Saturday, October 14

Follow the Shell!
The shell indicates all free events/programs available to Family Weekend participants. Many of these programs are included in the Family Weekend registration fee and are provided at no additional charge.

SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
UNIVERSITY RECREATION & WELLNESS
Eppley Recreation Center, 4128 Valley Drive
$7 per person, payable at the ERC.
Family Weekend wristband required.
Add some physical activity to your Family Weekend at the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC). Family Weekend participants are eligible for a one-day guest pass with a Family Weekend wristband. Cost is $7 per person. Photo ID required for all guests 16 and older. Family members under 18 years of age must be accompanied by an adult. Adult can sponsor up to three minor children (under 18 years of age). Visit the Member Services desk for access to the facility.


8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
GOLF COURSE DRIVING RANGE
University of Maryland Golf Course
Free bucket of balls with Family Weekend wristband.
Beginners, advanced golfers, and all those in between are welcome to come to the golf course and practice on our driving range. Bring your own clubs or borrow ours. Just check-in at the Golf Course Pro Shop located on the lower level of the Clubhouse.

Want to golf on our 18-hole championship course? If you would like to reserve a tee time, please call 301-314-4653. We can't wait to see you at the course!

8:30 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
FAMILY WEEKEND WELCOME CENTER
Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Welcome to UMD! Families that pre-registered for Family Weekend may pick up wristbands, event tickets (including football tickets), parking pass, campus map and additional Family Weekend materials.


8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
15th ANNUAL MARYLAND PARENT & FAMILY ASSOCIATION SILENT AUCTION
Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Support the Maryland Parent & Family Association Student Scholarship Fund by bidding on the many wonderful items in the Silent Auction. Bidding continues through 2:30 p.m.

8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
THE COFFEE BAR
First Floor, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Featuring Starbucks Coffee


8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
DC MONUMENTS PADDLE ON THE POTOMAC
$35 per person
This trip is limited to 13 participants.
Sponsored by the University Recreation & Wellness Adventure Program
Spend the day with the RecWell Adventure Program canoeing on the Potomac River in Washington, D.C. We will paddle from Columbia Island Marina to Theodore Roosevelt Island where we'll stop for lunch and a short hike. After this break in the shade, we will head back out onto the river for a short paddle back to the marina. Throughout our paddle we will enjoy views of the Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, and the Georgetown Waterfront. No canoeing experience is necessary. Canoes can accommodate two paddlers; paddlers must be at least 8 years old. Additional small-sized (children) non-rowers can ride in the middle of the canoes; non-rowers must be at least 3 years old. Cost includes canoe rental, safety gear, boxed lunch, and transportation.


9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
FAMILY WEEKEND BREAKFAST @ 251 NORTH
251 North, Denton Community
$24.50 per person
$10.50 for children 9 and under
Click here for menu.
Enjoy a delicious breakfast at the hottest eatery on campus. Eat well, and engage in informal conversation with other families.


9:00 a.m.
PARENT PHILANTHROPY BOARD MEETING
Location TBA
By invitation only


9:30 a.m.
SHABBAT MORNING SERVICES
Rosenbloom Hillel Center


10:00 – 10:50 p.m.
GETTING READY FOR THE NEW JOB MARKET
3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing
Family Weekend wristband required.
How do college graduates fare in the job market? What skills are employers seeking? What steps should all students take to prepare for the job search? Kelley Bishop, Director, and Allynn Powell, Associate Director of the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, will address those questions and others in a 50-minute workshop on navigating the transition from college to career. The session is geared toward parents and family members that want to know more about the resources available to their students and how the career development process works. The first 30 attendees will receive a professional University Career Center & The President’s Promise portfolio.


Photo of students walking through the labyrinth with the sun shining down10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m.
GARDEN TOURS & LABYRINTH GUIDING
Garden of Reflection & Remembrance, Memorial Chapel
In a time when most people run their lives with an overcrowded calendar and the world seems a bit more fragile, finding time– let alone a place– to reflect is difficult. The Garden of Reflection and Remembrance on the Memorial Chapel grounds is such a place. Tours and Labyrinth Guides will be available.


10:00 – 2:00 p.m.*
OPEN CLIMBING & CHALLENGE COURSE
Adventure Complex, Eppley Recreation Center, North End
Sponsored by University Recreation & Wellness
Family Weekend wristband required.
Add a challenge to your weekend and enjoy an afternoon of fun on our 55-foot climbing wall and Adventure Complex. All are invited to test their climbing skills. Never climbed?  Don’t worry—our experienced staff will guide you through a positive experience.
*Time may change depending on kick-off for football game.


10:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
DC MONUMENTS BIKE RIDE
$35 per person.
This trip is limited to 11 participants.
Sponsored by the University Recreation & Wellness Adventure Program
Join the RecWell Adventure Program for a bike ride among some of Washington DC’s most iconic landmarks! Adventure Program Trip Leaders will set an easy pace and provide opportunities to stop at various monuments and memorials along the ride. The trip will cover about ten miles over three hours of riding, mostly on trails and sidewalks on the National Mall. Minimum age for this activity is 12 years old. Minors must be accompanied by an adult and must be tall enough to ride an adult bicycle (at least 5' tall). Cost includes bike & helmet rental, lunch, and transportation.


11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.
THE DAIRY IS OPEN
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
For over 90 years, the Dairy has been creating and scooping the best ice cream in the D.C. Metro area. Visit the Dairy and experience our famous, hand-crafted Maryland Dairy ice cream.


12:00 p.m.*
GEMSTONE HONORS PROGRAM FAMILY WEEKEND TAILGATE
In front of Ellicott Hall (Diner side)
Parents and families of Gemstone Honors Program students are invited to attend a Family Weekend Tailgate hosted by Gemstone Friends & Family (GFF) and Gemstone Student Council (GSC). Click here to RSVP with Gemstone.
*The event will be held 2.5 hours before the game (time TBD) on the lawn outside the back of Ellicott Hall (Diner side). In event of inclement weather the event will be held in the Gemstone Suite in Ellicott Hall.


Photo of sign that says ZOO12:00 – 6:30 p.m.
OFF-CAMPUS EXCURSION: WHERE THE "WILD" THINGS ARE!
Advanced registration required.
$15 per person (for round-trip transportation)
Takes place rain or shine.
Founded in 1889 and created by an act of Congress, the Smithsonian National Zoological Park is home to thousands of animals from all over the world. Explore the zoo and discover this national treasure.

Photo of 5 family members holding plates of food and wearing Maryland shirts and hatsTIME TBA
TERP FAMILY FESTIVAL & TAILGATE
McKeldin Mall (Armory if rain)
Family Weekend wristband required.
Pre-registration and ticket required for the barbecue:
$22 for adults
$12 for children 9 and under
All Family Weekend participants are invited to join us for music, fun, and friends on McKeldin Mall! Bring a picnic lunch or purchase a ticket for our festive barbecue fare. Enjoy a concert by [group TBA].

Click here for menu. Tickets for those wishing to eat from the barbecue buffet may be purchased in advance when you register for Family Weekend. A limited number of tickets for the barbecue also will be available onsite at the Family Weekend Welcome Center located in the Stamp Student Union. Other meals may be purchased at the Stamp Student Union Food Court, South Campus Dining Hall or The Diner, and carried to McKeldin Mall.


TIME TBA
MARYLAND vs. NORTHWESTERN
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Special pricing for Family Weekend participants!
$40 per person for lower level
$24 per person for upper level
Show your Terrapin Pride at Maryland Stadium as Maryland takes on the Northwestern Wildcats. Thanks to a partnership with Intercollegiate Athletics, we are offering specially discounted tickets for Family Weekend registrants. In order to allow as many families as possible to attend the football game, each $60 Family Weekend registration fee will allow the purchase of up to six discounted tickets. Families wishing to purchase more than six tickets must pay full prices ($50 for lower level; $30 for upper level) for the additional tickets based on availability. Additional tickets purchased through Family Weekend ticket sales will be seated together with the original six tickets purchased. Email familyweekend@umd.edu after you have completed your Family Weekend registration to purchase tickets beyond the six ticket limit.

Tickets are not general admission. Each purchased ticket is assigned a specific seat. Football tickets are being reserved specifically for parents and family members. Purchase a ticket for your student only if you wish to sit together as a family in the family section. Otherwise, students can get their own football tickets (for free) so they receive loyalty points. Student tickets are only for the student section. Earning loyalty points increases their chances in the lottery system should demand for student tickets to football and/or basketball games exceed supply. Click here for more information on student tickets.

12:15 p.m.
SHABBAT LUNCH
Rosenbloom Hillel Center
$10 for adults*
$7 for children 12 and under
*UMD students on the Hillel Meal plan do not need a ticket/payment for lunch.


2:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
DISCOVER THE TERP ZONE!
Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Free bowling or billiard tables with Family Weekend wristband.
All kids and kids-at-heart are invited to experience the fun of the Terp Zone game facility, complete with 8 bowling lanes, several billiard tables, popular arcade games and a TV lounge. You supply the energy and we’ll provide free bowling. The popular Cosmic Bowling event begins at 9 p.m.


5:00 p.m.*
VIGIL MASS & DINNER
Catholic Student Center, 4141 Guilford Drive, College Park
$15 for adults/UMD students
$10 for children 12 and under
Join us for Mass and a family-style Octoberfest dinner at the Catholic Student Center!
*Mass and dinner time subject to change pending football game time.