We are hopeful each of you continue to remain safe and healthy during the unprecedented times. These are unusual circumstances we all find ourselves in, and much like you, we continue to learn about our new realities daily; however, during all of this, our top priority is to continue to serve your needs.
We are aware that many of you have personal belongings in the academic buildings that you would like to retrieve. The colleges are working together to explore ways to help this happen safely and efficiently while maintaining social distancing standards. This is a multilayered process that will not be able to begin until UMBC is prepared to provide appropriate coordination of access and sanitation around campus; these coordination efforts will include members of the UMBC Police, college and university building managers, and Environmental Safety and Health. Keeping that in mind we want to be proactive in our planning so we are able to initiate the process as soon as we are given the go ahead from the Governor and campus officials.
The first step in our process requires your input so we can plan appropriately based on your needs. If you have items in departmental areas, offices, or labs that you would like to retrieve prior to classes being back on campus please complete this Google Form. We will use the information you provide to develop an access timeline that can be implemented at a later date. As this timeline is finalized we will be in touch to schedule your access time. We are also exploring alternative methods for returning your belongings, which are included in the questionnaire.
Please be sure to only complete this form if you have items needing to be retrieved. We will be reviewing your responses on Friday May 22; we would appreciate getting your response by the end of Thursday May 21 in order to best plan for your eventual access. Please remember that you should not be on campus until you have a time slot confirmed, regardless on what the current state directives are.
Please continue to stay safe and we, much like you, look forward to resuming our “old” normal as soon as safely possible!