Friday, Oct. 18

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.


12:00 p.m.
DAILY MASS
Memorial Chapel

12:30 – 8:30 p.m.
FAMILY WEEKEND WELCOME CENTER
Atrium, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Welcome to UMD! Families that pre-registered for Family Weekend may pick up wristbands, event tickets, parking pass (if purchased), campus map, and additional Family Weekend materials. Families may also register on-site for any available events. Free, short-term parking is available in the Union Lane Garage. Families should move vehicles to the designated lots for Family Weekend immediately following check-in.

12:30 – 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!


1:00 p.m.
JUMU'AH (Muslim Prayer)
Nyumburu Cultural Center


1:30 – 2:30 p.m.
HOLOCAUST SURVIVOR SHARES HER STORY
Rosenbloom Hillel Center
Free event, but advance registration requested.
Join Maryland Hillel to hear Minnie Osher’s remarkable story of survival and resilience. Minnie Osher, the great-grandmother of Lexi Silverman (UMD, Class of 2022) and a Holocaust survivor, was a 13-year-old when World War II broke out. She survived the Lodz Ghetto, transport in boxcars, death marches, overwhelming illness, and five concentration camps before being liberated from Bergen-Belsen by British forces on April 1945.


2:00 – 3:30 p.m.
ENGINEERING INTERNSHIPS AND JOBS
1202 Glenn L. Martin Building
What's the best way to get a job after graduation? Get an internship before graduation! Learn about the opportunities available to engineering students, our top employers, and how the Engineering Career Services Office can help.


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
STUDY ABROAD 101: HELP YOUR STUDENTS THINK OUTSIDE THEIR BORDERS
Prince George's Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Family Weekend wristband required.
Come learn about study abroad opportunities for your students at the University of Maryland. Get the facts on when, where and how your student can study abroad (and still graduate in four years), including how the experience can be really affordable. Hear the experiences of students, advisors, faculty and parents; find out about the resources available to get your questions answered as the parent of a future study abroad student. Think outside your borders… study abroad is for everyone!


3:00 - 4:00 p.m.
DEMAGOGUERY AND DEMOCRACY: A FIRST YEAR BOOK DISCUSSION WITH KEVIN KLOSE
Pyon Su Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Family Weekend wristband required. Advance registration requested (for those who want a copy of the book).
Kevin Klose, professor and former dean of Merrill College of Journalism, will lead a discussion of this year's book, Demagoguery and Democracy by Patricia Roberts-Miller. This lively book provides an even-handed rhetorical analysis of how the words and actions of powerful people can divide us. The author offers suggestions for what citizens can do to confront such behavior. In her view, any form of political discourse that “polarizes a complicated political situation into us (good) and them (some of whom are deliberately evil and the rest of whom are dupes)” is dangerous to democracy. This conversation with Professor Klose is not to be missed, as he offers a context for the importance of facts, the establishment of a free press, and the impact of today’s often divisive rhetoric on the project of democracy.

Kevin Klose is a former editor, and national and foreign correspondent with The Washington Post, where he worked for 25 years. He is an award-winning author and worldwide broadcasting executive. Klose served as dean of the Merrill College from April 2009 to July 2012 and is currently a tenured professor. He came to Merrill from his post as president emeritus of National Public Radio, where he served as president from 1998 to 2008. Klose served as President and CEO of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty from 2012 to 2014.

Families who advance register will receive a copy of the book.


3:00 – 4:00 p.m.
COLLEGE OF JOURNALISM MEET & GREET
1210 Knight Hall
Please join us for a meet and greet with College of Journalism administration and faculty. We look forward to talking with Merrill families and welcoming you to Knight Hall.


3:15 – 4:30 p.m.
HILLEL OPEN HOUSE & RECEPTION
Rosenbloom Hillel Center
Free event, but advance registration is requested.
Join Hillel for an open house and reception. Mix and mingle with the Hillel staff, learn about Jewish life on campus, and enjoy some delicious snacks.


3:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.
GLOBAL COMMUNITIES OPEN HOUSE
0134 Dorchester Hall 
Family and friends of Global Communities students are welcome to visit us in Dorchester Hall for a reception with program faculty and staff. We will provide refreshments, and our director, Prof. Virginia Haufler, will give an informal talk about current global affairs, followed by a Q&A.


4:00 – 6:00 p.m.
PRESIDENT’S OPEN HOUSE & RECEPTION
University House, One Presidential Drive
Free event. All are welcome!
Family Weekend wristband required.
To assist in planning, advance registration is requested.

President Wallace Loh and Mrs. Barbara Loh welcome students and their families for light refreshments and hors d' oeuvres (Note: Kosher options will be available). Enjoy this unique opportunity to visit the University House. Families are welcome to arrive at any time during the reception.


4:00 – 4:30 p.m.
BIRTHRIGHT ISRAEL INFORMATION SESSION
Rosenbloom Hillel Center
Free event, but advance registration is requested.
Whether your student is registered for a trip in January 2020 or thinking about attending in future years, come hear everything you need to know about this FREE trip to Israel.


5:00 – 6:00 p.m.
THE JOURNEY OF JIM HENSON with BRIAN JAY JONES
University Book Center, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Acclaimed biographer Brian Jay Jones presents a lively, multi-media lecture on the life and work of Muppet creator Jim Henson (UMD '60), taking audiences through his College Park childhood and his college years at UMD—where as a freshman, he began performing his Muppets regularly on local TV—and on into his international fame in television and film. Through captivating stories and rare video footage, Jones explores the unique imagination and drive that made Jim Henson one of the world's most beloved creative icons.


5:00 p.m. & 7:00 p.m. (two seating times)
SHUCK LIKE A PRO
Mulligan's Grill & Pub, University of Maryland Golf Course
$59.95 for adults/UMD students
$11.95 for children 12 and under
Advanced registration required.

Seating times: 5:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.*

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More than just a great dinner, this interactive dining experience highlights the University’s successes in supporting Maryland’s agriculture and aquaculture to provide sustainable food for our region. The event will start with an oyster shucking class by the Oyster Recovery Partnership and local-beer sampling by Flying Dog Brewery, utilizing hops developed by the University. Guests will learn to shuck Maryland oysters from a professional and then enjoy a half-dozen fresh oysters. Learn about the efforts of the Oyster Recovery Partnership and keep your commemorative Oyster Knife. Guests will then enjoy a Maryland Bounty Buffet featuring ingredients grown and raised by the University of Maryland Terp Farm and College of Agriculture and Natural Resources.

Maryland Bounty Buffet to include:

  • Chef Carved Wye Angus Pit Beef from the Wye Research & Education Center
  • Maryland Oyster Stew
  • Maryland Battered Fried Chesapeake Blue Catfish
  • Stuffed Acorn Squash (vegan)
  • Fresh Seasonal Vegetables and Salad featuring Terp Farm produce
  • Maryland Dairy Ice Cream Hand-Made On Campus
  • ….and more seasonal items from Maryland Farms and businesses that have partnered with the University of Maryland College of Agriculture and Natural Resources

A full cash bar including Flying Dog Brewery beers and Maryland wines will be provided. For every glass of Flying Dog Chesapeake Stout purchased, Flying Dog Brewery will donate 10 oyster sprat for the Oyster Recovery Partnership to plant in the bay.

Representatives from Flying Dog Brewery, The Oyster Recovery Partnership, Terp Farm, and University of Maryland Extension will be present to talk about their successful partnerships and answer any questions. Learning about research and conservation has never tasted so good!

A la carte beverages will be available for purchase, including soft-drinks, beer and wine. Join us for happy hour in Mulligans Bar before and after the event. All major credit cards accepted.

*7:00 p.m. seating will not conclude prior to the events at 8 p.m.


5:30 – 7:30 p.m.
ECE FAMILY NIGHT
Rotunda, Kim Engineering Building
Free event, but advance registration requested. See below.
Families of Electrical and Computer Engineering students are invited to this special reception, which includes faculty and staff presentations and lab tours.  Open to ECE students and their families only. To RSVP, visit https://go.umd.edu/familynight2019


6:00 p.m.
SHABBAT DINNER and SHABBAT SERVICES
Rosenbloom Hillel Center
$12.95 for adults*
$7 for children 12 and under
Advanced registration required.

*UMD students on the Hillel Meal plan do not need a ticket/payment for dinner.

6:00 p.m. Early Dinner
7:00 p.m. Services
8:00 p.m. Late Dinner
9:00 p.m. Panel Discussion: Israel on Campus - Case Study of Crisis and Opportunity

Celebrate Shabbat with dinner and evening services at one of the most vibrant Hillels anywhere! Guests may chose from either the early or late dinner option.


6:00 – 8:00 p.m.
SMITH JAZZ & DESSERT RECEPTION
Main Atrium, Van Munching Hall
Open to parents/families of current Smith students only. Advance registration required; see below.
Join Associate Dean Victor Mullins and the Robert H. Smith School of Business Undergraduate Program Team for an evening of jazz and dessert. All registered families will enjoy live jazz, selections from an a cappella ensemble, light refreshments, and a visit from TESTUDO. During the reception families will meet our Undergraduate Deans, Smith Faculty and Advising Community. Cash bar available. Admission by RSVP only. To RSVP, visit https://go.umd.edu/jazzanddessert19. Questions? Contact Melanie Ashton at Melanie_Ashton@rhsmith.umd.edu.


6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
TERP FAMILY LEGACY DINNER
Orem Alumni Hall, Samuel Riggs Alumni Center
$30.95 for adults/UMD students
$15 for children 12 and under
Advance registration required.

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For some, being a Terp is a family tradition. The Alumni Association proudly invites all University alumni parents/family members and their current students to this special event to celebrate the Maryland legacy! The festive affair includes dinner, a warm Terp welcome from university leadership, and a touching legacy pinning ceremony—during which time the alumni family member(s) will present their student with a commemorative pin to honor their home at the University of Maryland. Note: we consider a student with any family member (parent, older sibling, grandparent, aunt/uncle, etc.) who is a UMD alum to be a legacy.


M logo with the words Feels Like Home6:30 - 7:45 p.m.
DISTANT TERPS OUT-OF-STATE DINNER
Adele's Room, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
$30.95 for adults/UMD students
$15 for children 12 and under
Advance registration required.

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All out-of-state families are invited! Enjoy a great meal and shell-ebrate your student’s home away from home. Families will be seated at tables by region so you can forge connections with other families from your area. The program will include a warm Terp welcome from university leadership and a UMD fight song grand finale from The Mighty Sound of Maryland.


7:00 – 9:00 p.m.
PAINT A TURTLE
Studio A, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
$10 per person. Advance purchase required.
Come paint your own mini Testudo in Studio A. We'll supply the ceramic terp... you bring the creativity!


7:00 p.m.
MEN'S SOCCER VS. INDIANA
Ludwig Field
Maryland clashes with Indiana in a rematch of the College Cup semifinals. The Terps defeated the Hoosiers in the College Cup, 2-1, in 2018. Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for youth/seniors, and are available for purchase through Athletics. Click here for information and to purchase tickets.


7:30 p.m.
FILM SCREENING & DISCUSSION: THE FAREWELL
Hoff Theater, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Presented by Student Entertainment Events (SEE), Asian American InterVarsity (AAIV), and Multicultural Involvement and Student Advocacy (MICA).


8:00 p.m.
FAMILY WEEKEND presents
NOT YOUR GRANDMA'S BINGO!

Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
$25 per person, general admission (includes dabber and 7 BINGO sheets)
Advance registration/purchase required. Note: Maryland law requires that all participants in BINGO must be age 18 and over.

Are you ready for the most entertaining BINGO experience ever? Seven BINGO games, unbridled fun, outrageous musical numbers, crazy contests, amazing prizes, and much more… all hosted by the fabulous Patti O’Furniture. This is definitely not your grandma’s BINGO!

We said amazing prizes, right? We sure did. The grand prize for the final game of the night is a 4-night stay for two in ocean view accommodations at the beautiful Sheraton Kona Resort & Spa at Keauhou Bay in Kona, Hawaii!

Each participant will receive one dabber and seven BINGO sheets with 6 cards/sheet. Everyone will play seven rounds of BINGO with six chances to win in each round. Additional BINGO sheets available for purchase onsite. 50/50 raffle tickets also will be sold throughout the evening, with the winning ticket drawn at the end of the event (must be present to win). Cash bar available.

All proceeds benefit Fostering Terp Success. Fostering Terp Success provides support for students who were or are in foster care, students who are homeless or at risk of being homeless, and students who are without a supportive family system.

Thank you to our sponsors for their generous donations for this event.


8:00 p.m.
UMD WIND ENSEMBLE
Dekelboum Concert Hall, The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center
Free event; no tickets required.
Associate Director of Bands Andrea Brown leads the UMD Wind Ensemble in varied programs with a focus on the works of women composers and composers of color.