Sunday, October 3

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
Family Weekend wristband required.
Add some physical activity to your Family Weekend at the Eppley Recreation Center (ERC). Family Weekend registrants have access to the facility with a Family Weekend wristband. 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.

9:00 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!

9:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m. (three seating times)
University of Maryland Golf Course Clubhouse
$39.95 for adults/UMD students (includes tax & gratuity)
$12.95 for children 9 and under (includes tax & gratuity). This event is sold out.
Advanced registration required.
Seating times: 9:30 a.m., 10:45 a.m., 12:00 p.m.
Click here for menu and dietary information. 
Experience a Maryland-themed brunch featuring a carving station (with Southern Maryland ham and slow-smoked pit beef), an omelet station, and mouth-watering hot and cold buffet items. A la cart beverages will be available for purchase, including soft drinks, beer and wine. All major credit cards accepted. Day-of seating, if available, will be $41.95 for adults/$18.75 for children 9 and under plus 19% gratuity and 6% sales tax.

Most of the tables at the Chesapeake County Brunch are communal and more than one family may be sitting at a large table. All members of your party will be at the same table. Unless the weather is very bad, we will have some outside communal tables available on the covered patio adjacent to the main dining room; please feel free to request outside seating on a first come, first served basis when you place your ticket order. If anyone in your party is immunocompromised and medically requires separate seating, we may be able to provide a very limited number of outside tables on a private covered patio for up to 8 guests on a first come, first served basis. Please indicate this requirement under Special Accommodations on the Family Weekend online registration form. If we are not able to accommodate these requests we will contact you and offer a full refund for the brunch.

9:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.
Rosenbloom Hillel Center
$10 per person
Advance registration/purchase required.

Join Hillel for bagels and schmear.

10:00 a.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Any Resident Dining Hall on Campus
Pay at the door or use your student’s guest pass. See info below.
Join your student for an all-you-care-to-eat meal from a wide variety of stations with most of the dining options prepared right in front of you. Options in the different dining rooms range from made to order vegan options in a wok to create your own Mongolian Grill entrees; brick oven pizza to full salad bars; grills, comfort foods, and international choices; make your own waffles; desserts (made right here on campus), and much more. Choices change daily and are served all day long.

Door price is $12.95 for brunch and $15.95 for dinner. Depending on the dining plan your student chose, they have between 2 and 8 guest passes per semester--so maybe they will use them to treat you to brunch or dinner! For more information and to see the menu for the day go to

10:00 a.m.
Chapel of Christ the Divine Teacher, Catholic Student Center, 4141 Guilford Drive, College Park
Come celebrate Sunday Mass at the Catholic Student Center Chapel, and enjoy free donuts after with students and families.

10:00 a.m.
Hope Lutheran Church, 4201 Guilford Drive, College Park
Lutheran Campus Ministry

10:30 a.m.
St. Andrew's Episcopal Church, 4512 College Ave., College Park
Episcopal Terps

12:00 p.m.
Field Hockey & Lacrosse Complex

Gospel Brunch logo in a blend of red & yellow, outlined in bright blue and black12:30 p.m.
Grand Ballroom, Adele H. Stamp Student Union
$39.95 for adults/UMD students
$14.95 for children 12 and under
This event is sold out.
Click here for menu and dietary information. 

12:30 p.m. Seating and Brunch
1:00 p.m.   Performance

Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel ChoirDon't miss the most joyful celebration at UMD! This spectacular experience features a mouth-watering buffet of home-style, Southern cooking and the uplifting and inspiring sounds of the Washington Performing Arts Men and Women of the Gospel Choir. Before and during the show, enjoy an all-you-care-to-eat array of comfort food items prepared by our chefs. Then sit back (but you won't be able to sit still) and enjoy an amazing performance showcasing some of the finest voices in the DC area, singing both traditional and contemporary Gospel songs. It's a foot-stomping good time!

The gospel brunch is presented in partnership with the Washington Performing Arts Men & Women of the Gospel Choir.