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On this page: What to Know for Coming to Campus | Vaccination Compliance | Disability Accommodations & Requests for Consideration | Learning and Studying Opportunities | Health & Counseling | Residential Facilities | Student Group Travel Guidance


Vaccination Compliance: Students who did not confirm full or partial vaccination status, or request a religious or medical exemption by Monday, August 16 at 5:00 p.m. have had their course registration canceled. COVID-19 Vaccine Compliance for Students

What to Know for Coming to Campus

  • Check your status for coming to campus anytime at return.umd.edu. You will see if there are any steps you need to complete.
  • Vaccinations are required for all students, faculty, staff and affiliates who will be on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year. See vaccination requirements
  • If you are vaccinated but have not yet confirmed your status with the university, please visit return.umd.edu.
  • If you are fully vaccinated, you will not need to be tested regularly. If you are unvaccinated, you will need to comply with regular, twice a week on-campus COVID-19 testing. See testing requirements.
  • Wearing a mask is required indoors, regardless of your vaccination status. Additionally, masks will continue to be required on public transportation, while participating in activities involving K-12 students, and while obtaining healthcare services. See health and safety requirements.
     
KN95 masks are available free of charge to all members of our campus community.

If you are unvaccinated, you are expected to wear a KN95 mask. Everyone, regardless of vaccination status, should also wear a KN95 mask when around large groups, including in classroom settings and in residence halls. See locations where you can get your free mask.


COVID-19 Vaccination Compliance

As of August 2, 2021, any student not in compliance with the COVID-19 vaccine mandate no longer has access to the online tool Testudo to add or drop courses, check in for waitlisted courses, or view their course schedule.

Registered students who did not confirm full or partial vaccination status, or request a religious or medical exemption by Monday, August 16 at 5:00 p.m. have had their course registration canceled.

  • To regain access to Testudo and re-register for the fall 2021 semester, follow the instructions outlined at return.umd.edu by clicking “Confirm Vaccination Status”.
  • You will be blocked from registering for courses for the fall 2021 semester and beyond until you are compliant with the vaccine mandate.
  • Any action you take will register in university systems at 7:30 a.m. the following morning.

 

Confirm Vaccination Status

 

Need assistance with the vaccine requirement and/or compliance?

Students and parents/guardians who need assistance, please submit a COVID-19 Compliance Support Request.
 

COVID-19 Compliance Support Request

Compliance for Students Living in University-Owned Residence Halls and Chapter Houses

All students living in the university-owned residence halls and fraternity/sorority chapter houses must be fully vaccinated (i.e., a completed vaccine regimen plus 14 days after your final vaccine dose) or have an approved religious or medical exemption before arriving on campus for their move-in appointment.

Residents who are not in full compliance with the vaccination requirements will not be issued keys or allowed to check in.

  • Residence hall students should check their Arrival Passport before coming to campus to ensure they are cleared for check-in.
  • Students living in an on-campus fraternity or sorority house should ensure their vaccination status is green and they are cleared to come to campus at return.umd.edu under "Check My Status."

COVID-19 Related Disability Accommodations & Requests for Consideration

We are committed to working with students and employees who, due to a medical condition, are most vulnerable to complications from COVID-19. We will work to provide the necessary resources that prioritize safety and well-being. 
 
Requests can be made in the following two categories:
 
COVID-19 Related Disability Accommodations
Students, faculty and staff may request new ADA-based disability accommodations and changes to existing ADA disability accommodation due to the impact of COVID-19.
 
COVID-19 Related Requests for Consideration
Students, faculty, and staff who are in one or more of the two eligible groups below may request a consideration: 
 
Learn more about COVID-19 related disability accommodations & requests for consideration

 


Learning and Studying Opportunities

University Libraries 
The Libraries are in Recovery Phase 3 with greater physical access to McKeldin Library, STEM Library, Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library, and the Art Library.
 

  Library Services and Recovery Phases

 
Education Abroad
UMD is planning for a limited set of in-person study abroad programs for Winter and Spring 2022 terms.
 

  Education Abroad Program Status Updates


Health & Counseling

The University Health Center and the Counseling Center are open for both in-person medical assistance and counseling as well as online options for support. Modified services, programs and activities include:
  • In-person scheduled appointments
  • In-person acute care
  • Telemedicine appointments
  • Teletherapy visits with a behavioral health provider
  • Pharmacy
  • Behavioral health services
  • Health Promotion and wellness services
  • Sexual health and women’s health services
  • CARE to Stop Violence
  • Campus Pantry
  • Accessibility and Disability Services 
 
Virtual Mental Health Resources
The Counseling Center has developed a variety of resources to help our campus community navigate these challenging times.
Visit the Counseling Center’s COVID-19 Care & Support Resources page to learn more.
 

Residential Facilities

UMD’s facilities management team provides answers to frequently asked questions, including cleaning measures put in place and who to contact with an issue. UMD Facilities COVID-19 FAQs - Residential Facilities.

 


Student Group Travel Guidance

Guidelines for student organizations approved to travel using university funds as well as class-sponsored trips and student groups traveling for university-sponsored or university-affiliated events. Student Group Travel Guidance for Academic Year 2021-2022


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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 nearly 400,000 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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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

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