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Testudo running out of the tunnel for the football game.

Homecoming 2022: October 16 - 22

Celebrate with us all week long. Whether you can make it to campus, get together with fellow Terps in your city, or join the fun virtually, we have options to help you celebrate your Maryland pride.

Information about the Homecoming 2022 event

Maryland Terrapins vs. Northwestern Wildcats

Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Saturday, Oct. 22 at 3:30 P.M.

Two huge banners depicting both halfs of the Maryland flag are unfurled over and held up by the crowd of spectators at the University of Maryland home-game at Maryland Stadium

Homecoming Tailgate & Beer Garden

Saturday, October 22 | 12 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Register for Homecoming Tailgate

About the Event

Join us for our annual Homecoming Beer Garden and Tailgate in Moxley Gardens at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Stroll in the garden and explore Terp owned breweries. Enjoy food, music, games and the festive atmosphere before heading into the stadium to watch your Terps take on the Northwestern Wildcats. Bringing your kids? Stop by our Testudo Tikes Zone in the Riggs Alumni Center. Our Homecoming tailgate is just the fun you need before cheering on your Terps at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Plus, members receive a free food and drink voucher! 

Homecoming Week Schedule

October 16 - 22, 2022

2022 Diamondback Dash virtual 5k

Diamondback Dash

October 16-22 | Hybrid

In-Person Run Oct. 22

Lace up your sneakers! The Alumni Association invites Terps and their families to walk, jog or run on their own streets—or in College Park!—to raise money for its scholarship fund.

Sign up for the Diamondback Dash here
Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Colin Jost

Homecoming Comedy Show

Sunday, October 16 | 5 PM & 9 PM

Ritchie Coliseum

Homecoming Comedy Show is back and better than ever! Saturday Night Live actor and comedian Colin Jost will be headlining Student Entertainment Event's (SEE's) annual Homecoming Comedy Show TWICE on Sunday, October 16th at 5PM and 9PM in Ritchie Coliseum. Tickets are required for entry; UMD community tickets are $10, and general public tickets are $25. Thank you to Capstone On-Campus Management & The Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) for co-sponsoring this event!

Ticket link for UMD campus events
Image of head and brain

Mental Health and Overcoming Trauma

Wednesday, October 19 | 7 - 8:30 PM


Join the University of Maryland Black Alumni Network (UMBA)  as we discuss mental health and overcoming trauma.

Registration Link Mental Health and Overcoming Trauma 10/19
IDEA Factory

EnTERPreneur Business Expo

Thursday, October 20 | 5:30 - 8 p.m.

E.A. Fernandez IDEA Factory

Join us for the inaugural EnTERPreneur Business Expo and celebrate student entrepreneurship and innovation at the University of Maryland. Our student EnTERPreneurs are building exciting new ventures. Get to know these founders and see for yourself what they are working on. Hear their pitches, learn more about their innovative solutions, demo their product or engage with their services and vote for your favorite venture to win the audience choice award.

EnTERPreneur Business Expo Registration Link
Jim Henson statue and Memorial Garden outside of the Stamp Student Union.

Wills Week Conference

Friday, October 21 | 9:30 a.m. - 3 p.m.


The Wills Week Conference offers free and useful estate planning information designed to help you get the process started. Held in conjunction with National Estate Planning Awareness Week and hosted by the Office of Gift Planning at UMD, Office of Planned Giving at UMB and the University of Maryland Alumni Association, the conference consists of four informational sessions presented by experts in their field: Estate Planning the Simple Way, Wills and Probate, Life Insurance and Planning for Medicare/Medicaid/Long-Term Care.

Register for the Wills Week Conference
Students on McKeldin Mall

Terp Carnival

Friday, October 21 | 4-8 p.m.

Start Homecoming weekend off right with live music, a beer garden, tailgating games, prizes and a fireworks finale. Bring your own picnic food or grab some from the concession tents. Students can pick the limited edition UMD Homecoming Scarf to wear at the big game - first come, first serve.

Members of the UMBA network board

UMBA Homecoming Happy Hour and Game Night

Friday, October 21 | 5 p.m. - 12 a.m.

The Hotel at the University of Maryland College Park, Bar and Lounge

SAVE THE DATE for the annual University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA) Network's Homecoming Happy Hour. This year we are adding a Spades and UNO tournament with a winning pot! This event is co-sponsored by UMBA and the UMD Black Graduate Student Union.

Registration Link for Homecoming Happy Hour and Game Night!
Alumni Cheering with Testudo

Engineering Alumni 2022 Homecoming Tailgate

Saturday, October 22 | 1:30 - 3:30 p.m.

Ludwig Field

Engineering Terps are invited to celebrate the time-honored homecoming tradition with fellow alumni before Maryland kicks off at 3:30 p.m. against Northwestern. Pre-registered guests will receive complimentary access to light tailgate fare, two (2) drink tickets, and seating under an open-air tent. A cash bar will also be provided. This family-friendly event will take place rain or shine, so please dress accordingly. Registration is requested by Friday, October 14.

Engineering Alumni 2022 Homecoming Tailgate Registration
Alums pose at the last San Diego Terps gathering

San Diego Terps Homecoming Game Watch

Saturday, Oct 22 | 12:30 p.m. PDT

2970 Truxtun Rd #9, San Diego, CA 92106

Join fellow West Coast alums at Dirty Birds Liberty Station to watch the Terps take on the Wildcats. 

Registration Link for San Diego Homecoming Game Watch
Alums pose at Abby Tavern, the New York Terps game watch bar

NY Terps: Pumpkin Carving Contest

Saturday, October 22 | 3:30 p.m.

Abby Tavern

Join fellow New York-area alums for the 2nd annual pumpkin carving contest and watch the Homecoming game versus Northwestern at Abby Tavern. The individual with most creative pumpkin will take home a prize! RSVP by October 15th.

Registration Link for NY Terps Pumpkin Carving
Alum taking a selfie at Black Alumni Weekend

UMBA Homecoming Tailgate at Nyumburu

Saturday, October 22 | Time TBA

Nyumburu Cultural Center

Join the University of Maryland Black Alumni (UMBA) Network for our annual Homecoming Tailgate. This event is co-sponsored by UMBA and the Nyumburu Cultural Center.

Registration Link for Homecoming Tailgate at Nyumburu

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors