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UMBC is open, with employees working remotely. Facilities remain closed. If you have an emergency, please call UMBC Police at 410-455-5555. Maryland is currently under a Safer at Home Order. However, travel and other restrictions remain in Baltimore and Montgomery counties.
  • July 16: Retrievers Return Action Update

    Update on Library Services

    July 16, 2020 1:09 PM
    Campus Status: The University is open, with most employees working remotely. UMBC’s buildings are secured, with some employees and research teams on campus and taking appropriate health and safety precautions. Our goal is reduced density on campus while continuing business, which will help support campus health and safety. Maryland is currently under a Safer at Home order. 

    The latest campus updates are posted on the Retrievers Return website. If you have questions or concerns, please email covid19@umbc.edu.

    Student Services and Support

    • The Albin O. Kuhn Library & Gallery will provide virtual and contactless services for the Fall 2020 semester. The building will remain closed to users to ensure the safety of our staff and community. Read the full plan on the Retrievers Return website.
    • Residential Life is still accepting applications for fall 2020 housing. Students interested in living on campus for the fall term should complete an application at umbc.edu/go/housing as soon as possible so it can be considered in the next round of housing offers. Offers are made weekly, and we recommend students check their UMBC email regularly for updates. For more information about fall housing, please visit the Residential Life website. If you have specific questions, please submit a Request Tracker (RT) ticket
    • Save the dates for upcoming Off-Campus Student Services events.
    • Submit your creative work to the Commonvision Physical Distanzine!

    Business Continuity and Staff Support

    • The State of Maryland Employee Benefit Division announced new IRS provisions due to COVID-19 that allow limited mid-year benefit changes. This post includes details about new enrollments and changes to flexible spending accounts (FSA). New deadline: Changes must be submitted by 3 p.m. on July 29, 2020.

    Campus Access

    • UMBC’s buildings are secured, with some employees and research teams on campus and taking appropriate health and safety precautions. Only employees with permission from their supervisor, approved researchers, and/or approved students should be on campus.
    • If you have a one-time emergency need to visit campus and have gained appropriate approval(s) but do not have keys to gain access to the building/office that you need to visit, please call UMBC Police Deputy Chief Bruce Perry at (443) 677-2195 or Lieutenant Derrick Johns at (410) 207-0850.

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