed any five, head over to the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center during Homecoming Week or Reading Day with your selfies or videos to get your first commemorative pin and lanyard. Check off five more, and receive another pin. Once you finish the Bucket List, you’ll earn a special medallion to wear at Commencement.

Share your progress with friends on social media using #UMDMBOOK.