Welcome, Maryland Engineers! The Clark School is excited to welcome you to campus this summer and fall! To support your transition to the Clark School, all new students are required to participate in ClarkLEAD—our signature onboarding program for undergraduate Maryland engineers to help you feel welcomed, connected, and a sense of belonging in the Clark School. Explore your onboarding timeline below:

ClarkLEAD Welcome - Required for all new first-year students! 

           Date: Sunday, August 27 2023

           Time: 1:00 - 4:30  (some departments will be offering lunch prior to ClarkLEAD. Details will be sent via email)

            Location: The Hotel at the University of Maryland 

           Register TODAY at bit.ly/clarklead23


ClarkLEAD Department Lunches - Sunday, August 27


Time: 11:30 AM 

Location: Kim Engineering Building (Rotunda & Kay Boardrooms 1107 & 1111)

No RSVP required

Fire Protection:

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: FRA Conference Room (3106 JM Patterson)

Click here to RSVP for the FPE Luncheon

Electrical & Computer:

Time: 11:00 AM

Location: Chemistry Building (CHM) 1407

No RSVP required

Civil & Environmental 

Time: 11:30 AM

Location: In front of Martil Hall, facing Campus Drive and near the fountains 

No RSVP required


Time: 11:00 AM

Location: A. James Clark Hall - The Forum (1101)

Click here to RSVP for the Mechanical Engineering Lunch!


Don't see your department listed? We have organized a couple additional lunch options for you!


2023 ClarkLEAD Brunch

(hosted by Women in Engineering and The Center for Minorities in Science & Engineering)

Time: 11:00 AM - 12:15 PM

Location: Oakland Multipurpouse Room (Oakland Hall) 

Click here to RSVP!

South Campus Dining Hall

Time: 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM

Location: 7093 Preinkert Dr, College Park, MD 20740

**Available to all first-year engineering students. You must present your university ID card for check-in. 




ClarkLEAD Transfer Welcome - Required for all external transfer students!

         Date:  Friday, August 25

         Time: 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

         Location: A. James Clark Hall 1101 (The Forum) 


              Register TODAY at bit.ly/clarklead23


ClarkLEAD Transfer Welcome  Schedule 


Graduate Students: by completing the online TerrapinSTRONG training in ELMS, you have completed TerrapinSTRONG onboarding for graduate students.



Do you have questions about the fall semester? Let us know what's on your mind by emailing clarklead@umd.edu