On Friday, April 23, University System of Maryland (USM) Chancellor Jay Perman announced that all eligible students, faculty, and staff who work or study on a Maryland campus this fall must be vaccinated against COVID-19.

Given UMGC's online presence and global footprint, this directive affects our community differently than it does individuals who attend classes on a residential campus.

  1. Students who study fully online will not be required to show proof of vaccination.
  2. Students on military bases—both stateside and overseas—will continue to follow the vaccination guidance of their local base commanders, consistent with U.S. Department of Defense guidelines.

The chancellor's decision was not made lightly, and we support it fully. His emphasis—like ours—is firmly on the health and safety of students, faculty, and staff, and we encourage everyone to be vaccinated as soon as possible.

Maryland "University Days" for Mass Vaccination

"University Days" have been designated at various mass vaccination sites across Maryland. Campus community members, including students, faculty, and staff, can directly access vaccination appointments during these designated periods.

How to Schedule an Appointment

  1. Visit: massvax.maryland.gov
  2. Enter the applicable passcode (when prompted to enter a zip code)
  3. Select the appropriate site
  4. Choose an appointment date/time and register
Location Dates for University Days Passcode

Greenbelt Metro Station
5717 Greenbelt Metro Dr.
Greenbelt, MD 20740

April 23-April 27


Six Flags
13710 Central Ave.
Bowie, MD 20721

April 26-April 27


11765 St. Linus Dr.
Waldorf, MD 20602

April 26-April 28


Hagerstown Outlets
900 Premium Outlets Blvd.
Hagerstown, MD 21740

April 26-May 4


Ripken Stadium
873 Long Drive
Aberdeen, MD 21001

April 30-May 9


500 Glen Ave.
Salisbury, MD 21804

April 29-May 5


Navy-Marine Corps Stadium 550 Taylor Ave.
Annapolis, MD 21401

April 30-May 6


Students will be expected to show campus ID, an acceptance letter, or a copy of their registration at their scheduled appointment time.

Check back for updates as additional University Days become available.