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University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland focuses on providing highly developed and comprehensive academic and professional development educational opportunities at the graduate and upper undergraduate level to a workforce of knowledge workers engaged in technology, teaching, management, health and other professional services.

The academic programs and other professional development opportunities offered by distinguished universities recruited by USMSM for presentation provide an opportunity for citizens in the region to achieve their potential in their chosen professional fields and to advance the economic and social development of the region. USMSM also facilitates the advancement and growth of the Naval Air Station at Patuxent River through partnerships with nationally ranked universities providing high technology and management academic programs facilitating the creation of a new national high technology center of excellence in multiple naval aviation specializations.


To foster highly developed and comprehensive educational and research opportunities in the Southern Maryland region in order to provide citizens the means to achieve their potential and to advance the economic and social development of the region.


To firmly establish the University System of Maryland at Southern Maryland as a first-choice option for Southern Maryland students seeking a career relevant field for higher education.

2023 Holiday Schedule

January 1, 2023
New Year's Day (Observed January 2, 2023)

January 16, 2023
Martin Luther King Day

February 20, 2023
President's Day (Observed December 26, 2023)

March 20 and 21, 2023
Spring Break

May 29, 2023
Memorial Day

June 19, 2023

July 4, 2023
Independence Day

September 4, 2023
Labor Day

October 9, 2023
Columbus Day (Observed December 27, 2023)

November 11, 2023
Veteran's Day (Observed December 28, 2023)

November 23 and 24, 2023
Thanksgiving Holiday

December 25, 2023
Christmas Day

December 29, 2023
Winter Break

If the holiday is not listed above, then we are open.

Service and Support Animals

We do allow service dogs, but other pets are not. We follow the UMD policy on service and support animals. To learn more, click the button below.

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