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UMBC’s COVID-19 Response

This page was updated on March 31, 2020 at 11:40 a.m.
UMBC is open, with employees working remotely. Facilities remain closed. 
UMBC is committed to keeping our community safe, healthy, and informed. We are working closely with the University System of Maryland (USM) and Baltimore County Health Department to receive regular updates on the spread of the virus and prevention efforts. Please check this website for updated information on COVID-19. This website will be updated as information changes.

Information for Students

Information for Employees

Latest Updates
  • UMBC is open. The physical campus is closed, but employees are working remotely.
  • Classes resumed online starting March 23, with distance learning continuing through the end of the spring semester. All changes to classroom instruction also apply to our students at the Universities at Shady Grove.
  • Join President Hrabowski and campus leaders Friday, April 3 at 4 p.m., for a virtual town hall. Share questions here.
  • Information about Spring 2020 grading options for both undergraduates and graduate students (including requests for pass/fail grading) is now available.
  • Due to the Governor’s “Stay-at-home” order, the residential move-out has been suspended. More information here.
  • If you need emergency access to a building, call campus police at 410-455-5555. Only community members with explicit permission should be on campus.
  • Telework and leave guidance can be found here.
  • Effective March 18, 2020, UMBC is implementing a Research Maintenance Mode for our research and studio facilities.
  • Students should not return to campus after spring break unless special arrangements have been made.
  • UMBC Athletics’ varsity teams will not participate in intercollegiate competitions or practices for the spring 2020 semester. See details.
  • Following guidance from the Governor, all university-related out-of-state travel is currently suspended.
  • All events and meetings scheduled to take place on UMBC property from Thursday, March 12, through the end of the semester have been cancelled, postponed, or moved to online formats.
  • If you are struggling with food insecurity, know that Retriever Essentials remains open. Details available here.
Basic guidance for our community

As directed by the University’s Emergency Operations Plan, UMBC’s Crisis Management Executive Team and our Incident Management Team are coordinating UMBC’s response to COVID-19.

Please explore the site for additional prevention tips, our current travel policy, and communications.