Every student who attends UM can engage in special experiences that complement the academic curriculum and offer the opportunity for extraordinary growth. Here are some of the exciting programs ARHU students find advantageous.
- College Park Scholars: College Park Scholars is a community of twelve interdisciplinary living-learning programs for academically talented first- and second-year students. The Undergraduate Admissions Office selects students when they apply. The College of Arts and Humanities is home to the College Park Scholars-Arts:
- CPS-Arts: College Park Scholars in the Arts have the opportunity to explore local arts opportunities in the Washington DC/Baltimore area.
- Honors College: The Honors College includes Maryland’s living-learning programs for students with exceptional academic talents. It features small classes taught by outstanding faculty who encourage discussion and foster innovative thinking. The University Honors, Honors Humanities and Digital Cultures & Creativity programs are part of Honors College.
- Digital Cultures & Creativity: Digital Cultures and Creativity, DCC, provides an innovative curriculum and learning community that combines art, imagination, and global citizenship with new media and new technologies.
- Gemstone: Selected by the Undergraduate Admissions Office, Gemstone students are members of a living-learning community devoted to the exploration of science and technology.
- Honors Humanities: Honors Humanities is the University of Maryland’s premier honors program for talented beginning undergraduates with interests in the humanities and creative arts. The students in this living-learning program are selected by the Undergraduate Admissions Office when students apply to the university.
- University Honors Program: The Honors Program is Maryland's long established program for students with exceptional academic talents. Students are selected by Undergraduate Admissions at the time of application submission.
- Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House: The Jiménez-Porter Writers’ House is a unique living-learning program that offers students a campus-wide literary center for the study of creative writing in its cross-cultural and multilingual dimensions.
- Language House: Open to second-semester freshmen and upperclassmen, the Language House provides students, who are serious about language learning, with the opportunity for daily language and cultural immersion in an organized study environment.