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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

A  new field hospital set up in Indio, Calif., with 125 beds will help ease the burden on the local hospital system amid the growing COVID-19 crisis.
Op/ed: Time for a ‘Uniform’ Response to COVID-19
As the United States struggles to ramp up its response to the novel coronavirus pandemic, there’s one thing it hasn’t done yet—fully mobilize its uniformed, frontline troops in the war against the disease. In an editorial today in Stat News, Dr. Boris Lushniak, dean of the School of Public Health, joins Georgetown University medical student Andrew B. Meshnick and Dr. Brian J. Miller, a Washington, D.C. physician working in a coronavirus screening clinic, in calling on the Trump administration to activate and deploy the entire uniformed service of the U.S. Public Health Service to fight the spread of the COVID-19 virus.
View Article Op/ed: Time for a ‘Uniform’ Response to COVID-19
Campus Pantry workers give out bags of food at a tent
Campus Pantry’s Clientele Nearly Triples in Size Amid Pandemic
The Campus Pantry, founded to fight food insecurity in the University of Maryland community, has a new battle on its hands in the coronavirus age.
View Article Campus Pantry’s Clientele Nearly Triples in Size Amid Pandemic
Mask being made on 3D printer
In Race With Virus, Researchers Speed Development of Medical Equipment
With new designs as well as innovative techniques for reviving old gear, University of Maryland faculty and staff are racing to meet the dire needs for high-priority medical equipment as the number of COVID-19 cases rises nationwide.
View Article In Race With Virus, Researchers Speed Development of Medical Equipment