It’s a brand new football season and we have plenty to celebrate! Your Alumni Association has a week full of programming to celebrate Homecoming and welcome alumni back to campus- or help you celebrate virtually, or in your city.

SIGNATURE EVENT

Homecoming Tailgate & Beer Garden
Saturday, October 30 | 9:30 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT
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 from Terp-owned Putting on the Ritz, music, games and the festive atmosphere before heading into the stadium to watch your Terps take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Bringing your kids? Stop by our Testudo Tikes Zone in the Riggs Alumni Center for games and snacks. 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!

ADDITIONAL EVENTS

Homecoming Service Event: Terps Against Hunger
Sunday, October 24 | 10:45 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. EDT
Join the fight against hunger by packaging meals for local families in need! Participate with the Alumni Association for a hands-on service activity in partnership with Terps Against Hunger, a student-run organization that fights food insecurity in the DC metro area. This event will bring together several members of the UMD community, working together to pack thousands of meals in a single day. The highly nutritious non-perishable meals will be distributed locally to children and families in need in the DC-metro area. Alumni will be able to select from three 75-minute shifts. 
Coast to Coast: BSOS Alumni Network Leaders
Wednesday, October 27 | 7:00 - 8:15 p.m. EDT
As we prepare for Homecoming this week, join the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board for a special event, featuring BSOS alumni leading our alumni regional networks across the country. Learn about their professional experiences since graduation, how they reconnected with UMD as alumni and why they continue to give back and support the University. Stay for some fun and interactive speed networking in our breakout rooms. 
SPH Alumni Network "Ask Me Anything" Panel with Public Health Engaging and Emerging Leaders (PHEEL) Award Recipients
Thursday, October 28 | 12:00 - 1:00 p.m. EDT
Please join us for an “Ask Me Anything” virtual panel discussion featuring the 2021 SPH Alumni Network’s Public Health Engaging and Emerging Leaders (PHEEL) Award recipients. Recent alumni and current undergraduate and graduate students are especially encouraged to attend!
CMNS Ice Cream Social
Friday, October 29 | 3:00 p.m. EDT
Come mingle and enjoy ice cream with faculty, staff and students in the Chemistry Building Garden. We'll also unveil a special Halloween-themed ice cream flavor at this event!
New Orleans Homecoming Happy Hour
Friday, October 29 | 4:00 - 6:00 p.m. CDT
It's a New Orleans Terp Homecoming! Please join fellow alumni and Marylanders for an evening of networking and shared memories. Wear something Maryland themed. Make some new acquaintances or come with current friends to enjoy some good food and drinks. If the weather allows we will sit outside near the restaurant's faux beach area- it is a fun and relaxing scene.
CIVICUS Alumni Network Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 30 | 8 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT
Join the CIVICUS Alumni Network for a FREE Homecoming tailgate in Lot C1. We will provide continental breakfast and raffle prizes. Please bring non-perishable foods to donate to the College Park Community Food Bank and earn raffle tickets for each item you donate. If you are interested in purchasing tickets for the game we are encouraging CIVICUS alumni to buy in or near Section 308.
Robert H. Smith School of Business Reunion Tailgate
Saturday, October 30 | 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT
The Smith Office of Alumni Relations invites you and your family to join us for a Reunion Homecoming Tailgate! Catch up with classmates, connect with fellow alumni, meet the new dean and get ready to cheer on your Terps as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers at Maryland Stadium. All Smith alumni are welcome to attend the Reunion Homecoming Tailgate at Van Munching Hall! Food and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided. A cash bar will be available. Walk-ins are welcome, one free drink ticket will be provided with advance registration.
Engineering Alumni 2021 Homecoming Tailgate
Saturday, October 30 | 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EDT
Engineering Terps are invited to meet Dr. Samuel Graham, incoming Dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering, and celebrate the time-honored homecoming tradition with fellow alumni before Maryland kicks off at noon against Indiana. 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. Registration is requested by Friday, October 22, 2021.
Naples Homecoming Game Watch
Saturday, October 30 | 11:30 a.m. EDT
It's a Terp Homecoming! Please join your fellow Terp friends at Bonehook Brewery to celebrate the return of Fall football and Maryland pride. We promise happy reunions, new acquaintances, plenty of beer, and since we're playing Indiana...a win (hopefully)! Kickoff is at 12pm EDT but we'll gather at 11:30am to grab some bites and brews.
NY Terps Homecoming Halloween
Saturday, October 30 | 12:00 - 3:00 p.m. EDT
Come celebrate the Homecoming game and get into the Halloween spirit! While we watch the Terps take on Indiana, you can carve a pumpkin, dig into the Halloween candy, or just enjoy the food and drink specials at Abbey Tavern! At halftime, get ready to show off your UMD pride with a Maryland-themed costume contest! Prizes awarded for the best Terps-themed costume, so be creative!

 

It's time for the second annual Terp Pumpkin Tournament. Submit a photo of your beautifully carved or creatively decorated pumpkin to be judged by an esteemed panel of fellow alumni. Pumpkins will be judged on creativity, originality, and craftsmanship. To enter, email a photo of your pumpkin creation to umdaa_events@umd.edu. Make sure to indicate which regional or affinity group you are linked with to represent that network in the competition. Network finalists will go head-to-head on social media for one ultimate 2021 Terp Pumpkin Champion. The ultimate 2021 Terp Pumpkin Champion will be announced during Homecoming Week and win a gift card to the Bookstore! Submissions close October 21.

 

Thank you to our Presenting Sponsors:

Cross Country Mortgage         GEICO Alumni Discount

 

Interested in what else is happening for Homecoming 2021? View the full schedule here.

 

The University of Maryland Alumni Association is committed to prioritizing the health and well-being of our alumni, members, and friends. The Alumni Association will adhere to any and all university, state and local government regulations when conducting in-person events. To attend an event, attendees must read, acknowledge and agree to the Alumni Association COVID-19 health and safety policy during the registration process.