All Summer Session 1 2020 courses will be delivered through online or remote instruction. A decision for Summer Session 2 2020 in-person courses will be made on or before June 15. More information is available here.
Summer Session 1 in-person camps, and other on-campus activities that follow the summer session I schedule are cancelled.
The default grading method for summer courses will revert to the regular (A-F) grading system, unless the Pass-Fail (S/F for graduate courses) or Audit options are available and selected for a specific course per our regular campus grading options.
The university will issue students credits on a prorated basis for student fees, including: parking and shuttle, athletics, recreation services, Stamp Student Union, performing arts and cultural centers, student facilities, and sustainability. Students in residence halls will also receive prorated credits and/or refunds for room and board
The Department of Resident Life has announced updates on student move-out:
Our protocol on how the University learns about and informs the campus community of any COVID-19 cases is as follows:
If the infected person is affiliated with UMD, public health officials contact the Director of the UMD Health Center, which triggers the following communication protocol:
The University of Maryland is closed to all events and meetings through May 22.
Social distancing is strongly encouraged in all situations. As defined by the CDC, social distancing means avoiding mass gatherings and maintaining distance (approximately 6 feet) from others when possible.
Education Abroad programs in all locations for spring break, summer session, and the fall 2020 semester are canceled.
Academic units are designing virtual opportunities for students to advance learning as global professionals, citizens, and humanists, while continuing to advance them toward graduation. An expanded list of global learning resources and opportunities are available here.
For more detailed information about the canceled fall 2020 Education Abroad program and other updates, visit their website.
Crews are providing services—restocking and cleaning of restrooms, disinfecting high-touch surfaces, and the removal of trash and recycling— to the small number of areas of academic and administrative facilities that have ongoing on-site operations.
We encourage you to email firstname.lastname@example.org if you have non-medical questions specific to UMD and coronavirus. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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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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