Chicago Alumni Network


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 other — we’re on the front lines of one of the biggest changes in the university’s history. 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 Executive Committee

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

Nichol De Vita James

Marc Karlinsky
VP / Communications

Erik Schultz

Ellen Blattner Zelent

Caroline Soble
Events & Social

Marie LaMonica

Reggie Bynum
Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund/Big Ten Co-Liaison


Jon Fish ('06)
Terrapin Club Scholarship Fund/Big Ten Co-Liaison

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Looking for the latest Chicago Terps gear?

Throughout the year, we'll offer Chicago Terps shirts as a fundraiser. If you'd like to get an email notification for the next time we initiate an order, click here and we'll keep you posted.

Game Watches & Upcoming Events 


On Jan. 2, we take over Evanston.

Our Terps are contenders — and they're coming to town to play the Northwestern Wildcats in north-suburban Evanston.

We've reserved a limited number of mezzanine seats in Section 213 at Welsh-Ryan Arena for our Maryland friends. At $57 per ticket, you'll pay the same price as the box office… except there will be more Terps sitting next to you to high-five after every play.


Please note, tickets in our block are limited on a first-come-first-served basis. We will try our best to extend the seating block if there's high demand, but keep in mind it's a cozy, old arena. Visit our group discussion page or e-mail us for any updates on the availability of tickets in coming days if the initial block sells out.

To accommodate our Alumni Network volunteers who are organizing this event, orders will close at midnight Central on Friday, Dec. 11. Please let us know if you have any questions! Hope to see you in Evanston next month!


An official University of Maryland bar in Chicago: Dark Horse Tap & Grille!

We're excited to announce our new partnership with Dark Horse for the start of the 2015-16 Terrapins men's basketball season! Check our Facebook page for an up-to-date list of gameday promotions and drink specials.

Make sure to check our Facebook group for the most up-to-date event plans!

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