Fall Welcome Schedule


New Student Check-In Begins (LLPs and Select Students)

New-To-Dining Student Anytime Dining Meal Plan Begins (11am)

Beginning 3:00 PM

RA Meet and Greets
Various Locations (See RA for exact time and location)
Meet your fellow floor residents and RA at your introductory meeting, where you'll receive important information and engage in some “get to know you" activities before heading off to dinner together!

6:30 PM

Honors College Convocation
Ritchie Coliseum

7:30 PM

College Park Scholars Convocation
Dekelbaum Concert Hall, The Clarice

10:00 PM

Movie: "Moana"
Hoff Theater, The Stamp
What can we say except "You're Welcome" for this screening of Moana. Kick back, relax and enjoy this free movie screening in our campus movie theater.

11:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Ultimate Frisbee
McKeldin Mall
Come to the mall for the biggest game of Ultimate Frisbee you have ever played. Catch some Frisbees, make new friends, hang out with old friends and enjoy a night of fun on the mall!


New Students Check-In Continues (Remaining New Students)

10:00 AM - 1:00 AM

TerpZone (Open)
The Stamp
Looking for something fun to do? The TerpZone in the basement of The Stamp has bowling lanes, billiard tables, large-screen TVs, video games, arcade games, and more! The TerpZone is open today from 10:00 AM – 1:00 AM.

Beginning 3:00 PM

RA Meet and Greets
Various Locations (See RA for exact time and location)
Meet your fellow floor residents and RA at your introductory meeting, where you will receive important information and engage in some “get to know you” activities before heading over to the XFINITY Center!

5:30 PM

President’s Welcome and New Student Barbecue
XFINITY Center
Join us for the official welcome event for all new students at the University of Maryland! Jump start your UMD experience with President Loh and a FREE cookout dinner. Please wear your community t-shirt to this event.


7:00 PM

UMD Volleyball vs. UMBC
Pavilion, XFINITY Center
Cheer on the Terps as they take on UMBC! Students must present their UMD ID to enter the Pavilion.

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

VIP Night at the University Book Center
University Book Center, The Stamp
Join the University Book Center for an exclusive new student event! Stop in for one-on-one help with your textbooks, exclusive 20% OFF on clothing and gifts, a raffle, caricature and balloon artists, free food and much more! You don't want to miss this VIP event!

9:30 PM - 12:00 AM

RHA House Party
LaPlata Beach (Rain Location: Grand Ballroom, The Stamp)
Presented by the Resident Hall Association (RHA) and Resident Life
Mix and mingle with members of our Residence Hall Association, and dance the night away with new friends and DJ Chris Styles! This is a can’t miss glow party!

10:30 PM - 1:00 AM

Game Night
Cambridge Community Center and Prince Frederick Hall Multipurpose Room
Join the fun and meet your fellow Terps with some late night gaming, cards, board games, and more!

12:00 AM - 1:00 AM

Midnight Munchies
Outside of Cambridge Community Center and Prince Frederick Hall Outdoor Patio
Meet your fellow Terps and enjoy some late night snacks! Note: This event begins at midnight between Friday, August 25th and Saturday, August 26th.


Returning Student Check-in Begins

Returning Student Anytime Dining Meal Plan Begins (10am)

10:00 AM

UMD Volleyball vs. Northeastern
Pavilion, XFINITY Center
Cheer on the Terps as they battle with Northeastern! Students must present their UMD ID to enter the Pavilion.

10:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Bend and Bagels
Orem Alumni Hall, Riggs Alumni Center
Presented by the University of Maryland Alumni Association
Join us at the Riggs Alumni Center for Saturday morning yoga! We will have a 50-minute yoga class and light breakfast fare for all attendees. Be one of the first 50 students to arrive and receive a custom Maryland flag yoga mat designed and created by Route One Apparel founder and CEO, Ali von Paris, '12.

12:00 PM - 1:00 AM

TerpZone (Open)
The Stamp
Looking for something fun to do? The TerpZone in the basement of the Stamp Student Union has bowling lanes, billiard tables, large-screens TVs, video games, arcade games, and more! The TerpZone is open today from 12:00PM - 1:00AM.

1:00PM - 3:00 PM

Fall Welcome FreeFest
McKeldin Mall
(Rain Location: Colony Ballroom, The Stamp)

Presented by Resident Life and Pepsi
Come to the Mall to have fun with fellow Terps and learn about the resources available to you on campus and beyond! While there, enjoy lots of FREE activities like henna tattoos, caricature artists, music, fun giveaways, and much more!

3:00 PM

FreshCon 2017
Grand Ballroom, The Stamp
Presented by the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs and the Student Success Leadership Council
FreshCon is designed by students for students and serves as the largest and most influential welcome event for incoming African American students. FreshCon provides students with the tools needed to be successful at Maryland. New students will have the opportunity to meet motivated upperclassmen, see what great student organizations exist on campus, attend exciting success workshops, and hear from some of our top alumni. Key student event contributors include the African Student Association, Black Engineers Society, Black Honors Caucus, Black Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, Student Empowerment Project, and UMSuccess.

3:30 PM

Movie: "Moana"
Hoff Theater, The Stamp
What can we say except "You're Welcome" for this screening of Moana. Kick back, relax, and enjoy this free movie screening in our campus movie theater.

7:00 PM Gate D Opens
7:45 PM Program Begins

Welcome to the B1G Show! Athletic Kickoff
Maryland Stadium
Presented by Resident Life, Maryland Athletics, RHA, The Pride, SAAC, Pepsi, and the Maryland Parent and Family Association
Join us for this Maryland tradition and celebrate as we kick off football season! Learn new game day, meet and interact with athletes and coaches from Maryland’s teams, and be a part of the Class of 2021 photo! Come for the fun, leave with a prize!

Please wear RED to this event.

10:00 PM - 1:00 AM

Stamp Extravaganza
The Stamp
Presented by Resident Life and The Stamp
Come by The Stamp for a chance to be hypnotized, win awesome prizes at Drag Bingo, build your own ice cream sundae, take a fun picture in our photo booth, play a game of cosmic bowling, chill out over some coloring and crafting activities, and so much more! You don't want to miss the fun at Stamp Extravaganza!


10:30 PM

Movie: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Hoff Theater, The Stamp
Save the rebellion and come watch a free screening of Rogue One in our campus movie theater.


12:00 PM - 6:00 PM

TerpZone (Open)
The Stamp
Looking for something fun to do? The TerpZone in the basement of the Stamp Student Union has bowling lanes, billiard tables, large-screen TVs, video games, arcade games, and more! The TerpZone is open today from 12:00 PM – 6:00 PM.

1:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Terps Takeover Downtown College Park
Downtown College Park
Make your way to City Hall in downtown College Park to explore all your new home has to offer! Join fellow Terps for fun games, music, the Farmers Market, and FREE giveaways! Presented by College Park businesses.

Want a ride to this event? We've got you covered! Catch the Green Line Shuttle-UM Bus (pdf) for a ride to the event. Students should get off at the Knox Road and Yale Avenue stop, and then make their way to City Hall. Schedules are available online on the Department of Transportation Services website, and extra runs will be added to the Green Line route service during this event.

3:00 PM - 4:30 PM

LGBTQ+ Student Meetup
1100 Cambridge Community Center
Presented by Cambridge Community Queers and Allies
Cambridge Community Queers & Allies (CCQA) invites you to our corner of campus for a fun and informal gathering for new and returning students in the LGBTQ+ and allied communities before the semester begins. You don't have to live in the Cambridge Community to join us. All students are welcome!

3:30 PM

Movie: "Rogue One: A Star Wars Story"
Hoff Theater, The Stamp
Save the rebellion and come watch a free screening of Rogue One in our campus movie theater.

4:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Target Greenbelt Shopping Shuttle
Buses Depart From Outside The Stamp
Presented by Target Greenbelt Store
Ride the Target Back-to-College Shopping Shuttle to the Greenbelt Target store to enjoy an in-store shopping event featuring prizes, giveaways, and special offers just for UMD students! The shuttle route leaves every 20 minutes starting at 4pm from the Stamp Student Union bus stop on Campus Drive. Round-trip service continues until the last shuttle leaves the Stamp at 6:40pm and the last shuttle leaves the Greenbelt Target at 7:30pm.

Please have your UMD student ID card for the shuttle and to receive giveaways at Target.

6:00 PM - 8:30 PM

RecWellcome
Eppley Recreation Center
Presented by University Recreation and Wellness
Discover your inner Active Terp! Come out to the Eppley Recreation Center and choose your own adventure: tackle the climbing wall and toast s’mores, go with the flow at sunset yoga, get a mini bootcamp workout with personal trainers, make a smoothie on a human-powered bike blender, test the speed of your softball pitch, take a swing at Golfzilla, go log rolling in the indoor pool (bring your bathing suit!), and more. You’ll also have the chance to learn about student jobs with University Recreation & Wellness. Walk away with a free water bottle to fuel all your future Active Terp adventures (while supplies last).

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Rock Climbing Wall
Outdoor Complex, Eppley Recreation Center
Presented by University Recreation & Wellness
Are you feeling adventurous? Come join your fellow new Terps at the rock climbing wall and put your skills to the test. Students will also be able toast s'mores at a campfire near the wall! No climbing experience is necessary, as there will be experienced and trained University Recreation & Wellness staff on site to assist you.

7:30 PM - 8:15 PM

Sunset Yoga
LaPlata Beach
Presented by Resident Life and University Recreation & Wellness
Feel like it’s time to relax and stretch out after a fun-filled day? Join University Recreation & Wellness (RecWell) and Resident Life for an evening of "beach" yoga with a beautiful late summer sunset as your backdrop. RecWell's certified yoga instructors are ready to help you unwind and prepare for your first week of classes!

9:00 PM

SEE's Outdoor Movie: "Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2"
McKeldin Mall
(Rain Location: Hoff Theater, The Stamp)

Presented by Student Entertainment Events
Join Student Entertainment Events to watch the summer’s biggest action movie under the College Park starts before classes begin!