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Student Life

The University of Maryland is just a 20-minute subway ride away from the heart of Washington D.C. - a vibrant, diverse, and exciting center of historic landmarks, research, community and social activism, artistic and entrepreneurial enterprises, and entertainment.

UMD is also near an extraordinary array of institutions such as the National Gallery, the National Archives (in College Park), the Smithsonian Institution, the Folger Shakespeare Library, the Kennedy Center, the Corcoran Gallery, the Library of Congress, and the Shakespeare Theater. The campus is also a short drive to Baltimore - and on to Philadelphia - and we are less than an hour’s drive to the beautiful Chesapeake Bay to the east, and to the Shenandoah Valley and Allegany mountains to the west.

The College of Arts and Humanities offers many ways to get involved as a graduate student, including the Dean’s Graduate Advisory Board, various student organizations such as the Graduate English Organization, The Society for the Interdisciplinary Studies of Performing Arts, and many others. Find out about ways to connect to others on our campus and community page!


To find out about many campus amenities and resources for grad students, please check out the Adele Stamp Student Union’s special Grad student site:

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