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Friday Five: The Terrapin Taste Fest Is Back!

Friday Five: The Terrapin Taste Fest Is Back!

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
Terrapin Taste Fest

- Terrapin Taste Fest - September 19 | 11-2 p.m. EDT

Join us for our second annual food festival at the American Visionary Art Museum in Baltimore. Sample delicious treats and more from #TerpBusiness(es) at our celebratory indoor-outdoor farmer's market featuring some of the best Terp-owned vendors in the DMV area. Listen to music from DJ Diamond, snap some pics in our open-air photo booth, and take home a portrait from a caricature artist. All attendees will receive a Maryland tote bag with snacks from Terp-owned Harlan Foods and hand sanitizer. GET TICKETS


2. Quotables

Adith Thummalapalli ‘20

Never Giving Up, with Adith Thummalapalli ‘20

"This class of 2020 alumnus does not see his disability as an obstacle. He spent his time at UMD advocating for others like him." Spencer Friedman '22, Alumni Blog. READ MORE


3. A Little Fun

A young woman wearing comfortable clothing.
- New Wardrobe Alert

"Gird yourself—or, actually, don’t: The new office dress code is here, and it’s very stretchy. After nearly 18 months of widespread telework, many office workers gearing up to head back in are first revisiting their dresser drawers, where they may have to dig past piles of the comfortable yoga pants, cozy hoodies and ratty cargo shorts they’ve become accustomed to. But once back at their desks, they may stick with some of the sartorial choices they’ve been making at home." Sala Levin '10, Maryland Today. READ MORE


4. Let's Get Social

McKeldin Mall

Instagram Aesthetic

A beautiful summer sky graces the McKeldin Mall. SEE POST


5. Friendly Reminders

An alum relaxing on the beach with the UMD-themed can koozie and beach towel.

- Cheers to Summer Savings

Save up to $250 on lifetime membership when you become a member before Sept. 30. We'll toast to you and engrave your name forever on the Frann G. & Eric S. Francis Lifetime Member Wall. You'll also get a choice of a Maryland flag insulated koozie or towel (pictured). BECOME A MEMBER TODAY


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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