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April 27 Message

As the spring semester winds down, Dr. Patty Perillo, Vice President of Student Affairs at the University of Maryland invites all Terps to take a break from their studies, get outside with friends, unwind, de-stress, and have some fun.

Hey, Terps,

I know that you're studying hard. I also know it's good to take a break. And one of the best ways to de-stress and unwind is to get outside, have fun with your friends, and build social connections.

So, I am inviting you to Maryland Day 2022 — one of the best traditions our Terrapin community has to offer. It's this Saturday, April 30, throughout our campus from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Go to McKeldin Mall. It's where the Terp Town Center is. There's lots of entertainment, free food, and you're going to learn a lot.

Or, you could go to Ag Day Avenue. You get a free plant, or pet a farm animal. Now that's fun! Or check out the Art and Design Place at The Clarice. You can dance, or act, or build a masterpiece. Or perhaps you prefer Science and Tech Way — where you will find an Insect Petting Zoo.

Or perhaps you prefer Sports and Rec Row — where there's obstacle courses, and climbing walls, or play sand volleyball on LaPlata Beach. You could also go to our Red-and-White scrimmage to watch our football team play at 12 p.m. (noon) on Saturday.

There's lots of free stuff. Lots of free food. So much to learn and do. Outside, with friends. I hope to see you on Saturday! You deserve some time with friends, and get outside on our beautiful campus. Learn more at

Go Terps!

Dr. Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs


In honor of APIDA Heritage Month, join our special BodyCombat fitness event tomorrow, Thursday, April 28 from 7 p.m. to 8:15 p.m. In addition to getting a great workout in, we will discuss how to recognize and break down barriers in the fitness environment. All are welcome and no previous experience is necessary. Register using the QR code.

Join RecWell Aquatics in discovering the joys of exploring the underwater world with Discover Scuba. This program is free, but registration is required at

Join RecWell Adventure for a Challenge Course open enrollment night and tackle the Alpine Tower + High Course. Register at

Join RecWell Adventure for Pride Climb at the climbing walls this Friday, April 29 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Meet friends, learn new skills, and have fun!

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

Join us TODAY, Wednesday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. for Denim & Donuts! Stop by Hornbake Plaza to commemorate and learn about Denim Day. Enjoy donuts, coffee and other treats. FREE flower planters for all who come by.

On Wednesday, May 4, drop by CARE in Conversation from 3 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. in McKeldin Library, Room 2105. This month’s topic will be Prevention through Healthy Sexuality: Defying Cultural Norms of Shame & Victim Blaming. Come share your thoughts on this important matter with other UMD students and enjoy free cookies and coffee while you chat. Optional RSVP at

In this episode of the University Health Center's "Any Questions" podcast, join Peer Influencers Demi and Jerry for a candid conversation about STIs, and more specifically, how the stigma surrounding STIs can impact college students' wellness. Tune in on Spotify or Google Play!

The Allergy Clinic administers allergy injections to students under the direction of their allergist. Your initial appointment will be with one of our providers to review medication, allergies, and medical history. A separate appointment is made with the allergy nurse to review your allergist orders. The allergy nurse will then schedule your appointments for your injections. We recommend that all new patients contact the allergy clinic at (301) 314-8115 for more information. Our required forms can be found here.

Join the University Health Center and our friendly pups for the last two Wags for Wellness sessions before the end of the semester! May visits are scheduled for Monday, May 2 from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the Student Involvement Suite in STAMP, and Thursday, May 12, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. in the University Health Center. Sign-ups are required. Visit for information on upcoming events.

Our International Travel Clinic is an excellent resource to ensure you have the necessary vaccinations and preventative medications to travel. If you are preparing to travel abroad, it is best to schedule this appointment four (4) weeks before your trip. Questions? Give us a call at (301) 314-8115.


Enjoy Maryland Day This Saturday, April 30 and Drop By STAMP
Need new UMD gear from the Campus Bookstore? Want a burger from Roy Rogers or some Ice Cream at the UMD Dairy in the Stamp Food Court? Need a clean restroom? Stop into The Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life while you enjoy Maryland Day 2022.

Join us for a conversation with Katie Gandy, state coordinator for autism strategy. Refreshments and mingling will follow the presentation. Register at

The University Career Center & The President's Promise is hosting a Just In Time Meetup on Friday May 6, 2022, from 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. This is a networking event where students, soon-to-be graduates, and recent graduates can explore internships and full-time opportunities before summer break! Register 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: 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, LAST WEEK
Spring is here, and free movies are back! SEE’s Spring Movie Series will have screenings happening almost every week. We wrap up the series with Lamb (Apr. 27 & 28)! Shows start at 8 p.m. in Stamp's Hoff Theater, no tickets needed!


Scholarships of $2,000 Available for 2022-2023!
Application Deadline: Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m.

The Terp Family Student Scholarship application for 2022-2023 is now open! The Terp Family Student Scholarship Award is a one-time award presented each year to undergraduate students in good standing who may be unable to continue their education at the University due to extenuating financial circumstances. Submission deadline is Friday, April 29 at 5 p.m. Eligibility criteria & application available at


A Taize prayer service will take place on Tuesday, May 3 at 7 p.m. in the Main Chapel. Taize ecumenical services are unique for their combination of song and silent meditation. All are welcome. Sponsored by Lutheran Campus Ministry.


Be a part of the team to welcome our newest Terps to campus this fall! Sign up to volunteer for the Arrival Survival Team during residence hall move-in. Volunteers will be able to move in early and receive some swag for their participation in the program. For more info and to apply:

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