Dear Parents and Families:
Welcome to the Terrapin Family! We are delighted that your student has chosen to study at the University of Maryland. We look forward to our year together.
As your student prepares to join our campus community this fall, we want to provide you with information about important items that need to be completed before your student begins their semester, including required virtual wellness training and submissions for proof of health insurance and immunizations.
Required Online Training
All incoming University of Maryland students must complete three online education programs to help set them up for success. The programs are:
1. Alcohol Edu
2. Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Course
3. Sexual Assault Prevention Program
Students will have access to all three training programs beginning Monday, August 2. All three training programs must be completed by Monday, August 23, one week before the start of the fall semester.
Students will receive an email reminder from firstname.lastname@example.org on August 2, with instructions for logging on and completing the training. Training programs will be accessible 24/7.
Each training program has a required Part 2, consisting of a brief follow-up survey that will become available to your student 45 days after Part 1 is completed. Both parts are required to be completed by students to be considered in compliance with these training programs. Students will receive an email notification reminder to complete Part 2 to fulfill the training requirement.
We hope you will talk openly and often with your student about the complex issues addressed in these training sessions. If you have questions about the required training, please contact email@example.com. If you are interested, additional resources are available at studentaffairs.umd.edu/student-life/wellness-training.
Proof of Health Insurance
All undergraduate students taking six or more credits are required to have health insurance. You can show proof of health insurance by completing an online “hard waiver” found at umd.myahpcare.com, or you can purchase the University’s Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP). The University sponsors SHIP, an affordable, high-quality plan, that covers students at the University Health Center and across the country. Please visit the University Health Center website at health.umd.edu/SHIP for more information.
Please note that providing proof of health insurance is an annual process that must be completed each academic year.
The Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) is billed to your student's tuition account in July, August, or September depending on when the student registers for classes, unless you have already submitted an approved health insurance waiver for the upcoming academic year. This charge will be credited back, provided you complete the waiver by September 15, 2021. After September 15, no refunds are possible for this charge. Please visit health.umd.edu/mandatory-insurance if you have questions about the process or contact the University Health Center Insurance & Billing Office at firstname.lastname@example.org or 301-314-8165.
Proof of Immunizations
To ensure the health and safety of all students on our campus, the University requires that all students submit proof of immunizations by the first day of fall classes, August 30, 2021. For more information about required vaccines, please visit health.umd.edu/immunizations.
The Immunization Record form can be found by visiting health.umd.edu/home/forms. Your student can scan and upload the completed form and enter their immunization information by going to www.myuhc.umd.edu, using their Directory ID and password to log in. Use of the UMD Immunization Record form is preferred, but immunization documentation from a medical provider is also acceptable. If you experience difficulty submitting the form through www.myuhc.umd.edu, you may fax the completed Immunization Record form to the Immunization Clinic at 301-314-5234.
Students who have not completed the immunization form or have incomplete immunization information will not be allowed to register for future classes until all requirements have been met. Once a student’s immunization record is reviewed, they will receive an email about its status and whether additional information is required. For assistance or more information, please call the Immunization Clinic at 301-314-8114.
Students already received information regarding the required COVID-19 vaccination verification. Please visit https://umd.edu/4Maryland/health/covid-19-vaccine for more information.
Parent and Family Affairs
As a reminder, the Office of Parent and Family Affairs is here to educate and engage parents and families in becoming informed partners in your student’s education, personal development, and success. If you haven't already registered to receive our communications with important University information/updates, please register for the Terp Family eConnection portal at https://terpfamily.campusesp.com/. Should you have questions or need assistance in support of your student as they make their way at UMD, please call the Parent and Family Helpline at 301-314-8429 or email email@example.com.
To view this notification electronically and have easier access to links, please visit https://health.umd.edu/home/parents
Thank you for taking the time to encourage your student to attend to these important matters. We look forward to supporting you and your student this upcoming academic year.
Stay healthy and well,
Patty Perillo, Ph.D.
Vice President for Student Affairs
Spyridon S. Marinopoulos, M.D., M.B.A., F.A.C.P.
Director, University Health Center
Chief Medical Officer