Services and Classes Continue

Coronavirus Update

We're adjusting our services and classes for your safety

As concerns grow about the spread of coronavirus disease, University of Maryland Global Campus (UMGC) remains focused on the health and safety of its students, employees, alumni, and guests. Here at UMGC Europe, we are following local military command guidance as it relates to any restrictions or closures specific for each of our 50 education centers. We stand ready to modify our services and courses, so our students are able to continue with their educational goals without interruption.

Current Updates:

  • If the education center closes, we will move our usual services to a virtual office. NTC testing will not be available in this virtual environment, but testing advice will be. Visit our locations pages for links to our remote offices.
  • Due to the current situation, we have decided to postpone Commencement 2020 in Kaiserslautern, Germany, originally scheduled for 2 May. Additional information regarding the new date for the ceremony will be shared at a later time. Any questions regarding the postponement should be directed to commencement-europe@umuc.edu.
  • Some of our Spring Session 2 courses are moving to a virtual format, with additional materials being added to the LEO online classroom and some instruction shifting to the live streaming format.
  • Students in this modified format will be able to attend class from their homes or wherever they are located.
  • Currently, these changes impact students throughout Italy, Germany, the United Kingdom, and other areas that have moved to virtual courses. For regional updates, please also check our Facebook pages.
  • Our faculty and program coordinators are working with students enrolled in Spring Session 2 to notify them of any changes to courses.
  • For UMGC courses that are already fully in the online instructional method, these classes will continue online as usual.
  • We are working directly with units to move unit courses to virtual formats as needed.
  • For students using VA benefits, be aware that President Trump has signed into law a bill that allows students who have transitioned from hybrid to online instruction as a result of the declared national emergency to continue to receive their full VA benefits, including the in-residence housing allowance. UMGC is working with the VA to make any necessary changes, and no action is required by any UMGC student using VA educational benefits already certified by the university for the Spring 2020 term. 
  • The university is following guidance from the University of Maryland School of Medicine and School of Public Health, the Centers for Disease Control, and the U.S. Department of Defense to further reduce risks to our community while continuing to offer our full support to our hard-working students.

The following web sites offer the most accurate and up-to-date information about coronavirus and steps you can take to reduce your risk of exposure:

If you have specific questions about our current plans and how it might affect your studies, please reach out to the UMGC Europe team at your local education center or call our UMGC Europe Headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany, at +49-(0)631-534-800. You can also find additional information on our Facebook pages:

Revised: 1 April 2020

 

 

 

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