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Bulldog Beginnings

Welcome to Bulldog Country!

We’re excited you have chosen to continue your academic journey at UMD!

Starting college can be a little daunting. But this is what makes UMD students special: Bulldogs adapt. Bulldogs are resilient. Bulldogs roll up their sleeves and get stuff done.

As a NEW Bulldog, Bulldog Beginnings is here to help you get acclimated to being a college student. Bulldog Beginnings encompasses a number of academic and virtual and in-person social experiences designed to transition you into college. The program begins during the summer with Bulldog Welcome Week and continues into the academic year with Welcome Back Week and First-year Events. 

The mission of Bulldog Beginnings is to provide meaningful, USEFUL transitional experiences that maximize students' potential for personal and academic success.