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Vaccination Requirements for all UMD Students
June 21, 2021
Dear New and Returning University of Maryland Students,
We hope you are enjoying your summer. On behalf of the Division of Student Affairs and the University Health Center, we offer a warm welcome to our new Terps - we are excited you are joining our Terrapin community. And, of course, we already miss our returning students. Our University of Maryland (UMD) staff are eagerly planning for the start of the fall semester. We care about the health and safety of our community and write to remind you of the current UMD guidelines and COVID-19 vaccination requirements so you can take action now. Please review this information carefully.
COVID-19 Vaccination Requirement
As announced by the University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor
in April, COVID-19 vaccinations are required for all students, faculty, and staff who will be on campus for the 2021-2022 academic year.
USM and its institutions, including UMD, believe that mandating a COVID-19 vaccine is both a reasonable and necessary means of protecting the health and safety of the campus community. This requirement also applies to students participating in fall study abroad programs.
According to the CDC, people are considered fully vaccinated
two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose series of the Pfizer or Moderna vaccines or two weeks after a single dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine. To be in compliance with current USM and UMD vaccination requirements, you must receive your second Pfizer or Moderna shot or your only Johnson & Johnson shot no later than August 2, 2021.
Depending on the type of vaccine you receive, you may have to receive your first dose no later than July 6
in order to get your second dose by August 2.
Confirm your Vaccination Status
Please visit the Keep Terps Safe portal
to confirm your vaccination status, upload your vaccination information, if needed, or find information about how to request a medical or religious exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination.
COVID-19 Vaccination Compliance
Students who are not in compliance with the campus’ vaccination requirement may have their class registrations canceled and will not be allowed to move in or live in University-owned residence halls or Chapter Houses. Further, students not in compliance will be denied access to all University-owned buildings and campus services, including, but not limited to, academic buildings, dining and RecWell facilities, libraries, and The Stamp.
Additional Resources and Information
We hope you have a restful, safe, and wonderful summer. We are looking forward to seeing you on campus in the fall!
Stay healthy and be well,
Patty Perillo, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.
Director, University Health Center
Chief Medical Officer