Testing is critical to our understanding of the prevalence of COVID-19 in our community. We have developed appropriate procedures to initiate early contact identification for anyone who tests positive, and protocols for isolation and quarantine so we can help protect against the further spread of the virus.
Requirements for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates through July 2021:
Requirements for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates for the upcoming Fall 2021 semester
Testing is available on-campus at the Stamp Student Union. You must make an appointment to get tested. Walk-ins are not permitted at this time.
Off-Campus Testing: Testing is available in the College Park area; the closest site is behind the College Park Fire Station. Information and other testing locations can be found at coronavirus.maryland.gov or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Refer to the COVID-19 testing information site for detailed information and FAQs.
All negative test results from both on-campus testing and off-campus testing locations must be submitted by individuals to return.umd.edu. The UHC will not submit test results on your behalf.
The quarantine and isolation housing program closed and will reopen at the beginning of the fall 2021 semester.
UMD has developed a voluntary way for students, faculty, staff, and affiliates to provide the names and contact information for UMD community members they frequently interact with.
This platform is designed to aid in early contact identification should someone test positive for COVID-19. Close contacts are individuals who you interact with regularly in-person while working, studying, or in residence on campus or in the greater College Park community. This system is optional and not required.
The University of Maryland is one of the world’s premier research institutions. With our strategic location and scores of partnerships with government and businesses, UMD conducts groundbreaking research on some of the biggest challenges facing our global community, including cybersecurity and terrorism, bioengineering, public health equity, food safety and climate change. We strive to discover new knowledge and put it to work through innovation and entrepreneurship, advancing economic development and transforming lives.
The newly launched Innovation Gateway will guide you to the resources, programs, partners, and spaces you need to activate and scale your fearless ideas into innovations that launch new ventures, catalyze growth, and advance economic development.
The Terp experience extends beyond classrooms, labs and studios. It encompasses residence halls and dining halls, clubs and sports, fraternities and sororities, campus events and performances, and countless off-campus destinations. Maryland touts 800-plus student organizations, dozens of prestigious living and learning communities, and countless other ways to get involved. Students here can create a unique identity and grow as individuals, even as they’re part of a close-knit and diverse community.