Coronavirus Update: Service Plans

Faculty and Staff

*Published on Tuesday, March 10, 2020. Updated Monday, July 6, 2020*

The health and safety of our community is our top priority. In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, many of our operations have been modified. We will continue to update this page as circumstances evolve.

The DOTS Office will be closed until further notice. Staff will be available Monday through Friday from 8:15 a.m. - 4:15 p.m. to assist by phone at 301-314-3687 and email at

For other UMD updates related to the coronavirus, visit

Stay well, Terps.


Shuttle-UM services remain suspended. Fall 2020 routes schedules will be posted by late July.


FALL 2020 student parking permits on sale, beginning july 29

Parking registration for the Fall 2020 semester will open on a rolling basis according to credit level. See dates. Prior to the start of registration, we will announce additional parking options for students who do not wish to purchase a full fall or annual permit.

Parking Restrictions

You may park in any available parking space on campus, including visitor parking, for free.


As of Wednesday, March 18, we have temporarily stopped adding late fees to outstanding citations.

Motorist Assistance Vehicle (MAV)

MAV is suspended until further notice.


Veoride mobility share

VeoRide operations will be suspended on the university campus until further notice.


BikeUMD can work via chat or video call—email at to get in touch. The RecWell Bike Shop will also offer cycling support through their new newsletter


Is your bike locked to a campus bike rack while you’re at home? If it’s on its last leg and not worth the hassle of moving when we return to campus, consider donating it to Bicycle Recycle. Tell us where your bike is located by filling out this form, and we will retrieve it when our office re-opens. DOTS and the RecWell Bike Shop will refurbish your donated bike and sell it at a low cost next year, or donate it to non-profit groups that supply bikes to those with unmet transportation needs.

covid-19 transportation communications

March 30: VeoRide service suspended; cycling during COVID-19

April 2: Faculty/Staff parking payroll deduction suspended

April 6: Parking plans for students whose vehicles remain on campus during remote operations

April 9: Smart Commute Commuter Store closing early; telework tips

April 13: Student parking fee refund information