Many Terps have asked how they can support the Maryland community during the COVID-19 pandemic, and for that we are grateful. For those interested in offering financial support to students, we invite you to learn more about the two funds below. Your contribution will directly support students in immediate need.
We understand that the days and weeks ahead can create scarcity and stress for students. Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food, who lacks a safe and stable place to live, or who is struggling to make ends meet during this crisis is encouraged to use these resources.
The University of Maryland Campus Pantry’s mission is to alleviate food insecurity among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to University of Maryland College Park students, faculty, and staff in need.
Your gift to Keep Me Maryland provides emergency aid to students in circumstances so dire that they're at risk of withdrawing from Maryland. Gifts will help students who are facing a parent's job layoff or illness, or who are simply struggling independently to pay utility bills, and buy books and food.
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.
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.
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.