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Important Reminders About Viruses and Staying Healthy

It is flu and virus season and you may be aware that there were a number of cases of Adenovirus infections in students living on and off campus last semester and during break. Adenoviruses are common causes of colds, but there are strains that can cause more serious illness. It is important that our community takes this strain seriously.

Mensaje del Director del Centro de Salud de la Universidad (UHC)

Ya estamos en plena temporada de resfriados, gripes y virus, y usted quizá ya es consciente de que hubo varios casos de infecciones de Adenovirus entre nuestros estudiantes durante el semestre pasado y las vacaciones.

Introducing The Haven at College Park Recovery Residence and The Haven at College Park Outpatient Center

As part of The University of Maryland’s commitment to advance collegiate substance use education, intervention and programs and to eliminate stigma associated with addiction, the University is collaborating with The Haven at College as part of our multifaceted approach to students in, or in need of, recovery. 

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.