Wednesday, August 11, 2021 - 7:00pm to 8:00pm
We are all pretty excited to be welcoming a new year but unfortunately some of 2020 will be spilling into 2021. UMD's Regional Alumni Networks have come together to host a series of sessions to help us reach those New Year's resolutions and grow our support network as we continue to navigate the pandemic. Each month will feature a different topic for a virtual session where experts discuss their tips and tricks while taking questions from all of you. Participants will also have the opportunity to share and connect with Alumni from all over the U.S. in the comfort of their own homes. We hope you will join us in the fight to make 2021 the best year yet! 

Calendar of Topics

Transitioning Into a COVID-Changed World
August 11, 2021, 7:00pm ET

Mark your calendar for the next SOS event where we will focus on transitioning back to work in a COVID-changed world. We will hear from UMD alumni from diverse working environments as they share their experiences working through the pandemic as well as returning to the physical workspace. Whether you've been working in person, remotely, or in a hybrid setting, bring your questions and personal experiences transitioning into a new or pre-pandemic work environment. Hosted by Terps in DC

Coming Soon
Saving and Planning for the Unexpected - Hosted by the Chicago Alumni Network

Past SOS Events

Keeping the Spark Alive: Dating and Marriage During a Pandemic - Hosted by the Baltimore Alumni Network - February 10, 2021 @ 7pm ET
Dating and marriage can be hard, but they have gotten so much harder during the pandemic. Join us in conversation with fellow Terp Alumni who are also licensed relationship therapist. Ask your questions on navigating dating or maintaining a healthy relationship when you are stuck in the house or out wearing a mask. You will also have a chance to share what has been working for you and together we can better our relationships in the new year!

Staying Civically Engaged While Socially Distant - March 11th, 2021 @ 7pm ET
Social distance requirements can present serious challenges for civic engagement and community organizing. In celebration of Women's History Month, join us for a conversation with fellow Terp women who are expert organizers for social change. Whether it's voter registration efforts or environmental activism, we'll have a thoughtful discussion on civic engagement during a global pandemic. Don't forget to bring your questions! Hosted by the DC and Philadelphia Alumni Networks.

The Mighty Power of Plants - April 27, 2021, 7:30pm ET
We will hear from UMD alumni and landscape architect Kelley Oklesson as she leads us through a discussion on wellness and plants at all scales.  Bring your questions and tips about smaller indoor plants and terrarium gardens to outdoor planters and larger gardens.