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Join us for our 2021 Terp Family Chats! These special virtual programs are designed to provide updates and timely information to help your family prepare for Fall semester. We recognize how difficult the past 16+ months have been, and the ways in which overlapping pandemics have affected the university community and the world. We'll share important details on a variety of topics related to student success and support. These sessions are for parents, families, and students. Zoom attendance is limited to 500 participants. The Chats will also be broadcast live on the Terp Family YouTube channel and available as a recording following each session.

Topic: #Vax4Maryland
Tuesday, June 29, 2021 at 7-8 p.m. ET
This session will review the University System of Maryland COVID-19 vaccine requirement, UMD’s exemption process, and important deadlines for students. Quarantine/isolation housing and the testing and masking plan for unvaccinated students/faculty/staff will also be discussed.
Featured Guests: Dr. Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs; Dr. Spiro Marinopoulous, Director of University Health Center and Chief Medical Officer; Tom Flynn, Director, Conferences & Visitor Services; Mike Glowacki, Chief of Staff, Department of Resident Life
Recording available on the Terp Family YouTube channel

Topic: Connection & Engagement
Wednesday, July 14 at 7-8 p.m. ET
As we look forward to in-person connections, this session will provide an overview of Fall Welcome, Terps After Dark, and other engagement activities planned for fall semester, especially for new students and sophomore students. The TerrapinSTRONG initiative will also be presented.
This Terp Family Chat will feature staff from the following departments: Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Department of Resident Life, Undergraduate Studies, and the Office of Diversity & Inclusion.
Recording available on the Terp Family YouTube channel

Topic: Mental Health & Wellbeing
Tuesday, August 10 at 7-8 p.m. ET
Acknowledging the long-term impact of the pandemic on mental health, this session will highlight the services and resources available to support students' mental health and wellbeing.
This Terp Family Chat will feature staff from the following departments: University Counseling Center, UHC Behavioral Health, UHC Health Promotion & Wellness Services, and University Recreation & Wellness. 
Recording available on the Terp Family YouTube channel

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