Dear Students, Faculty and Staff –

Welcome all new and returning students, faculty, and staff. What an exciting time this is for the Universities at Shady Grove! There is a buzz around campus as student life starts to unfold. Throughout the year, I look forward to getting to know the new faces on campus and catching up with those returning.

USG is a dynamic and diverse learning community made up of faculty, staff and students from our nine universities. Our mission and passion is helping students reach their fullest potential. We are breaking old molds and creating vibrant new ones. We are preparing students for the global market, not just preparing them to graduate. Students here realize that challenging academics and innovative internships are paramount to achieving success. Students also know that being involved on campus is an important part of making connections and building friendships.

Every year at this time we unveil a new Welcome Video and I feel that this year's Welcome Video truly embraces the vitality of the students, faculty and staff here. Please take a moment to enjoy our Welcome Video.

I welcome you again and wish you much success throughout the year. I hope that you find your experience at USG to be a rewarding and enriching one.


Dr. Stewart Edelstein
Executive Director
The Universities at Shady Grove