Update on Student Services

The University of Maryland is planning "for a resumption of in-person classes for the fall 2021 semester and a return to more normal operations" as noted in President Pines' message to the community on February 11, 2021.  To view the most up-to-date information, including the reopening plan, news and announcements, and Reopening FAQs, please visit umd.edu/4Maryland.

We encourage you to email healthconcerns@umd.edu if you have questions specific to UMD and coronavirus. If you have a medical question or concern, please contact your physician.

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Student Services Update

February 2021


All visitors to STAMP are required to wear face coverings and follow the posted signs upon entering the building. Campus members can enter STAMP by swiping valid University ID’s and the general public can enter STAMP by entering through the Main Entrance only. STAMP is taking precautions by cleaning public spaces throughout the building twice a day and installing plexiglass around desk areas. Members can request room reservations online and will only allow max capacity. STAMP is still offering Grab-and-go or sit-down dining. The UPS Store and M&T are still available. Visit stamp.umd.edu/reopen for more information.


RecWell is continuing to provide resources to students by limiting the capacity to 50 people and providing virtual activities. RecWell members are required to use a new online reservation system to reserve IMLeagues, facility space, pool access, and group fitness programs. RecWell is requiring everyone to wear a face covering when in the building. Gym wipes and hand sanitizer will be provided for members. RecWell is also increasing the frequency of cleaning high touched surfaces and equipment. No guest passes will be sold for the remainder of the semester. For more information, visit recwell.umd.edu/keepmoving.

Dining Services

Dining halls are continuing to provide grab-and-go food options. The Diner (Ellicott) and South Campus Dining Hall will offer dine-in, all-you-care-to-eat service for those on dining plans. To maximize physical distancing, the seating is rearranged and food will be served from Dining Service team members. All guests are required to wear face coverings unless they are seated at a table. Hand sanitizers and wipes will be provided for the guests. To follow CDC guidelines the dining halls will implement a reservation system to make sure that the halls stay at full capacity and physical distance is followed. Visit dining.umd.edu/faqs for more information.

Resident Life

Residence Halls are making sure that community restrooms and high touch point areas such as elevator buttons, water fountains, and door handles will be cleaned at an increased frequency. At this point, in traditional style rooms, residents may have one other UMD student in their room at a time and for semi-suites, apartments and suites only two more additional UMD are allowed. At this time Residence halls are restricting any guests that are not UMD students. Common areas and lounges will be closed in order for residents to follow physical distance and be safe. Residence Assistants will hold virtual meetings with the residents in order to create a community with all of the residents. Visit reslife.umd.edu for more information.

UMD Libraries

UMD libraries will offer limited reservations- based access to study spaces, computer stations, and the One Button Studio on McKeldin's 1st floor, Monday-Friday, 9 a.m. to 7 p.m., starting with a maximum of 50 UMD students, faculty, and staff at any one time. Virtual resources and tech support will be available to users of non-campus spaces. UMD libraries offer online chat, instructional support for classes, workshops, research consultations, and virtual study spaces for all the members. Students have two options to pick up textbooks, either by reserving STAMP Go! For University Book Center or they can do a curbside pickup. The libraries are taking precautions by increasing the cleaning frequency of high touch point areas and providing sanitizing wipes for students. For more information, visit lib.umd.edu.


DOTS is offering contact free customer service. All cashier instructions and inquiries are done through the phone or online. UMD busses and shuttles are requiring every passenger and driver to be wearing a face covering and maintain physical distance from each other. Entry into the vehicle is only permitted through the rear door to maximize physical distance between the passengers and drivers. NITE Ride’s service capacity will temporarily be limited to one passenger or one party per trip. To maximize sanitation, bus routes will operate on modified schedules to limit the number of drivers using a single vehicle and to allow for increased cleaning. For more information, visit transportation.umd.edu.