Click below to explore our programs available for students.

Student Programs:

Carapace Student Ambassador Program

Named for the upper shell of a turtle, Carapace is the alumni association’s student ambassador organization. Carapace works closely with the alumni association to plan programs that connect students and alumni through meaningful experiences. Looking for a fun leadership opportunity to enhance your student experience at Maryland? Learn more.

Carapace Grant Program

Think the Maryland Alumni Association would make a great partner for your student organization’s next program or event? Apply for a Carapace Grant to receive supplementary funding for your upcoming initiative. Check out the guidelines for grant proposals here. Email us at if you have additional questions about the application process.

Class Ring Ordering

Purchase the official ring of the University of Maryland and show your Terp spirit forever (students must have 60+ credits to place order). Learn more.

Etiquette Dinner

Learn proper dining etiquette that will impress your family, friends and prospective employers! The alumni association hosts this popular student program every November.
O.N.E. UMD Student Leaders Conference

Network with past student leaders and hear how they translated their student leadership experience into a marketable professional skill set. The next O.N.E. UMD Conference will take place in Fall 2014.

Exclusively for Seniors:

Senior Council

Join us at events specifically for seniors such as professional development workshops, alumni networking receptions, football tailgates and game watches.

Essential Europe Tour

Essential Europe TourCelebrate your college success with an unforgettable voyage through eight European countries in 19 days. Travel with fellow grads, see the world and make friends for life! Learn more.

Complimentary Membership

Seniors, it is our pleasure to extend to you a complimentary one-year membership in the Maryland Alumni Association after graduation. Take advantage of all of the alumni association’s member benefits, including:
  • Potential savings on health benefits
  • Library, parking and Campus Recreation Center privileges
  • Alumni travel programs
  • Homebuyer's assistance

...and much more! To update your contact information, or for more information, or call 301.405.4678 or 800.336.8627.

After your complimentary membership expires, years two and three after graduation are offered at a discounted rate of only $25 per year.

Stay Connected

Once you've graduated, make sure we have your updated contact information so that you can be notified about Young Alumni events including Homecoming, Maryland Day and more. Click here for more information.

Student Opportunities:


The Alumni Association seeks students who are self-directed, exude Terrapin pride and are willing to make their student position a priority. Click here for more information.

Host an Event

Host your next event, meeting or celebration at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Student groups receive special discounts! Visit for rooms, rates and rental policies. 

  • DID YOU KNOW alumni have explored all seven continents through our Travel program? Learn more ...


University of Maryland Alumni Association • Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
College Park, MD 20742-1521 • 301.405.4678 • 800.336.8627
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