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Dear Parent/Guardian:

We take this opportunity to WELCOME you and your student to the University of Maryland Eastern (UMES) family. We extend a special invitation to you to join other parents and guardians who are interested in sharing and supporting their student's educational experience. Parents are an important part of the university community; therefore, we have established the Parents' Association to serve as a catalyst to connect you to UMES as well as keep you informed. We wish to build a network of parents who support our efforts in Students Affairs which are designed to enhance the intellectual, academic, social and spiritual development of your student.

Members of the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Parents' Association become a part of the share governance of Student Affairs and through executive meetings collaborate with the Vice President of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management regarding student life issues. In addition, you build relationships with other parents, aid our fund-raising efforts, assist with special projects, and other activities of the association such as New Student Orientation, recruitment of new students, and Family Weekend.

In an effort to fund each sponsored activity, the Association has voted to assess an annual membership fee of $50.00 per family.

Once your student has completed his/her registration process, including the 'Bill Worksheet', please complete the Parents' Association application form, and forward it along with your $50.00 membership fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to: University of Maryland Eastern Shore (or UMES) PARENTS' ASSOCIATION and return it to:

University of Maryland Eastern Shore
Office of the Student Affairs and Enrollment Management
30665 Student Services Center Lane Princess Anne, MD 21853

You may also return this membership form during your Enrollment 101 session. If you need any additional information, please feel free to contact Ms. Louise Gaile or Liaison, me for the UMES Parents' Association at 410-651-6443.


Louise D. Gaile,
Assistant Director, Student Conduct Liaison, UMES Parents' Association

UMES Parents' Association

The UMES Parents Association is an organization that is committed to strengthening the partnership between the university and its parents in order to enhance the parent and student experience. Membership is open to every parent or guardian with an undergraduate student attending UMES. Annual association dues are $50.00 per family and applications are available online and during Enrollment 101 orientation and Parents' Weekend. The Parents Association, in partnership with the Division of Student Affairs, develops activities for the involvement of new and current parents. Events are designed to strengthen communication with other parents, promote parent participation, and support your student's educational experience.

      Parents Weekend Information (file type: pdf | file size: 0.12MB)

The Purpose of the UMES Parents' Association Shall Be:

      To provide parents and/or guardians of students enrolled at the UMES with opportunities
         for informal input in the establishment and implementation of policies and procedures
         affecting the academic, physical, and social development of the students at the University.

      To provide parents and/or guardians of students enrolled at the UMES with timely
         and pertinent information concerning University events and activities.

      To provide parents and other with opportunities to underwrite meaningful projects
         and programs for student at the UMES through financial support of Scholarships and
         other activities.

      To support a strong positive academic environment conducive to quality education
         which is beneficial to the students enrolled at the UMES?

      To promote a positive image of the UMES as a land grant historically black college
         and it activities and programs.

For More Information, Please Contact:

        Ms. Louise Gaile
        Student Services Center 2nd floor, Suite 2104, 2111
        Phone: 410-651-6443
        Fax: 410-651-7761
        Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

Giving Opportunities

The Division of Student Affairs & Enrollment Management is charged with meeting the academic, social, personal and sometime emergency needs of all UMES undergraduate students. The support we provide is essential to students achieving their personal and academic dreams. We are committed to decreasing the number of students who are forced to 'stop out' or 'drop out' of the university due to extenuating circumstances before they can obtain their educational goals. Because Student Affairs is the pulse of the UMES experience, we seek every opportunity to partner with constituents who are also willing to invest in the wellbeing, success and development of UMES students.

You can take part in making the UMES experience an extraordinary one for all students by providing your support. Student Affairs welcome gifts of any sizes in support of our students, and please note gifts benefit students through numerous initiatives:

      Student leadership development
      Freshmen transition programs
      Student organization support
      Recruitment & retention programs
      Student health services, wellness, and counseling
      Peer education programs
      Greek Leadership Programs
      Student disability resources
      Need-based scholarships
      Facility construction

Whether you prefer giving as part of your annual gift, joining the Parent Association, creating an endowment or through a planned gift, each contribution makes an impact on current and future students at UMES. You can even designate to a particular department or program within Student Affairs & Enrollment Management.

Contact Dr. Anthony Jenkins, Vice President for Student Affairs & Enrollment Management: 410-651-6687 or


Parents Weekend Information


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