Welcome and Orientation Events

Greetings!

Greetings and welcome to the Master's in Telecommunications Program (ENTS) at the University of Maryland! We are looking forward to meeting you this coming semester. In the meantime, we hope that the information provided here will help ease your transition into graduate student life. Our New Student Checklist will help guide you through tasks to complete for the start of the semester and provide a quick resource guide for the campus and program offices. 

If you have not yet notified the Program Office of your intent to enroll, please do so by completing the Enrollment Form in your ApplyYourself Application.

New Student Welcome Session

The ENTS Program Office will hold a New Student Welcome to kick off the new year! This mandatory session will provide you with an introduction to the ECE Department, program leadership, TSAN, and an overview of the program. The New Student Welcome will be followed by lunch. At this session, students will hear presentations about courses and degree planning. This session will also feature presentations on student services, graduate student regulations, academic integrity, and career services. Please arrive promptly and bring your Student ID card to sign-in!

Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 11:00AM (10:45AM Sign In)
Location: Room 1110 Kim Engineering Building & Rotunda

New Student Orientation Sessions

New students (fall start only) are required to attend ONE ENTS Orientation Session in addition to the New Student Welcome. At this session, students will hear presentations about courses and degree planning. It will also feature presentations on student services, graduate student regulations, academic integrity, and career services. Please choose one session from the dates below:

Session 1
Date: Monday, August 14, 2017
Time: 10:00AM (9:45AM Sign In)
Location: 1110 Kim Engineering Building

Session 2*
Date: Tuesday, August 22, 2017
Time: 1:00PM
Location: 1110 Kim Engineering Building

*Session 2 will take place directly after the New Student Welcome and Lunch. 

International Students

International Student Orientation

The Office of International Student & Scholar Services organizes the International Student Orientation to answer questions that may arise as you make your transition to the University of Maryland. International students are required to attend ONE Immigration Session. You must register for your preferred session via iTerp. There are a variety of other orientation activities and events scheduled throughout January. Please refer here for more details.

Dates: Various throughout August 2017

Location: Tydings Hall 1101

The ENTS Program Office strongly encourages our International Students to attend the ISSS General Sessions. Refer to the ISSS Orientation Schedule for specific details.

Finding On-Campus Employment Becoming a Washington DC "Insider"
Understanding U.S. Health Care Getting Around: Transportation Services and Parking
Academic Success and US Classroom Culture Safety and Security at UMD
American Social Culture and Practical Tips Tools for Cultural Adjustment

You should also plan to attend one ENTS Orientation Session and the ENTS New Student Welcome

MEIPE/MEWT English Testing

The MEIPE/MEWT English testing is only required for those students admitted with an English Provision. You may submit additional TOEFL/IELTS scores up until January 1. If you have questions about this provision, please contact the Graduate School directly.

Date: TBD
Time: TBD
Location: TBD