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October 19 Message

Hey, Terps! If you're ever in need and are not sure where to start asking for help, start with the Dean of Students Office. They can help connect you to valuable tools and resources to assist you while here at UMD. Give them a call at 301-314-8484 or email deanofstudents@umd.edu.

Dear Terp,

It’s the middle of the semester and we know that you have a lot going on. Juggling academic and work obligations, staying socially connected, and carving out some time for yourself can be overwhelming.

With all that you are carrying, please look after yourself and your fellow Terps. And, if you have an issue or problem, great or small, and you’re not sure where to turn, you can always reach out to the Dean of Students Office. They can help connect you to valuable tools and resources to assist you while here at UMD. Give them a call at 301-314-8484 or contact them by email. They’re here to help. And, so are we!

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

Dr. Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs
she/her/hers


In This Week’s Edition of Keep Connected

Wear your Maryland Pride for Homecoming, leverage those language skills in your job search with the Language Career Fair, and don't forget to get your flu shot this season.


Engagement

Homecoming Week Continues!

Have you been showing your Terp pride this Homecoming week? Keep wearing those UMD colors, catch the game, then celebrate at Terp Carnival with HC tradition scarf giveaway, prizes, games, and fireworks!

  • Wednesday, Oct. 19: BLACK
  • Thursday, Oct. 20: GOLD
  • Friday, Oct. 21: ALL MARYLAND COLORS

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.
 


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 apply today


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 among the autumn leaves. 

  • A simple lunch will be provided.
  • Mondays, Oct. 24, and 31 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m., outside at the Memorial Chapel Labyrinth.

Sports Industry Meetup

Join us for the hybrid (in-person & virtual) networking event where students can explore jobs and internships within organizations in the sports industry. RSVP Here.


Interview Skills Workshop

Learn some tips for interviewing and have a chance to practice the techniques in this workshop co-sponsored by USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS) and UMD’s Minorities in Agriculture, Natural Resources and Related Sciences (MANRRS). RSVP Here.


Language Career Fair

This fair is an excellent opportunity for UMD undergraduate, graduate students, and alumni seeking full-time, part-time, and internship positions in a variety of fields that value language and cross-cultural skills as well as opportunities to work, teach, or intern abroad! RSVP Here.


Have you made your plan to vote yet?

Important Dates for Maryland Voters:

  • If you can't vote in person on Election Day, you can vote during the Early Voting period from Thursday, Oct. 27 - Thursday, Nov. 3 at any polling location in the county where you are registered. 
    • On Friday, Oct. 28 and Saturday, Oct. 29 from 12 p.m. - 5 p.m., TerpsVote & DOTS are providing a FREE shuttle from Stamp to the closest Early Voting location to campus - the College Park Community Center!

For more information about how to vote in the upcoming election, including early voting and voting by mail, visit the UMD TurboVote website. If you have any questions about the voting process, email the TerpsVote team.


Living & Learning

Housing Options Webinar

Join us on Thursday, Oct. 20 for the Housing Options Webinar to learn about your 2023 - 2024 On-Campus Housing and South Campus Commons & The Courtyards leasing options.


South Campus Karaoke

Come on down to South Campus Dining Hall on Tuesday, Oct. 25 from 5 p.m. - 8 p.m. for Karaoke! It’s fun to watch – even more fun to join in! Eat, sing, party, and have a good time!
 


Well-Being

Sober Tailgate at Homecoming

Join the University Health Center in celebrating Terp Pride at the Sober Tailgate, on Saturday, Oct. 22 from 12:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. outside of the University Health Center. We'll have food, drinks, games, and giveaways galore - all of which can be enjoyed without alcohol or other drug use!  

The Sober Tailgate is for any Terps in recovery from substance use, as well as anyone just looking for an alcohol-free way to experience UMD Homecoming magic. For more information, please email Madeleine Moore. See you there!


Get Your Flu Shot Today

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


SKY Happiness Retreat

Oct. 28 - 30 | Fri. 5:30 p.m. - 9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m. - 3:30 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
The SKY Happiness Retreat is a powerful resilience program where one learns the SKY Breath Meditation, evidence-based breathwork, and meditation practice. Research has shown that it significantly increases feelings of well-being, optimism, and mental focus and improves emotion regulation. The retreat is free to UMD students and also features social connection, self-development, and stress-management skills, which bring calm, clarity, and happiness. Register for the SKY Happiness retreat here.
 


Around Campus

ToxicDocs and A People’s EPA: Advancing Environmental and Climate Justice through Interdisciplinary Research and Open Access Initiatives

Tuesday, Oct. 25 | 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. | Zoom
Join our panel event to discuss unique interdisciplinary research in the intersections of environmental history, public health history, and industrial pollution, and the ways in which their research both relies upon and generates open-access information.

The panelists’ passion for making information and data about the environment and industrial pollution openly available can serve as inspirational examples for others who wish to advance climate justice in their communities.

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