About Our Campus Resources*

Once you decide what you want to learn about, how do you get there?  The Campus Interactive Map will help. And check out all the university’s calendars to make sure you are up to date.

University of Maryland Extension (UME) is a statewide, non-formal education system within the college of Agriculture and Natural Resources and the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.  Find classes on money management, gardening, food and nutrition, to name a few.

TERPware – Free Software Available to UMD Faculty, Staff, and Students

Do you think the Art and Learning Center is only for students?  No!  Check out all the classes available to the campus community.

University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) enriches the educational experience and encourages personal growth by inspiring the University of Maryland community to be active and live well. Operating 4 indoor recreation facilities and multiple outdoor spaces on campus, RecWell serves more than 2,500 students and members every day. RecWell offers group fitness classes, personal training, student-led sport clubs, intramural sports leagues and tournaments, outdoor adventure trips, bike shop services, challenge course programs, an 18-hole golf course, swimming lessons, a children’s summer day camp, and more. We believe being physically active is a crucial component of success in and out of the classroom, and we are dedicated to creating a culture of wellness where all members of the university community thrive.

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Department of Environmental Safety – What do you need to know to be safe and learn more about the responsibilities of your position?  On-line and Classroom Training Programs

Division of Information Technology – Learning TechnologiesFaculty Resources and Workshops and Events offered to the campus community.

The Office of Diversity & Inclusion provides active oversight, coordination, and evaluation of the University of Maryland’s equity, diversity and inclusion activities; manages and tracks implementation of the Strategic Plan for Diversity; and encourages and supports the efforts of units to achieve their diversity goals. Learn more about the resources that Promote Diversity and Inclusion on our campus.

The mission of the University Health Center’s Wellness program is to cultivate holistic change that enhances the personal wellness of members of the campus community. Learn more about the Wellness Resources.

The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center is building the future of the arts through the training, educating and presenting of the new generation of artists and creative innovators. All tickets $20 when you join NextLEVEL for just $35 per season with your UID.

You wouldn’t believe how many free events there are on campus! Performances, give-aways, speakers. Special discounts just for the University of Maryland community. But you can’t enjoy them if you don’t know about them.

The FYI Listserv is a way to share campus information faculty and staff of the University of Maryland. You will find details about special University of Maryland campus programs and activities of general interest to institutional faculty and staff.

The Office of Community Engagement develops and maintains strong relationships with individuals, governments, and the business community within local and regional communities. We value neighborhood engagement that promotes an atmosphere of goodwill between the University and its neighbors and invite UMD faculty and staff to join us in our efforts.

The Consortium on Race, Gender and Ethnicity (CRGE) is a university-wide initiative promoting research, scholarship and faculty and graduate student development. CRGE’s work explores the intersections of race, gender, ethnicity and other dimensions of inequality as they shape the construction and representation of identities, behavior and complex social relations. CRGE has three major areas of work: research at the intersections of race, gender and ethnicity; rigorous mentorship and training programs and activities for developing scholars; and collaboration aimed at creating a campus climate conducive to excellent intersectional scholarship.

Are you a Terp Fan? Of course the answer is YES!  Check out the Athletics Department.  Whether you like field hockey or football, soccer or softball, basketball or baseball, you will find an event to attend to Cheer the Turtle!

UMD has a number of art galleries here on campus.  Have you visited the David C. Driskell Center, The Art Gallery, or the Stamp Gallery?  Or maybe a visit to the Garden of Reflection and Remembrance will give you an opportunity to enjoy one of the many special places at UMD.

Chaplaincies work collectively to serve the spiritual needs of the University of Maryland. In the open, inclusive environment of many cultures and faiths, the Chaplaincies work collectively to serve the spiritual needs of the University of Maryland. The Chaplains, supported by and representing their faith communities, serve their faith traditions while demonstrating a unity that contributes to the rich diversity and quality of life at the University and in the community.

The University of Maryland Department of Public Safety is a full-service, CALEA-certified police agency that serves the many needs of the students, faculty, staff, and visitors within its jurisdiction.  Our mission is to serve the University community, protect life and property, and to enforce the law.  Take a moment to learn more about the UMD Emergency Preparedness plans and sign-up for UMD Alerts.

Recognizing the integral role that University of Maryland staff play in the internationalization of the student experience—one of our top institutional priorities—the Office of International Affairs (OIA) announces the Global Partnerships-Staff Travel Grant Competition. Global Partnerships Staff Travel Grants will fund full-time staff members to visit UMD partner institutions around the globe to acquire new ideas and learn “Best Practices” that might be implemented in the grantee’s area of work. Grants up to $5,000 will support travel to one or more existing university global partners. Funds can be used to cover transportation, accommodations, food, and other travel-related expenses. There will be one call for proposals annually, with up to four grants awarded.  Should you have any additional questions, contact Dr. Joseph Scholten at scholten@umd.edu

The Faculty Staff Assistance Program (FSAP) became a full time program in 1988 and since then we have seen over 4,000 employees (including hundreds of their family members) for a variety of problem areas, including: job difficulties; alcohol and drug problems; marital and family problems; emotional distress (anxiety, depression, stress related disorders, etc.); legal, financial and a variety of other concerns.  The FSAP is available to meet with all full and part-time employees for assessment, referral and in many instances, short-term counseling services at no cost.

Fidelity, TIAA-CREF, MSRP, MetLife, Ameriprise Financial and other retirement and financial planning sessions are regularly offered from the Benefits Office.  Check the UHR catalog and be on the look-out for information via emails.

The flagship institution of the University System of Maryland is now a smoke-free campus. There are tremendous resources available to help you quit smoking.  For example, did you know the State of Maryland has “quit coaches” to offer with advice and support?  Visit their website at www.smokingstopshere.com or 1-800-QUIT-NOW (staffed 24/7). If you prefer a more traditional smoking cessation program, contact the University Health Center or your private health care provider.

Although the Chapel is one of the University’s most visible icons, many are unaware of its role as a Memorial to those Maryland students, alumni, faculty and staff who made the ultimate sacrifice as members of the armed services. During the building dedication on Oct. 12, 1952, then Chairman of the Board of Regents Judge William P. Cole, Jr., declared the chapel to stand “in loving remembrance of those who died in defense of their country…” 

The Center for Leadership and Organizational Change (CLOC) offers a full range of leadership and organizational development services, including: design and facilitation of processes for strategic planning, organizational assessment and change, team effectiveness, retreat design and facilitation, conflict resolution, and individual leadership coaching.

The Office of Research Administration (ORA) is responsible for identifying sources of extramural funds for research and scholarly activities, coordinating the submission of research proposals to potential sponsors, negotiating awards and providing pre-and- post-award administration of existing awards. ORA actively works to assist faculty and staff to obtain and manage funded projects.

The University of Maryland Libraries offers a variety of services and classes to students, faculty and staff to assist in learning about and using the Libraries’ resources and gathering needed information for research.

The University of Maryland discounted parking rate at the FastPark & Relax, BWI Airport location (Nursery Road) is now $6.65 per day (excluding county tax), reduced from $6.90 per day. University System of Maryland and State of Maryland travelers are eligible to enroll in the Relax for Rewards Frequent Parker Program to receive the discounted daily parking rate of $6.65 per day (excluding county tax) for business and leisure travel. For more information –  http://www.dbs.umd.edu/travel/notices/parking.php

Cellular wireless services and equipment are now available from Sprint, AT&T Mobility (formerly known as Cingular), and Verizon to the University of Maryland, College Park community. These services include university accounts as well as those for students, faculty, and staff.  http://cellular.umd.edu/


 

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Last updated: December 7, 2016

Last updated: December 7, 2016