FIRE STUDENT SUPPORT

Resources for FIRE Student Success at UMD

STUDENT LIFE

Please be sure you are getting the personal, academic, and professional support you need to succeed in all of your UMD courses.

FIRE recommends you become familiar with:

  • KEEP LEARNING:
    UMD has worked to aggregate many technology and learning services in one place.  Please visit Keep Learning @ UMD to learn more about the Fall semester, ways to academically succeed and solutions to technology problems.
     

  • THE COUNSELING CENTER:
    The Counseling Center provides comprehensive support services that promote the personal, social, and academic success of UMD students.

     

  • THE TUTORING CENTER:
    The University is committed to academic excellence and provides a variety of tutoring and other academic resources to support student success.
     

  • THE CAREER CENTER:
    The University Career Center & The President’s Promise provides comprehensive career assistance for all students enrolled at the University of Maryland, College Park.  

    Designed to support students through each stage of their career development, the Center offers an array of resources, services, and programs that empower students to pursue their ambitions and navigate a meaningful career journey.

     

  • STUDENT SUCCESS OFFICE:
    The Student Success Office has a broad range of support available for students seeking tutoring, financial assistance, information on academic policies, and health and wellness services. 
     

  • 4Maryland:
    Fall 2020 Reopening Plan
    The University has been working collaboratively across campus to develop a plan to ensure all operations and courses are safe, coordinated, and in line with state and national guidance.

TECHNOLOGICAL LIFE

Your FIRE experience will be technology-centered no matter your major, research interests, or the FIRE research stream you eventually choose.

The following is a list of resources that will help ensure you and your computer are ready for the engagement.

  • TERPWARE:
    Visit the UMD Terpware website and download and install software provided by your enrollment at UMD. 

    Even if you already have some of this software (Microsoft Office), it is recommended that you uninstall your existing version and install a full and complete version of the current version on Terpware. 

     

  • CHROME:
    There are many web browsers, right?   FIRE highly recommends you adopt and use Google Chrome exclusively for your UMD courses. 

    We have found that most of the websites, applications, and extensions we use work best and most reliably with Chrome.  We have fixed many problems that students have by suggesting "Have you tried it in Chrome?".  So, just start with Chrome, and let's go from there.

     

  • GOOGLE DRIVE & GOOGLE APPS:
    You have a huge amount of cloud storage available to you through your UMD Google account - use it!  Install Google Drive File Stream on your computer to ensure all of your non-Google documents (Office, PDF, source code, etc) are automatically backed up as you work on them!
     

  • TECH HELP DESK:
    Get help now with any technology issues that you be having (or call 301-405-1500).
     

  • LEARN ELMS & GET HELP:
    Take advantage of this short tutorial, and get help when you need it.  You can also browse tutorials and ELMs support guides (or call 877-399-4090).  

University of Maryland

Office of the Senior Vice President and Provost

The First-Year Innovation & Research Experience

Dr. Patrick Killion

Director of Discovery-Based Learning

Email: pkillion@umd.edu

Tel: 301-405-0057