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2021 Homecoming Events

Sunday, October 24

Learn More about Homecoming Service Event: Terps Against Hunger

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Orem Hall, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Join the fight against hunger by packaging meals for local families in need! The Alumni Association invites you to register for this hands-on service activity in partnership with Terps Against Hunger, a student-run organization that fights food insecurity in the DC metro area. Get involved by signing up for shift(s) using the registration link below!

Learn More about the Harlem Quartet and Aldo López-Gavilán

Dekelboum Concert Hall

The acclaimed Harlem Quartet and piano virtuoso Aldo López-Gavilán play a flamboyant and dynamic program featuring five works by López-Gavilán.

Monday, October 25

Daily Spirit Stations

All Day

Locations Vary

Spirit Week kicks off on Monday, Oct. 25. Follow @UMDHomecoming on Twitter , Facebook and Instagram to find out where you can score #UMDHomecoming swag at a different location each day through Oct. 28.

Learn More about the Harlem Quartet and Aldo López-Gavilán

Dekelboum Concert Hall

The acclaimed Harlem Quartet and piano virtuoso Aldo López-Gavilán play a flamboyant and dynamic program featuring five works by López-Gavilán.

Homecoming Spirit Boxes

All Day

Studio A, Stamp Student Union

Stop by Studio A at the Stamp during Homecoming Week to pick up a DIY Spirit Box, full of Terp-themed crafts and activities, from coloring pages to a DIY pennant. It’s first come, first served and available only to UMD students.

Register for Barriers to Entry: Music-Making Across the Geopolitical Divide: An ACTnow discussion with Harlem Quartet ft. Ilmar Gavilán & Aldo López Gavilán

Dance Theatre, The Clarice

In this discussion, brothers Aldo and Ilmarr Gavilán and Harlem Quartet share their experiences collaborating while living on opposite sides of the US-Cuba feud.

Arts Citizenship Talks (ACTnow) are opportunities to hear from artists about the issues reflected in their works. These conversations are an invitation to act now.

Tuesday, October 26

Tuesday Night Lights

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Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Come out for a night under the lights filled with music, games, free Homecoming merch and Testudo. Step onto the gridiron and snap a selfie at the 50-yard line. Enter through Gate E.

Wednesday, October 27

Reserve Tickets for the Homecoming Juke Joint

Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

The Nyumburu Cultural Center is celebrating its 50th anniversary and continuing the Juke Joint tradition. Bestselling author Jason Reynolds ’05 hosts this annual event where students present dance, music, spoken word performances, and more.

Register for the Coast to Coast: BSOS Alumni Network Leaders

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Virtual

Join the BSOS Alumni Chapter Board for a special event, featuring BSOS alumni leading our regional networks across the country. Learn about their post-graduation experiences, how they reconnect and why they continue to give back and support the university after graduation. Stay for fun and interactive speed networking in virtual breakout rooms.

Thursday, October 28

Learn More about Fall Exhibition: Yams, Potatoes, Tomatoes and Plums

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Stamp Gallery, Stamp Student Union

An exhibition of contemporary painting from central Australia on the local foodways opens with a reception.

SEE Presents: Homecoming Comedy Show

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Ritchie Coliseum

$5 Students; $25 General Admission / UMD’s Student Entertainment Events takes over Ritchie for the Homecoming Comedy Show featuring Jimmy O. Yang. From “Silicon Valley” to “Crazy Rich Asians” to “Space Force,” the actor, comedian and writer will bring a night of laughter to College Park.

Register for Little Women: The Broadway Musical

Kay Theatre, The Clarice

The musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved book “Little Women” is brought to you by The Clarice.

Friday, October 29

Learn more about the CMNS Ice Cream Social

Chemistry Building Garden

Mingle and enjoy ice cream with College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences faculty, staff and students in the Chemistry Building Garden. A Halloween-themed ice cream flavor will also be unveiled.

Learn More about the Homecoming Terp Carnival

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McKeldin Mall

Gather with friends to kick off Homecoming weekend with live music, a beer garden, tailgating games, prizes and a fireworks finale. Bring your own picnic food or grab some from the concession tents. Students will be able to claim a limited-edition 2021 Homecoming scarf to wear at the big game on Saturday. First come, first served.

Register for Little Women: The Broadway Musical

Kay Theatre, The Clarice

The musical version of Louisa May Alcott’s beloved book “Little Women” is brought to you by The Clarice.

Learn more about the TDPS Experimental Performance Series

Cafritz Foundation Theatre, The Clarice

Watch two performances “The World is on Fire, but Here Is a Dance,” choreographed by Maggie Laszewski, and “Chiffon,” written by Ayanna Hill.

Register for RAJAS (India)

Gildenhorn Recital Hall, The Clarice

Led by UMD anthropology and French language graduate Rajna Swaminathan ’13, RAJAS blends jazz with South Asian harmony and rhythm to create a unique sound.

Saturday, October 30

Register for the CIVICUS Alumni Network Homecoming Tailgate

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Lot C1

Join the CIVICUS Alumni Network for a free Homecoming tailgate featuring a continental breakfast and raffle prizes will be provided. Bring non-perishable foods to donate to the College Park Community Food Bank and earn raffle tickets for each item you donate. CIVICUS alums interested in gathering at the game may want to buy in or near Section 308.

Smith Reunion Homecoming Tailgate

Van Munching Hall

Catch up with classmates, connect with fellow Robert H. Smith School of Business alums, meet Dean Prabhudev Konana and celebrate reunion milestones. Admission is free, and a cash bar will be available.

Alumni Homecoming Tailgate and Beer Garden

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Moxley Gardens at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

Stroll in the garden and explore Terp-owned breweries and wineries. Enjoy food, music, games and a festive atmosphere before heading into the stadium. Bringing your kids? Stop by our Testudo Tikes Zone inside the Riggs Alumni Center for games and snacks. Alumni Association members receive a free food and drink voucher!

Homecoming Student Leadership Celebration

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Grand Ballroom, Stamp Student Union

Join past and present leaders and Division of Student Affairs staff for fun and festivities before the Homecoming football game. Family and friends are welcome!

Engineering Alumni 2021 Homecoming Tailgate

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Ludwig Field

Engineering Terps are invited to meet Samuel Graham, incoming dean of the A. James Clark School of Engineering. Join us in celebrating this Homecoming tradition with fellow alums before Maryland kicks off at noon against Indiana. Registered guests will receive complimentary access to light tailgate fare, two drink tickets and seating under an open-air tent. A cash bar will be available. Register by Oct. 22.

Register for the Naples Homecoming Game Watch

Bonehook Brewery, Florida

It's a Terp Homecoming! Join your fellow Terp friends at Bonehook Brewery to celebrate the return of fall football and Maryland pride. We promise happy reunions, new acquaintances and plenty of beer, and (hopefully) a win over Indiana!

Buy tickets for Maryland Terrapins vs. Indiana Hoosiers

Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium

Time to fill the shell and cheer on the Terps as they take on the Indiana Hoosiers. The Spirit of Maryland award winners will be announced at halftime, and the Ralph Friedgen-led 2001 Terrapins return in honor of the 20th anniversary of the team’s 2001 ACC championship.

Beyond the Field… 2021 Homecoming Address

Facebook Live

Researchers at the University of Maryland are working to tackle the grand challenges of our time. Go beyond the gridiron for this inaugural Homecoming address as Rashawn Ray, professor of sociology and executive director of the Lab for Applied Social Science Research in the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences discusses his work on systemic racism, bias in policing, cyberbullying and more.

Learn more about the TDPS Experimental Performance Series

Cafritz Foundation Theatre, The Clarice

Watch two performances “The World is on Fire, but Here Is a Dance,” choreographed by Maggie Laszewski, and “Chiffon,” written by Ayanna Hill.