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. Stay tuned for additional information! In the meantime, download and read the electronic version* below.
*Note, the downloadable version is compressed into a .zip file
Contact Jessica Lee, the Alumni Association's Program Manager for Student Engagement at email@example.com 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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