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COVID-19 Information for UMD


UPDATED April 15, 2021 at 11:04 A.M.

Our focus has been on the health and well-being of our entire campus community, and our plans have been coordinated with state and county health officials, with additional guidance provided by the University System of Maryland.

Vaccines will be available to UMD students, faculty and staff April 26 through April 28. Safeway Pharmacy will be providing the Pfizer vaccine on-campus at Riggs Alumni Center. Appointments are expected to fill up quickly. If you are interested, please make an appointment as soon as possible.

 

Vaccine Updates  COVID-19 Dashboard    return.umd.edu Portal

 

  • If you have screened positive, think you have symptoms of COVID-19, or have been exposed to COVID-19, please contact the UMD HEAL line. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician.
  • The university encourages every member of our community to get a COVID-19 vaccine when they are eligible to do so.
  • All members of the University of Maryland community are expected to uphold the integrity of the phased vaccination strategy put forth by the State of Maryland. Thus, no one should try to circumvent the system to receive a vaccination ahead of high risk populations until their group is announced. We expect every member of our campus community to uphold high ethics related to the vaccination process. 
  • For information on the vaccine in Maryland, please visit the State of Maryland's site, the Prince George's County website, and UMD's vaccine updates page.

 

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Fall 2021 Guidelines and Phased Plan

Plan for gradually expanding in-person campus activities in a phased approach, keeping our focus on the health and well-being of our entire campus community.
 

wash hands, wear a mask, social distance and stay home if sick

Health and Safety

Information for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates on COVID-19 testing and vaccine, symptom monitoring, and requirements for returning to campus.
 

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Education

Adjustments to class schedules, course delivery methods, and opportunities to continue learning safely. 

Learning safely
Schedule of Classes (Testudo)

McKeldin Library with students on the steps enjoying a sunny day.

Student Life

Safety guidelines and opportunities regarding housing, dining, co-curricular activities, and mental health and wellness.

Living, dining, and getting out on campus


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Research

Updates and resumption schedule of research activities and operations on campus. 
 

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Intercollegiate Athletics

Changes to Maryland Athletics operations and schedules to comply with public health guidelines, as well as NCAA and Big Ten Conference requirements. 


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Human Resources

Guidelines and requirements for employees on returning to work on campus, symptom monitoring and testing, and staffing options and schedules. 
 

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Fiscal Planning

The effects of COVID-19 on the university’s Fiscal 2021 campus budget.


We have worked diligently to develop, enhance, and implement plans for reopening our physical campus and create a physically distant, socially-rich environment.

 

Our framework for planning the reopening is informed by four principles:

  1. Prioritize the health and safety of every member of our campus community;
  2. Protect and support the educational and research missions to maintain academic excellence;
  3. Make decisions grounded in our values of equity and inclusion;
  4. Provide timely and transparent communication and obtain input from internal and external stakeholders about the proposed reopening plans.

 

Reopening Workgroups

News and Announcements
Latest news updates and campus-wide email announcements
Campus Resources and FAQs
COVID-19 resource and frequently asked questions
Help Students in Crisis
Your contributions directly support Terps with emergency needs.

Feedback

We value input from our campus community. Please fill out our feedback form to share suggestions or report concerns about health and safety on campus.

 

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About

The University of Maryland, College Park is the state's flagship university and one of the nation's preeminent public research universities. A global leader in research, entrepreneurship and innovation, the university is home to more than 40,700 students, 14,000 faculty and staff, and 388,000 alumni all dedicated to the pursuit of Fearless Ideas. Located just outside Washington, D.C., we discover and share new knowledge every day through our renowned research enterprise and programs in academics, the arts and athletics. And we are committed to social entrepreneurship as the nation’s first “Do Good” campus.

DO GOOD 

Introducing The Nation's First Do Good Campus Transforming Idealism into Impact 

Academics

Spanning 12 schools and colleges, Maryland offers more than 300 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes two Nobel laureates, three Pulitzer Prize winners, 58 members of the national academies and scores of Fulbright scholars. And our students, who include the highest achievers in the state and nation, enjoy experiences unique to our location just outside the nation’s capital, including internships, research, and leadership and service opportunities.

Research and Innovation

The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives. 


The newly launched Innovation Gateway will guide you to the resources, programs, partners, and spaces you need to activate and scale your fearless ideas into innovations that launch new ventures, catalyze growth, and advance economic development.

Arts

At the University of Maryland, the arts, the humanities and the sciences intersect to address important societal issues and shed new light on the human experience. Our vibrant campus arts community collaborates with local and national cultural organizations such as the Phillips Collection, Kennedy Center and Folger Shakespeare Library. Student and faculty artists, designers, historians, writers and performers are exploring new media, presenting new perspectives, investigating new techniques and engaging new audiences.

Events

April 23
12:00pm - 2:00pm
April 24
7:00pm - 9:00pm
April 28
4:00pm - 5:00pm

Athletics

Home of the Terrapins, the University of Maryland has one of the nation’s most recognizable and successful athletics programs. More than 550 student-athletes compete each year in 20 intercollegiate sports—12 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 19 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer, men's lacrosse, women’s lacrosse, and field hockey. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 32 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

Our Commitment to Student-Athletes

At the University of Maryland, our commitment to the safety and well-being of our students is paramount and resolute. For our student-athletes, that means both on and off the field.
The University of Maryland is committed to accountability, transparency, and fairness and is working to ensure our program upholds the values of our University.
Learn more about our commitment.

Student Life

The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community. 

Latest information on Coronavirus

News

Latest news at Maryland Today

For media releases visit UMD Right Now


Coronavirus Updates:
We have worked diligently to develop and enhance plans for reopening our campus while prioritizing the health and safety of our community members. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students have collaborated in work-groups and teams to create and maintain a physically distant, yet academically and socially rich environment for the fall semester. Our plans continue to be coordinated with state and county health officials, with additional guidance provided by the University System of Maryland. Latest 4 Maryland Updates

Terps are bold, smart, curious and proud. We do good, in our communities and out in the world. We are fearless. And we are always looking to expand our ranks. Interested in becoming a University of Maryland student? This is where to start.

 

Give to Maryland

Giving back is a fearless Terp tradition, and there are many ways you can not only keep it alive, but also make an instant impact. 

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Maryland Promise Students

Support the Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise Scholarship and double your impact through the Clark Challenge.

 


Clark Challenge for the Maryland Promise