Change of Information Procedure

A student who wishes to change his or her name, address, email address, or any other relevant information on the University records must complete the appropriate form on SURFS through the campus website.  http://www.umaryland.edu/surfs/  

Email

Each student is assigned an e-mail account during orientation before first year. Accounts are assigned through the campus Center for Information Technology Services (CITS). E-mail is mandatory and items posted on e-mail constitute official notice for all students.  When obtaining their campus email account, students are required to sign an agreement in which they acknowledge and consent to abide by the applicable acceptable use policies.  School wide postings to student email accounts are not permitted unless the posting relates to a school sponsored event.  Postings of books, apartments, tickets or other for sale items and any lost or found items are expressly prohibited.  The School of Law’s Acceptable Use Policy can be found at: http://www.law.umaryland.edu/about/departments/technology/policies/acceptable_use.html

E-mail can be accessed via computers on campus or off-site via the Internet. For more information on student e-mail accounts, stop by the Assistance and Service Center (ASC) Help Desk in the HS/HS Library #LL06. They can be reached at 410-706-HELP or check out their website at http://www.umaryland.edu/helpdesk/

Emergency Loans

Short term emergency loans are available to assist students in meeting unexpected needs or to cover a period of need while approved financial aid is being processed and for other emergencies.  To obtain approval for an emergency loan, contact Marilyn Jones, Student Financial Planning Coordinator located in Suite 280. 

Lost & Found

The "Lost and Found" is located in the Office of Student Affairs, Suite 280.  If you find something that does not belong to you, please drop it off to OSA. If you have lost something, check with OSA to see if it was found.

Lost IDs & Replacement

Students who have lost their ID may check with the Office of Student Affairs to see if it has been returned. If it has not, the student must obtain a new one at his or her own expense.  Contact the UMB One Card office for more information: http://www.umb-one.umaryland.edu/.   

Mailboxes

The student mailboxes are numbered to keep up with enrollment changes in the most efficient manner.  At the beginning of each school year, currently enrolled students are assigned a mailbox for school mail, event flyers and intra-campus mail.   

Student mailboxes are located on the First Floor.  You may obtain a mailbox number by checking the “Mailbox Guide” bulletin board in the mailbox area next to the water fountains.  On this board, you will find a list displaying the mailboxes in numerical order with the corresponding name and another list displaying the enrolled students in alphabetical order with the corresponding mailbox number.  The list in alphabetical order is also posted down the sides of the bulletin board for your convenience.  The “key” to the numbering system can be found on this board as well and shows how the mailboxes are grouped. 

At no time will the student’s name replace the number on the mailbox and please do not change it yourself!  Also, please do not deface school property ~ this includes taping anything to the mailboxes and altering the numbers in any way.

For any mailbox concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs,

osa @ law.umaryland.edu
, (410)706-5235, or stop by Suite 280.

Parking

Students wishing to utilize campus parking must obtain a parking permit from the Parking and Commuter Services Office, located at 622 West Fayette Street on the 2nd floor of the Pearl Street Garage.  The permit costs $5 and is valid throughout the school year.  It allows students to park on campus, but does not guarantee them a space.  To receive the permit, a student must bring 1) a student I.D. card or letter of acceptance to the Law School and 2) proof of vehicle registration.  Students may park at the Lexington Garage (located at Lexington and Pine Streets) for $4.00 per day.  After 5:00 p.m. students may park in closer, University-owned garages (Grand) for $4.00.  The contact number for Parking and Commuter Services is (410)706-6603.  To apply online for a parking pass, go to: www.parking.umaryland.edu.

Students may also park in metered parking.  Metered parking areas are checked regularly and tickets will be issued for meter violations.  Most area meters are not available until 9:00 am or 10:00 am, and are not available from 3:00 pm to 6:00 pm. Vehicle owners who have been issued tickets that go unpaid for 30 days are subject to having their vehicles booted.  Be especially careful on Baltimore Orioles and Baltimore Ravens game days.

Temporary ADA Student Parking

The Campus makes arrangements for ADA parking for students.  Requesting this accommodation is a two step process.  First, you must submit documentation of your disability to the Student Health System.  They are authorized to approve your request due to its medical nature.  The contact number for Student Health is (410) 328-6791Once you obtain approval, you must contactParking and Commuter Services.  The Parking Office will then attempt to temporarily relocate you out of student parking to a closer garage.  The contact number for Parking and Commuter Services is (410)706-6603. 

This process can take a bit of time, so please take that into consideration when making your arrangements.  

Posting of Flyers & Notices

All postings must be approved in advance by the Office of Student Affairs (OSA). To obtain approval, bring your proposed notice or posting to OSA in Suite 280. Upon approval, your notice or posting will be stamped, and you will be instructed as to which bulletin board(s) you may use for your posting. Nothing may be posted on the walls.

  • Any notice not approved/stamped will be removed from the boards and discarded.
  • All notices must be professional in appearance. Handwritten material will not be posted.
  • Any notice that becomes unpresentable or defaced will be removed and discarded.
  • Maximum size of notice is 11” x 14”. Minimum size is 3” x 5”.
  • Notice must be from a member of the University community and concerning UMB school-related activities.
  • The name of the sponsoring organization/person must be clearly indicated on the notice, and contact information must be included.
  • Notice will be removed after the event has taken place or after 30 days, whichever comes first.
  • If bulletin board space is limited, OSA reserves the right to select notices for events with the widest appeal.
  • Notices advocating fraud or unlawful actions and notices OSA considers inappropriate are not permitted.
  • Posting of a notice does not imply endorsement by the University of Maryland Carey School of Law

Smoking

There is no smoking anywhere in the law school or on law school property. A designated smoking area has been provided at the southeast corner of the entrance.  Smoking is not allowed directly outside of building entrances, and smoking is not allowed in the Courtyard.

Student Suggestions & Complaints

  • Student Suggestions


    Any UM Carey Law Student who has a suggestion for how to improve any aspect of the law school experience may submit their suggestion on-line.

    Student suggestions will be received and reviewed by the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Communications. She/he will relay the suggestion to the administrator working most closely in the area affected by the student’s suggestion. 

    Suggestions may be made anonymously.

    The Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Communications will advise the student, if known, within two weeks, that the suggestion has been received and any action that has been or will be taken in response.  

  • Student Complaints Concerning the Program of Legal Education


    Reporting a complaint: Any UM Carey Law student who believes there is a significant problem with the School’s program of legal education and its compliance with the American Bar Association’s Accreditation Standards should file a written complaint with the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Communications.  The accreditation standards for law schools can be accessed on the webpage of the ABA Section of Legal Education and Admissions to the Bar.

    The written complaint may be sent by e-mail using the student’s law school e-mail address or submitted in hard copy to the Associate Dean for Student Affairs and Communications, Suite 280, University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, 500 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, Maryland 21201.

    Contents of the complaint: The complaint must identify the problem in sufficient detail to permit the Associate Dean to investigate the matter, including the specific Accreditation Standard(s) at issue. The complaint must include the student’s name, e-mail address, home address and telephone number. 

    Response to the complaint: Within three weeks after receiving a written complaint in proper form, the Associate Dean shall advise the student of any action the School is taking to address the matter or any further investigation into the matter. 

    Appeal process: Within ten calendar days of being advised of any action by the School in response to the complaint, the student may appeal that decision to the Dean.  The Dean’s decision shall be final.

    Maintaining a written record of the complaint: The School shall maintain a record of student complaints submitted during the most recent accreditation period. This record shall include information about how each complaint was resolved.

    Cross References:  Complaints that allege violations of the law school’s Honor Code, the Student Disciplinary and Appeals Procedures or the University’s Policy on Sex-Based Discrimination of Students will be subject to the policies and procedures set forth in these aforementioned policies.

  1. All locker requests must be made using the online locker request form .  DO NOT SELF SELECT LOCKERS.
  2. Lockers are only assigned to enrolled students that will be in the law school on a full time basis for classes for the current semester.  The locker you are assigned will be yours for the entire time you are an enrolled student here at the law school.
  3. Lockers are assigned on a first come, first serve basis.
  4. Students must provide their own lock for their assigned locker.
  5. Locks on unassigned lockers and locks placed on an assigned locker by an “intruder” will be cut off.
  6. Never store any valuables (laptops, wallets, credit cards, etc.) in your locker. The Law School is not responsible for your locker contents or for stolen items.
  7. Lockers are all together, in numerical order, on the first floor.
  8. Do not deface University of Maryland property ~ No stickers or like items are permitted on lockers.
  9. The area above the lockers is not to be used as storage space.  Nothing is permitted on top of the lockers due to the lack of safety (although we do understand the occasional wet umbrella).  The School of Law is not responsible for any item placed in this space.   
  10. Graduates must remove their belongings and lock from their assigned locker after graduation so the locker can be reassigned.
    • May & Summer grads must remove belongings and lock by August 1.
    • December grads must remove belongings and lock by January 1.

For any locker concerns, please feel free to contact the Office of Student Affairs,

osa@law.umaryland.edu, (410) 706-5235, or stop by Suite 280.