Food & housing support available on and off campus includes the following resources:
  • Campus Pantry - Their mission is to alleviate food hardship among UMD-College Park students, faculty and staff by providing emergency food to UMD students, faculty, and staff in need.
  • Fostering Terp Success - This is a campuswide community for students who were/are in foster care, are homeless, at risk of being homeless or without a supportive family system. This network of staff, faculty and alumni is committed to removing barriers to and assisting students in accessing essential campus services, navigating challenges and developing self-advocacy and life skills.
  • PG County Department of Social Services - The Prince George's County Department of Social Services help county residents buy healthy foods, pay energy bills and obtain medical assistance. Students are eligible for their services even if considered homeless.
  • Basic Needs Security - If a student has difficulty affording groceries or accessing sufficient food to eat every day, or lack a safe and stable place to live, and believe this may affect their academic performance, they may go to for information about resources the campus offers.
The Clark School has in place the Fradkin Memorial Fund (established by Janet Berman) which is used to support emergency grants to students in the College. Students must demonstrate their financial need and be in good academic standing. There are limited funds in this account but in the past have been granted to students in extreme and extenuating financial situations, such as unable to afford housing, significant transportation costs, and/or inability to purchase meals/groceries. Students should submit the Clark School scholarships application in order to be considered for these funds. 
If you have any questions, please contact Dr. Nicole Roop at