Student Resources and Services

The University of Maryland and the School of Public Health offer a wide variety of resources and services for students. 

Resources for Academic Success

Resources for Students with Children

  • Speach and Language Therapy - The Department of Hearing and Speech Sciences offers evaluations, hearing aids, speech therapy, and a therapeutic preschool service at minimal costs.
  • Clinical Psychology Clinic - This Psychology Department clinic provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults in Prince George's county at a sliding scale fee. 
  • Center for Healthy Families - This clinic, located in the SPH building, provides individual, couple, and family therapy and can assist parents with a wide range of family and parenting issues. For more information,or to schedule an appointment, please call 301-405-2273. 
  • Children's Developmental Clinic - The Kinesiology Department in SPH offers a weekly clinic for children with various developmental delays. They provide support for motor, reading, and language development. They also provide parent education seminars during the children's sessions. 
  • Center for Young Children - A childcare center on campus for children 3-6 years old.
  • LOCATE: Child Care  - connects UMD students, staff, and faculty to child care that meets theur unique needs for both typically and atypically developing children. 
  • 1-800-999-0120 - Parents can speak to a live specialist to get referrals for child care and recommendations for care and financial aid. Friendly to both English and Spanish speakers.

Health Services

  • UMD Health Center - Provides many services to help students stay healthy.
    • Allergy, Travel, and Immunization Services
    • Acupuncture and massage
    • Meditation sessions
    • Medical tests
    • Men's health (physical exams, HPV vaccines, etc.)
    • Women's health (annual exams, birth control consultations, cervical cancer screenings, HPV vaccines, etc.)
    • Free STI testing
    • Nutrition services
    • Orthopedic/Sports Medicine
    • Pharmacy
    • Physical Therapy
    • Primary Care
    • Radiology
    • Substance Abuse Intervention Program
    • Triage (walk-in visits for urgent health issues such as UTI, asthma attacks, allergic reactions, etc.)
  • UMD Mental Health Center - Provides mental health care to UMD students. 
    • Individual therapy (short term only)
    • Group therapy
      • Eating and Body Image Concerns
      • Graduate and Returning Students
      • Sexual Assault and Relationship Violence Recovery
      • Anxiety
      • Depression/Anxiety/Relationships
      • Women's Growth
      • AD/HD
      • Chronic Pyschiatric Illness
  • UMD Counseling Center - Provides mental health care to UMD students.
    • Individual therapy (short term only)
    • Group Therapy
      • General Group Therapy (sessions available for men only, women only, and graduate students only)
      • International Students
      • Building Social Confidence
      • Depression 
      • Calm My Nerves
      • Hope and Healing (for survivors of sexual assault)
      • Memory Circle (for grief and loss)
      • Creating Confidence
      • Circle of Sisters (for black women on a predominantly white campus)
      • Mindfulness Meditation
      • Dissertation Support Group
      • My Body-My Self: A Woman's Group
      • Striving for Perfection: Reflections in Body Imafe and Eating for Men
      • Graduate Student Support
      • Depression: A Lighter Blue (managing depression symptoms)
      • Career Exploration Group
    • Walk-in Services (contact the UMD Counseling Center for times)
      • Assistance with choosing majors and careers
      • Veteran's Walk-in Hour
      • Students of Color Walk-in Hour
      • Rainbow Walk-in Hour for students in the LGBTQA community
  • The Center for Healthy Families - Offers long term individual, couple, and family therapy for students and non-students at sliding scale fees. Call 301-405-2273 to request services. 
  • Clinical Psychology Clinic - This Psychology Department clinic provides counseling to children, adolescents, and adults in Prince George's county at a sliding scale fee. 

Sexual Assault Resources

Technology Resources

  • iPads located along the SPH ground floor concourse.
  • Print assignments with the Terrapin Express stations located in the SPH building.
  • TLC Equipment Loan Program - Rent laptops, chargers, iPads, headphones, cameras, adapters, and other equipment at UMD libraries. Take them with you to class or to work on projects.
  • TLC Tech Desk in McKeldin Library - Laminate, bind, fax, and use other special print resources.
  • UMD TERPware - Downlaod free software including Adobe Acrobat, Matlab, and Microsoft Office. Other software, such as SPSS, is available with purchase of a license.
  • UMD Computer Labs

University Libraries

Financial/Resource Assistance

  • UMD Campus Pantry - Provides emergency food to UMD students, faculty, and staff.
  • Emergency Financial Assistance - Information on emergency financial assistance such as Keep Me Maryland, Dreamkeepers Emergency Assistance Fund, and Emergency Loans.
  • UMD Career Center Bright Futures Unpaid Internship Scholarship - awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $250-$1,250 to hep offset expenses during unpaid internships. Must be with a non-profit organization or government agency. 
  • The Carlson Family Leadership ScholarshipThe Carlson Family Leadership Scholarship provides annual scholarships to undergraduate students at the University who are in good academic standing and are active members of any registered student organization at the University. Preference shall be given to students who demonstrate strong leadership skills or the ability to develop such skills. Demonstrated financial need or other circumstances will also factor in to the selection process.
  • The Brandon James Malstrom Memorial Scholarship Fund - The Brandon James Malstrom Memorial Scholarship was established in December 2002 by Brandon's friends and family. Spendable income from the Scholarship provides an annual scholarship for a transfer student at the University who shares the educational aspirations that Brandon exemplified. 
  • Returning Student Scholarship Fund - The Newcombe and Portney Scholarships are adminsitered through Learning Assistance Services (LAS). The LAS drop-down menu links to the application for these scholarships. 
    • The Charlotte W. Newcombe Foundation Scholarships range from $800-$1500 and are available to returning students who are 25 years of age or older, admitted as an undergraduate student at the University, and have completed at least half the credits needed to complete a degree.
    • The Gerald G. Portney Memorial Scholarship is available to undergraduate students 23 years of age of older who are in good academic standing. 
  • The Joseph M. Mitchell ScholarshipScholarships will be awarded each fall and spring semester to one or more deserving students. These are one-time awards of up to $1,000 per recipient. Contributions to the Scholarship Award fund are welcomed.
  • The Maryland Parents Association Scholarship Fund - The Maryland Parents Association Student Scholarship Fund was established in 2005 by the Parent Advisory Council to provide support for current students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating financial circumstances. The fund provides a one-time award for the academic year and is available to students who have completed at least 24 credit hours at the University. Scholarships of up to $2,000 are awarded annually. 
  • The Divine Nine Emergency Tuition and Assistance Fund - This fund was established by university alumni associated with the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Inc. This aard provides emergency tuition and book assistance to undergraduate students who are members of a NPHC affiliated organization and are enrolled in an undergraduate program at the University. The average award amount ranges from $250-$500.
  • The LGBT Advocacy Scholarship Fund - Supports students who advocate on behalf of the LGBT community at the University of Maryland. 
  • The Veterans in Transition Crisis Fund - This fund was established by the S. Irwin Kamin Foundation in honor of Dr. Nancy K. Schlossberg to provide immediate emergency support to UMD veteran students experiencing unforeseen financial hardship. 

​Other Resources

  • Student Legal Aid - Provides free assistance to currently enrolled full-time UMD undergraduate students. 
  • Memorial Chapel - The center of religious life on campus and supports all fourteen University recognized chaplaincies and their programs. 
  • LGBT Equity Center - Supports UMD students, faculty, staff, and alumni of all gender identities and sexual orientations.
  • GoGrad Most Progressive LGBTQ Graduate Degrees - Information on the 20 best LGBTQ degrees, best companies to work for, top LGBTQ-friendly cities in the US, and community resources. 
  • International Student and Scholar Services - Provides information and resources to assist in the transition to UMD.
  • Veteran Student Life - Provides information on scholarships, student groups, veteran student issues and resources, education benefits, and events.