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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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Maryland Athletics Details Approach for Gradual Return of Players, Staff Members
As the state of Maryland and Prince George's County continue to gradually reopen certain activities, Maryland Athletics will begin its own Phase 1, focused on maintaining the health, safety and well-being of student-athletes and staff.
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Limited Research Activities to Resume Monday
Vice President for Research Laurie E. Locascio sent the following email to the campus community today: In my communication on June 1, 2020, I informed you that research remained in Phase 0, a planning and preparation phase to ready the campus for expanded research activities. Today, in light of Gov. Larry Hogan's June 3, 2020 executive order, I am announcing that we will transition to Phase 1, characterized as "limited presence," on Monday, June 8, 2020.
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 University Libraries has started an archival project, “Shell-tering in Place: Terp Stories of COVID-19,” to collect and preserve historical documents and accounts of the coronavirus pandemic.
Libraries Collects Stories of ‘Shell-tering in Place’
With the coronavirus pandemic gaining deadly momentum this spring and the University of Maryland holding classes online for safety, University Archivist Lae’l Hughes-Watkins and two students dug into UMD’s past to discover how the campus of a century ago responded to the Spanish 1918 flu pandemic—and came up essentially empty.
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