Homecoming is about celebrating the University of Maryland. Showcase your Maryland pride in your best gold, black, white and red gear.
Current students can follow @UMDHomecoming and @umdsalc on social media to find out where to score swag, learn about Maryland traditions and complete some UMD Bucket List items. Stop by the Daily Spirit Stations at a different location each day through Oct. 13 to win—if you’re wearing the color of the day.
Need new Maryland gear? Visit the Terp Shop.
Spirit of Maryland Award
The Spirit of Maryland Award is presented annually during halftime of the Homecoming football game to two members of the senior class who, through their achievements, exemplify the spirit of the University of Maryland. Criteria include outstanding scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service and communication skills.
Homecoming Scarf Giveaway
- Oct 13
- McKeldin Mall
Current students can pick up a limited-edition 2023 Homecoming scarf at the Terp Carnival on Friday, Oct. 13 while supplies last. Students must present their UMD ID for redemption. More details about lineup and redemption are to come. Follow @UMDHomecoming on social media for the latest information.
Office Decorating Competition
Faculty and staff are invited to get in the Homecoming spirit by decking out your office suites. Grand prize for the annual Homecoming Office Decorating Competition is a UMD Dining Services snack pack and a trophy. One grand prize winner will be selected by a member of the Vice President for Student Affairs (VPSA) Council, Spirit of Maryland finalists and a group of student leaders. Share a photo of your decorated office suite on social media to enter the People’s Choice Award contest to snag a Homecoming prize pack.
- Oct 14
- Fieldhouse Drive
Wish the football team good luck as the student-athletes arrive on campus by visiting Terp Alley two hours before kickoff on Saturday, Oct. 14. Enjoy inflatables, music spun by a DJ, giveaways and lawn games along Fieldhouse Drive, Lot 1 and Lot Z.
Celebrating a Century of Letter-Winner Camaraderie
The M Club, founded in 1923, established Homecoming! It not only awards letter jackets to student-athletes, but also raises money for scholarships.