Basic Needs Security

Any student who has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or who lacks a safe and stable place to live, is encouraged to use the resources listed below for support.

Campus Pantry: Alleviates food insecurity and provides a safe space to distribute emergency food to current UMD students. The Campus Pantry is located in the Health Center, Heilsa Room 0143 (Ground Floor), and is open each Friday during the semester from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Individual appointments are also available. Contact 301.314.8054 or campuspantry@umd.edu. More information is available at campuspantry.umd.edu.

Fostering Terp Success: Provides a safe and supportive campus network for students who were or are in foster care, who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and who are without a supportive family system. In addition to assisting with basic needs, including food and stable housing, we work to remove additional barriers and assist students in accessing essential campus services, navigating challenges, and developing self-advocacy and life skills. We are dedicated to supporting students throughout their time at Maryland and helping them persist through graduation. Contact 301.314.8440 or fosteringterpsuccess@umd.edu. More information is available at umd.edu/fostering-terp-success.

Counseling & Mental Health Services: 
Counseling Center: Shoemaker Building, 301.314.7651, counseling.umd.edu
Mental Health Service (University Health Center): Campus Drive, 301.314.8106, health.umd.edu/mentalhealth/services
University Chaplains: University Chapel, 301.314.9866, thestamp.umd.edu/engagement/memorial_chapel/chaplains

Student Crisis Fund: For students who have an unexpected critical situation and need immediate financial support. Students will be asked for basic information to describe their circumstances of the emergency need and what other sources of funds are available. For more information, visit crisisfund.umd.edu/gethelp.html