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Friday Five: Terps vs. the Nittany Lions

Friday Five: Terps vs. the Nittany Lions

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 performing at a football tailgate.

- Penn State Tailgate - Nov. 6 | 10 a.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, food and drinks at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. This is a no-cash event; please pre-register to receive your food and drink vouchers (Alumni Association members receive a free food and drink voucher). 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. See all Homecoming 2021 events here.


2. Quotables

SALC group photo.

- Transitioning to In-Person Events

"After a year and a half of virtual backgrounds, breakout rooms and online seminars the university is back in person - and that means in-person events are back, too. For many Student Alumni Leadership Council (SALC) members this marks their first time ever planning things not on Zoom, while for upperclassmen this year signifies a return to the style of events we experienced prior to the pandemic." Brian Spates '22, Alumni BlogREAD MORE


3. A Little Fun

2021 Terp Pumpkin Tournament
- One Week Left to Join the 2021 Terp Pumpkin Tournament

Submissions for the 2021 Terp Pumpkin Tournament close Oct. 21. Submit your beautifully and/or creatively carved pumpkin to be judged by an esteemed panel of alums. Voting will take place on the Alumni Association's Instagram stories Oct. 25-28. Winner will be announced Oct. 29. See more details on our Homecoming 2021 page


4. Let's Get Social

Can't-Miss Events at Homecoming 2021
- LinkedIn 

Excited for Homecoming 2021? Check out our list of can't-miss events at this year's ultimate Terp celebration. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

McKeldin Library
- Alumni Book Club

Calling all bookworms - join the Alumni Association's free and virtual Alumni Book Club to connect with fellow Terp readers and discuss the latest reads. The book club offers two reading groups, one for literature and one for leadership and development. Brought to you by PBC Guru. JOIN CLUB.


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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