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How to Register

Registration Timeline

Spring 2024 registration will be from Monday, March 11, 2024 at 8:00 AM EST  to Thursday, May 2, 2024 at 11:45pm EST . All organizations will be able to register for approval during this time period. 

Registration Checklist

Registration and renewal for new and returning student organizations are done through TerpLink. To help with this process SORC has designed a checklist for each unique organization registration. These checklists will provide step-by-step instructions to take pre registration, during registration, and post registration submission.

Download yours today!

Registration Guide: For Student Organization

This is a reference guide for student organization leadership, faculty/staff advisors, and campus partners. It is not meant to be read cover to cover. We wrote it to advise and guide you on whichever challenge, or question you are facing right now with the registration process.

This guide includes more than just general information about the registration process, but includes timelines, step-by-step instructions, personalized checklists and frequently asked questions.

All student organizations are at a different state in their journey. Your organization may feel more confident about some parts of registration more than others. So find the section that has the answers you need to successfully complete, submit, and reach approval for your registration.

As you leverage this guide, keep in mind that the quality of your registration, attention to detail, and the intentional time spent are some of the biggest factors to help your organization reach approval.

Need further support registering? Check out our Registration FAQ Sheet. You can also email, stop by the Student Involvement Suite, or call us at (301) 314-7158 with any questions you may have. Staff will walk you through the registration process and be able to answer your questions.

Common Problems for Being Denied Registration/Renewal:

If your registration is denied, it indicates that there is some problem with your request. Below, you will find a list of all of the potential issues, and what you might do to easily remedy them:

Roster Not Compliant - You may not have listed the required number of people. You may not have identified a President, Treasurer, or Faculty/Staff Advisor. You may have listed the same person as the President and Treasurer. You may have submitted a roster with a non-UMD email address (terpmail does not count; remove the "terpmail" before UMD).

Constitution Not Compliant - Your organization's Constitution may be missing one or both of the required clauses or it doesn't include a ratification date. 

President and/or Treasurer training(s) Not Complete - Presidents and Treasurers will have to complete online trainings and quizzes prior to their registration status being active/approved. Refer to the registration checklist above for links to the trainings and quizzes. 

Advisor Agreement Not Complete - Your advisor may not have completed the advisor agreement. Your advisor, and only your advisor, can complete the agreement.  

Non-compliant Group Name - Please re-submit application ensuring compliance with the requirement that “Organizations may not use the University’s Marks including but not limited to “University of Maryland,” “Terrapins,” “Maryland Terrapins,” “Terps,” “Testudo” in its organizational name without prior approval or to denote where the organization is located, such as [Name of Organization] at the University of Maryland.”

Helpful Links

The links below are videos to assist you in the registration process:

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