University of Maryland Chicago Alumni


Welcome to the Windy City!

The Chicago Network of the University of Maryland Alumni Association is one of the newest and fastest-growing networks in the country, tapping into a pool of hundreds of Maryland graduates in the Chicago area.

Whether you’re a recent transplant or a Chicago native, a university alum or just a passionate Terp fan, we hope to be a resource for you in Chicago to connect with others and celebrate our ties to the university.

As the first Maryland Alumni network to be chartered in the Midwest — in the city that's home to more Big Ten alumni than any place else in the country — we’re on the front lines of one of the biggest changes in the university’s history, as Maryland is set to join the Big Ten on July 1. The members of our network are excited to engage with others in the Chicago community and all of the Midwest and to represent our alma mater proudly.

Check this page regularly to learn more about upcoming events, networking opportunities and more. Also make sure to like us on Facebook, join us on LinkedIn and follow us on Twitter.

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Chicago Network Steering Committee

Please reach out to any of our club leaders for more information about us:

 Leader Email Address

Nichol De Vita James

Marc Karlinsky
Vice President

Erik Schultz

Ellen Blattner Zelent

Caroline Soble
Events & Social Chair

Marie LaMonica

Jeff Jackel

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Game Watches & Upcoming Events

A new official University of Maryland bar in Chicago: George Street Pub!

The Chicago Terps are excited to announce a new partnership with George Street Pub, located at 2858 N. Halsted St. in Chicago's Lakeview Neighborhood. Just a short walk from several CTA Red and Brown Line stations, George Street Pub will be the place to meet up with the Big Ten's newest alumni base.
Make sure to check our Facebook group for the most up-to-date event plans!

2014 Football Schedule

Time (Central)
Aug. 30 JMU 2:30 p.m.
Big Ten Network
Sep. 6 at USF 2:30 p.m.
CBS Sports Network
Sep. 13 West Virginia 11:00 a.m.
Big Ten Network
Sep. 20 at Syracuse TBA 
Sep. 27 at Indiana TBA 
 Oct. 04 Ohio State TBA 
Oct. 18 Iowa 11:00 a.m.
Oct. 25 at Wisconsin 11:00 a.m.
Nov. 1 at Penn State TBA 
Nov. 15 Michigan State 7:00 p.m.
Big Ten Network
Nov. 22 at Michigan TBA 
Nov. 29 Rutgers TBA 

July 26, 2014 — Big Ten Network Big10K

It's the third year the Big Ten has hosted this event on the Chicago lakefront, but it's the first time Maryland can join the party!

The Big Ten is where the history is rich, the loyalty fierce, where traditions are celebrated, and the passion of fans is unmatched. Represent your school proudly and be a part of the 3rd annual BTN Big 10K event in Chicago on Saturday, July 26, 2014. Compete for your school in the 10K race or 5K run/walk, then kick-off the college football season in style with thousands of Big Ten fans at the ultimate post-race FanFest & tailgate party!

Saturday, July 26, 2014
Soldier Field
1410 Museum Campus Dr., Chicago, IL 60605

Registration for the 10K race is now open at Details on a Chicago Terps pre- or post-race event will be posted in the future. Make sure to enter "BTNMARYLAND" upon registration so our chapter gets some of the proceeds!

Past Events

Thanks to everyone for joining us on Feb. 4 for a fantastic event! A particular thank you to Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany and other conference staff for joining us and making our alumni feel so welcome in Chicago's Big Ten community. We're very hopeful for things to come!

Chicago Terps with Big Ten Commissioner Jim Delany (center)

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