Provides prospective students with admissions, financial aid, registration, academic and general campus information. Campus tours and guests check in at the Admissions Reception Desk, located at the wide end of "the wedge."
Offers confidential help in identifying and achieving educational and career goals. Students are encouraged to consult with a career counselor early in their college careers. Career counseling is available to help students choose courses, majors, and careers; deal with academic difficulties; identify internship and employment possibilities; and learn job search skills. Computerized career tests and career planning programs aid students in investigating careers in relation to their values, interests, and abilities.
Information on internships, job opportunities, occupations, companies, and graduate and professional programs is available in the Career Resource Center of Career Services. Current students and alumni may register with Career Services using GoldPASS, the University of Minnesota's job posting and resume referral service, to search for jobs and internships, post resumes for employees to view, and sign-up for on-campus interviews.
Throughout the year, Career Services' staff presents workshops addressing career topics such as deciding on a major, relating majors to occupations, how to apply for graduate school, and job search tips. Each year, Career Services sponsors the Head of the Lakes Job Fair and other job fairs. National testing services are also coordinated through Career Services. Check out www.d.umn.edu/careers, Career Services website, to see more about the services offered.
Located in 23 Solon Campus Center, counselors are available to speak with current students regarding financial aid, registration, and hospitalization insurance.
The tutoring center, located in Solon Campus Center 40, offers free, drop-in tutoring to all UMD students. Approximately 100 peer tutors, who have been recommended by their academic departments and trained in the art of tutoring, offer help with accounting, chemistry, computer science, economics, global languages (American Sign Language, French, and Spanish) mathematics, physics, and writing. Tutors are not paid to provide this service. Instead, they earn academic credit for training and while tutoring. The Tutoring Program is accredited by the external, national College Reading and Learning Association, and tutors have the opportunity to qualify for CRLA certification. Supplemental Instruction, which offers structured review sessions, supports additional specific courses. Nearly 14,000 tutorials were given throughout the 2008-2009 academic year. Tutoring begins the second week of each semester. Schedules specifying which courses are tutored and the hours tutors are available may be picked up in the Tutoring Center and are also available on the tutoring website: www.d.umn.edu/tutoring.
Located in Solon Campus Center 60, the office provides support and programs for new students including Advisement & Registration, Bulldog Welcome Week, the SSP 1000: UMD Seminar course and walk-in assistance with personal, social and academic transition issues. FYE & SIT serves both new freshmen and new transfer students.
Coordinated by FYE & SIT, UMD offers programs designed to help new students have a successful start at UMD. Advisement & Registration brings new students to campus the semester prior to their first semester of attendance. Students receive personalized assistance selecting and registering for courses as well as information on academic, social and personal success at UMD. All new freshmen students continue their orientation to campus with Bulldog Welcome Week, which provides opportunities for students to connect with faculty and staff, meet other students, explore the campus and community, and attend workshops and programs that help them adjust to college life. SSP 1000: UMD Seminar course assists freshman in their first semester. This one-to-two credit course focuses on campus resources, UMD learning technologies, academic planning and more. Each year more than 1500 new freshman students take this course.
First Year Experience & Students in Transition also works with individual students who have questions or concerns about academic success, social connection and personal development. New students are encouraged to contact FYE & SIT whenever concerns arise.
Open Computer Lab with daily laptop rental.
Located in SCC 40, 46-49, this program offers UMD Seminar, developmental courses in writing, math, study strategies and personal development, and upper division courses in tutoring, teaching assisting (TA) and Supplemental Instruction. Course offerings are listed in the class schedule each semester. SSP faculty serve as freshman faculty advisors for many students in CLA, CEHSP and LSBE. SSP coordinates the UMD Tutoring Center.
The department office, computer labs and most of the faculty offices are located in the Solon Campus Center. The department offers BS degrees in mathematics and statistics/actuarial science through SCSE. A master's degree in Applied and Computational Mathematics through SCSE is also offered.
The UMD Department of Mathematics and Statistics is one of the largest departments on campus, with about 25 full-time faculty and over 25 graduate teaching and research assistants. The department offers many undergraduate options leading to positions in data analysis, statistics, actuarial science, and computer-related fields.
Every summer, the department hosts a national research program for gifted undergraduates. The program, which is run by Professor Joseph Gallian and sponsored by the National Science Foundation and National Security Agency, is over 30 years old and attracts the best mathematics undergraduates from around the country.
At the wide end of The Wedge, take a right. At the end of the hallway, take a left into the Darland Administrative Building.