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The University of Maryland plays a critical role in every part of the state’s economy. Each year, our flagship institution graduates thousands of students that strengthen the workforce as scientists, scholars, engineers, entrepreneurs and innovators. We attract investment, launch successful startups and stimulate job creation. We share our expertise with businesses and communities on important issues such as health care, education, and the environment. We are proud to serve our state.

Health, education, jobs, and common unity at UMD

Dear University of Maryland community,

On Wednesday, March 25, at 1:30 AM, the U.S. Senate and House leadership, together with the White House, agreed to inject $2 trillion into the economy -- the largest stimulus package in our nation's history. The Senate and House passed the bill and today the President signed it. It provides aid to businesses, health care providers, state and local governments, education, and individuals through direct grants and expanded unemployment insurance.

Spring 2020 Update: Commencement; MD General Assembly; Federal Assistance

McKeldin Mall

Governor Hogan announced yesterday that all non-essential businesses in Maryland must close and reminded us that we are all in this together. We must continue to practice important preventive measures and social distancing, if we are to slow the transmission of this pandemic.

Changes to Our Spring 2020 Semester

Main Administration Building

Amidst the uncertainty of an invisible and rapidly unfolding health crisis, I pray that you and your loved ones are safe and well. 

Though we must keep our physical distance from each other, our resilience and actions are rooted in our obligations to each other. Our vulnerability connects us. This global emergency will demand much from us all, but our community is up to the challenge. Together we have the capacity to make it through, with determination and compassion.

Tidings from Annapolis

This year Governor Hogan and the General Assembly have again demonstrated their continuing support for UMD, increasing funds for higher education and support for faculty, staff, and students.

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. 

2018 Testimony to the Maryland General Assembly

 

Honorary degrees to be awarded at Commencement this evening

At the 2017 winter commencement this evening, the University will confer two honorary degrees.

President's Statement on DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program

Dear University of Maryland community,

The Trump Administration's decision today rescinded the DACA (Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals) program and called on Congress to replace the 2012 executive order with legislation before it expires on March 5, 2018.

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