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Creating our community

Welcome to the Spring 2023 semester! I hope you are looking forward to the new semester and the new year as much as I am.

Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines

This holiday season, we celebrate the rich diversity of our campus, state and world. Here at the University of Maryland, we are recognizing those brave individuals who broke down barriers, and honoring those who lived on this land first. We have cemented this commitment with the addition of the Heritage Community to our campus, named for Maryland trailblazers Pyon Su, Chunjen Constant Chen, Elaine Johnson Coates and Hiram Whittle, and the ancestral stewards of our land, the Piscataway People.

Peace, hope and healing

While today marks the end of classes for the Fall 2022 semester, it is also a special day of remembrance on our campus. Today, we honor the life and legacy of Lt. Richard Collins III on what would have been his 29th birthday.

President Pines Thanks Steny Hoyer for Decades of Outstanding Leadership

President Pines issued a statement in response to Steny Hoyer's announcement that he is stepping down from his House leadership role.

President Pines Responds to Tragedy at the University of Virginia

Gun violence has taken lives at nearby @UVA. Our hearts are with our friends and colleagues coping with this tragedy. Praying for the lives lost and those who waited in fear to be reunited with loved ones.

Today in College Park

This semester has been one of tremendous progress for our university. We welcomed a new class of Distinguished University Professors and Distinguished Scholar-Teachers. We announced a historic investment in need-based financial aid for Maryland students. We opened Johnson-Whittle Hall, our newest residence hall, and Yahentamitsi, a dining hall that honors the Piscataway people and the indigenous roots of our campus. And we officially opened the doors to our new School of Public Policy building. Today, three events championed more progress, commemorated landmark achievements for the state of Maryland, and reflected our strategic commitments in our university’s strategic plan.

Make a plan to vote

On Tuesday, November 8, 2022, the Midterm Elections will determine the next set of leaders representing the interests of counties and states across the country. Newly elected officials will be making decisions that have a direct impact on our lives regarding social issues, economic policy, healthcare and education. Let's make a plan to vote.

Announcing the Terrapin Commitment

Today, we are proud to announce the launch of the Terrapin Commitment, an investment that will provide up to $20 million annually for need-based financial aid for Maryland students.

Salary Increase November 1, 2022

Dear colleagues, I write to you with good news for our workforce, the people who power the University of Maryland. Yesterday, Governor Larry Hogan announced all regular status state government employees, including UMD faculty and staff, will receive ...

A united front on mental health

We are writing with a message of support for our community. Next week, October 1-8, is Mental Health Awareness Week, and we wanted to take this opportunity to invite our entire campus to keep mental wellness and looking out for one another in sharp focus.

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