Saturday, Oct. 19

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.


8:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
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.
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.
Atrium, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
Welcome to UMD! Families that pre-registered for Family Weekend may pick up wristbands, event tickets, parking pass, campus map and additional Family Weekend materials.

8:30 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
$36 per person (Note: this is an all-day excursion)
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.
251 North, Denton Community
$26 for adults/UMD students
$13 for children 12 and under
Advanced registration is required.

Click here for menu.
Enjoy a delicious brunch at the hottest eatery on campus. Eat well, and engage in informal conversation with other families.

9:00 a.m. 
McKeldin Mall
$20 per person
VIP option: $40 per person
Advanced registration is required.

Yes, you read that right! It's a 0.5K "run" for the rest of us. Participants will be led through some fun stretching exercises before meandering the 500-yard distance from McKeldin Library to Main Administration. After enjoying 10 minutes of, um, "running" glory, finishers will receive a medal and a braggadocios bumper sticker... because its 2019 and everyone is a winner. We'll even have a hydration station featuring Krispy Kreme donuts (hooray!) midway through the "race." So run, walk, skip, jump or Prancercise... we don't care. It's all downhill from here!

VIP Option
Want to avoid the "race" and sit around eating donuts instead? Be a VIP! For an additional fee, you can skip the "run" and still get a finisher medal and bumper sticker. Over-and-Underachievers unite!

It's for a great cause!
Proceeds from the "race" will benefit the Fostering Terp Success Program. Fostering Terp Success provides support for UMD 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.

Photo of students walking through the labyrinth with the sun shining down9:00 a.m. – 11:00 a.m.
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.

9:30 a.m.
Rosenbloom Hillel Center

10:00 a.m. – 10:50 a.m.
University Career Center & The President's Promise, 3100 Hornbake, 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.

10:00 a.m. 
Cole Field House
$15 per person (includes Maryland yoga mat)
Sponsored by Maryland Athletics and University Recreation & Wellness.
Add a yoga class to your Family Weekend fun and experience this rare opportunity to be on the indoor practice field in the beautiful (and new) Cole Field House. Yoga will be led by a certified RecWell instructor. All participants will receive a Maryland yoga mat.

10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
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.

12:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Animal & Environmental Science Courtyard
Event is free, but advance registration requested. See below.
Join the College of Agriculture & Natural Resources for an AG-tober Tailgate! We will be celebrating with Alumni, Families, Students, Faculty, Staff and friends. Meet and greet with Dean Craig Beyrouty. Event features signature Maryland Food! Festivities and Fun for All! Register here:
For questions or concerns, contact Amanda Brown Clougherty at

12:30 - 2:30 p.m.
Outside of Ellicott Hall (Diner side)
Event is free, but advance registration requested. See below.
Parents and families of Gemstone Honors Program students are invited to attend a Family Weekend Tailgate hosted by the Gemstone Leadership Council (GLC). To RSVP visit: For questions, please contact Jessica Lee at
In event of inclement weather guests will be notified via email with any updates.

12:30 p.m.
McKeldin Mall (Armory if rain)
Family Weekend wristband required.
Advance registration and ticket required for the barbecue:
$22.50 for adults/UMD students
$12 for children 12 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. The event will feature a live DJ, inflatable games, caricature artists, and face painting.

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.

1:00 p.m.
McKeldin Mall (Armory if rain)

Take a family photo or bring your friends for a photo, then upload your pic to social media using #TerpFamily #TerpLove. Families will receive a photo to take home!

3:30 p.m.
Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium
Special pricing for Family Weekend registrants!
$43 per person for lower level (plus $4 processing fee)
$27 per person for upper level (plus $2.50 processing fee)

Show your Terrapin Pride at Maryland Stadium as Maryland takes on the Hoosiers. Thanks to a partnership with Maryland Athletics, we are offering specially discounted tickets for Family Weekend registrants.

** NEW FOR 2019 **

All football ticket purchases for Family Weekend registrants are now made directly through Maryland Athletics. Click here for instructions.

Per Maryland Athletics policy, football tickets are non-refundable.

2:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.
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.* - 9:00 p.m.
VIGIL MASS AND DINNER (fulfills Sunday obligation)
Catholic Student Center, 4141 Guilford Drive, College Park
Advance purchase and ticket required.
Join us for Mass and a family style Oktoberfest at the Catholic Student Center! Click here for information and to purchase tickets.

*Mass will begin at 5 p.m. or 30 minutes after the end of the football game.

6:30 – 8:30 p.m.
The Haven at College Outpatient Center, 7207 Baltimore Ave
Join the UMD Haven recovery community in sharing experience, strength, and hope in an All Recovery Meeting! Tap into social support that focuses on the hope and healing found in recovery, and connect with others seeking and maintaining a recovery lifestyle. All are welcome. Light refreshments and appetizers will be provided.

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