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Keep Connected

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 Dr. 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. 

Dr. Patty Perillo Vice President for Student Affairs

Articles from Maryland Today

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Outdoor Masking, Testing Requirements Lifting for Vaccinated Terps on Campus
Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, director of the University Health Center, sent the following email to the campus community this afternoon:  We applaud the outstanding efforts of our students, faculty and staff in following the 4 Maryland healthy behaviors, testing expectations and daily symptom monitoring this semester. Thanks to your cooperation and due diligence, our positivity rates have remained low this past month. While the pandemic is not over, the marked progress is a testament to your adherence to public health guidelines and perhaps an early indicator of the impact of vaccinations. It is important to offer some updates on masking, vaccinations and summer testing expectations.
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University System Mandates COVID Vaccination for Fall Return to Campus
University of Maryland President Darryll J. Pines and University Health Center Director Dr. Spyridon S. Marinopoulos sent the following email to the campus community today: As previously announced, we intend to welcome everyone back to have an in-person experience on our campus for Fall 2021, as long as conditions permit us to do so safely. With this as our goal, we must do everything in our power to protect the safety of our students, faculty and staff, and our surrounding communities.
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Employees, Students to Return for Fall 2021 Semester
Interim Senior Vice President and Provost Ann Wylie sent the following email to the campus community this afternoon: We have crossed the one-year threshold of the COVID-19 pandemic. During this time, our faculty, staff and students have demonstrated flexibility, creativity, dedication and resolve. Though much of our learning and engagement have occurred remotely, we look forward to welcoming all members of our community back safely to campus in the fall. Our plan is to resume our operations at full capacity in the Fall 2021 semester.
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