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October 8-14

It’s the 100th anniversary of Homecoming at UMD. Terps, it’s time to celebrate and show our Maryland pride! Rediscover everything you loved about UMD and see what’s new—we’ve got 100 reasons to return home.

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The Maryland Football team walks down the tunnel with Coach Locksley under red lights.
Oct 14

Maryland vs. Illinois

  • Oct 14
  • SECU Stadium

Join fellow fans to cheer on the Maryland Terrapins as they take on the Illinois Fighting Illini at the Homecoming football game. Don’t forget to wear RED! Time TBA.

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Comedian and actor Eric André
Oct 08

SEE Presents: Homecoming Comedy Show ft. Eric André

  • Oct 08
  • Ritchie Coloseum

Comedian, actor, creator and host of the self-titled Adult Swim series, “The Eric André Show,” joins Student Entertainment Events (SEE) to kick off Homecoming Week with a night full of laughs. Tickets are required for entry, with a limit of two tickets per person. Shows at 4p.m. and 7p.m.

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Dr. Jennifer Golbeck looks off screen.
Oct 09

Beyond the Field

  • Oct 09
  • 4:00pm
  • Streaming on YouTube

Researchers at the University of Maryland are working to tackle the grand challenges of our time. The 2023 Homecoming Address will be delivered by College of Information Studies Professor Jen Golbeck, who researches artificial intelligence, social media and malicious online behavior.

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A group of three students dance in the endzone at the Tuesday Night Lights event at SECU Stadium.
Oct 10

Tuesday Night Lights

  • Oct 10
  • 7:00pm - 8:30pm
  • SECU Statdium

FREE  | It’s your turn to run the football field! Celebrate Homecoming with music, games and the chance to kick for $10,000 with SECU.

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A student performer poses at Juke Joint, the annual Homecoming talent showcase.
Oct 11

Juke Joint

  • Oct 11
  • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Stamp Grand Ballroom

FREE  |  Nyumburu’s annual talent showcase is a beloved UMD Homecoming tradition. Take in a variety of live performances from musicians, poets and dancers.

Meal packing during Good Neighbor Day in 2022.
Oct 12

Do Good Homecoming Service Event

  • Oct 12
  • 5:00pm - 7:00pm
  • Stamp Grand Ballroom

Bring a friend or come solo and help package 30,000 meals during this special Homecoming service event hosted by Terps Against Hunger, the Do Good Institute, the UMD Office of Community Engagement, and the School of Public Policy Alumni Board.

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Two students celebrate receiving a limited-edition Homecoming scarf at Terp Carnival.
Oct 13

Terp Carnival

  • Oct 13
  • 4:00pm - 8:00pm
  • McKeldin Mall

Kick off Homecoming weekend with food, games and a beer garden, topped with a fireworks finale. Current students can pick up a limited- edition UMD Homecoming scarf to wear at the big game—first come, first serve. Sponsored by University Club, The Alloy, Tempo, Union on Knox, M&T Bank, Pepsi, Live Nation and Student Entertainment Events.

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Three Maryland graduates decked out in red enjoy the Alumni Tailgate and Beer Garden at Riggs Alumni Center.
Oct 14

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate & Beer Garden

  • Oct 14
  • Moxley Gardens, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Meet fellow alums and enjoy a festive atmosphere before heading to the football game.

Students pose for a photo at a Homecoming tailgate.

Spirit & Traditions

This year we’re celebrating 100 years of Homecoming at UMD! Learn about traditions old and new, and how to best show your Terp pride.

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Students walking on McKeldin Mall.

Plan Your Visit

There’s plenty to do and see in Greater College Park—we’ve got 100 reasons to return home! Make plans for parking, dining and other accommodations for the 100th annual celebration.

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