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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 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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What You Need to Know in Spring 2021
Let’s not call the new semester "Groundhog Day"—not with vaccine distribution progressing nationwide and hopes surging for a return to normalcy. But with classes starting all online like in Fall 2020 and most of the same virus safety precautions still firmly in place, Spring 2021 should feel familiar for students and employees alike.
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Undergrads Allowed to Take Up to 7 Credits as Pass/Fail
Senior Vice President and Provost Mary Ann Rankin sent the following email to students on Friday afternoon:  I hope this message finds you safe and well as you prepare to begin the spring semester. I am writing to share an update on the university's Spring 2021 grading policies for undergraduate courses, which I believe is a topic of great interest and importance to you.
View Article Undergrads Allowed to Take Up to 7 Credits as Pass/Fail
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Terps Coming to Campus for Spring Must Get COVID Tests Every Two Weeks
The Spring 2021 semester, which kicks off with move-in this week, will bring ramped-up COVID-19 testing requirements to keep students, faculty and staff safe as university, local and state officials work out the details of an on-campus vaccination program.
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