Dear Parents and Families:
Welcome to the Terrapin Family!
As your student prepares to join our campus community, we want to provide you with important information about necessary items that must be completed before the start of the semester, including:
- required online wellness training,
- submissions for proof of health insurance, and
- up-to-date immunizations.
These requirements represent our community values regarding the health and wellness of all Terps and are designed to keep your student and our community healthy and safe.
Required Online Wellness Training
All incoming University of Maryland students must complete two online education programs.
1. Sexual Assault Prevention Program
This program includes a pre-arrival course and survey and post-arrival survey that will be completed 45 days apart. Your student will receive a reminder and log-in instructions from firstname.lastname@example.org around August 1, 2022. The pre-arrival survey must be completed by August 22, 2022 and the post-arrival survey must be completed by October 12, 2022.
2. You-MD (Alcohol and Opioid Misuse Prevention and Education)
This is an online course that will open on August 15, 2022 and must be completed no later than September 10, 2022. Your student will receive enrollment instructions and log-in instructions around August 15, 2022.
Your student must complete all sections of both trainings to be in compliance with this requirement. The courses will be accessible around the clock, and they will be able to stop, save their work, and return to the courses to complete them at their own pace.
We encourage you to 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. Additional resources are available at studentaffairs.umd.edu/student-life/wellness-training.
Proof of Health Insurance
All Domestic Undergraduate students enrolled in six or more credit hours and all International Undergraduate students are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. University of Maryland undergraduates must provide verification of insurance every year they are enrolled. SHIP is 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. Alternatively, your student can show proof of comparable health insurance by completing the online “hard waiver” found at umd.myahpcare.com, All waiver applications must be submitted and approved by September 15, 2022. Students who do not have an approved waiver by September 15, 2022 will be automatically charged and officially enrolled in SHIP. No refunds are possible after September 15, 2022. 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 29, 2022. For more information about required vaccines, please visit health.umd.edu/immunizations and click on “Submitting Your Immunization Forms.”
Once your student’s immunization record is reviewed, they will receive an email about its status and whether additional information is required. Incomplete immunization submissions may affect your student’s registration status. For assistance or more information, please call the Immunization Clinic at 301.314.8114.
Up-to-date COVID-19 vaccinations (including a booster when eligible) are required for all students, faculty and staff. Proof of up-to-date vaccination must be uploaded to myuhc.umd.edu. UMD will comply with all federal and state laws in granting appropriate exemptions for medical or religious reasons. Please direct questions to email@example.com.
Parent and Family Affairs
As a reminder, 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. You should already be registered to receive communications with important University information and updates from the Terp Family eConnection portal. If you haven't received any communications, please register for the Terp Family eConnection portal at terpfamily.campusesp.com. Should you have questions or need assistance in supporting your student at UMD, please call the Dean of Students office at 301.314.8429 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you for encouraging 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,