Returning international students will now be able to retain their visa status come fall, even if all their classes are held virtually, as was the case in March when campuses began to close due to the coronavirus.
As the coronavirus spreads, some international students aren't returning home.
The university suspended programs in Italy, China and South Korea earlier this semester.
President Trump announced Wednesday that he was barring most travel from Europe.
The virus has now sickened six people in Maryland.
UMD already suspended study abroad programs this semester in China, South Korea and Italy amid the coronavirus outbreak.
UMD suspended study abroad programs in China, Italy and South Korea this semester.
The university already suspended semester study abroad programs this spring in China, Italy and South Korea.
The university has also suspended programs in China and South Korea.