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Inclement Weather

Winter weather is upon us!  ESJ follows the delayed-start or closure decisions of the University.  Follow UMD Alerts for the most up-to-date information on campus weather decisions.  More guidance on inclement weather is available from the University website.

If you are attending a meeting or event in ESJ and need updated weather information, please contact your event organizer directly.

Architects Rendering of Edward St. John Building


The Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center (ESJ) features thirteen general purpose classrooms and nine state-of-the art chemistry teaching labs, complimented by a wide variety of informal collaborative learning and study spaces throughout the building. All thirteen TERP Classrooms are designed to support active-learning/team-based pedagogies.

ESJ also serves as home to the Academy for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, the Teaching and Learning Transformation Center, and the Academic Technology and Innovation team from the Division of IT.

Building Hours
Monday - Friday 7 AM - 10 PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed

About Terp Classrooms

The University of Maryland is committed to creating classroom environments that support team-based and collaborative modes of teaching and learning. The goal in creating these new and renovated spaces around our campus is to promote student-centered teaching practices by creating technology-enhanced environments that enable every person in the classroom to Teach, Engage, Respond, and Participate.

Room Capabilities

Edward St. John Learning and Teaching Center (ESJ) supports academic classes, symposiums, lectures, and meetings. The wide range of spaces can accommodate small gatherings, as well as large lectures and presentations. The TERP Classrooms offer multiple projectors, microphones, and cameras with recording capabilities.

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