Welcome to the University of Maryland! As you prepare to join our campus community, we want to provide you with important information about necessary items that must be completed before you begin your semester, including:
- required online wellness training,
- submissions for proof of health insurance, and
- up-to-date immunizations.
These requirements are designed to keep you and members of our community healthy and safe.
Required Online Wellness Trainings
You are required to complete two online educational programs:
1. Sexual Assault Prevention Program (Vector Platform)
This online program includes a pre-arrival course and post-arrival survey that will be completed 45 days apart. The pre-arrival course opens on January 9, 2023. You will receive log in instructions from email@example.com around January 8. The pre-arrival course must be completed by January 30, 2023, and the post-arrival survey must be completed by March 27, 2023.
2. You-MD Alcohol and Opioid Misuse Prevention and Education (ELMS Platform)
This is an online course that will open on January 9, 2023 and must be completed no later than January 30, 2023. You will receive enrollment instructions and log in instructions around January 8, 2023.
You must complete all sections of both trainings to be in compliance with this requirement. The courses will be accessible around the clock, and you will be able to stop, save your work, and return to the courses to complete them at your own pace. These programs equip you with knowledge and skills that will help you make responsible decisions regarding alcohol, avoid drug misuse and addiction, and recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment.
We strongly encourage you to talk openly and often with your parents and family about the complex issues addressed in these training sessions. If you have questions about the required training, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Additional resources are available at studentaffairs.umd.edu/student-life/wellness-training.
Proof of Health Insurance
All Domestic and all International Undergraduate students enrolled in six or more credit hours are required to purchase the Student Health Insurance Plan (SHIP) unless proof of comparable coverage is furnished. University of Maryland undergraduates must submit a new health insurance waiver each academic year. For all new spring 2023 transfer undergraduate students, the health waivers must be submitted online at umd.myahpcare.com prior to the February 15, 2023 deadline. Students who do not have an approved waiver by February 15, 2023 will be automatically charged and officially enrolled in SHIP.
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 information on the SHIP plan and the health insurance requirement.
If you have questions about SHIP or the waiver process, contact the University Health Center Insurance & Billing Office at email@example.com.
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 spring classes, January 25, 2023. For more information about required vaccines, please visit health.umd.edu/immunizations and click on “Submitting Your Immunization Forms.”
Once your immunization record is reviewed, you will receive an email about its status and whether additional information is required. Incomplete immunization submissions may affect your registration status. For assistance or more information, please call the Immunization Clinic at 301.314.8114.
Thank you for attending to these important matters. These requirements represent our community values regarding the health and wellness of all Terps and are designed to keep you and our community healthy and safe. We look forward to supporting you this upcoming academic year. We cannot wait to meet you soon!
Stay healthy and well, Terp!