COVID-19 and the University of Maryland


The University of Maryland is currently operating in an online environment due to the situation presented by the current pandemic. Classes will be online for Summer Session I, which begins June 1. A limited number of essential staff have been approved to work on campus during this period.

The university is actively planning for the eventual reopening of campus. Further guidance will be issued regarding the status of Summer Session II and the fall semester. 


Together, we will steward our University through this time of crisis. This will position UMD to help shape the post-pandemic "new normal." It is an opportunity to build an even stronger University, one that can help create an even better, more united, and more equal America.

– Wallace D. Loh

President, University of Maryland


The university has developed a wide variety of online resources to help members of the campus community and others, and continues to add and update resources as needed. Visit, the university’s information website.

For additional resources, visit the State of Maryland’s online resource hub at For an A-to-Z COVID-19 resource guide and opportunities to help fellow Marylanders, visit


Governor Hogan has issued an executive order requiring customers and staff to wear a face mask or face covering when inside any Maryland retailer, or when riding any Maryland public transportation, effective April 18, 2020 at 7 a.m.