Meet the new M Book—a guide to the student experience at Maryland. From 1916 to 2001, first-year students turned to the M Book to figure out how to register for classes, learn the code of conduct and generally get a handle on the University of Maryland. It fizzled out after all of this information moved online.

Now, the M Book is back—with fewer rules and a modern focus. You’ll instead find Maryland’s past, present and future—and your future, too. Get the backstory on university traditions. Memorize the fight song’s lyrics. Follow real-life advice from recent grads. (Important: Never pass up a free T-shirt.) Take pride in the accomplishments of Terp alumni. Become a part of Maryland’s legacy of fearlessness.


The M Book is delivered to first-year students through online textbook orders with the University Book Center (UBC), UNIV/HONR100, the First Look Fair and Alumni Association events.

Didn’t get your copy? Read the electronic version, below, or contact the Alumni Association’s director of student programming at lnorris1@umd.edu.



A UMD Bucket List

Keep track of the Bucket List items (pages 16 and 17) you’ve checked off by taking a selfie or video to document your progress. Once you’ve completed any five bucket list items, head over to the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center with your selfies or videos to get your first commemorative pin and lanyard. Be sure to follow @UMDSALC on social media to know which days you can pick up your pin(s)!

Share your progress with friends on social media using #UMDMBOOK.


M Book Archives
A digital archive of the original M Book can be found here, courtesy of The University Libraries.