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Honoring and Observing Juneteenth

Last year, the university granted employees administrative leave to observe Juneteenth. This day of celebration and reflection commemorates the end of slavery in the United States—two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation. To continue this important tradition, University System of Maryland Chancellor Jay A. Perman has announced that Juneteenth will be designated as a holiday across USM institutions.

Expanding Family Care Resources

Dear Colleagues, As many of our employees took on extra responsibilities to care for loved ones this past year, providing our faculty, staff and graduate assistants with additional options for family support, child care and eldercare services became ...

In solidarity with Asian and Asian American Communities

Last week, the deadly attack in Atlanta only emphasized the surge in anti-Asian sentiment that has plagued our country. I stand in solidarity with members of the Asian and Asian American community and condemn these senseless acts of hate and violence. We must unite to fight against this hate.

University Leaders Condemn Violence Against Asian and Asian American Communities

Since the beginning of the pandemic there has been a surge in anti-Asian sentiment in the U.S. The university offers messages of support and solidarity to the UMD community and beyond.

Recruiting and retaining a diverse student body

With renewed hope on the horizon after a year of uncertainty for many, we are pleased to announce that more students than ever see their potential future at the University of Maryland. The university is on the cusp of receiving a record-breaking achievement of 50,000 applications for admission this year, and we are proud that this number also includes record-high applications from Black and Latinx students. This is a significant step forward in our efforts to increase the diversity of our student body. 

Capital Budget Testimony FY2022 Request

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2022 capital budget request. We greatly appreciate the General Assembly’s ongoing support of our capital requests, which is transforming our campus and the state’s economy. Together, ...

Operating Budget Testimony 2021

The past year was one of both extraordinary challenges and opportunities, and the University of Maryland showed resilience and fortitude in its continuing mission to educate a top workforce, innovate inside and outside the classroom, and produce ...

Inviting Applications and Nominations for UMD's Senior Vice President and Provost

The University of Maryland is now inviting applications and nominations for the position of Senior Vice President and Provost to lead our academic enterprise. We will be pursuing a diverse pool of candidates drawn exclusively from within the University System of Maryland.

A Landmark Gift in Student Success and Arts Innovation

Dear Campus Community, We are getting ever closer to our $1.5 billion goal in our fundraising campaign, Fearless Ideas: The Campaign for Maryland. Since this campaign began, more than 100,000 donors have contributed over $1.4 billion to support our ...

Planning for Fall 2021

In the coming weeks, we will cross the one-year threshold since the COVID-19 pandemic necessitated remote instruction for the vast majority of our courses and telework for most of our operations. I want to thank all of you for your resilience and resolve during this challenging time. 

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