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Welcome to Scholars

A nationally acclaimed living–learning program

The attention of a small college, the opportunities of a cutting-edge research university.

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Programs that enhance your studies

Each of College Park Scholars' 12 programs covers a thematic area that allows students to connect their major and other interests and learn across fields

Learn About Our Programs

This program sends me forward equipped with knowledge, skills, a network and the courage I need to continue my growth.

Ruth Murdoch '23
Ruth Murdoch '23 Environment, Technology and Economy

82,036
Hours of service to the community over 25 in-person Service Days
8,000+
Internships, research projects and service-learning initiatives completed for sophomore capstone
83
Approximate number of majors in each Scholars cohort

Important Dates

  • August 25, 2022

    Scholars Under the Lights

    First-year Scholars students will kick off their Scholars experience with a fun evening getting to know their fellow Scholars through active games and other community-building activities.

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  • August 26, 2022

    Service Day

    First-year Scholars kick off their college experience with a day of service in the Greater College Park area. Service Day offers an active way for students to build community with their peers while also bettering their community.

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  • September 1, 2022

    Convocation

    What does it mean to be a Scholars student? During this event, freshman Scholars will learn what makes our living–learning program unique and what it means to be a part of this community at the University of Maryland.

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  • September 2, 2022

    Scholars Block Party

    With the first week of classes under your belt, come to the Scholars Block Party to let off some steam, have fun, meet new people and learn more about Scholars student organizations and other ways to get involved at the University of Maryland.

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