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Welcome to the College of Arts and Humanities (ARHU)! You are about to become part of a talented and diverse group of students with interests in areas of study in Art, Classics, Film Studies, Foreign Languages, Music, Women’s Studies and much more. Below is information that will facilitate your enrollment to the university.

A. Confirm your enrollment by May 1st

B. Attend orientation

To help ease transition to the University of Maryland, freshmen and transfer students who confirm to attend must attend orientation. Please see the following steps below:

I. Register for an orientation date:

II. Submit all transcripts from other higher education institutions, including AP and IB transcripts, to the University of Maryland. For more information, please see

C. Advising

During orientation, you will meet with an advisor with a small group of other new students to discuss degree requirements, co-curricular opportunities, evaluate transfer credits (if applicable), and register for courses for your first semester. Beyond orientation, ARHU students are paired with at least two advisors – a departmental advisor who advises on requirements for the major and a college advisor who advises on general education and college requirements outside the major.

D. Scholarships & Financial Support

Admitted freshmen and transfer students to the College are encouraged to apply or may be considered for academic scholarships. The College of Arts and Humanities offers a variety of scholarships for incoming students.

E. Career Development and Post-Graduation Preparation

We live in a fast-changing and complex world. The experiences students have in ARHU provide the insight, skills and knowledge to take it all on. Take the Challenge. Get Involved.

American StudiesDanceLinguistics
Art (Studio Art)EnglishMusic
Art HistoryHistoryPhilosophy
ClassicsJewish StudiesTheatre
CommunicationLanguages, Literature, and CulturesWomen's Studies