The Shell: Homecoming Edition
OCTOBER 2019 Alumni Newsletter
for a week of fun and fabulous events celebrating Maryland pride. See how much the campus has grown. Tailgate like it’s your job. Laugh ’til your sides hurt at the Homecoming Comedy Show. Go play at the Terp Carnival. Pack the stadium and represent the red, black and gold. Plan your day at
Homecoming Community Service Event
Ritchie Coliseum
Sunday, Oct. 27 and Monday, Oct. 28
Sunday 10 a.m.–6 p.m.
Monday 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Kick off Homecoming week and "Do Good" alongside student group Terps Against Hunger and the UMD campus community. Volunteer on one or both days as we pack 250,000 meals and help feed local families.


Terp Carnival
McKeldin Mall
Friday, Nov. 1 / 4–8 p.m.
The Division of Student Affairs takes over McKeldin Mall to treat Terps of all ages to an evening of carnival games, prizes and live music. The not-so-little ones can visit the beer garden with local crafts and more. Cap off the night with a spectacular fireworks display at the heart of campus.
Alumni Association 30th Anniversary Tailgate
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
Saturday, Nov. 2 / 9 a.m.– noon
The University of Maryland Alumni Association is celebrating 30 fearless years, and you need to be a part of the celebration. Enjoy craft beer and wine, games for the whole family and a performance by the Mighty Sound of Maryland.


Maryland Terrapins vs. Michigan Wolverines
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Saturday, Nov. 2 / Noon
In honor of 150 years of college football, the Maryland Terrapins are taking it back to the ’80s during their Big Ten showdown against Michigan. Maryland Football will don throwback Terps Script uniforms during the big game. Fans are encouraged to wear red and cheer as loud as you can for your M-A-R-Y-L-A-N-D Terps.
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2019 Alumni Association Hall of Fame inductee Florent “Flo” Groberg ’06 with UMD President Wallace D. Loh.
Nominate an Inspiring Terp
A Celebration of Terps: Featuring the Maryland Awards returns on April 24, 2020, where we will celebrate and honor the achievements of seven outstanding Terps. The Maryland Awards recognize fearless alumni who have risen to the highest levels of public service, launched successful companies and made groundbreaking discoveries, and who represent Terp pride.
Nominations for all seven award categories are now open:
  • Alumni Association Hall of Fame Inductee
  • President’s Award
  • Outstanding Young Alumnus Award
  • Spirit of Maryland Award
  • Tyser Gottwals Award
  • Elaine Johnson Coates Award
  • Do Good Award
Learn more about the award categories and submit your nomination(s) by Nov. 4.
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Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
The Mighty Sound of Maryland is a beloved part of UMD’s Homecoming celebration–and of other historic celebrations. Which president’s inaugural parade was the first in which a university band performed?
  1. Theodore Roosevelt
  2. Woodrow Wilson
  3. Dwight Eisenhower
  4. John F. Kennedy
  5. Ronald Reagan
Three Terps who respond correctly will win a $15 food and beverage voucher to use at the 30th Anniversary Alumni Homecoming Tailgate.
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L. Robinson via Instagram
#stayfearlessumd #goterps #ncaa #maryland #football is back. #umd #feartheturtle
Monica via Instagram
This past weekend Angelo and I hung out with our favorite team and watched the Maryland soccer team!
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