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

 Join us for a great day at the ballpark!
Chicago Cubs vs. Los Angeles Dodgers
Sunday, September 21st, 1:20 p.m. @ Wrigley Field

Join the Chicago Terps and the Cubs as we recognize students, alumni and fans of the newest rivalry in the Big Ten: Maryland and Rutgers.

The Big Ten Rivalry Week ticket package includes a Budweiser Bleachers ticket and a special-edition Cubs shirt in Maryland colors. The university with the most supporters will have the opportunity to have a school representative throw out a ceremonial first pitch — so sign up now!

Before the game, join us at The Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St. at 11:00 for a pre-game feast courtesy of the University of Maryland Alumni Association for anyone who purchases tickets to the game through the Alumni Association. We will provide a limited number of discounted early-bird tickets, so buy them ASAP!

Chicago Terps Calendar
🐒 🐒 🐒 August Events 🐒 🐒 🐒  
Friday, August 15th
White Sox Big Ten Outing

First pitch 7:10 p.m.
U.S. Cellular Field

The White Sox are offering specially priced tickets to all Big Ten alumni, students, faculty & staff, and their families & friends. Wear your Maryland colors and show off your Big Ten pride!

Order tickets here, using the code 'BIG' for discount rates.

Saturday, August 30th
Terps vs. JMU Gamewatch
Kickoff 2:30 p.m.
George Street Pub
2858 N. Halsted St., Chicago

Join your fellow Terps for the first football game of the season at our new  Chicago headquarters — George Street Pub!

Share & RSVP on Facebook!

Saturday, August 23rd
ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge
Crawl starts at 11 a.m.
Various River North bars

Join Big Ten alumni and fans for a crawl through the best River North bars to kick off college football season. Each Big Ten school will compete in challenges against their rivals at every bar, collect items for contests, win awesome prizes, take home some awesome swag, and enjoy sweet drink deals!

The goal of the ChicagoTEN Alumni Challenge is to raise $60,000+ for Chicago Public Schools, by donating 100 percent of the $15 ($20 day-of) ticket sales to charity. Charitable crawlers raised over $50,000 for local kids last year.

Purchase tickets here. Make sure to enter the code "TERPS"!

 πŸ’ 🐒 🐒 September Events 🐒 🐒 🐒
Thursday, September 4th
Big Ten Summer Networking Event
6-9 p.m.
Joe's Bar on Weed Street
940 W. Weed St., Chicago

The Chicago-area Big Ten alumni chapters are getting together for an end-of-summer bash. Meet with your fellow alumni as we say goodbye to the summer and hello to a new football season. Wear your college colors and get to know alumni from other Big Ten schools.
Entrance is $10 a person, which will get you a bracelet and access to half-price appetizers during the first hour and $4 craft pints (Blue Moon, Upland & Shiner) and $4 Big Ten Bombs. Please RSVP at

All proceeds from the event will go toward food and as a donation to Chicago Youth Sports Alliance.

Sunday, September 21st
Chicago Terps Cubs Outing
Pre-game event at 11 a.m.
The Cubby Bear, 1059 W. Addison St.
First pitch 1:20 p.m.

Package includes pre-game feast, t-shirt and tickets to the game.  Purchase your tickets at

September at George Street Pub:
Terps Football Gamewatches

Opponent Kickoff (CDT)
2:30 p.m.
9/13 vs. WVU
11 a.m.
9/20 @ Syracuse
9/27 @ Indiana

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 

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