Your student should be familiar with campus safety resources before starting the semester. Here are a few steps that you can take as a parent or family member:
Sign yourself up for campus alerts with UMPD: The University of Maryland Police Department has a system that alerts students to emergency situations via email and text message. Parents and family members can sign up to receive alerts as well at alert.umd.edu.
Make sure your student is signed up for campus text alerts: In the event of an emergency, an alert will automatically be sent to every campus email address, but in order to get a text message your student has to register their phone. If they haven’t already done this at New Student Orientation, they can register their phones online.
UMPD emergency line: 301-405-3333/#3333
UMPD non-emergency: 301-405-3555
NITE ride: 301-314-NITE (6483)
Alcohol Edu and Sexual Misconduct Prevention: It is mandatory for your student to complete Alcohol Edu, an online education program designed to enable students to make healthy, safe decisions about alcohol. It is also mandatory for students to complete Sexual Misconduct Prevention training, a program designed to create a University learning environment free of sexual misconduct. Details will be sent directly to the student via their @terpmail.umd.edu email address.
Plan ahead for the fall! Family Weekend occurs in early October, and we encourage you to make your travel and hotel plans now! Also, Big10 Terps football at Byrd Stadium begins this month - view ticket information online!