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's withdrawal extension is not an adequate substitute for a pass/fail system.
UMD instead extended the deadline for students to withdraw from a class by three weeks.
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.
University President Darryll Pines has said the university will not return to the pass/fail system this semester.
Continue civic engagement by letting students decide to return to the more flexible grading method.