Students & Postdocs: International Students

Frequently Asked Questions

I am an international student or scholar who has received a COVID-19 vaccine not authorized by the FDA or WHO. How can I fulfill the COVID-19 vaccine mandate?

Posted May 21, 2021

Those who have received a vaccine that has not been authorized by the FDA or the WHO must be tested with a viral (PCR) test within three to five days upon arrival and must self-quarantine for seven days upon arrival even if the test result is negative. Read more.

I’m an international student and received a vaccine other than Pfizer, Moderna, or Johnson & Johnson. What do I need to do?

Updated May 21, 2021

UMB will accept any vaccine authorized by the FDA or the World Health Organization (WHO). International students who have been vaccinated with a vaccine not authorized by either of these organizations may be tested and quarantined for a period of time upon arrival on campus, and may be re-vaccinated with an FDA-authorized vaccine. For international students coming from areas where vaccines are not widely available, vaccination will be offered upon arrival on campus. Read more.

I am an international student or scholar who has not had access to a COVID-19 vaccine in my home country. When and where can I get one?

Posted May 21, 2021

Those who have not been vaccinated prior to traveling to the United States must be tested with a viral (PCR) test within three to five days upon arrival and must self-quarantine for seven days upon arrival even if the test result is negative. Those who are unable to be tested must self-quarantine for 10 days upon arrival. Read more.

Announcements and Letters

New University Podcast Launches: Keep Your Finger on ‘The UMB Pulse’

Posted July 16, 2021

“The UMB Pulse," produced by the Office of Communications and Public Affairs, will help listeners stay up to date on changes and guidelines as we navigate our return to campus. Read more.

Letter: Return to Campus Plan

Posted March 31, 2021

Walking to a meeting and saying hi to colleagues along the way, attending a symposium in real life without logging onto a computer and then being able to discuss it afterward over lunch with a colleague, experiencing the energy of Baltimore as it continues to reopen — these are some of the things I’m ready for. Read more.

Standing Against Asian American and Pacific Islander Hate

Posted March 19, 2021

We join the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) community in mourning the victims of this week’s horrific shootings in Atlanta. We know that Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities are facing markedly increased instances of hate. In fact, a recent report found that anti-Asian hate crimes have surged 150 percent over the past year in America’s largest cities. Read more.

Policies and Guidance

UMB Return To Campus Framework

Posted March 31, 2021

This update guides planning for the Return to Campus (RTC) phase, focusing on Summer 2021 and the Fall 2021 semester Read more.

UMB Recovery Framework

Updated March 31, 2021

Since May 2020, UMB has followed its Recovery Framework, which has guided University continuity and restoration of education, research, and administrative functions throughout the COVID-19 pandemic. The Recovery Framework identified June 2021 to May 2022 as the “long-term planning period.” Read more.

COVID-19 Process for Allowing University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Employees and Students Temporary Access to Campus

Posted September 01, 2020

In support of the University’s Telework Policy, this guidance provides the framework for UMB employees and students who require sporadic access to UMB-owned or operated facilities Read more.

Additional Resources

Governor Hogan Announces End of COVID-19 State of Emergency

Posted June 16, 2021

Emergency Mandates and Restrictions to End July 1, Followed By 45-Day Administrative Grace Period Read more.

How To Opt-in For Mobile UMB Push Notifications (Video)

Posted September 01, 2020

Opt-in push notifications on the Mobile UMB app helps keep you up-to-date with what's happening at University of Maryland, Baltimore. Read more.