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Friday Five: Stunning Fall Campus Photos

Friday Five: Stunning Fall Campus Photos

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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’s essentials in five categories for you to check out this weekend.


1. Events You Can't Miss

- All Alumni - COVID-19 TRAVEL PANEL

Pandemic fatigue? Ready to travel for the holidays? Thinking about planning an event? Join the Alumni Association as we host a panel of experts for “Pandemic Travel Do’s & Don’ts.” Learn tips from alumni and Alumni Association partners on how to travel safely through the holidays and plan those important gatherings with family and friends. Register by Nov 11 for a chance to win a fabulous prize, sponsored by our panelists. All registrants that attend will receive a special gift after the event. REGISTER

- All Alumni - TERP TRIPS

Terp Trips - Fun day itneraries in D.C., Frederick and Baltimore. Not in the area? Check out our cozy staycation option. All trips come with Terp swag and coupons to local drinkeries and restaurants, and receive a free additional itinerary with any Terp Trips (Frederick, D.C., Balitmore or Staycation) purchase. Use code FREETRIP at checkout. SEE TRIPS


Test out our fun brunch recipe while you connect with other women-identifying Terps during the virtual Student and Alumnae Brunch. This event will consist of a panel-style discussion featuring noteworthy Maryland alumnae, followed by facilitated Q&A with a student moderator. REGISTER


2. Quotables

- Putting Health Information Technology on the Map

"It’s just one of the many ways Gupta and his company are 'mapping the way to better health,' using technology to anticipate future health care needs, he said, as well as as identify the resources and approaches to meet those needs.'" Allison Eatough ‘97Alumni BlogRead More

- 10 Ways Pandemic Could Be Steering Evolution

"In a paper published last week in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, a group of prominent researchers and thinkers, including a University of Maryland psychologist, ponder the effects of the coronavirus pandemic—not only as a plague that has killed nearly 1.2 million people, but also as 'a worldwide social experiment' offering deep insight into who we are as a species and where we’re headed." Chris Carroll, Maryland TodayRead More


Built to Be Bold with James Fayal '12: A Q&A With An EnTERPreneur 

"When asked what advice he could give to entrepreneurs when starting their own business, he says 'Screw them.'" Jess Woodard ‘20Alumni BlogRead More

3. Fun and Games

- Fall on UMD's Campus

Falling leaves and crisp air - take a look at these gorgeous scenes on Maryland's campus as we head into cooler weather. PHOTO GALLERY
- Homecoming Digital Backgrounds

Try out our digital backgrounds (psst. you can use them past Homecoming) to show your Terp pride during your meetings and calls with your friends and family. SEE BACKGROUNDS

Fun Fact, Homecoming Edition

We may not be able to be in the stands for the Homecoming game October 30, but we can still reminisce on tradition! Here's a football fun fact: "Students break into a choreographed routine during a basketball game at Xfinity Center, in a tradition born in 2011. It has gained so much traction via social media that UMD has dubbed itself 'Flash Mob U.'" From UMD History and Traditions.


4. Let's Get Social

Instagram Post of the Week

Such a cute way to kick off Homecoming week! This week, alumni networks competed in our Homecoming Terp Pumpkin Tournament. Head on over to our Instagram Stories to see our tournament champion.
- The Alumni Blog Impact Stories 

Let us know how your Alumni Association has helped you during your time at Maryland and beyond by sharing an Impact Story. Was there a specific event we hosted that inspired you? Did one of our programs help you land a job? Perhaps you just want to let us know what the Alumni Association means to you.

Not only does it make us feel warm and fuzzy, but it helps us determine the type of content we should continue to host so we can help more Terps like you. Impact Stories are featured on the Alumni Blog as well as our social media and emails. Interested? Submit a brief summary of your Impact Story here. We select about four to six Impact Stories per semester.


5. Friendly Reminders

2020's election is right around the corner. Make sure you're registered and know where your nearest polling loction is. Check out more information on the election hereIf you can, vote early to make sure you're counted! POLLING LOCATIONS 
Diamondack Dash
October 31 is the last day to help us raise funds for student scholarships. REGISTER
Terp Community Food Drive
Join fellow Terps in filling our community pantry shelves by donating non-perishable food items. In-person donations will benefit the College Park Community Food Bank and the UMD Campus Pantry. This event is part of the Office of Community Engagement's Good Neighbor Day programs. DROP-OFF LOCATIONS. Not in the DMV area? Check your town or city's food drives to help those in need in your local community, or you can donate to the Terp Community food drive virtually.

That's it for this week, Terps. Make sure to check back with us every Friday. Have a lovely weekend!

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