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Ramadan at Maryland


Supporting UMD's Muslim Community

Key Resources For Ramadan

Ramadan Mubarak!

The MICA office and the multifaith Memorial Chapel affirm our commitments to accommodating religious observations as part of our commitment to diversity and inclusion. Ramadan is the holy month where observing Muslims abstain from food and water from sunrise to sunset for the lunar month (usually 29 or 30 days). 

If you would like to offer suggestions or recommend resources that are not listed in this guide, please contact the MICA office at, or the Memorial Chapel at

On-Campus Resources

Iftars in STAMP

STAMP is honored to host a series of Iftars this Ramadan. All are invited to come break their fast in community.

• Monday, March 11 — 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium
• Monday, March 25 — 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium
• Wednesday, March 27 — 7:00 p.m. in the Atrium
• Wednesday, April 3 — 7:30 p.m. in the Colony Ballroom


Dining Services

UMD Dining Services provides accommodations for students observing Ramadan. You can find more info and the Suhoor meal order form here.

If you have questions or specific dietary needs, please reach out to Manager on Duty or Chef. For locations and hours, go to

Emergency Food

Distributing emergency food to Terps in need (or to donate to members in our community in need):

The Student Crisis Fund

Provides emergency support to fellow Terps who need emergency shelter, transportation, clothing, and medical supplies. Click here to apply for support from the UMD Crisis Fund. Click here to make a gift to the UMD Student Crisis Fund. 

Accessibility and Disability Services

Business Hours: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. (Monday through Friday)

Phone Number: (301) 314-7682.

Counseling Services (providing services virtually)

Business Hours: 8:30 a.m to 4:30 p.m. ( Monday through Friday)

After-Hours Crisis Support Phone Services: 4:30 pm to 8:30 am weekdays, 24 hours/day over the weekend

To schedule a virtual appointment, call Phone Number: (301) 314-7651

Graduate Student Virtual Lounge Student Engagement

Visit for more information. 

UMD Health Center 

Continuing to offer free online group meditation sessions

Math Success Program

The Math Success Program is a free drop-in tutoring service offering peer-to-peer tutoring in MATH and math-related courses  It is located in the Oakland Hall Academic Enrichment Center, and is open Sunday through Thursday from 6:00 p.m. till 9:00 p.m. Learn more here, or reach out to with any questions. 

MICA Virtual Support and Advocacy Sessions 

Please email MICA staff directly if you’d like to set up an individual zoom, Google Hangout, or phone session. 

Muslim Student Association (MSA) Weekly Session

The MSA hosts a weekly session every Tuesday night at 6:00 pm with Chaplain Tarif Shraim in the Muslim student prayer space (room 0206 of Cole Field House.) The purpose of these sessions is to provide spiritual and emotional guidance to Muslim students and deepen connections to faith and community. 

Off-Campus Resources

Crisis Text Line 

Open to speak specifically about Covid-19 related anxiety. Just text HOME to 741741 to connect with a Crisis Counselor.

Pro Bono Counseling Project 

Assists families, couples and individuals. The Pro Bono Counseling Project’s mission is to ensure that Marylanders with limited resources requesting mental health care are provided access to volunteer licensed mental health professionals and other necessary supportive services. The clinical team is available to take calls Monday - Friday, 9-5 at (410) 825-1001.


The links below are meant to promote relevant learning for Muslims and non-Muslim students outside of the typical Islamic scholar and Youtube lectures. 

Changing the Perception of Islam by Moaaz Elbarbry |Youtube

How to be a Good Ally to Muslims During Ramadan |Youtube

What Not To Say To a Muslim During Ramadan |Youtube

20 Healthy Ramadan Recipes by Yumna Jawad |Article 

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