2022 GSG Welcome Shuttle Service
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GSG leads a collaboration with additional UMD student groups to welcome new students from all over the world to their new home at UMD. In past years, the International Student Welcome Shuttle Program greeted and guided over 400 new students to campus. This program is a long-standing tradition and lets new grad terps have a safe first commute from Dulles Airport to their new homes in College Park.


The shuttle program, free of charge to incoming international students, welcomes many new students into the community and connects them quickly to a friendly face and helpful resources. This program is a collaboration with the Department of Transportation Services (DOTs), International Student & Scholar Services (ISSS) and Graduate Student Life (GSL). The program had to pause during the pandemic, but we are delighted to bring it back to life this summer when we expect to welcome over 250 new student Grad Terps to UMD! 

Below please select the button that best matches your needs as either a shuttle service user or as one of our volunteers for this year's service. 

A big thank you to this year's sponsors!


The UMD Graduate School

Robert H. Smith Business School 

James E. Clark Engineering School

College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences 

UMD Student Government Association

UMD Division of Student Affairs 

UMD iSchool 

For questions about the Summer 2022 Shuttle Program please contact Siddhesh Ranade at ssranade@umd.edu 


It was great to have someone receive and guide us, especially after traveling for such a long time. It saved us a lot of effort!

Everyone was extremely helpful, with their constant help and feedback, I had no trouble arriving on campus and transitioning into this new country and life.

The volunteer was so kind. I was so thankful for this service because otherwise it could have been such a tough journey to UMD.