Students & Postdocs

Frequently Asked Questions

Where can I get tested for COVID-19?

Updated February 26, 2021

Options: Please call your medical provider. Students and employees can register for asymptomatic COVID-19 testing through UMaryland Immediate Care, or schedule a COVID-19 test at the Baltimore Convention Center Field Hospital. The Maryland Department of Health updates its list and map of COVID-19 test sites each Monday. Read more.

Did the on-campus flu clinic and COVID-19 testing location move?

Updated February 26, 2021

Appointments made through UMaryland Immediate Care (UMIC) are dependent on UMIC operations. Some COVID-19 tests will be offered at UMIC and others at Southern Management Corporation (SMC) Campus Center. Please confirm with UMIC the location of your appointment. Read more.

Will UMB provide on-campus COVID-19 testing?

Updated February 26, 2021

Yes, UMB provides asymptomatic COVID-19 testing in partnership with UMaryland Immediate Care. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

Letter: Vaccine Doses Now Available For UMB

Posted February 26, 2021

University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) learned today that our university will be allotted more doses of COVID-19 vaccines in the near future. To accomplish scheduling vaccination as efficiently and equitably as possible, those eligible according to Maryland's priority criteria will be randomly selected to receive the vaccine. In order to be considered, you must have completed the UMB Vaccine Prioritization Form. The form is being reactivated for this process, and only UMB employees and studen Read more.

Changes to On-Campus COVID Testing Appointment

Posted February 26, 2021

Scheduling application is down for maintenance at this time. Please call UMaryland Immediate Care to make an appointment for a COVID-19 diagnostic test. Read more.

Letter: Register Now: Should I Get the Shot? A Community Conversation on March 10

Posted February 25, 2021

On March 10 at 11 a.m., please join us for an open discussion about COVID-19 vaccines hosted by the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Intercultural Center and featuring two COVID-19 experts from the University of Maryland School of Medicine (UMSOM). Read more.

Policies and Guidance

Student Counseling Center Therapy and Self-Help Resources

Posted February 23, 2021

UMB student resources for mental health, substance abuse, grief, and dealing with loss Read more.

UMB COVID-19 Vaccine Tracking Form

Posted February 09, 2021

UMB faculty, staff, and students can share their COVID-19 vaccination records here. Note that the information you provide will be treated as health information and will be shared only without identifying information with management teams to help them understand proportion of their employees who are protected. Read more.

Additional UMB Travel Guidance

Updated December 17, 2020

UMB continues to prohibit work-related, out-of-state travel, with very limited exceptions remain in effect. Read more.

Additional Resources

Governor Hogan Announces FEMA-Supported Mass Vaccination Site in Southern Maryland

Posted February 24, 2021

Governor Hogan announced that the state has entered into agreements with the University of Maryland, Baltimore and Johns Hopkins University to more than double the state’s surveillance of coronavirus variants to screen more than 10% of cases—the level recommended by public health experts. Read more.

Why a fake commute could pave the way to work-from-home balance

Posted February 24, 2021

Of all the things work-from-home employees might miss about pre-pandemic life, commuting wouldn’t seem to register high on the attention meter. But nearly a year after being sent home from the office, some employees, such as Giza, have realized that losing that time in the car — or on the bus, train or street — has had some drawbacks. Read more.

Maryland Vaccine Hunters Facebook Group

Posted February 19, 2021

A Facebook group of Marylanders helping each other navigate different COVID-19 vaccine providers, registration and policies. Read more.