Because we are working and learning differently than in years past, expectations during inclement weather for the 2020-21 academic year have changed. Please review the ?with guidance for those working and learning both on campus and remotely.
Updates regarding UMD’s closed status, as well as other schedule changes, will be announced through various channels, including:
The university may open late or close the campus in the event that inclement weather conditions pose a serious threat to the health and safety of the university community. A variety of factors are taken into consideration, including access to public transportation and Metro, the status of campus roads and sidewalks, and conditions on roads and sidewalks off campus and across the region.
When the university is closed, all classes during that time are canceled and all university offices and non-essential services are closed, unless specifically noted in the campus closure communication. The closing may not apply to essential employees. Those employees should contact their supervisor or department head for instructions. Essential services will still be provided to on-campus residents.
University students living on campus should check the Resident Life website at for the latest resident updates during inclement weather. Information for frequently requested services include:
Classes scheduled while the university is closed are cancelled. In the case of a late opening or early closing, students are expected to report to their classes for any period of time that the university is open.
For example, if a class runs from 9:30 – 10:45 a.m. and the university is opening late at 10 a.m., students will be expected to attend that class for its remaining time, from 10:00 – 10:45 a.m
Please check for the status of athletic events.
Please check for the status of events at The Clarice.
When the university makes a decision on its open or closed status, the university notifies other campuses who may also be affected by inclement weather, such as the Universities at Shady Grove and the University of Maryland University College. It is up to those institutions to determine their open or closed status and notify their students, faculty and staff.
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