Due to the COVID-19 crisis, USG buildings will not be open to the public until further notice. While the campus building will not be open during this time, USG staff are teleworking and providing access to services remotely until on-site facilities are reopened.

Our partner universities that offer programs at USG are preparing for the transition to the delivery of all course instruction through remote/online platforms. Students at USG should be in direct touch with their faculty and program directors from their home universities about their remote/instruction during this time.

USG's Student and Academic (SAS) Centers will be providing students with support services through various remote/online delivery formats. The following is an update on the status of the services provided by the Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources.

Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF): 

  • Financial Resources: 
    • Professional staff will continue to provide individual appointments and consultations using WebEx video conferencing
    • Schedule an appointment below 
  • Scholarships (USG): 
    • Professional staff will continue to provide individual appointments and consultations using WebEx video conferencing
    • Schedule an appointment per standard procedures:
    • The fall 2020 Scholarship application is open www.shadygrove.umd.edu/scholarships with a priority deadline of June 30, and the final deadline of July 31. Inquiries can continue to be submitted to the usg-scholarships@umd.edu
  • Student Council, GSA, Student Organizations and Clubs, CommUNITY Book Club, and Diversity and Leadership Learning Cohort
    • Organization work will continue in a modified format
    • Members will be contacted via standard communication channels by the lead coordinator for each specific cohort with more information and updates
  • Community referrals and resources:
    • Online resources can be found here or you may schedule an appointment below
  • USG Weekly will continue to provide updates and information, student resources, and other campus information. You may continue to submit information via the online request form
  • Grover Essentials (free onsite pantry), USG ID Production and Notary Services are suspended until the campus reopens

Center for Student and Engagement and Financial Resources (CSEF)


The Center for Student Engagement and Financial Resources cultivates the personal, cultural, and social development of students by enriching their co-curricular education in the areas of financial literacy, community engagement, and global fluency.

Successful students will:

  • have the ability to use acquired knowledge and skills to effectively manage financial resources for lifelong financial well-being.
  • be responsible and engaged citizens who have sought out opportunities to further personal growth, as well as have contributed to community improvement.
  • have awareness of their own cultural identity and views; the ability to appreciate alternate attitudes, perspectives, and behaviors; and the capacity to motivate and empower others.