What does campus look like?

students demonstrate social distancing in the simulation lab

Above: With safety protocols in place, UMSON students return to the School's simulation labs. Read more about the return to hands-on learning.

What does campus look like? 

With our students, faculty, and staff and the patients and community we serve in mind, we have been working hard to create a safe environment at the University of Maryland School of Nursing 

While classes are being conducted remotely, members of the UMSON community are on campus to take part in simulation and research activities.  

Below is information on what to expect on campus. With the cooperation and care of every member of the UMSON community, we’re confident we can have a successful semester. 

Look for helpful signage:

notice - hand sanitizer station sign

UMSON SAFE Screening and COVID-19 Testing Requirements

Employees and students who access campus are required to complete SAFE on Campus screening and submit a negative COVID-19 test result, depending on the situation. Learn more by clicking the relevant button below.

For Students For Employees

* If you are both a nursing student and an employee, student requirements take precedence.

Face Coverings

Everyone is required to wear a face covering at all times while on the UMB campus or at an off-campus location occupied by UMB community members. More information

Physical Distancing

  • Please maintain a 6-foot distance whenever possible.
  • Elevators are limited to 2 people at a time.


Certain stalls and sinks have been blocked off to adhere to physical distancing guidelines. Single-stall, gender-neutral bathrooms are also available on each floor. 

Personal Protective Equipment

Students in clinical and simulation experiences will be provided with a face shield and several surgical-procedural face masks. Students having experiences on inpatient units in hospitals will also be fitted for an N95 or better respirator. 

Clinical instructors taking groups of students to clinical sites will be provided with a face shield and several surgical-procedural face masks. Clinical instructors taking groups of students to inpatient units in hospitals will also be fitted for an N95 or better respirator if they don’t already have one.

Simulation Labs

Students taking part in simulation activities will receive schedules regarding on-campus activities from your course instructors. Simulation rooms have markings to provide visual reminders for physical distancing. Specific instructions will be provided related to activities when you arrive to your practice rooms. Rooms will be cleaned after each use.

Cleaning, Disinfecting, Hand Sanitizer Stations, and Cleaning Carts

  • Cleaning and disinfecting protocol has been adjusted because of the pandemic, focusing on high-touch areas.
  • Hand sanitizer stations and cleaning carts with supplies such as gloves, hand sanitizer, disinfectant spray, and paper towels are available throughout the building. 

More information.

Lactation Room

The Lactation Room is set up to adhere to social distancing practices, and hand sanitizer will be provided.

Campus Center 

A face mask and student ID are required to access the Campus Center.


In the UMSON building, rooms 255 (16 seats), 430 (20 seats), and 450 (7 seats) have been designated for eating while providing room for physical distancing. Additional dining areas are also available in the Campus Center.

Digital Signage

Television screens throughout the UMSON building are being reserved to display COVID-19 related information.

These plans reflect current public health guidance and are subject to change. We will proactively communicate any changes that may affect our community.