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SEPTEMBER 2019 Alumni Newsletter
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Join the University of Maryland Alumni Association before kickoff at every home football game this season.
Enjoy food, drinks, popcorn and pre-game coverage at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center for our series of Alumni Zone tailgates and open houses, sponsored by Buffalo Wild Wings.
Alumni Zone open houses are hosted in the Maryland Club at the Riggs Alumni Center two hours prior to kickoff. They're free to attend (cash bar available), and no registration is required. Next up:
Maryland vs. Syracuse
Saturday, Sept. 7 | 10 a.m.–noon
Alumni Zone tailgates take place in Moxley Gardens at the Riggs Alumni Center before select conference games. Click below for more information and to register for these free tailgates (food and beverages available for purchase). You won't want to miss these new themed events:
Friday Night Lights – Maryland vs. Penn State
Friday, Sept. 27 | 5–8 p.m.
Tacos and Touchdowns – Maryland vs. Indiana
Saturday, Oct. 19 | TBD
Donuts and Downs – Maryland vs. Nebraska
Saturday, Nov. 23 | TBD
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Save the date, and stay tuned for more information on our 30th Anniversary Homecoming Tailgate Party on Saturday, Nov. 2 before we take on the University of Michigan!
Click here for a full listing of upcoming events.
Free Events
You asked us ... and we listened!
We are thrilled to announce our newest reward to members who proudly support our Alumni Association: FREE admission to select Alumni Association events.*
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*University of Maryland Alumni Association members receive free entry to select events hosted by the Alumni Association. Events that are not free to members include a discounted member price and/or an exclusive member feature at the event. This event benefit is available to members at all levels, and does not extend to family members or friends.
River Life Along the Dutch Waterways
April 28–May 6, 2020
Cruise for seven nights in Holland and Flanders aboard an exclusively chartered ship right when the vibrant Dutch tulip fields are in bloom. Visit Amsterdam, Bruges, Hoorn, Maastricht, Antwerp and Keukenhof Gardens with fellow Terps. Save $2,000 per couple when you book by Oct. 11!
Travel with Terps
Maryland Today - UMD Named a 2019 Best Value
Maryland Today - UMD to Open Space for Collaboration in Crystal City in 2020
UMD Right Now - University of Maryland Appoints Dr. Yvette L. Rooks as Director of Sports Medicine and Lead Team Physician - UMD’s New Quantum Technology Center Has an Eye Toward Future Tech, Jobs
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How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz: Traditions Edition
From 1916 to 2001, first-year students turned to the M Book to figure out how to register for classes, learn the code of conduct and generally get a handle on the University of Maryland. For the second year, the M Book is back for first-year students, imparting wisdom about UMD past and present. To celebrate the M Book’s return, we’re testing your knowledge of a now-gone UMD tradition.
What were the terms for the beanies that first-year students were required to wear from the 1910s through the 1960s?
  1. “Rat caps” (for men) and “rabbit caps” (for women)
  2. “Mouse caps” (for men) and “squirrel caps” (for women)
  3. “Groundhog caps” (for men) and “chipmunk caps” (for women)
  4. “Grasshopper caps” (for men) and “butterfly caps” (for women)
  5. “Gopher caps” (for men) and “otter caps” (for women)
Three Terps who respond correctly will win a copy of the M Book.
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Ken Ulman via Twitter
Mom and I are so excited for you to experience all that @UofMaryland has to offer, Maddie! You're going to love being a Terp just like we did! This is the blink of an eye...
Arun Kumar via Instagram
Hello Testudo #stayfearlessumd #umd #universityofmaryland #goterps
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