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Fall 2021 Updates and Vaccine Info for International Students & Faculty

Fall 2021 Updates and Vaccine Info for International Students & Faculty

Aug. 11, 2021

As we prepare for the Fall 2021 semester and to come back together for the first time since we went remote due to COVID-19, it is time to think about what information our international students and faculty will need to settle into campus. 

Current COVID-19 requirements for campus are always available for the international community on the University Health Center website: Important Vaccine Information for Students Arriving from Outside the United States. The requirements on this page apply to newly arriving faculty from overseas destinations as well as students.

Download a printable flowchart of the necessary steps for getting vaccinated and getting approved to arrive on campus this fall. 


How and Where to Get Vaccinated

There are several ways to make an appointment to be vaccinated, and some locations may have walk-in availability.

UMD Campus

The university is working with vaccination partners to administer vaccines to our campus community. Details on vaccine appointments are shared with the community and posted here as they become available. Upcoming vaccine clinics as of the date of publication include: 


University Health Center Vaccine Clinic (Pfizer vaccine)

Available To: All students, faculty and staff, for both first or second dose appointments

Where: On-campus at the University Health Center


  • Friday, Aug. 20, 9 a.m.-12 noon

Parking: Free parking is available at the Union Lane Garage for those attending the clinic at the University Health Center.

Schedule an appointment at


Safeway Pharmacy Vaccine Clinic (Pfizer vaccine @ Riggs Alumni Center)

Available To: All students, faculty, staff, and the greater College Park community

Where: On-campus at the Riggs Alumni Center


  • Wednesday, Aug. 11, 9 a.m.-1 p.m.
  • Thursday, Aug. 12, 2-6 p.m.

Additional clinic dates may be added, if needed.

Parking: Free parking is available in the Stadium Garage for those attending the clinic at the Riggs Alumni Center.

Register for the Safeway Pharmacy Vaccine Clinic


Mask Reminder

Prince George’s County will reinstitute an indoor public mask mandate, effective at 5 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 8, 2021, due to a rise in COVID-19 cases; it applies to both vaccinated and unvaccinated individuals.

In compliance and coordination with public health guidance, COVID-19 data and the county mandate, the University of Maryland will require masks to be worn indoors by all, regardless of vaccination status. For unvaccinated individuals, masks are also required while outdoors in crowded spaces. Review the masking announcement from President Pines and the Health Center for more details.