University of Maryland Alumni Association | Stay Fearless
The Shell
August 2021 Alumni Newsletter
UMD Alumni Crab Feasts & BBQs
Featured Event
UMD Alumni Crab Feasts & BBQs
Throughout August and September
Let's feast! Mix, mingle and network with fellow University of Maryland alums, friends and family at our upcoming crab feasts and barbecues taking place across the country. We’ll be grilling up some delicious eats, and Alumni Association members will receive can koozies to keep their drink of choice cool.
Find Your Feast
Exterior view of the rotunda area of the Riggs Alumni Center with fall foliage in the foreground
Terp Profile
Association Welcomes New Board of Governor Members
New Members will Drive Strategic Direction - See the Full Roster, Including School and College Reps at
Read More
Clockwise from top left, Terps Diandra Tchatchouang, Thea LaFond, Abby Gustaitis, Grace Balsdon, Chioma Onyekwere and Nike Lorenz will compete in the Tokyo Olympics
Terp Profile
Terps Take Tokyo
As Olympics Continue, Meet 6 Alum Athletes Going for Gold
Read More
How to Plan a (Post-COVID) Wedding
Featured Video
How to Plan a (Post-COVID) Wedding
Last month, alums tuned into a virtual panel discussion to gain insight into current trends within the wedding industry.
One lucky attendee won our spectacular wedding package, including a free reception venue and hotel stay. Congratulations to Rosy Chacon '19!
View Recording
Thank you to our sponsor, The Hotel at the University of Maryland.
Free Career Guides
Free Career Guides
Your Alumni Association is here to guide you at every stage of your career. Whether you're a first-time job-seeker, or looking to brush up on your interviewing skills for a career change, access these Terp-exclusive guides to stay up to date with best practices and industry trends in your professional world.
Download Now
Job Openings, From The Terrapins Connect Job Board
The Social Institute, an online learning platform that empowers students to navigate their social world, is searching for a Senior Backend Engineer.
ProShare Advisors, an internationally recognized investment management firm, is in search of a DevOps Specialist.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration is looking for a Office of Generic Drugs, Office of Safety and Clinical Evaluation Director.
See All Jobs
New M Circle during Summertime
Marching On, After a Year Like No Other
Alumni Blog
Instead of being discouraged by COVID-19 restrictions, the Alumni Association found new ways to help alums and students engage with each other, find meaningful career and social support, and embrace their university.
Read More
UMD Champions
UMD Champions
This free Maryland bragging program is the perfect opportunity to share your UMD pride with the world. We send you curated and tailored pride points about Maryland, and you simply click to share with your social networks.
Sign Up
Summer Reading
Summer Reading
Looking for a book to bring on your August vacation? Join the Alumni Association's Virtual Book Club and check out our two new reads starting this month, "Think Like a Rocket Scientist" and "The Leavers."
Learn More
Student Rubbing Testudo's Nose | Preserve Maryland Tradition
An ice cream cone from the Maryland Dairy, a dip into the ODK Fountain and a rub of Testudo's nose for good luck: These are just some of the traditions that make Maryland special.
Your University of Maryland Alumni Association is uniquely positioned to help preserve Maryland traditions and boost your Terp pride through membership.
Become a member in the Alumni Association and unlock members-only benefits and exclusive opportunities to show your love for the black and gold.
Join Today
University of Maryland Alumni Association branded travel microfiber towel and insulated can cooler
Cool off this summer and show off your love for Maryland with your choice of a 24" x 60" travel microfiber towel or insulated can koozie as a thank you for your membership.
Become a member by Sept. 30, 2021 to receive your gift. Choice of gift while supplies last. One gift per membership.
Beauty shot of Cuban statue in a park square
Cuba and Its People
March 2-9, 2022
Join an inspiring seven-night Cuban adventure. Learn about the lives and experiences of local Cubans during meaningful encounters. Explore Fusterlandia, Matanzas, Caimito and more.
Travel With Terps
Get a Quote from GEICO
Maryland Today – 'A Celebration of My Blackness'
Maryland Today – UMD Names New Vice President for Finance and Chief Financial Officer
Maryland Today – Terps, as Seen on TV!
Stay plugged into the Maryland experience with a free subscription to Maryland Today, the university's daily e-digest of stories, announcements and other information about student life, the latest research and events that everyone's talking about.
Subscribe Now
Stay active. Stay informed. Stay Connected.
How do you stay fearless? Share your pictures with us on social media!
Pop Quiz
Pyon-Chen Hall Rendering
This month, Pyon-Chen Hall will become the newest residence hall on campus to open its doors to students. Which building was the latest addition before Pyon-Chen Hall?
  1. Prince Frederick Hall
  2. Oakland Hall
  3. Somerset Hall
  4. Cumberland Hall
  5. La Plata Hall
Submit Your Answer
Three Terps who respond correctly will be randomly selected to win a Testudo pillow.
Profile picture of Kodak the dog
Kodak via Instagram
Picture of Kodak in a Maryland football jersey
hello? Yes, is it football season yet? I miss sports, let's go terps!!!
#dachshund #sausagedog #dogsofinstagram #umd
Profile picture of Ashley Henyan
Ashley Henyan via Instagram
McKeldin Mall print
How cool is this!?!? Thanks @maryland_alumni... and it arrived on my birthday!




#StayFearlessUMD | University of Maryland Alumni Association
University of Maryland Alumni Association
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center / 7801 Alumni Drive / College Park, MD 20742-1521
301.405.4678 / 800.336.8627 /
Follow the University of Maryland Alumni Association on Twitter
Like the University of Maryland Alumni Association on Facebook
Subscribe to the University of Maryland Alumni Association on Youtube
Connect with University of Maryland Alumni Association LinkedIn
Update Your Information