We’re all in this together.

To every one of our alumni, donors, parents and friends, thank you for standing together, shells united. Members of the University of Maryland community support one another through adversity, and we will emerge from the coronavirus pandemic strong and proud. This is what it means to be a Terrapin.

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Deans United

Last week we launched this website to help Terps stay connected, informed and encouraged during this time. The response to the website has been wonderful—thank you to everyone who has shared words of encouragement with our students and posted their favorite Terp photo using #ShellsUnited.

In the spirit of Keep Together, please enjoy the video message from every one of our academic deans.


Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Lewis
Jacqueline ‘Jackie’ Lewis
Vice President, University Relations
President, UMCPF

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Post to Facebook, Instagram or Twitter using #shellsunited. Or submit a note with your favorite Terp photo below, and we will post on your behalf.

Support Our Students

Student Crisis Fund

The UMD Student Crisis Fund provides immediate assistance to any student who faces an unanticipated emergency financial need.

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Keep Me Maryland

The Keep Me Maryland Fund provides fast, emergency aid to students in circumstances so dire that they’re at risk of withdrawing from Maryland. Gifts assist students who are facing a parent's job layoff or illness, or who are simply struggling independently to pay utility bills, and buy books and food.

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Campus Pantry

A gift to the UMD Campus Pantry will help the university serve students, faculty and staff who are unable to access safe and nutritious food during this crisis.

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Shells United T-Shirts

Terps are separated by distance, but connected in spirit. Get your Shells United T-shirt today.

A portion of the proceeds from every purchase of a Shells United T-shirt will go directly to the UMD Student Crisis Fund. This fund is supporting students facing extreme financial hardships due to the COVID-19 pandemic

For more information about how you can help Terps in need, visit crisisfund.umd.edu.

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