UPDATED AUGUST 10, 2020 at 2:00 P.M.
We have worked diligently to develop and enhance plans for reopening our physical campus this fall. Hundreds of faculty, staff and students are collaborating in work-groups and teams to create an academically-rich environment for the fall semester. Over 600 grants have been awarded to innovative approaches to online and blended learning. We have also worked to create a physically distant, socially-rich environment.
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.
Update (8/10/20): The University of Maryland will begin the semester as scheduled on August 31 but will delay undergraduate in-person instruction until September 14. Undergraduate instruction will be delivered online for the first two weeks. All graduate-level instruction and approved research activities will proceed as planned.
The university has developed a multifaceted and integrated plan for COVID-19 surveillance, testing and early warning.
The fall semester will begin on Aug. 31. Undergraduate in-person instruction will be delayed until Sept. 14 and delivered online for the first two weeks. All graduate-level instruction will proceed as planned. Classes will run through Dec. 14, as scheduled.
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Research operations were the first activities to resume on campus, speaking to its vital role at the University of Maryland.
Maryland Athletics worked with health officials and the NCAA and Big Ten Conference to develop a plan to safely return to training, practice, competition and work.
The state's Department of Budget and Management has not yet released its proposed budget. Additional details will be shared when the proposed state budget is received.
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