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COVID-19 Updates

The University of Maryland is actively monitoring the outbreak of respiratory illness caused by a novel (new) coronavirus (termed “COVID-19”).

The University Health Center (UHC) is in regular communication with county and state health officials and will share additional information on this web page as it becomes available.

The university will continue to provide updates on their dedicated COVID-19 webpage as they become available.

What does this mean for the Winter 2021-2022 Orientation?

On February 11th, President Pines announced the university’s decision to reopen the institution, for full in-person instruction for Fall 2021.

As of right now, Orientation will be IN PERSON for Winter 2021-2022. All orientation participants will be notified of any plans to change our program structure. 

Vaccine & Mask Requirement

  • All orientation participants must bring proof of FULL COVID-19 Vaccination and/or proof of a negative COVID-19 PCR Test taken within 72 Hours of their Orientation program date. (Note: Full vaccination, as is stated in CDC guidelines, requires each participant to have received both doses of the Pfizer/Moderna vaccine, or one dose of the Johnson & Johnson vaccine plus the 14-day waiting period post-vaccination). All participants in Orientation programs will be required to wear a mask while indoors and not actively eating and drinking.

In the event of an online orientation program, the orientation would be conducted using the platform Canvas for pre-orientation modules & quizzes and all day of sessions including academic advising appointments and orientation presentations will be facilitated on the video-conferencing platform Zoom

Our staff will be readily available on the phone during business hours (8:30am to 4:30pm) and via email at to answer any questions or concerns about summer orientation. 

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