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Inclement Weather FAQs


Updates regarding UMD’s closed status, as well as other schedule changes, will be announced through various channels, including:

The university may open late or close the campus in the event that inclement weather conditions pose a serious threat to the health and safety of the university community. A variety of factors are taken into consideration, including access to public transportation and Metro, the status of campus roads and sidewalks, and conditions on roads and sidewalks off campus and across the region.

When the university is closed, all classes during that time are canceled and all university offices and non-essential services are closed, unless specifically noted in the campus closure communication. The closing may not apply to essential employees. Those employees should contact their supervisor or department head for instructions. Essential services will still be provided to on-campus residents.

University students living on campus should check the Resident Life website at http://reslife.umd.edu/ for the latest resident updates during inclement weather. Information for frequently requested services include:

  • Dining Services: In the event of a campus closure, Dining Services operates on an abbreviated schedule. For up-to-date information, visit http://dining.umd.edu/
  • Health Center: When the university is closed due to inclement weather, the Health Center's hours vary depending on the severity of the weather conditions. For the latest information, visit http://health.umd.edu, follow @UMDHealthCenter on social media, or call 301-314-8184. For life-threatening or mental health emergencies, call 911 or 301-405-3333 (University of Maryland Police Department).
  • Libraries: The University Libraries follow the same closing schedule as the university.
  • Stamp Student Union: In the event that the university is closed, all events in the Stamp will be canceled. If the university has a delayed opening, the Stamp will open 30 minutes before the university's scheduled opening time and events will begin one hour after the university's scheduled opening time. If the university closes early during the regular operational hours of the Stamp, all events will end one hour before the scheduled university close time. Follow @thestampumd on Twitter for the latest information on the Stamp’s hours of operation, service departments, and retail vendors during inclement weather.
  • Transportation: When campus is closed, Shuttle-UM service may be reduced or suspended entirely. If campus closes early, DOTS will do it’s best to operate at least one additional shuttle run of each route following the closure time prior to suspending service. DOTS will closely monitor campus road conditions when considering when to resume service. Sign up for NextBusAlerts for weather-related closures and delays and follow @DOTS_UMD and @Shuttle_UM on Twitter for the latest details. For parking, DOTS may encourage students to move their vehicles into garages to expedite snow removal from the parking lots. DOTS will email or text students with information.
  • University Recreation & Wellness: When campus is closed, RecWell facilities will operate on an abbreviated schedule and all RecWell programs, including group fitness classes, will be cancelled. For more information about the availability of RecWell facilities during inclement weather, including provisions for when the university opens late, closes early, or is closed for the day, visit https://recwell.umd.edu/snow or follow @UMDRecWell on Twitter.

Classes scheduled while the university is closed are cancelled. In the case of a late opening or early closing, students are expected to report to their classes for any period of time that the university is open.
For example, if a class runs from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. and the university is opening late at 10 a.m., students will be expected to attend that class for its remaining time, from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m

When the university makes a decision on its open or closed status, the university notifies other campuses who may also be affected by inclement weather, such as the Universities at Shady Grove and the University of Maryland University College. It is up to those institutions to determine their open or closed status and notify their students, faculty and staff.

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The University of Maryland is the flagship campus of the state’s higher educational system and a top-ranked public research institution. We are a diverse community of 38,000 students, 9,000 faculty and staff, and 352,000 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. 

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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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 19 intercollegiate sports—11 for women and eight for men. Since 2005 alone, Maryland has won 16 national championships, including NCAA titles in women’s basketball, men’s soccer and women’s lacrosse. Since joining the Big Ten Conference in 2014, UMD has won a combined 17 regular season and tournament championships. Fear the Turtle!

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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