About the Training
Updates for New, Incoming Students (Summer and Fall 2021)
COVID-19 online training is no longer required, effective June 1, 2021.
Wellness training for new, incoming students for the Fall 2021 semester is not yet open. You will receive email communication in late July when the training platform is ready for you to use. Your welcome email will include instructions on how to access and log in to the wellness training. Please do not attempt to log in prior to receiving your welcome email, as you will receive an error message.
What is EverFi?
EverFi is a higher education learning platform through which students access interactive, online courses designed to provide awareness, prevention and training to students about three important issues:
This research-based course provides students with helpful information in a non-judgmental tone and provides personalized feedback that encourages students to consider their own drinking decisions and those of their peers.
Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention
An innovative digital course that arms students with the knowledge and skills to make healthy, informed decisions when it comes to prescription medications using an evidence-based, population-level approach to prevention.
Sexual Assault Prevention
This course helps develop accurate perceptions of social norms, increases empathy and support for survivors, and increases students’ ability to intervene and prevent sexual assault.
Who is required to take the EverFi Wellness Training Courses?
All incoming freshmen and transfer students must complete wellness training. Success of the program is based upon population-level prevention, a concept that recognizes that students’ choices likely impact those of their peers. Providing new students with a consistent message about these issues can encourage thoughtful conversations, inspire a shift in behaviors, and highlight a campus culture that values healthy choices.
Accessing the EverFi Training Platform
Students who need to complete the wellness training requirement are identified in advance and accounts are created by the wellness training administrators. An email invitation is sent to the email address on file with the university with log in instructions. The training platform can also be accessed online.
Note that students need to have an account created for them in advance of taking the course (it is not possible to register via this URL above). If students have not received a welcome email, would like to update their email address or encounter a message that states they do not have an account, please contact email@example.com for assistance in being registered.
Resources for Parents
Resources for Parents
As your student completes the Foundry programs this summer, we invite you to take advantage of educational resources for parents.
- Office of Parent and Family Affairs: Talking to Your Student About Alcohol
- Department of Resident Life – Alcohol Policy Information
- Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct
- University Health Center – Substance Use Intervention and Treatment
- University Health Center – Health Promotion and Wellness Services
- Maryland Collaborative College Parents Matter
- EverFi Resources for Parents
- Requirements for Returning to Campus (Fall 2020)
FAQ & Technical Help
- Access the Foundry training site online. This is the same link address included in the original invitation sent to you by email.
- Google Chrome is the best browser to use for the Wellness Training online programs. Training modules are supported on on Internet Explorer, Firefox and Chrome, provided that cookies are enabled, pop-up blockers are disabled and scripting is allowed. Other browsers may work, but not as well and you may need to do research on how to disable pop ups and enable cookies. Get instructions on how to download Google Chrome.
- It is best to complete the courses on a desktop or laptop computer. Mobile devices such as cell phone or tablet may work, but not as well. Certain modules in each of the online programs, such as videos or quizzes, may not support mobile devices.
- If you do not have a desktop or laptop computer, or need any additional assistance, email firstname.lastname@example.org for assistance. Students completing the COVID-19 Student Training should email KeepTerpsSafe@umd.edu for dedicated assistance with this training.
Having Technical Difficulties?
- You must disable pop-up blockers in your internet browser. Get more information about disabling pop-up blockers in Chrome or you can search online for instructions for disabling the pop-up blocker for your specific internet browser (e.g., Safari, Firefox).
- Clear your cache, or clear your browsing history, as it can help if the programs are not loading properly. Get instructions on how to clear your cache in Chrome or you can search online for instructions for clearing your cache for your specific internet browser (e.g., Safari, Firefox).
- Make sure your browser is configured to accept cookies. Get information on cookies for Chrome or search online for instructions for your specific browser (e.g., Safari, Firefox).
- Internet Explorer Security Level settings must be set to default; maximum security levels not supported.
- Contact us for assistance!
- For assistance with AlcoholEDU, Sexual Assault Prevention and Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention training email email@example.com.
- For assistance with COVID-19 Student Training email KeepTerpsSafe@umd.edu.
- For assistance from EVERFI for any of the training courses, visit Everfi Foundry Support at https://everfihelp.force.com/foundry/s/.
- EVERFI, the company that hosts these programs, also provides technical support 24 hours, 7 days per week by calling 1-866-384-9062.
Can't Find Navigation Button?
- If you are having trouble finding the navigation buttons to move forward, check out this step-by-step guide from EVERFI support.
Encountered a Blank or White Screen?
- After signing in to your student dashboard and clicking on the blue "Get Started" or "Continue" button, some students have encountered a white or blank screen. Here's what to do. If that doesn't work and you are still not able to get to the program, please try a different device.
Are you stuck on a course "Story" page?
Here's what you need to do if you are stuck on a Story page:
a. Watch the video.
b. Select any answer.
c. Click the play button again.
d. Watch the video again (it will be a different enactment based on your new selection).
e. Then the "Continue" button will light up so that you can move to the next section.
Where is Part 2? When Will I do it?
AlcoholEDU, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention have a follow up survey that you will automatically receive later in the semester. You do not need to complete Part 2 now, and you will not have access to Part 2 until 45 days after Part 1 completion.
If you are unable to complete any of the programs due to a disability-related access concern, please email firstname.lastname@example.org. We will work to either resolve the barrier or provide a transcript or an alternative training.