M Book: A guide to the UMD student experience
Get the backstory on university traditions.
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 alums. Become a part of Maryland’s legacy of fearlessness.
The 2022-2023 M Book will be delivered to all first-year students at this year's President's Welcome in the Fall semester, an event held during the Department of Residence Life's Fall Welcome weekend.
Didn't receive a copy of this year's M book yet? Contact Jessica Lee at email@example.com to pick one up at Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center!
*Note, the downloadable version is compressed into a .zip file
Contact Jessica Lee, the Alumni Association's Program Manager for Student Engagement at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or to request a plain text version.
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 email@example.com 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)!
UMD Bucket List
Share your progress with friends on social media using #UMDMBOOK.
Three students with their Traditions Keeper medallions, for completing all 20 Bucket List items