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Gems Camp is the University of Maryland Gemstone Program's extended orientation program designed to aid incoming students in their transition from high school to college ad into the ranks of the Gemstone living-learning program.

By moving in before the rest of campus, students who attend Gems Camp get to adjust to the dynamics of college with 150 of their soon-to-be-life-long best friends before the campus is populated with over 37,000 students. Camp leaders are sophomore, junior, and senior Gemstone students who will be peer mentors and facilitators in the adjusting process as well as a friend to each camper during and long after camp ends.

At Gems Camp, freshmen immediately develop a diverse social network of fellow classmates, upperclassmen, and Gemstone staff. You will start college with the pride and excitement of a True Terp along with an introduction of campus culture & traditions!

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Registration and Payment:

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Important Dates:

  • Payment and registration is due no later than August 1.
  • Gems Campers Move-In on August 26
  • Gems Camp is August 27-28.

Questions? Please contact:

James Trainor
Coordinator for Student Engagement



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