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To foster the education, critical thinking and intellectual growth of students, to create and apply new knowledge via research, scholarship and the creative arts, to improve the surrounding world, we must first foster an inclusive community of global citizens committed to academic freedom. We are dedicated to act with entrepreneurial spirit, embrace the power of technology, operate with fiscal responsibility and administrative efficiency, foster transformational change and create a vibrant surrounding community.

Welcome! Bienvenido! Huanying!

Dear University of Maryland community, 

Welcome to another year of promise, the 162nd academic year since our founding.

Welcome to one of the most talented and largest group of incoming students ever. Some 38,000 students applied and we accepted the very best. Because of our academic success, many more students than usual—4,700 freshmen and 1,800 transfer students—committed to Maryland, creating tight quarters in residence halls. Though it won’t offer immediate relief, planning is well underway for a complex of two new residence halls and a dining facility.

Statement on Jacksonville Shooting

In response to information that the alleged shooter in the August 26, 2018 Jacksonville, FL, shooting was a University of Maryland student, University of Maryland President Wallace D. Loh released the following statement: 

Updates on UMD Football Program

President updates community on external review

Update on Maryland Football

The University of Maryland announced that Head Football Coach DJ Durkin will be placed on leave effective immediately while a thorough examination of our coaching practices is conducted

Tragedy at the Capital Gazette

June 29, 2018

Dear University of Maryland community,

A horrific tragedy befell our state yesterday — the shooting rampage at the Capital Gazette newsroom in Annapolis.

I am heartbroken to report that among the victims killed are three members of our University of Maryland family, two alumni and an adjunct faculty member, as confirmed by Dean Lucy Dalglish of our Philip Merrill College of Journalism:

Making Our Campus More Inclusive and Respectful for All

We write to share with you three initial steps towards making our campus more inclusive and respectful for all: (1) Joint Task Force on Inclusion & Respect, (2) climate survey, (3) external review

Report on 2018 MD General Assembly Session

Dear University of Maryland community,

With the conclusion of this year’s General Assembly session, I can report that Governor Hogan and the legislature have demonstrated their continuing support for UMD and the University System of Maryland (USM).

The budget for the next fiscal year includes a cost-of-living increase of 2%, starting next January. Additionally, if the state ends the current fiscal year (this June) with at least $75M more in tax revenue than currently projected, an additional .5% pay increase and a one-time $500 bonus will follow, beginning in April 2019.

2018 Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly — FY19 Capital Budget Request

I am pleased to provide testimony to the General Assembly for our FY 2019 capital budget request. We greatly appreciate the General Assembly’s ongoing support of our capital requests, which is having a transformative impact on our campus and the state’s economy. 

Statement on 2.26.18 UMPD Safety Message

I am writing to you today about an individual who is being held without bond for making a credible threat of violence toward University of Maryland police officers. This is very troubling, and we are tremendously grateful for the anonymous tip that allowed UMPD to act swiftly and protect our community.

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