Alumni Tours give donors and VIP alumni the chance to go on a specialized tour of campus. The SALC has a set route, but can customize the tour based on the preferences of those attending. This gives alumni the chance to see new buildings on campus and visit their favorite spots from when they were students.
Charter Day, celebrated every year on March 6, honors the chartering of the Maryland Agricultural College in 1856. More than 400 students gather around the Testudo statue in front of McKeldin mall and throw a “birthday party” for the university. This event fosters school pride on campus and informs students about the founding of the university.
Grad Bash is a large celebration of all of the graduating seniors that is held directly after Ring Ceremony. Grad Bash is held in Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, with food, drinks, and prizes. Seniors have the opportunity to relax with friends and celebrate their final days at Maryland.
Homecoming Student & Alumnae Brunch
Homecoming Student & Alumni Brunch aims to connect women-identifying Terps across generations in order to build and enhance our community. The event consists of a networking brunch followed by a formal program, which includes a panel-style discussion featuring noteworthy
I <3 UMD Week
I <3 UMD Week is a week of programming that engages students all across campus while fostering a sense of school spirit and educating students on the importance of philanthropy. Past events have included a photo shoot with Testudo, Grad Bash for graduating seniors, coloring and free food, thank you card writing for donors and a party on La Plata Beach.
Hosted during Family Weekend, the Legacy Dinner is an annual event where we invite current students and their alumni family members to dinner at the Riggs Alumni Center to connect, hear a few campus updates and enjoy dinner together.
Terps Under 30
Terps Under 30, SALC’s largest event, is a TED-talk style program held at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center. The event includes a networking hour and a dessert reception featuring four recent graduates from various class years, academic colleges and industries. This event attracts over 200 current students and alumni.
The Alumni Association provides all first year students with an M Book each Fall which highlights Maryland traditions and history. Each book has a “bucket list” of traditions for students to complete during their time at Maryland. Those who complete all items on the” bucket list” will receive a medallion to wear at graduation. Traditions Keepers in SALC will monitor the bucket list progress each year.