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UMD Advisory: Power Outage Impact on Campus Operations

Due to severe weather in the area earlier this evening, the University of Maryland and its surrounding community are experiencing widespread power outages. Backup generators are operating to maintain key campus facilities, and Pepco is actively working to restore power.
If you are currently on campus, please use caution as tree limbs, fencing and other material may be blocking roadways and sidewalks. We are communicating with and supporting those who are staying on campus.  
A decision about the status of campus operations for Wednesday, July 13, 2022, will be communicated by 5:00 a.m., once a review of power restoration and campus conditions is completed. This update will be distributed through the campus alert system via text and email and posted on the University homepage at

Safety Resources:

University of Maryland Police
Emergency Number -  301-405-3333 / 911
Non-Emergency Number - 301-405-3555


UMD Guardian (Mobile Campus Safety App)
Prince George's County Police
911 from mobile phone
Non-Emergency Number - 301-352-1200 

UMD Police Walking Escort/Non-Emergency:


Help Center (Peer Counseling & Crisis Intervention)

Counseling Center

CARE (Confidential Services for Sexual Assault/Harassment/Rape)

Health Center

Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct (OCRSM)


UMD Alerts
Sent by email and SMS (text) via UMD Alerts to UMD Students/Faculty/Staff


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University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742