We recognize that you may want to take a break from studies to unwind and connect with friends, and that you are used to finding those opportunities in the Adele H. Stamp Student Union. Staff in the Stamp have pulled together the following resources and opportunities to encourage you to relax and to be in community with others—regardless of your location!
Students interested in leadership development may be interested in the following resources from Leadership and Community Service Learning (LCSL):
- Stamp’s LCSL-Alternative Breaks Program Student Training
- Stamp’s LCSL-Voices of Social Change: Two engaging storytelling lectures drew over 500 students, faculty and staff for an evening of insight and perspective:
- CHSE/Stamp’s LCSL Leadership Studies | NCLP (ebooks):
- Leadership for a Better World: Understanding the Social Change Model of Leadership Development
- Emotionally Intelligent Leadership: A Guide for Students
- Exploring Leadership: For College Students Who Want to Make a Difference
- Strengths-Based Leadership: Great leaders, Teams and Why People Follow
- The Leadership Challenge
“Moments of Joy” campaign
Stamp’s Multicultural Involvement Community Advocacy (MICA) office will have virtual office hours starting the week of March 23. The week of March 30, it will launch the “Moments of Joy” campaign, in which students can share pictures of what brings them joy.
Student Organization Support
- SORC student staff will be hosting virtual office hours Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. - 6 p.m. EDT. To join one of the virtual rooms, visit go.umd.edu/virtualsorc. During virtual office hours, SORC Staff can help with the following:
- Discuss remote offerings we can offer student organizations during the new "virtual world"
- Help student organizations work on plans for officer transitions
- Help student organizations navigate online elections
- Offer assistance for TerpLink
- Talk with students about ways to get involved when we do return to campus
SORC created a guide to assist student organizations in continuing operations virtually. The Guide includes information on holding your elections virtually, bonding with your student org, and upcoming trainings and workshops.
Follow @MarylandSORC on Instagram for additional updates, tips, and resources.
Although the Chapel is temporarily closed due to COVID-19, the Chaplains are here for you. The Chaplains welcome students of all religious, spiritual, and secular backgrounds. Please find Chaplains at stamp.umd.edu/Memorial_Chapel/Chaplains or call 301-314-9893.
Check out regular opportunities to meditate, practice mindfulness, worship, study, talk and relax at chapel.umd.edu.
Stamp’s Student Engagement Office will also soon offer virtual office hours. By the end of next week, it also plans to launch these virtual programs:
- For all students (undergraduate and graduate):
- Craft session/collaboration with Studio A
- Talent show
- Trivia night
- For graduate students:
- Virtual grad lounge/meetups (students can join, check-in, talk with other grads through Zoom or Groupme)
- Queer Writing Group (these dates have already been determined)
- Making Small Talk with the Grad Writing Center
- Facebook watch party
AL1GN is hosting an online COVI-19 virtual townhall to share institutional responses to the outbreak and to share best practices.
The Alliance for the Low-Income & First-Generation Narrative (AL1GN) is a student-led conference series and coalition dedicated to serving first-generation and low-income (FGLI) students through student empowerment, community building, and national conferences.
Stamp’s Student Activities Office will soon offer online workshops for student organizations
Stamp’s Student Legal Aid and Graduate Legal Aid Offices will offer virtual appointments
Keep engaging in your career development. The disruption of plans and routines can offer opportunities for career exploration and sharpening skills.
Invest in your resume. The University Career Center’s website offers information on developing your resume and deciding which format works best.