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Wellness Resources


The Division of Student Affairs serves the University of Maryland community through its 14 departments. All depart­ments in DSA work to ensure the success, health, and well-being of our students.

Student Crisis Fund
The UMD Student Crisis Fund is a resource for students who have an unexpected critical situation and need immediate financial support.

The Memorial Chapel offers a safe place to engage with and learn about different faiths. It is also a space that allows members of the UMD community to take a moment out of their day for peace and calm contemplation.

The Garden of Reflection And Remembrance and the Labyrinth
The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance contains many elements that come together to create an area uniquely for contemplation. The labyrinth is a sanctuary for those who walk while they think, while benches offer a place for those who want to sit still. Water features add a soothing dynamic, while journals allow the community to express their emotions. Additional spaces commemorate the bravery of our veterans as well as historic university milestones.
It is a deeply-treasured gem on campus and a place with established ties to the community. It has served as a focal point for numerous programs, most notably the Walk for Remembrance in honor of September 11. This peaceful place has helped many students remember their loved ones or come to terms with the turbulent changes life may bring.
The garden is representative of the campus religious diversity as well as community cohesion, and marries refreshing natural energy with quiet solace.

Interfaith Chaplains
In the open, inclusive environment of many cultures and faiths, the Chaplaincies work collectively to serve the spiritual needs of the University of Maryland. The Chaplains, supported by and representing their faith communities, serve their faith traditions while demonstrating a unity that contributes to the rich diversity and quality of life at the university and in the community. Contact information for individual chaplaincies and spiritual leaders can be found on the website.
Monday Meditation
All are invited to participate in a weekly meditation session, held 6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. every Monday during the academic year in the Chapel Lounge.
Wind Down Wednesday
On select Wednesdays during the academic year, the Chapel hosts Wind Down Wednesday (12:30 p.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Garden Chapel; dates vary.) Students, faculty and staff are invited to enjoy peaceful live music and free lunch while winding down from the stress of the week.

The University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) provides a full range of parking and transportation services to a diverse community of more than 50,000 students, faculty and staff in the City of College Park.

Paratransit
Paratransit is a curb-to-curb, on-demand and subscription service available to all students, faculty, staff, and visitors with disabilities.

Nite Ride
Nite Ride covers areas of campus not serviced by Shuttle-UM evening routes. This additional Shuttle-UM service runs from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. during months the university is open and services the immediate campus community.

The Department of Dining Services administers dining and food services on campus including resident dining, cafes on campus, convenience shops, catering, concessions and full-service restaurants.

Allergies and Special Diets Counseling
Dining Services offers counseling to students with food allergies and intolerances, and for students maintaining special diets. The UMD Dining Services nutritionist and senior executive chef meet individuals who ask for assistance and can, if indicated, help facilitate custom-prepared meals for students to enjoy in the dining halls.

Anytime Dining
Resident students have unlimited access to three campus dining halls, eliminating food insecurity among resident students. Dining halls serve complete healthy meals, “Terrapin Favorite” specials, and snack food from 7:00 a.m. until midnight (weekends 10:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m.).

Campus Pantry
The University of Maryland Campus Pantry helps alleviate food insecurity on campus by providing emergency food to University of Maryland students, faculty and staff in need

Farmer’s Market
The University of Maryland Farmer’s Market provides an opportunity to purchase healthy food directly from local farms. The Farmer’s Market is available April through November on Wednesdays at 11:00 a.m.

Menus of Change
UMD Dining Services has joined 150 organizations and individuals and over 50 universities to advance positive life-long food choices among students. Dining Services uses the 24 principles of Healthy, Sustainable Menus throughout its dining halls across campus. This includes:

  • Transparency about sourcing and preparation of food
  • Buying fresh, seasonal and local
  • Focusing on whole, minimally processed foods
  • Celebrating cultural diversity and discovery
  • Offering meatless menu options
  • Incorporating sustainable practices into daily operating procedures

Nutrition App
Dining Services has partnered with Nutrislice® to bring students, faculty and staff easily navigable access to nutrition information. Virtually all food on the menu in three dining halls is listed on this program and is accessible through the Dining Services website or via a mobile app

Sick Meals
Students who are not feeling well enough to visit the dining hall can arrange for someone to collect breakfast, lunch or dinner by completing the online request form.

Terp Farm
UMD Dining Services, the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, and the Office of Sustainability partner to manage “Terp Farm,” a sustainable farming operation 15 miles from College Park. Terp Farm offers four-season vegetable production and the vegetables are provided to campus dining halls, University catering, the Green Tidings mobile dining food truck, and donated to food-insecure members of the campus and College Park communities.

University Recreation & Wellness provides facilities, staff and programs to enrich the educational experience and encourage the personal growth of students by inspiring the university community to be active and live well.

Transfer & Off-Campus Student Life’s Peer2Peer mentoring program connects new transfer and off-campus students with current students to aid in their transition to campus.

Studio A offers non-credit, affordable classes, all with a focus on developing community members’ creativity. Many classes, like yoga, taekwondo, and drop-in paint nights, are offered specifically with mental health in mind—though studies have shown that all forms of creative expression and development can result in increased mental well-being and resiliency.

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 41,000 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 200 degree-granting programs, many of them ranked among the best in the country. Our faculty includes three Nobel laureates, two Pulitzer Prize winners, 60 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

October 23
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October 26
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October 26
12:00am - 12:00am (All day)

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

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.

 

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