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To de-densify the campus and ensure physical distancing, the gradual return to campus of faculty and staff includes options for remote work, alternating days for in-person staffing, and staggered arrivals/departures.

COVID-19 Testing Availability

PCR-based testing is offered by the University Health Center throughout the semester at the Stamp Student Union. You can make an appointment through the University Health Center Patient Portal.

Time Off For Vaccinations

Administrative Leave is available to regular and Contingent II staff and faculty for COVID-19 vaccine appointments.
  • You may use up to two hours for each appointment for a maximum of two appointments/doses (total of four hours).
  • Record time as “Admin Lv-COVID VAX.”
  • Provide your supervisor with as much advance notice as possible for your appointment date(s) and time(s).
  • Return to work once you have received the vaccine dose, unless you are on approved leave.
  • If you have an adverse reaction or don’t feel well enough to return to work following vaccination, use accrued sick leave in accordance with established policies.
  • This administrative leave is only available for vaccine appointments beginning on or after March 1, 2021; time records will not be adjusted retroactively.
 
Reminder: After getting vaccinated, please continue following the 4 Maryland healthy behaviors - wear your mask, keep your distance from others, wash your hands, stay home if you feel ill, and get tested every two weeks if you come to campus.
 

Requirements for Faculty and Staff, Including Graduate Assistants

Before returning to work on campus, you must:
 
 
Once you have returned to work on campus:
 
  • Each day that you will be on campus, you must complete the self-monitoring survey from UMD confirming you have been symptom-free for at least 14 days. Employees will also receive a reminder email each morning with a link to the survey. 
  • You must get a COVID-19 PCR-based test every two weeks throughout the semester and submit your test results through the return.umd.edu portal (following guidance from the University System of Maryland).
 
If you have a fever and/or symptoms, call the University Health Center Heal Line at 301.405.HEAL (4325). A UHC health care professional will obtain additional information from the individual to determine next steps. These may include clearance to come to campus, COVID-19 testing, isolation, quarantine and/or symptom monitoring.
 
Faculty and staff members not in compliance will be subject to employee progressive discipline measures. 

 

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Fall 2021 Semester Planning

The university has released guidelines and a phased plan for Fall 2021. This plan aims at gradually expanding in-person campus activities in a phased approach, keeping our focus on the health and well-being of our entire campus community. Should health conditions change, other aspects of this plan may also change. Updates and any additional information will be released as it becomes available.

 

Fall 2021 Guidelines  Fall 2021 Phased Plan


International Scholars and Faculty

New (January 25, 2021) COVID-19 international travel restrictions have been implemented that may affect non-citizens of the U.S. who have been in the areas listed below during the 14-day period preceding their trip:
  • the Schengen Area
  • the United Kingdom (excluding overseas territories outside of Europe)
  • Ireland
  • South Africa
  • Brazil 
 
International scholars and faculty who were expected on campus that are not able to return due to the recent proclamation should inform their academic department or hiring manager of their delay. Please visit isss.umd.edu for more information. 

 

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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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

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