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
Testudo at a football game.

- Homecoming Tailgate and Beer Garden - Oct. 30 | 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 while enjoying food, music, games and the festive atmosphere before heading into the stadium to watch your Terps take on the Indiana Hoosiers. Alumni Association members - make 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 games and snacks. REGISTER

Thank you to our presenting sponsors Cross Country Mortgage and GEICO.

 

2. Quotables

UMD Alumni Crab Feast

- Terp Summer Recap: Crab Feasts of 2021

"As we ease back on COVID-19 restrictions, our network leaders were eager to reconnect with alums in their region. Summer was the perfect time to kick things off, with our annual Crab Feasts and Barbeques hosted throughout the US. Read on to hear from three of our distinguished networks who held gatherings this summer reaching over 200 Terps." Alumni BlogREAD MORE

 

3. A Little Fun

Terp Carnival
- Terp Carnival - Oct. 29 | 4:30-8:30 p.m. EDT

STAMP and the Division of Student Affairs kick off Homecoming weekend with music, a beer garden, games, prizes and more. Check out concession stations with all your favorite fair food, as well as a beer garden for Terps who are 21+. An exclusive 2021 Homecoming scarf will be given to the first 400 UMD students to come claim one. Coach Locksley and Teddy the UMPD comfort dog will all be at Terp Carnival—so you should be, too! MORE INFORMATION

 

4. Let's Get Social

Maryland football team.
- Instagram Aesthetic


It's Homecoming Week, so we've got another football #throwback for you - check out a snap from the Terps' victory over the Minnesota Golden Gophers at 2020's Homecoming football game. SEE POST

 

5. Friendly Reminders

Terps wearing new member-exclusive long T-shirt.
- Get Your Tailgate Gear
 

Need new Maryland swag for Terp tailgates? Join the Alumni Association to grab our exclusive moisture-wicking long-sleeve shirt for free. These shirts will also be sold during the Homecoming Tailgate and Beer Garden on Oct. 30. JOIN NOW

 

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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