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Resources for staying connected to the University of Maryland community


While the current global pandemic requires us to operate in an online environment, students can still stay connected to the university community. This site will provide you with guidance and strategies to keep connected with UMD and fellow Terps.

A Message from Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs

As you work to care so generously for others, may you also take time to care for yourself. We are not in a sprint, rather a marathon. It is my deepest hope that you are finding ways to eat well, exercise, sleep well, rest and meditate. 

Patty Perrillo Vice President for Student Affairs

Articles from Maryland Today

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Wear Your Mask 4 Maryland
We wear our masks #4Maryland. Together, we can protect Terps. Together, we are TerrapinSTRONG. Find updates and information on COVID-19 ...
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Limited In-person Undergraduate Instruction to Resume Monday
President Darryll J. Pines sent the following email to the campus community this evening:  On Aug. 10, I announced that the university would delay the resumption of the limited number of undergraduate in-person classes until Sept. 14. This two-week delay allowed us to consider a wide variety of factors before commencing in-person instruction, including quarantine and isolation space, the number of unconfirmed self-reported positive cases, state and county positivity rates, compliance with "4 Maryland" health directives and staff capacity to manage positive cases.
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Leaders Unveil Strategies to Close Projected $292M Budget Shortfall Due to Pandemic
President Darryll J. Pines, Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin, Vice President for Administrative and Finance Carlo Colella and Associate Vice Provost of Academic Affairs Cynthia Hale sent the following email to the campus community today. Today, we write to you all to share the latest update that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the university budget. We want to assure you that our decisions are being guided by a commitment to sustain the excellence of our education, research and service missions, protect the health, safety and well-being of our campus community, and minimize the impact to the most vulnerable of our community.
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