Welcome, SOD Students!

The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) provides general, non-academic guidance, advice, administrative assistance, and extracurricular programming to support student success.

The University of Maryland School of Dentistry (UMSOD) OSA supports students by offering:


UMB Campus Resources (Click The Link For Student Counseling Center Support Flyer)


Individual support services:

  • General assistance with excused absence requests, reasonable academic accommodations, institutional recommendation letters for a post-graduate program, etc.
  • Advice and/or referrals to support services to navigate wellbeing, health, or other personal challenges.


Community engagement initiatives:

  • Student programs and learning opportunities including the UMSOD Student Clubs Fair, UMSOD Vendors Nights, leadership events, and other learning opportunities.
  • Student leadership advising for the UMSOD Student Government Association (SGA), the American Student Dental Association (ASDA), the UMSOD yearbook staff, and other student groups.
  • Voluntary, non-curricular learning collaborations such as oral health workforce development projects, global engagement initiatives, West Baltimore community service programs, etc.


Celebrations of important milestone events:

  • Student achievements such as the White Coat Ceremony, Awards Ceremonies, and the UMSOD Honors Convocation (graduation).


OSA staff are available to assist you!