Meet the M Book—a guide to the student experience at the University of 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 is delivered to first-year students at various campus-wide and Alumni Association events. Didn’t get your copy? Download and read the electronic version below or contact Jessica Lee, the Alumni Association's Program Manager for Student Engagement at jlee1021@umd.edu with questions or to request a plain text version.
 

MBook Cover


The UMD Bucket List

Keep track of the Bucket List items (pages 16 and 17) you’ve checked off by taking a selfie or video to document your progress. Once you’ve completed any five bucket list items, contact Jessica Lee, the Alumni Association's Program Manager for Student Engagement at jlee1021@umd.edu and head over to the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center with your selfies or videos to get your first commemorative pin and lanyard. Be sure to follow @UMDSALC on social media to know which days you can pick up your pin(s)!

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

UMD Bucket List


M Book Archives

A digital archive of the original M Book can be found here, courtesy of The University Libraries.