UPDATED OCTOBER 28, 2020 at 6:30 P.M.
Our focus has been on the health and well-being of our entire campus community, and our plans have been coordinated with state and county health officials, with additional guidance provided by the University System of Maryland.
Fall Semester Schedule: The academic calendar for the fall semester is proceeding as scheduled, including Thanksgiving recess on November 25-29. Students should consider the various options regarding plans for the break and the remainder of the fall semester.
Winter Term: Instruction for winter term will be delivered entirely online.
Spring Semester: The spring 2021 schedule of classes is now available on Testudo. The semester will be conducted in a hybrid environment, with up to 25 percent of instruction delivered in-person. Details on course delivery will be finalized by December 4.
The university has developed a multifaceted and integrated plan for COVID-19 surveillance, testing and early warning.
The fall semester began on Aug. 31. After a two week delay, in-person undergraduate instruction resumed as planned on Sept.14 . All graduate-level instruction has proceeded as planned. Classes will run through Dec. 14, as scheduled.
Schedule of Classes (Testudo)
If you think you have COVID-19, please use the university HEAL line. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician. If you have questions specific to UMD and coronavirus, we encourage you to use our feedback form.
The student experience will include new safety guidelines and opportunities regarding housing, dining, co-curricular activities, and mental health and wellness.
Maryland Athletics is working closely with university leadership, and local and state officials to comply with public health guidelines, as well as NCAA and Big Ten Conference requirements.
The effects of COVID-19 on our Fiscal 2021 campus budget are significant. Plans to mitigate much of these financial impacts of COVID-19 are in progress.
We have worked diligently to develop, enhance, and implement plans for reopening our physical campus and create a physically distant, socially-rich environment.
We value input from our campus community. Please fill out our feedback form to share suggestions or report concerns about health and safety on campus.
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