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October 12 Message

TerpsVote is a collection of faculty, staff and students who want to encourage voter turnout in local and national elections. Find out more at

Dear Terp,

I will make this simple and clear ― VOTE! 

If you're not registered to vote yet, you can do that at UMD TurboVote or by using the Online Voter Registration System. Remember, the deadline to register to vote is next Tuesday, October 18!


We are counting on YOU,

Dr. Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs

In this week’s edition of Keep Connected: Make a plan to VOTE with some help from your friends at TerpsVote, wear your Maryland Pride for Homecoming, join us for Sunset Yoga on McKeldin, and don’t miss your chance to make some canine friends at Wags for Wellness.


Cultural Centers Virtual Design Forums, Week of Oct. 17

Student design forums for campus’ five future cultural centers will take place during the week of Oct. 17. All forums are virtual: 

  • Native American and Indigenous Cultural Center - Mon., Oct. 17 at 4 p.m. 
  • Disability Cultural Center - Tues., Oct. 18 at 3 p.m. 
  • Latinx Cultural Center - Tues., Oct. 18 at 6:30 p.m. 
  • Multiracial Cultural Center - Thurs., Oct. 20 at 3 p.m. 
  • APIDA Cultural Center - Thurs., Oct. 20 at 5 p.m. 

If you are a student who’s part of a community that the cultural centers will serve, please register for a forum. Your input is critical—these spaces are for you!

Tomorrow: Latinx Heritage Month 2022 Closing Gala

Oye Mi Voz! Hear My Voice! A Tale of Life. 

  • Tomorrow, Thursday, Oct. 13, join CLSO and MICA in a closing gala celebrating the end of Latinx Heritage Month! Doors open at 6 p.m., at STAMP Colony Ballroom. 
  • Food, music, fun, dancing, and keynote speaker Maryland House Delegate Member Joseline Peña-Melnyk! Formal attire is encouraged, but not required. 
  • View the full Latinx Heritage Month events calendar.

Connecting with Nature Meditation & Labyrinth Walk

The Memorial Chapel invites students and staff to gather outside the Labyrinth for a peaceful hour of reflection and remembrance.

Get Ready for Homecoming Week, Oct. 16-22!

Homecoming is about celebrating the University of Maryland and what it means to be a Terp. Show your Maryland pride; wear your best gold, black, white and red outfits all week:

  • Monday, Oct. 17: RED
  • Tuesday, Oct. 18: WHITE
  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: BLACK
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: GOLD
  • Friday, Oct. 21: ALL MARYLAND COLORS

Wearing the color of the day? Follow @UMDHomecoming and @umdsalc on social media to find out where you can score Homecoming swag, learn about Maryland traditions, and complete some UMD Bucket List items. Daily Spirit Stations with freebies will take place at a different location each day through Thursday, Oct. 20. Must be a UMD student or graduate student to win.

Queer Open Mic on National Coming Out Day

Join us on Tuesday, Oct. 18 at 7 p.m. in the Baltimore Room of STAMP (next to Maryland Dairy) as we honor National Coming Out Day. Co-hosted by Office of Multicultural Involvement and Community Advocacy (MICA) and Jammin' at Maryland.

  • Open mic night is the longstanding queer tradition of reclaiming control over our own narratives, boldly speaking out against power, and using art as a vehicle for personal-political transformation. 
  • Poets, singers, musicians, and performers of every kind are welcome. No auditions needed! Sign up on this form.

SEE is Hosting Saturday Night Live Actor and Comedian Colin Jost for Annual Homecoming Comedy Show!

On Sunday, Oct. 16, Colin Jost will take the stage in Ritchie Coliseum for two shows: one at 5 p.m. and one at 9 p.m. Doors will open at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m., and close at 5:30 p.m. and 9:30 p.m. Student tickets are $10, and general admission tickets are $25. Order your tickets today

Apply to Be a Director at Student Entertainment Events!

Apply to be a part of Student Entertainment Events and put on engaging shows and events for the campus community! Different types of Director positions are open to apply for, so be sure to check out the descriptions and submit your applications here.

Law School Recruitment Fair

Are you considering Law School? Come join us at the UMD Law School Fair at Stamp TODAY, Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and meet face-to-face with law school admissions representatives from across the country. RSVP Here.

BIPOC in Sustainable Careers

Come hear from BIPOC professionals and University of Maryland alumni who have pursued careers in sustainability across a variety of industries. RSVP Here.

Living & Learning

Annual Harvest Festival

Celebrate the Harvest season with Maryland Dining at 251 North and South Campus Dining Hall on Wednesday, Oct. 19 from 4 p.m. - 6 p.m. Swing the by the Annual Harvest Festival for fall fun activities including FREE pumpkin painting on the outdoor plazas, a dinner menu highlighting locally sourced ingredients, and an opportunity to talk with farmers who work hard to keep you well fed every day.


The Clothesline Project

The Clothesline Project is a visual representation of the impacts of sexual and relationship violence on the campus community. This event from the CARE Office provides community members with an opportunity to confront the issue of power-based violence by creating and displaying their own messages on a shirt during Domestic Violence Awareness Month. Participants can drop by Hornbake Plaza on Wednesday, Oct. 12 from 10 a.m. - 3 p.m. and create a physical shirt or hang up a shirt they already created on the clothesline. Participants can also print a shirt or submit a digital shirt online.

Raise Your Voice: Sunset Yoga

Today, Wednesday, Oct. 12: Raise Your Voice to support survivors of relationship violence and join us for a free sunset yoga practice led by RecWell instructors on McKeldin Mall.The Sexual Assault Prevention Committee (SAPC) is hosting a free yoga class 5 p.m. - 6 p.m. courtesy of RecWell. Register for Sunset Yoga and complete the consent form. The first 50 students to register and attend will get a FREE RYV YOGA MAT! Yoga will begin promptly at 5 p.m. Come by starting at 4:30 p.m. to sign-in, get your yoga mat, and chat with members of the Sexual Assault Prevention Committee.

What’s Your Role?: Preventing Sexual Assault on Campus this Fall

Join CARE on Tuesday, Oct. 18 for CARE in Conversation! Come by the University Health Center Ground Floor, Room 0142 between 3 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. to enjoy coffee and cookies, and discuss the steps we all can take in preventing violence on our campus this fall, especially during staple higher-risk events and gatherings, such as Halloweekend, Homecoming, and beyond. We will consider what we can all do individually, organizationally, and institutionally to create a safer campus together. Email Charlotte with any accessibility needs, or other questions. Optional RSVP for this event here.

Wellness Workshops at the Counseling Center

Struggling with focus? Feeling stressed? Wanting to learn how to improve your mental health? Check out the Counseling Center’s Wellness Workshops! Upcoming topics include: Pay Attention! Tips to Improve Focus, Dealing with Disappointment, Managing Conflict and Setting Boundaries, and more. Details about our Wellness Workshops are available on our website.

Thriving Thursdays

Follow us on Instagram to join us every week for interactive Thriving Thursdays programming. We'll be addressing wellness, Naloxone, sobriety, acupuncture and massage, meditation, and so much more!

Wags for Wellness

Join the University Health Center for Wags for Wellness this October to visit some of your favorite friendly pups! October visits are scheduled for Thursday, Oct. 13 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at the Health Center and Friday, Oct. 21 from 1 p.m. - 3 p.m. at McKeldin Library. Sign-ups are required. Use this link to register for one or more of our upcoming events!

Get Your Flu Shot at the Health Center

Flu shots are available by appointment at the University Health Center. Schedule your appointment online and learn more about flu vaccine and related information!

Get free Naloxone through the Health Center

To receive Naloxone through the Health Center, you’ll need to attend a brief training which goes over how to recognize signs of an opioid overdose, instructions for using Naloxone, and what to do as emergency medical assistance makes its way to you and the person in crisis.

Trainings are offered at the University Health Center, just past the main entrance to the building, and is free to any UMD community member interested in attending! Registration is required for attendance. Sign up here.

Around Campus

Reproductive Rights and Public Health Post-Dobbs: an Interdisciplinary Dialogue

Tuesday, October 18 | 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. | Zoom
A virtual lunchtime talk examining the legal and political context of the Supreme Court's recent decision in the Dobbs v. Jackson Women’s Health Organization case, which overturned the longheld right to abortion established in prior cases such as Roe v. Wade and Planned Parenthood v. Casey. Panelists will also address the effects of this decision on public health. Register here

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