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Friday Five: Gear Up for the Penn State Tailgate

Friday Five: Gear Up for the Penn State Tailgate

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
University of Maryland Marching Band at football tailgate.

- Penn State Tailgate - Nov. 6 | 1:30-3:30 p.m. EDT

Gear up with your Alumni Association, fellow alums and fans as Maryland football takes on Penn State. Join us two hours prior to kickoff for music, drinks and free Ben's Chili Bowl (while supplies last) at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. Make sure to visit the Maryland Football Game Day site for more specific information regarding parking, gate open times, etc. REGISTER

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


2. Quotables

Volunteer Leadership Conference Awards

- And the Winner Is...

"The Volunteer Leadership Conference, hosted annually by the University of Maryland Alumni Association, is an opportunity to gather with our alumni network leaders across the country to educate, engage and entertain while also expressing gratitude for their hard work and dedication to the university and the Alumni Association." Alumni Blog. READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

Eugenie Clark
- UMD’s ‘Shark Lady’ to Be Honored With U.S. Postage Stamp

A late University of Maryland biologist who brought millions of people face to face with sharks through her popular classes, bestselling books, National Geographic articles and public television specials continues to do so on her own postage stamp—the first UMD faculty member so honored. Chris Carroll, Maryland Today. READ MORE


4. Let's Get Social

Dog at Homecoming tailgate.
- Instagram Aesthetic

The best part about football tailgates? The UMD puppers! Check out this doggo who graced our Homecoming Tailgate and Beer Garden with their presence. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

Aerial shot of McKeldin Mall
- 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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