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Friday Five: Get Ready for Homecoming 2021

Friday Five: Get Ready for Homecoming 2021

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 2021 | Oct. 25-30

It’s a brand new football season and we have plenty to celebrate! Your Alumni Association has a week full of Homecoming programming to welcome alums back to campus. Join us for a Homecoming Tailgate and Beer Garden, a Terps Against Hunger service event and more to reconnect with your fellow alums and cheer on the Terps. LEARN MORE

2. Quotables

Eric Glazer '11

- When Terrapins Connect

"When lifetime member Eric Glazer ’11 joined Terrapins Connect back in March of 2020, he planned on offering his expertise and mentorship to current students. What he didn’t plan for were the endless opportunities to engage and network with his fellow alums, helping him build allies and friends in his industry." Ethan Jenkins '23, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

Pumpkin Tournament 2021
- Second-Annual Terp Pumpkin Tournament | Submissions Close Oct. 21

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 alums. Pumpkins will be judged on creativity, originality and craftsmanship. To enter, email a photo of your pumpkin creation to Make sure to indicate which regional or affinity group you are linked with to represent that network in the competition (haven't joined your network yet? Find your network here.). Network finalists will go head-to-head on Instagram for one ultimate 2021 Terp Pumpkin Champion Oct. 25-28. The winner will be announced Oct. 29 and receive a gift card to the university bookstore. Submissions close Oct. 21. 


4. Let's Get Social

Staff photo
- Instagram Aesthetic

After over a year working remote, the Alumni Association is finally back together in person. Terps - thanks for sticking with us through all the changes that occurred during 2020 and 2021 so far. We can't wait to bring you more awesome programs and events! SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

- Terps Supporting Terps

Are you a Terp business owner? Submit your business’ information to access a list of the Alumni Association's business resources and for a chance to be featured on the Alumni Association’s social media during #TerpBusiness Thursdays. JOIN #TERPBUSINESS


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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