Friday, April 24, 2020

A Message Terps

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Weekly message to University of Maryland Students from Vice President for Student Affairs Patty Perillo. April 22, 2020.

Dear Terps,
We continue to care about you and your experience. We know your world changed
 5-6 weeks ago and you are now into week 3-4 of online learning, depending on your 
class schedule. It is a lot to manage. So, if you need to checkout sometimes please do 
so without feeling bad or guilty about it. Read a book in the backyard! Take a long walk 
in the sunshine! Enjoy a nap! Space out in an ENO! Do whatever you need to care for 
yourself for "checking out" is a normal and natural human response to all you are 
experiencing. BUT, please make sure you check back in!  You've got three more 
weeks of spring semester classes. You need to stay the course and we want you 
to be successful. If you need any help or support at all, email vpsa@umd.edu and 
someone on my team will follow-up ASAP. We care for you! Always have and always
 will! You got this! We got you! Reach out if you need anything at all! We are here and 
will remain!

Be well and stay healthy. - Patty
Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs