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Letter from President Darryll J. Pines

By Darryll J. Pines

My fellow Terrapins,

As a global community comprised of faculty, staff, students, families and alumni from over 100 countries around the world, we are all impacted by the attack on Ukraine. There is a ripple effect in ways we can and cannot see. As global citizens committed to building a better world, the horrifying images of the invasion are distressing to us all. And it is even more heartrending for our fellow Terps with loved ones in Ukraine.

As we all wish for peace, let us remember that some of us are experiencing the devastating absence of peace in very real and personal ways. For some, tragedy is very close to their homes and their hearts. Please remember that your campus is here for you. We are providing outreach to our international community, including members from our Ukrainian and Russian communities, and offering support and resources.

I encourage you to contact International Student and Scholar Services (ISSS) at, the Faculty Staff Assistance Program, or the Division of Student Affairs at if you are struggling or experiencing hardship.

We are an inclusive, multicultural campus that looks out for one another. In times like these, please remember to check in on your fellow Terps and seek support if you need it. Together, we are TerrapinSTRONG.


Darryll J. Pines

Darryll J. Pines President, University of Maryland, College Park He/Him/His