This fall we asked students to tell us how they are supporting their own wellbeing. We heard that bulldogs are doing a LOT to take care of themselves, here are the top five ways: connecting with others, getting outside, eating well, meditating, exercise.

Download posters for the #TheBullDogWay health and wellness campaign

COVID-19 Updates

  • UMD started the Spring semester as planned on Wednesday, January 13.
  • Spring semester classes will end on Tuesday, April 27, and we will add three “study days” without classes April 28–30 prior to final exam week beginning Monday, May 3. View UMD’s academic calendar.
  • In Fall 2021, UMD is planning for more in-person class experiences and campus activities. Supported by emerging, positive trends related to the pandemic, and guidance from public health officials, there will be an increased number of fall courses, as well as continued hybrid and remote learning possibilities.
  • The Stop the Spread of COVID-19 and the #maskupUMD initiatives are our shared commitment to protect one another with proper hand-washing, physical distancing, and wearing masks. 
  • The University is working with the MN Department of Health, who is conducting COVID-19 tracing and necessary investigations related to a positive COVID case. Cases will be tracked on the UMD COVID Dashboard
  • UMD Health Services will offer COVID testing for students who are showing symptoms or have been in close contact (defined as being less than six feet apart for greater than a cumulative 15 minutes in 24 hours) with someone diagnosed with COVID . Faculty and staff should seek medical resources from their healthcare provider or other community testing site.
  • Learn more about COVID-19 testing protocols on campus.
  • All University of Minnesota faculty, staff, students, and visitors are required to use a face covering to cover both the nose and mouth at all times when in any enclosed or indoor space on University campuses and properties with some exceptions. Find more information on the face covering protocol and FAQ
  • For the health and safety of our campus community, campus visitors are encouraged to limit their interactions as much as possible and go directly to the location on campus they need to access. For the Office of Admissions, please park in gold lot A and follow Office of Admissions directional signage. For the UMD Bookstore, please enter directly into Kirby Student Center off of Kirby Drive via the bus hub. Learn more about parking and door access from campus maps.
  • For more information about COVID and UMD, check archived communications from Chancellor Black

Maroon and Gold Sunrise Plan

Below is a brief summary of each stage. UMD is currently in Step Three. View the full plan for complete details.