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April 20 Message

Dr. Allison Asarch, a psychologist at the UMD Counseling Center, shares events and resources to help you through this potentially stressful time, including PAWS for Self Care with therapy dogs and wellness activities on McKeldin Mall.

Hey Terps,

It’s hard to believe the spring semester is winding down, and summer is just in sight. Every year at this time, this means studying for finals, applying for jobs or internships, completing your capstone projects, or preparing for commencement. This can feel stressful and overwhelming. Know that you are almost there, and we’re here for you. You are not alone!

Today from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. on McKeldin Mall, our friends at the Counseling Center invite you to take a ‘pause’ from your academics to focus on your self-care. Come out between your classes for stress management activities and ‘PAWsome’ dog therapy.

Dr. Allison Asarch discusses the importance of taking care of your mental health, always, and particularly during times of stress. Find out about the services and resources at the University Counseling Center, including free virtual wellness workshops to help you refocus, rest, and rejuvenate. For more, go to:

Terps, if you need support we are here for you — always! Reach out as needed and we will keep reaching in!

You’ve got this Terps, and we’ve got you,

Dr. Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs


TODAY ONLY! Press PAWS on your academics, for just a quick break or for the afternoon. Join the Counseling Center to evaluate your stress and play with our cute and cuddly therapy dogs! We’ll be on McKeldin Mall today from 12 p.m. to 3 p.m. We hope to see you there!

If you haven’t been to the Counseling Center’s Wellness Workshops yet you have plenty of time! With finals around the corner, topics like Stress Management, Conquer Procrastination Now, and Time Management can help you improve your mental health while achieving academic success. Details available at

Tune into Thriving Thursdays on the University Health Center's Instagram page, where Peer Influencers Demi and Jerry spotlight some amazing wellness resources at UMD, both within and outside of the University Health Center! Just follow @UMDHealthCenter on Instagram, check out our IG Story each Thursday morning for a preview of which resources will be spotlighted that day, and get notified about when they'll be going live each Thursday afternoon!

Feeling stressed from midterms and classwork? Come relax with FREE virtual meditation sessions. Sessions are free, open to everyone, and offered Monday-Friday. No experience is required. To access our full schedule and learn more about our meditation offerings, visit:

FREE Mental Health First Aid training. Learn how to assist someone experiencing a mental health or substance use-related crisis. In this 8-hour training, you learn risk factors and warning signs for mental health and substance use concerns, strategies for how to help someone in both crisis and non-crisis situations, and where to turn for help. Learn more: Visit to register today!

RecWell Adventure is hosting an Adaptive Climb Night at the Climbing Wall on Friday, April 22 from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m.

Join RecWell Adventure for a Challenge Course open enrollment night and take the Leap of Faith. Register at

Join RecWell Adventure for Earth Day Climb and Clean. Register at

It’s time for a One Direction Infection with RecWell Fitness Theme Cycle Saturday.


APIDAHM Wellness Series: Diaspora, Distance, And Disconnect, Thursday, April 21 at 5 p.m. in MICA’s Cozy Corner (B0203 STAMP)
This session focuses on the Asian diaspora and distance and disconnect from extended family and broader communities, not only due to physical distance, but also due to cultural and linguistic challenges. We will discuss and reflect on our experiences as a form of self-care and healing. Learn more and RSVP on TerpLink. See the full calendar of Pride Month events at

Let’s Say Gay Poster-Making, Monday, April 25 from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in MICA's Cozy Corner (B0203 STAMP)
Join Queer Creative Corner for a special poster-making session to prepare for the Let's Say Gay parade on Saturday, April 30. We will provide some materials, but as always, all creative activities are welcome! RSVP on TerpLink. See the full calendar of Pride Month 2022 events at

Mario Kart 8 Deluxe Tournament, Thursday, April 21 from 7 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. in the TerpZone. Come show off your Mario Kart 8 Deluxe skills on the Nintendo Switch at TerpZone and compete for prizes! There will be a $3 entry fee to be paid upon check-in. Reserve your spot at

Are you participating in an unpaid internship this summer? Apply now to the 2022 Bright Futures Scholarship for unpaid interns. Application deadline is Monday, May 9 at 5 p.m.
The Bright Futures Initiative awards students with need-based scholarships ranging from $100-$1,000 to help offset expenses incurred during summer unpaid internships. Generously funded by the Eisen Family, the University Career Center & The President’s Promise, and individual donors through Maryland Giving Day. For more:

Head over to for more events on career development, resume workshops, employer panels, and networking before the spring semester wraps up!

SEE Presents: Drag Makeup Workshop - on Zoom, Friday, April 22 @ 3 p.m.
Evry Pleasure, a D.C. drag queen will lead a virtual makeup tutorial over Zoom from 3 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday, April 22. Come stamp your face before SEE's Drag Show featuring Crystal Methyd and other local queens at 7 p.m. on the same day. The first 25 people to sign up will get a FREE makeup kit provided by SEE. Admission is free for UMD students, and all are welcome regardless of their makeup ability. Sign up on Terplink.

SEE Presents: Art Attack Day Events & Concert FT. POLO G with FLO MILLI — Saturday, May 7 beginning at 11 a.m.
Day Events will be next to Xfinity Center from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., and will culminate with a concert at Xfinity Center. Day Events is a FREE festival with inflatables, games, student performers, and Art Attack exclusive giveaways. Doors open for the concert at 6:30 p.m. This event is open to the UMD community and to the general public. Tickets are required for entry to the concert: $13 for the UMD community and $25 for General Public, Tickets are not required to participate in Day Events.

SEE Presents: FREE Spring Movie Series in Hoff Theater
Spring is here, and free movies are back! SEE’s Spring Movie Series will have screenings happening almost every week. Join us for new releases–– Spider-Man: No Way Home (Apr. 20) and Lamb (Apr. 27 & 28)! Shows start at 8 p.m. in Stamp's Hoff Theater, no tickets needed!


Are you or someone you know looking for a part-time job? Interested in assisting in event management and developing your professional skills while working in a fun environment? Look no further than the Program Assistant (PA) position! Start as early as Summer 2022! The application deadline is Friday, April 22:

ResLife needs volunteers: Be a part of the team to welcome our newest Terps to campus this fall! Sign up to volunteer during residence hall move-in. Volunteers will be able to move in early and receive some swag for their participation in the program. Attend one of our remaining information sessions to learn more about the experience. For more:

Join us in celebrating National Earth Day 2022 at The Diner (Ellicott) this Friday, April 22 from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Menu highlights include: Beyond Sausage Jambalaya, Chef-inspired, Pizzas, Crispy Buffalo Wrap Avocado Toast, Tikka Masala, Portobello, Artichoke Piccata, Build-your-own Pastas & Grain Bowls, Beyond® Burgers.


Town Hall Today at Edward St. John Building: Black Student Leaders at UMD, alongside the Division of Student Affairs with President Darryll Pines, Dr. Patty Perillo, Dr. Georgina Dodge, and other key administrators to discuss updates on the 25 Critical Demands. Come out today, Wednesday, April 20, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. in ESJ Room 1202 to hear from campus leaders, ask questions, and learn more about the steps UMD is taking to create a TerrapinSTRONG community.

In collaboration with The Student Government Association and Get Ovary It UMD, this survey seeks the experiences of students, faculty, and staff to understand the prevalence of the issue about barriers to access to menstrual products at UMD:

Interfaith Fast-A-thon - Colony Ballroom, Stamp Student Union - Monday, April 25 Participants from across faith traditions pledge to fast throughout the day and join Muslim Student Association members for dinner to break fast together at sunset. Reserve a place at

Pascal (Bright Week) Vespers for Eastern Orthodox Christians - Tuesday, April 26 at 5:30 p.m., Garden Chapel. This special order of service is only celebrated during the week following Orthodox Easter. For more: email

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