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Latest University News Stories

From student and faculty spotlights to important policy updates, here you’ll find the most up-to-date university news. Want to learn more about where UMES ranks among other colleges around the country? Our university news updates often include significant ranking changes from sources such as U.S. News & World Report.

Latest Stories

Stay up-to-date with the latest university news and happenings at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is a close-knit community of students, faculty, staff, and alumni, and like any community we want to keep our community members informed about university news and campus events. This is your go-to page for things like the Key Newsletter (the University of Maryland Eastern Shore Newspaper), an archive of university news over the years, and campus activities to supplement your studies and socialize with other Hawks.

The Key Newsletter

Dive deeper into the university news and events that matter with the Key Newsletter—the official University of Maryland Eastern Shore Newspaper. Read about the success stories of your fellow Hawks in the Key student profile series. Or learn about how UMES celebrates holidays and national weeks and months of recognition such as National Library Week or Black History Month. The Key newsletter is also a great way for alumni and family of students to stay up to date about campus events and celebrations.

Latest Campus Events

We offer summer camps that let students continue learning and growing intellectually even when regular classes are out. We throw parties in the quad and around the Princess Anne community where you can enjoy crab bakes, food trucks, dancing, and much more. And we have professional- and career-growth oriented events to help you prepare for a fulfilling position within your field.

125th Anniversary Site

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore dates back to 1886, and throughout its long and rich history our campus has welcomed prestigious speakers and witnessed some of the most significant cultural moments of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Read about these in our university news stories from the past 125 years and learn more about the university you call home.

University News Archive

Whether you’re researching the history of UMES or just want to learn more about university news stories published over the last several decades, our university news archive is a great source to relive UMES’s history.

Annual Report

Join us in looking back at each year and memorializing the most important moments and university news, including athletics stories, university fiscal reports, and highlights from the many disciplines we have on campus.

Other University of Maryland Eastern Shore Newspapers

In addition to the Key, there are several other University of Maryland Eastern Shore newspapers and newsletters concerning specific departments and industries. These include:

The Pulse, from the School of Pharmacy and Health Professions 

The Hawk Flyer

 The Global Food Security and Defense Quarterly

The SANS Digest – Archive

UMES Extension Connections! – Archive

The Key Newsletter – Archive

News Archive


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