Spirit of Maryland Royalty

The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented annually in lieu of a traditional Homecoming King or Queen honoree. The Award is presented to a male or male-identified and female or female-identified member of the senior class who through their achievements has most exemplified the "spirit" of the University of Maryland. Criteria for the award include outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service, and communication skills. A committee of faculty and staff interviews students who are advanced to the final round of the application process. The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented at the halftime of the Homecoming football game on October 1, 2016. 

The 2016 Spirit of Maryland Finalists are:

Shabnam Ahmed  Adam Berger
Lauryn Froneberger    Kevin Bock
Katherine Swanson Nicolas Holocker
Tessa Trach Christopher Ma
Kathy Zang Bryan Pfeffer            



Homecoming Office Decorating Competition

With Homecoming approaching quickly, show your Terrapin Pride by decking out your office suites! It’s our Third Annual Homecoming Office Decorating Competition so we encourage you to “Beat the Boilermakers!” Your participation will get students, faculty, and staff in the Homecoming Spirit as well as give your office a chance to be our Grand Prize Winner! The competition is open to all. So come one, come all!

Follow the link to get involved: Apply Here!

Terp Carnival

Due to inclement weather, the Terp Carnival will now be held inside the Stamp on Friday, September 30th from 4-8pm. The Stamp will be transformed to a gold, white, black, and red themed carnival. Ride inflatables, play games, and try to win prizes, treat yourself to carnival foods, and enjoy student performances! The Beer Garden and Wines will no longer be available.

Homecoming Spirit Days

Homecoming is about celebrating the University of Maryland and we want to make sure that everyone has their chance to wear their best gold, black, white, and red outfits. If you're on campus please join us in celebrating every color of our alma mater. 


Monday, September 26th: GOLD

Tuesday, September 27th: BLACK

Wednesday, September 28th: WHITE

Thursday, September 29th: RED

Friday, September 30th: ALL MARYLAND COLORS 

Homecoming Tailgate Competition

Think you can throw the best tailgate at UMD? Prove it! Register your tailgate to compete for Most Spirit, Best Food, Best BBQ, Most Unique, or Best Overall Tailgate. Judging will take place on game day between 11:00am and 2:00pm. Winners will receive a spirit-ful prize and bragging rights until the 2017 contest! 

Congrats to this year's winners: The Ice Holes!

Terp Alley  

Join the Maryland Spirit Squad, Dance Team and Mighty Sound of Maryland as they welcome the Maryland Football team to the stadium prior to the game! The team buses will arrive on campus at roughly 1:15 PM, and they need YOU to greet them as they step off the buses and walk into the stadium! Terp Alley will be at Stadium Drive Traffic circle, just outside the West Gate of Capital One field at Maryland Stadium. Also be sure to check out the inflatable games and kids’ activities on Legacy Plaza from 1:30 to 3 p.m.

For additional information click here