Local schools, including American and Johns Hopkins universities, have all already mandated COVID-19 vaccines for the fall semester.
The legislature also approved $3.5 million in funding for public health programs.
All summer session classes at the University of Maryland will also be canceled for Juneteenth.
The vigil was organized by three students in the wake of the Atlanta spa shootings.
The critical issues include increasing Black faculty, ending the "militarization" of University Police and creating more spaces for Black students.
Since Feb. 16, the university has reported 146 COVID cases in its on-campus testing program and 135 students have self-reported positive test results.
Students are instructed to restrict their activities and stay in their rooms as much as possible.
The institute will add classes, expand research and fund new teaching positions.
"Why couldn’t they have done it last semester?”