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Friday Five: Beer. Tailgating. Football.

Friday Five: Beer. Tailgating. Football.

Welcome to the Friday Five, a roundup of the best your Alumni Association and other UMD communities have to offer. From the latest events to fun facts, here are essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.

1. What's Happening
Homecoming 2021

- Homecoming Beer Garden and Tailgate | 9:30 a.m. - Noon 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 as well as music, games and the festive atmosphere before heading into the Capital One Field to watch the Terps take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Alumni Association members - be sure to preregister to receive your free food and drink voucher. Bringing your kids? Stop by our Testudo Tikes Zone in the Riggs Alumni Center for some family-friendly fun. REGISTER
See all Homecoming 2021 events here:


2. Quotables

Z. Jalloh ’01

- On a Mission for a New Career, with Z. Jalloh ’01

"As a marketing and communications specialist for a hospital in Prince George’s County, Maryland, Z. Jalloh ’01 spent most of spring 2020 just trying to catch her breath.

It was the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, and hospitals across the country were pushed beyond their limits." Allison Eatough '97, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Jimmy O. Yang headlines the annual Homecoming Comedy Show.
- SEE Annual Comedy Show

Stand up comedian and star of Silicon Valley, Space Force, and Crazy Rich Asians, Jimmy O Yang will be headlining the annual Homecoming Comedy Show and will have you laughing in your seat. Student tickets are $5 and General Public Tickets are $25. GET TICKETS


4. Let's Get Social

President Pines at the New York Stock Exchange
- Instagram Aesthetic

President Pines traveled to the New York Stock Exchange to ring the opening bell for IonQ, a UMD-founded quantum-based company set to change the future. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

University of Maryland campus.
- Survey: University of Maryland Strategic Plan

Strategic planning at the University of Maryland presents an important moment in our history for us to examine our current state and build a blueprint for the future of the university. Please share your thoughts on how we can make UMD a more respectful, inclusive and supportive place to live, work and learn by completing this short five question survey.


That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday, and update your information in the alumni directory to always receive the latest from your Alumni Association. Have a lovely weekend!



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