Welcome to the University of Maryland! We are delighted that you have chosen to study at our great institution. We and our colleagues truly look forward to our year together.
As you prepare to join our campus community this fall, we want to provide you with information about necessary items that must be completed before you begin your semester. Know that these requirements are designed to keep you and members of our community as healthy and safe as possible.
Required Online Training
You are required to complete three online educational programs that will set you up for success. These programs are:
2. Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Course
3. Sexual Assault Prevention Program
These programs will present information to equip you with knowledge and skills to help you make responsible decisions regarding alcohol, prevent drug misuse and addiction, and recognize and respond to sexual assault and harassment.
You will have access to all three training programs beginning Monday, August 2. Each training session has two parts. Part one of each training session must be completed by Monday, August 23, one week before the start of the fall semester.
You will receive an email reminder from email@example.com on August 2 with instructions for logging in and completing the training. Training 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 you 45 days after Part 1 is completed. You must complete both parts to be in compliance with these training programs. You will receive an email notification reminder to complete Part 2 to fulfill the training requirement.
We also hope you will talk openly and often with your parents and family about the complex issues addressed in these training sessions. If you are interested, additional resources are available at studentaffairs.umd.edu/student-life/wellness-training.
Please note the following information regarding access information and important dates:
- You will need your Directory ID and Password to log in to Foundry. If you need help with your Directory ID, please visit the Identity Verification site to look up your directory entry.
- The courses will be accessible 24/7 and must be completed by the dates noted above. You will be able to stop, save your work, and return to the course to complete it at your own pace.
- Each program varies in duration and has two parts that include pre-and post-surveys. Post-surveys will follow 45 days after you have completed part 1 of the AlcoholEdu, Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention, and the Sexual Assault Prevention Program.
- Part 1 of each training course must be completed by August 23, 2021.
- Part 2 of each training course must be completed by November 4, 2021.
- To complete the online programs, you will need a computer/tablet with internet access, audio capabilities, Flash 8.0 or higher, and Adobe Acrobat reader.
If you have questions about the required training, please contact Madeleine Moore (Alcohol and Other Drugs Program Coordinator, Health Promotion and Wellness Services) or Charlotte Sheffield (Assistant Coordinator, CARE to Stop Violence) at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Proof of Health Insurance
The Universities at Shady Grove University of Maryland students are exempt from the proof of health insurance requirement at this time. You and your family/guardian(s) may have received a letter earlier this month concerning the same University Health Center requirements. Please disregard this section regarding Proof of Health Insurance within that letter. We apologize for any confusion that may have caused you.
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 account in July, August, or September, depending on when you register 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 email@example.com 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. You can scan and upload the completed form and enter your immunization information by going to www.myuhc.umd.edu, using your 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 your immunization record is reviewed, you 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.
You have already received information regarding the required COVID-19 vaccination verification. Please visit https://umd.edu/4Maryland/health/covid-19-vaccine for more information.
Thank you for taking the time to attend 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 as healthy and safe as possible. We look forward to supporting you this upcoming academic year. We cannot wait to meet you soon!
Stay healthy and well, Terp!
Patricia A. 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