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COVID-19 Updates

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”).

The University Health Center (UHC) is in regular communication with county and state health officials and will share additional information on this web page as it becomes available.

The university will continue to provide updates on their dedicated COVID-19 webpage as they become available.

As of February 2022,  New Student Orientation for Fall Admitted Freshmen, Transfers, & Freshmen Connection students and Terp Family Orientation for parents and families will be facilitated IN PERSON at UMD. 

Before Orientation, incoming students are REQUIRED to upload their COVID-19 Vaccine Card OR Exemption to the Keep Safe Portal. If you do not complete this step you cannot attend orientation and will be unable to register for classes. 

You MUST be compliant with the University of Maryland's vaccination requirements at least 10 days prior to your orientation or you will be cancelled.  

New students should upload their vaccination information, or to request a vaccination exemption, go to the Keep Terps Safe portal. You must have a University Directory ID and password to log in to submit your vaccination information. Any actions you take will be reflected in university systems after 7:30 a.m. the following morning

Learn more about UMD's Health & Safety Protocols at https://umd.edu/4Maryland/health-plan

 

If you do not upload your COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information OR your Exemption before your Orientation Date or you will have to reschedule for orientation. 

What does this mean for Summer Orientation 2022?

 

  • As of January 27, 2022,  New Student Orientation for Fall Admitted Freshmen, Transfers, & Freshmen Connection students will be facilitated IN PERSON at the UMD. 
  • New students are REQUIRED to Upload their COVID-19 Vaccine & Booster Information OR your Exemption at least 10 days prior to your Orientation Date or you will be cancelled and have to reschedule for orientation. 

What happens if you have to move orientation online?

  • In the event that we have to transition to online due to COVID-19,  Orientation attendees will participate in an Online Orientation that will be conducted using the platform Canvas for pre-orientation modules & quizzes and a day of live sessions including academic advising appointments and orientation presentations will be facilitated on the video-conferencing platform Zoom. You would receive your necessary Zoom Links for your program via email 3-4 days before your program. This will be the email you have on file with the university. To verify that email please click here.

 

Our staff will be readily available on the phone during business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm) and via email at to answer any questions or concerns about summer orientation. 

 

 

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