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Information about the Terp Summer Reading Challenge event

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Terp Summer Reading Challenge

This event is open to the University of Maryland community

June 1-August 31, 2023

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Read with your fellow Terps this summer!

If you are... 

  • An avid reader or lifelong learner
  • A Terp who loves a healthy competition
  • Looking to jump back into reading this summer

...then the Terp Summer Reading Challenge is perfect for YOU! 

Register to receive a packet of materials to use throughout the summer to keep track of what you read, and at the end of the summer enter our raffle to win a grand prize.

How It Works


What You'll Receive

Once registered, you'll receive a packet to your doorstep with a Terp shell bingo board, a reading log and a UMD branded bookmark.

Note: Register by May 15 to receive your packet by June 1. Register by June 1 to receive your packet by June 15.

Link to Summer Reading Challenege

How You'll Participate

As you read throughout the summer, keep track of the books you read through the bingo board and reading log. Mark off a category correlated to your book. Once you have at least FIVE categories marked off, you can submit to the raffle.

*Alumni Association members get a free space in the shell's center

Terp authored books link
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How You'll Win

Enter the raffle for a chance to win by August 31. You gain raffle entries by:

-Submitting a bingo board with at least FIVE categories marked off

-Posting a picture of you and/or your bingo board on social media using the hashtag #TerpsRead or #TerpSummerReadingChallenge 

-Referring a Terp to join the summer reading challenge

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Anyone in the Terp community. Feel free to pass this along to your fellow Terps and make it a summer reading competition.

  1. Register to participate and you will receive a packet mailed to your preferred address including a Terp shell bingo board, reading log and a branded bookmark.
  2. Read throughout the summer and mark off your shell with the correlating genre or descriptor, and fill out your reading log.
  3. Submit your completed bingo board by August 31. You need to cross off at least five categories to submit. Extra entries can be submitted if you refer a friend or tag us on social media.

You can enter the raffle by sending your Terp shell bingo board to us (with at least five sections/categories filled) via this Google Form by August 31.

You can also gain raffle entries by:

  • Posting a picture of you reading this summer, your Terp bingo shell OR your bookmark on social media using the hashtag #TerpsRead or #TerpSummerReadingChallenge
  • Referring a friend to join in on the summer reading challenge fun

One book can count for up to two sections. For example, if you read “Diary of a Wimpy Kid” by Jeff Kinney ‘93 you can cross off “Terp-authored book” and “Book part of a series”.

Join the Alumni Virtual Book Club to read alongside your fellow Terps all year long. Learn more.

Of course! Check out these Terp-authored book lists

Are you a Terp Author? Let us know!

Top Prize (1 winner): A Kindle

Second Prize (5 winners): $25 UMD Bookstore gift card 

Third Prize (25 winners): Free copy of this year's Freshman Reading Book (To be announced soon!)

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Want to read with Terps all year long?

Join our virtual book club to read with Terps all year long

Learn more about the Alumni Virtual Book Club