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Training & Requirements for New Students

Required Wellness Online Training

All incoming University of Maryland students must complete two online education programs to help set them up for success. The programs are:

  1. You-MD Substance Use Prevention Training
  2. Sexual Assault Prevention Program

Students will have access to both training programs shortly before the start of the upcoming semester. 

Students will receive an email reminder from with instructions for logging on and completing the training when it is time to get started. Training programs will be accessible 24/7.

The You-MD Substance Use Prevention Training covers alcohol education, as required by the Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act of 1989, as well as opioid misuse education, as required by the Start Talking Maryland Act of 2017. This self-paced training should take approximately 90 minutes to complete. Successful completion of this course requires students to receive at least an 80% on all course assessments.

The Sexual Assault Prevention Program has a required Part 2, consisting of a brief follow-up survey that will become available to your student 45 days after Part 1 is completed. Both parts are required to be completed by students to be considered in compliance with this training programs. Students will receive an email notification reminder to complete Part 2 of the Sexual Assault Prevention Program to fulfill this training requirement.

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