College of Agriculture & Natural Resources
Institute of Applied Agriculture

New Student Orientation

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Congratulations and welcome to campus, first-year IAA Terps! We are excited to welcome you to the IAA. At New Student Orientation, you will meet your advisor, get to know other students, and register for classes.

All incoming IAA students are required to attend and participate in New Student Orientation. Participants are required to remain for the entirety of the event. Students must bring an official photo ID to Orientation.

Prior to Orientation, students must activate their UMD computer accounts and submit a completed Immunization Record Form to the University Health Center (UHC).

All students who have recently graduated from high school are required to have an official transcript verifying graduation sent to the IAA.

Additionally, all UMD students are required to have health insurance. If you already have health insurance coverage, submit a Health Insurance Waiver to avoid being charged for UMD’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Incoming Agriculture Forward (Ag Forward) students are required to take the University's Math Placement Test prior to Orientation. Certificate-seeking students do not complete this step.


Be prepared! Use our New Student Orientation Success Checklist as a to-do list leading up to Orientation.


Getting to campus:

All IAA Orientations are held in Room 1123 of Jull Hall (Building 227 on the UMD campus map). The closest parking structures to Jull Hall are:

Please utilize the PayStation and pay for parking to avoid a citation. See our Visitor Information page for more details about getting to Jull Hall.



Parents' session:

Parents are welcome to join us for a brief information session from 9:00 - 9:45 a.m., after which they are free to explore the campus or visit College Park. New Student Orientation will conclude at 4:00 p.m.


Orientation cost:

The cost for Orientation is $100. This fee covers all costs associated with the program including meals, staffing, materials, and logistics. The charge is a per-person fee for students. Click here to pay online.

If paying by check, please make checks payable to the University of Maryland and mail at least two weeks prior to your orientation date to the following address:

Institute of Applied Agriculture
University of Maryland, College Park
Jull Hall, Room 2123
4196 Stadium Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Be sure to include your sweatshirt size with your Orientation fee payment.


Social media:

Connect with the IAA on InstagramFacebook and Twitter for regular updates and helpful tips leading up to Orientation.


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