Information for Fall 2020

The Honors College will continue to update information from the Keep Learning @UMD, Department of Residential Life, Student and Academic Affairs, Athletics, and more. Please check your email for announcements from the Honors College and University. We are looking forward to seeing students in August!

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Student FAQs (as of June 2020)

The University's plan has five components to safely reopen and operate the campus, with early identification of infectious cases as the key to limit outbreaks. The plan includes daily self-monitoring and reporting of temperature and any onset symptoms, population surveillance testing to ascertain the baseline infection rate on campus, contact tracing, environmental monitoring and behavioral changes.
Work continues to determine exactly which courses will be offered in-person, online or in a blended format and what the room assignments and daily schedule will be. We expect that some portion of upper and lower division undergraduate courses will be taught in-person with priority given to classes that particularly need in-person instruction to be maximally effective such as labs, performance courses, senior capstone projects, clinical instruction and internships. Additional information should be available online by mid-July.
Because 6 feet of physical distancing limits the number of students that can be accommodated in a classroom, it is likely that most courses with 50 or more students will be at least partially online, while low-enrollment classes such as graduate and upper-division seminars will be good candidates for in-person instruction.
We will begin the fall semester on August 31, 2020 as scheduled.
The university is still determining what the fall will look like, but we are working in the meantime to plan for several different scenarios. More fall information is available at Keep Learning @UMD
Students in their first (and second year) have the highest priority for on-campus housing and have been confirmed for the fall. More information is available at the Department of Residential Life.
Yes. Dining halls will open with reduced seating capacity, carry-out options, and physical distancing. Stamp Student Union, Eppley Recreation Center, and other community gathering places will reopen with appropriate health and safety measures in place. Co-curricular programming will emphasize outdoor and virtual activities. Once the fall semester begins, the University Health Center and the Counseling Center will be open for both in-person medical assistance and counseling, as well as online options for support.