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We are collectively confronting an unprecedented challenge, and the University of Maryland is weighing the needs of our international students and scholars in all our decisions. UMD faculty and staff members are working tirelessly to make decisions to support you.

On June 15 UMD’s President Loh issued an update on the Fall 2020 semester . Learning and teaching this fall will involve a mix of in-person, online, and blended education. However, students should expect that many of their classes will be virtual in the fall term.

As more information becomes available in the coming days and weeks, we will continue to keep you informed. Please check our Pre-Arrival FAQ During COVID-19 page regularly as this will be updated as information is made available. 
Today's Tip: How to Submit Immunization Records

At the University of Maryland, we want to make sure that all of our students are healthy. The University of Maryland requires ALL students , including those who are taking classes online or from overseas, to complete the University Health Center Immunization Record Form and submit proof of immunizations in order to attend University of Maryland and register for classes. Please read the instructions below carefully to make sure you satisfy all requirements of the University Health Center. Failure to complete these items may result in a block on your account (inability to register for classes). But more importantly, following these steps will save you time and money if you prepare for these requirements prior to starting your classes at UMD.
Immunization Form Review
  • The Health Center requires you to submit the completed form below (in English) no later than October 1, 2020 or you will receive a "registration block," meaning you will be unable to register for courses or adjust your course schedule.
  • Please submit the forms online, the earlier the better!
  • The Immunization Form is available below and must be completed in English. This form must be filled out, signed by a doctor, and uploaded before orientation.
  • The form to fill out can be found here.
  • To submit the form, click here.
Instructions for Form
Step 1: Complete Top
Complete the personal information in the section at the top of the form (your name, UID number, date of birth, etc.).

Step 2: Immunization for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) - Section A
The University of Maryland at College Park requires ALL incoming students to provide completed proof of immunization dates for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (M.M.R., 2 doses), and Tdap/TD within the past 10 years. A copy of a lab titer for Measles, Mumps, and Rubella will be accepted in lieu of the immunization dates.

Step 3: Meningococcal (Meningitis) - Section B/C
Required if you will be living in on-campus student housing. Alternatively, you can sign a waiver opposing the vaccine (Section C).

Step 4: Tuberculosis (TB) Testing Questionnaire - Section D
Every student must complete this section. If you have answered yes to any of the questions, the Quantiferon Gold or T-spot must be done. You must do this Quantiferon Gold or T-spot test in the U.S.

Step 5: Optional Recommended Immunizations - Section E
Other recommended immunizations for all incoming students are Chicken Pox (Varivax; 2 doses); Hepatitis A (2 doses); Hepatitis B or Twinrix (3 doses); HPV (3 doses); Influenza (yearly). They are not required for students at the University of Maryland. These immunizations can be acquired through the University Health Center, if desired, at a later date and by appointment.

Step 6: Option Gender Identity - Section F
This section is optional, for students that want to specify their gender identity.

Step 7: Submission of Completed Documents
Immunization forms must be submitted to the University Health Center before orientation. Forms may be uploaded to MyUHC . You will be prompted for a Directory ID and password, then you will enter your UID number. Go to forms, select Immunizations, and enter all the appropriate requested immunization dates found on your records. Click on Add Immunization Record where you will scan your document to the record. Make sure you click to submit the documents.

After Submission of Form
Every student will receive a secure message to their UMD email after your immunization form has been reviewed. The email will indicate if you are cleared or if follow-up with the Health Center is needed. Information in the email will include dates for the immunization clinics and next steps.

All questions about immunization requirements should be addressed to the Health Center Immunization Office at 301-314-8114 or email: . The Health Center cannot accept any documents that are sent to the Health Center via email.
Upcoming Webinars:

Meet & Greet with IOLs
Monday, June 22, 2020, 9 a.m. ET - Register here
Thursday, June 25, 2020 10 a.m. ET - Register here

This summer, newly admitted students will have an opportunity to talk with International Orientation Leaders in small group virtual sessions. You will be able to ask questions about what it is like to study with UMD, get tips and advice on how to make the most of your time, and get to know current and newly admitted students ahead of the fall semester!

Leasing in the U.S. Webinar
Tuesday, June 24th, 2020, 9:00 a.m. EDT -  Register Here  

Join us for a virtual discussion with William Zachariah Mundy, attorney and Director for the Graduate Student Legal Aid Office, to discuss best practices in leasing in the U.S. 

Off-Campus Housing Webinar
Thursday, June 26th, 2020, 9:00 a.m. EDT - Register here 

Join us for a virtual walk-through on how to find off-campus housing at UMD. Presented by Jennifer Ruth Lindstrom, Manager for Housing Partnerships, Off-Campus Housing Services. 
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