COLLEGE PARK, Md. — The University of Maryland announced Thursday that due to a sharp increase in positive COVID-19 cases, they will be canceling all winter commencement activities.
This includes the main ceremony for December 20 and all college, school and department ceremonies scheduled for December 21 and 22.
- All indoor social gatherings where mask-wearing cannot be strictly enforced should be canceled through December 22.
- All dining halls and the Stamp Student Union food court will transition to grab-and-go options only. This went into effect earlier today. RecWell facilities will maintain their Finals Hours of Operation schedule through Dec 21; however, basketball, volleyball and racquetball activities will be suspended immediately. A
- All RecWell facilities will be closed December 22-January 2, with a limited reopening tentatively scheduled for January 3.
- Students that live in Residence Halls will be required to depart campus 24 hours after their final on-campus exam.
Final exams will continue as scheduled, but all students and faculty must wear KN95 masks for all in-person finals.
The school says they have 98 positive cases from university testing plus an additional 12 self-reported cases (these results are from tests taken since Monday) and they expect to see another high number of cases from today’s testing.