The average undergraduate GPA increased by 0.09 in the spring from the previous two semesters.
Since the grading policy announcement, opposition has been fierce.
Organizers held a student forum and launched a survey that's garnered more than 1,600 responses.
The town hall comes days after the university announced it would not implement pass/fail grading this fall.
UMD announced Monday it is extending the deadline for students to withdraw from a course in place of implementing a pass/fail grading system.
More than 7,000 people signed a petition for a pass/fail option due to COVID-19.
Continue civic engagement by letting students decide to return to the more flexible grading method.
Students still face extreme hardship because of COVID-19 — they need pass/fail grading.
Membership "grew exponentially," with over 270 members, the group's founder said.