Friday, June 22, 2018 - 8:00am to 4:30pm
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University of Maryland Alumni Association
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center
7801 Alumni Drive
College Park,

The University of Maryland Alumni Association invites you and your little Terp(s) back to campus for Maryland’s first Grandparents University®. Share your Terp pride with your grandchildren during a day full of interactive classes, campus traditions and new memories of your alma mater.

Please see below for full session descriptions! 


$100 per Grandparent
$75 per Alumni Association Member Grandparent
$25 per Grandchild (ages 7-12)

RSVP by: 
June 12

For Questions:
Karen Wagner
Phone: 301-405-0224

Informed Consent Form
Please note that after registering, you are required to fill out this Informed Consent Form, scan and email to no later than Friday, June 15.

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Grandparents University is a registered trademark originating at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and is used with permission.

Grandparents University Sessions

8 - 9 a.m. Registration and Breakfast


Morning Sessions (Each session will last 45 minutes)

Introduction to Engineering
Grandparents and grandchildren will participate in a hands-on engineering design project under the guidance of faculty and college students.

Exploring the Amazing World of Physics
Join us for exciting interactive demonstrations. Have fun finding the physicist in you while exploring the physics of the universe!

Noon - 1 p.m. Lunch


1:30 - 2:15 p.m. Afternoon Session

Course #1
Psychology of Happiness

Most people want to be happy--but how do you define happiness? What are the secrets to living a happy life? Are we happy even if we feel sad, scared and worried sometimes? This course will introduce students to what psychologists know about how to be happy.

Name of Instructor: Dr. Nazish Salahuddin, Lecturer and Director of Undergraduate Studies in Psychology
Instructor's Bio:


Course #2
Baby Boomers to Generation Z: Communication across the Generations
What did that emoji mean? Should I text or call? Technology has the power to connect people across every generation. Cross-generational communication is the ability to successfully communicate with members of a generation different from one’s own. While each generation is used to communicating in different ways, we all can learn skills to better communicate with everyone in our lives. This session will focus on texting rules, emoji use, and how idiomatic language has changed across generations. We will focus on Baby Boomers (1943-1960) through Generation Z (1995-2009).

Name of Instructors:
Eusebia Mont, Clinical Assistant Professor
Kristin Slawson, Clinical Assistant Professor
Instructor Bios:

*You will have the opportunity to select your afternoon session during registration.

Additional Activities

Additional activities include:
2:15 - 3:10 p.m. Campus Bus Tour
3:30 - 4:30 p.m. Ice Cream Social