Updated on June 24, 2020: Updated notice to all 2020-2021 students who have signed a license with UMB Housing - please see the letter below (6.24.20 Letter to Residents Final) for information regarding how UMB Housing is moving forward for the upcoming academic term. UMB Housing will remain open, however residents wishing to cancel their license who will have no in-person obligations will be able to do so by 7/10/20. Please see the letter for specific instructions.
Please review the following letters for more information:
- 6.24.20: 6/24/20 UMB Housing Letter to Residents
- 6.12.20: 6.12.20 Letter to Residents Regarding Fall 2020
- License Cancellation Request Form
- April 20: UMB COVID-19 Hotline Worksheet for Students
- April 15: UMB Commcement Update
- April 3: Student Refunds and BankMobile
- March 31: Student Refunds Spring 2020
- March 31: Move Out for Essential Purposes Letter
- March 30: Following Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order and similar orders issued in surrounding states, UMB will suspend move-out activities for residential students beginning at 8p.m. on Monday, March 30, until further notice. If you were scheduled for a move-out time after Monday at 8pm, you can either move out today prior to 8 pm or you will need to follow the Governor’s orders until additional guidance is provided.
- March 27: Move out Letter with Cancellation Form
- March 17 Letter to Residents
At this time, UMB Housing at Fayette Square Apartments and Pascault Row Apartments remains open for all UMB students/faculty/staff.
In lieu of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s recommendations to limit the risk of contracting and transferring COVID-19, UMB Housing is implementing changes to several procedures. Please note the following, effective immediately, within the UMB Housing community:
- In alignment with the University’s recommendation of social distancing, UMB Housing is asking that all communication with the office staff be done via phone (410-706-5523 during the day or 410-706-5528 after normal business hours) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for residents to not physically enter the office space. While we will be working from the UMB Housing Office, the entrance door will be locked and we will bring packages, carts, loaner keys, etc. to you outside the entry door, upon request.
- When using the elevators or exiting or entering the building, it is advised to do so using your elbow or forearm to push the crash bar or to call the elevator and select your floor. Another option is to wear gloves or use a sleeve or piece of fabric to open doors or select the elevator buttons.
- All study lounges, the computer room, and the Skyline Lounge will be locked until further notice. If a resident does not have access to a computer, arrangements may be made with the UMB Housing staff to provide limited use of the computer room.
- The coffee and cookies services are suspended.
- Laundry rooms will remain open but we ask that you do not enter if another resident is already inside the room, please wait until that person has left and then enter the laundry room.
- Work Orders - Our maintenance staff may wear a mask and gloves when completing work orders within a residential unit, in an abundance of caution. If a unit is self-isolated or has been quarantined, only emergency work orders will be completed.
New Policies - for those who don't already reside in UMB Housing
- Short Term Housing - short term housing is usually offered within UMB Housing where spaces are available in occupied units. Again, in an abundance of caution, we will not be offering short term housing at UMB Housing while restrictive practices are in place at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
- Tours of UMB Housing - at this time, all tours of UMB Housing (at Pascault Row Apartments and Fayette Square Apartments) are suspended. Tours will resume when the restrictive practices at UMB have been lifted.
As we stand with the University in taking proactive, cautionary measures to limit the risk of contracting and transferring COVID-19, we ask that individuals who are sick self-isolate to limit the spread of germs. Individuals who present with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (defined as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) should practice social distancing, should seek guidance from a healthcare provider, and should continue self-isolation until directed otherwise by a healthcare provider.
Remember you can help by being sure to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
Lastly, as this will bring an increase of Wi-Fi users during the day, we highly recommend obtaining an Ethernet cord to help ensure a faster and more reliable internet connection.
Please refer to the University Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) webpage at www.umaryland.edu/coronavirus for any updates of University operations.
We thank you in advance for your immediate attention and adherence to these new procedures.