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Update On Adenovirus & Important Health Precautions

I’m writing today to provide an update on Adenovirus on our campus. 

Important Information about Adenovirus

I am writing to make you aware of a campus-wide communication that was distributed to students yesterday, as well as some FAQs from the University Health Center that include important information for parents/families about health concerns related to adenovirus.

A note from the Director of the University Health Center

Flu and other virus season is upon us again and I’m writing with some things to consider. We are seeing many ill students (as is typical in the fall) with fevers and sick symptoms for a variety of reasons.

Helping Your Terp Get an Internship: Advice from the University Career Center

As UMD students progress through college, they should think about finding an internship for the fall, spring, or summer. Internships are a great way to explore potential career fields, gain relevant work experience, and more. To get the lowdown on how to help your student land that coveted internship, we sat down with Erica Ely, Program Director of Internships in the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, for a Q&A.

Family Adjusting to College is a Family Affair

Most universities schedule orientations for both first-time college students and parents/families to help them cope with the changes and demands of the freshman experience. However, the reality is that a child's departure to college affects all members of the family system--not only the student who is leaving and the parents/families who are letting them go--but also the siblings left behind.

Shell Icon - News Article UMD Mandatory Health Insurance (MHI) Requirement

UMD requires that all undergraduate students taking 6 or more credits have health insurance. Students are required to provide proof of health insurance by completing an on-line waiver once each academic year. Many students are covered on a family plan and do not need to purchase additional insurance from the university. Be sure your student completes the online waiver to prevent automatic enrollment in the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP).

Spring Break Making the Most of Spring Break

Spring Break is upon us, and for many students the first collegiate Spring Break experience is a rite of passage. Spring Break is often a time to travel with friends to Mexico, hit the snowy slopes of the Rocky Mountains, head overseas to explore a new place, or participate in a UMD sponsored service-learning trip.

Evaluating Motivation and Developing Career Narratives

Whether it’s medical school, graduate school, or the job market, interviewers have been working diligently to admit and accept the most academically qualified candidates. 

Holidays Home for the Holidays

As the end of the first semester approaches, students and parents anticipate the long holiday vacation. Both are excited about the holiday visit; both have clear pictures in their minds of what the visit will be like. Unfortunately, these expectations are usually not the same. Changes have been taking place across the miles--at home and at college.

Shell Icon - News Article All about that grade...

Are you curious about your first-year student’s academic progress?  Your student should be able to share information with you soon.  All freshman students receive Early Warning Grades to provide a mid-term assessment of their academic progress and are good indicators of your student's performance.  The grades are normally reported by the tenth week of class and can be accessed online.