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Archived Communications

  • Winter 2020 Commencement

    I am delighted to announce UMD’s Winter 2020 Commencement speaker: three-time Olympian and Olympic Gold Medalist Dominique Dawes ‘02. Dawes will deliver the university’s virtual commencement address on December 20, 2020.

  • The Historic 2020 Election

    Earlier today, Joseph Biden was announced as the 46th President of the United States. Though legal challenges remain, this announcement marks a path forward in the American presidency.

  • Thanksgiving Recess Update

    Given the increasing numbers of COVID-19 cases nationwide and here in Maryland, I am today announcing that courses will transition entirely to online instruction, with very few exceptions, following the Thanksgiving break.

  • Awaiting Results from Election 2020

    After what appears to be historic voter turnout nearing 150 million votes cast, including record levels of participation by young voters, we must all exhibit patience as it is determined who will serve as our next President.

  • Financial Update -- Temporary Salary Reduction Ends

    We write to share the latest update that the COVID-19 pandemic has had on the university budget. While we are pleased to announce this cessation of temporary salary reductions, it is important to note that short-term budget challenges remain.

  • Caring for our Community in Unsettling Times

    Be assured that our commitment to safety is unwavering and we work closely with community partners to promote safety in our community.

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