How do I join?

Welcome! All Faculty and staff who are now or have been part of UMUC's overseas programs are invited to join the Overseas Marylanders Association (OMA).

Here are the steps to join:

1. Go to the OMA home page at http://www.gypsyscholars.org 

2. Click the "JOIN HERE" link on the right side of the OMA home page.

3. A incomplete list of former Marylanders appears.

  • If you see your name, click it and continue at step 4.
  • If your name is not in the list, scroll to the bottom of the page and click: "Don't see your name above? Click here to join >>>"

4. The 4-step Member Wizard will appear to guide you through the registration questions such as your name, email address, where and when you worked for UMUC, etc.

5. Upon completing the Member Wizard, you will be sent an "Opt-in" email. As the final step, you must click the link in the email to confirm that you want to opt-in to the OMA web site. IMPORTANT: you have not finished joining until you click the opt-in link in the email.

6. That's it. Thank you for reconnecting with a remarkable group of people who have served students around the world! We look forward to reconnecting with you and meeting you in person at a future OMA gathering. In the meantime, please take a look at the Photo Galleries, Colleague Forums, and Colleague Profiles to reconnect with colleagues from the Maryland Overseas family.

Note: Should you encounter difficulities joining, please use the "Contact Us" menu item on the OMA home page to send an email requesting assistance.