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General Information
J.T. Williams Hall
Princess Anne , Maryland 21853-1299

Disability Resource Office

Office of Student Accessibility Services
Suite 1129
Early Childhood Research Center
Princess Anne, MD 21853-1299
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About University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES), located in Princess Anne, Maryland, is a public institution offering a wide range of academic programs to students seeking a quality education in a picturesque setting. With its rich history and commitment to excellence, UMES has become a prominent institution in the Eastern shore region.

Established in 1886 as the Delaware Conference Academy, UMES has evolved over the years into a comprehensive university dedicated to providing opportunities for intellectual growth and personal development. The university offers more than 40 undergraduate and graduate degree programs across various disciplines, including agriculture, business, education, engineering, health sciences, and more. With a diverse student population hailing from over 25 countries, UMES fosters a vibrant and inclusive learning environment.

Situated in Princess Anne, a charming town on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, UMES offers students a unique experience surrounded by natural beauty. The campus itself spans over 1,100 acres, providing ample space for academic buildings, research facilities, student residences, and recreational areas. The expansive grounds offer a tranquil atmosphere, encouraging students to engage in outdoor activities and appreciate the scenic landscape.

UMES provides its students with exceptional opportunities to engage in hands-on learning experiences, research projects, and internships. The university’s strong emphasis on experiential learning enables students to apply their knowledge and skills to real-world situations, enhancing their employability upon graduation.

The faculty at UMES is comprised of knowledgeable and accomplished individuals who are dedicated to their students’ success. They possess extensive academic and professional backgrounds, bringing a wealth of expertise to the classroom. As mentors and advisors, faculty members foster an environment of intellectual inquiry, encouraging students to explore new ideas and perspectives.

The university recognizes the importance of research in advancing knowledge and addressing societal challenges. UMES has developed centers and institutes dedicated to research in areas such as agriculture, conservation, cybersecurity, and health disparities. Through these initiatives, students and faculty collaborate on cutting-edge research projects, contributing to the advancement of their respective fields.

Beyond academics, UMES offers a vibrant campus life with a wide range of extracurricular activities and organizations. Students have the opportunity to join clubs and societies based on their interests, participate in cultural events, showcase their talents in student performances, and engage in community service. These experiences foster personal growth, leadership skills, and a sense of belonging within the university community.

Being located on Maryland’s Eastern Shore, UMES is surrounded by a plethora of recreational opportunities. Students can explore the nearby Chesapeake Bay, known for its breathtaking views and water activities. Additionally, the region offers cultural attractions, historical landmarks, and a thriving culinary scene, providing students with a diverse range of experiences beyond the campus.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore, with its long-standing tradition of academic excellence and commitment to student success, continues to shape future leaders in various fields. Through its comprehensive curriculum, dedicated faculty, and opportunities for growth, UMES provides students with the tools they need to thrive in an ever-changing world. Whether students seek academic achievements, research opportunities, or memorable experiences, UMES offers a nurturing environment where they can unlock their full potential and embark on a path towards a successful future.

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Disability Accommodations

Services Provided

      • Notetaking Assistance
      • Exam Accomodations
      • Alternate Learning Material Formats (e-text, large print, etc.)
      • Scribe Services
      • Qualified Readers
      • Assistive technologies (screen readers, voice input, etc.)
      • Qualified Sign Language Interpreters
      • Text-Based Accommodations (CART or C-Print)

      Services Provided

          • Degree Curriculum Substitutions
          • Priority Enrollment
          • Reduced courseload
          • Medical leave
          • Residence Hall Accommodations

          Campus Accessibility

          Accessible Level

              • Student Health Services
              • Mental Health Support Services
              • The library(ies)
              • Institution Online Platforms
              • Recreational and Athletic Facilities
              • Student Community Center and Other Common Gathering Areas
              • Primary Educational Facilities Used for Classes
              • Entertainment and Event Facilities
              • On-Campus Transit
              • Close Off-Campus Transit
              • Student Housing
              • Essential Administrative Offices (financial aid, registration, students services, career counseling, etc.)

              Services Provided

                  • Dietary Meal Plan Accommodations
                  • Service and Emotional Support Animals
                  • Study Abroad Program Accommodations
                  • Internship, Externship, Field Placement, or other For-Credit, Off-Campus Work Experience Accommodations