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Training and Code of Conduct

Student requirement


Residential students and students commuting to campus for in-person classes must complete the Return to Campus COVID Awareness online training by the first day of classes, August 27. Students who are required to take the training can access it on Blackboard. The training includes information about COVID-19, UMBC’s community safety measures, the role of students in supporting a healthy environment for all, and support services for students. The training is optional for students who are taking a fully online class schedule, but want to learn more about COVID-19 and health and safety practices.

Retriever Community Agreement

At the end of the online educational module, students are required to sign the Retriever Community Agreement, making a personal commitment to precautions and actions required for students living and studying on campus to minimize the potential spread of COVID-19.

Code of Student Conduct Addendum

An addendum to the UMBC Code of Student Conduct with COVID-19 Emergency Community Rules will be applicable to all UMBC students and will be in effect until further notice. The Addendum to the Code of Student Conduct and the Addendum to the Code of Student Organization Conduct are located on UMBC’s Student Conduct and Community Standards page.

Faculty and staff requirement


All faculty and staff approved to be on campus this fall are required to complete an online health and safety training module prior to coming to campus. Those who have not yet done so should visit blackboard.umbc.edu and click on “Organizations,” then “Return to Campus,” to access the training. If you have difficulty accessing the training module, please contact covid19@umbc.edu.