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October 26 Message

What does it mean to Live Like a Terp?

Dear Terp,

You co-create student life at the University of Maryland with other students. The events and experiences you participate in keep Maryland moving forward. Whether it’s singing the Victory Song at a football game, enjoying an ice cream cone from The Dairy, or rubbing Testudo’s nose, what you do here enriches our campus life and paves the way for future Terps. 

I hope that you “Live Like a Terp” daily and that you take part in the rich traditions that tie us to our past, make our present wonderful, and that will create a bright future for every Terp.

Make sure you fully experience the UMD Bucket List! Go Terps!

Dr. Patty Perillo
Vice President for Student Affairs

In this week’s edition of Keep Connected

Don't miss Purple Light's Night tonight, Oct. 26, prepare for Halloween with safety tips from Student Conduct, and check out Scaryoke on Monday at 251 North!


Purple Lights Night is Tonight, 10/26!

Tonight, CARE outreach peers and Preventing Sexual Assault present Purple Lights Night, CARE’s annual Domestic Violence Awareness Month event, from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. in the STAMP, Prince George’s Room. Purple Lights Night is a painting and discussion event, featuring special guest speaker Dr. Cortney Fisher JD, PhD, and course lecturer in the Department of Criminology and Criminal Justice. Dr. Fisher will be speaking about relationship violence awareness and prevention. Join us after the talk for discussion, painting canvases (all materials provided), free cookies, and refreshments. The event is open to the first 105 attendees who register. Mandatory RSVP is required

Free Peer Nutrition Coaching

Struggling to eat well while juggling classes, exams and papers? Make an appointment with a Peer Nutrition Coach. They can help you navigate the challenges of eating well in college. This service is free and held virtually

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!

Wellness Podcast for Students

Any Questions” is back with a new episode! In this episode of "Any Questions", Demi (she/they) and Jerry (he/him) discuss meditation - their relationship with the practice, how it benefits them as college students, and meditation's connection to wellness. 

They also chat with Sarah Wilson (she/her), the Director of the University Health Center's Meditation Program, about the many different styles of meditation offered to UMD students!

To learn more about the Health Center's Meditation Program, visit our Meditation Services page. Happy listening!

Spooky Climb at the Climbing Wall

Join RecWell Adventure on October 31, 6 p.m. - 8 p.m., for a frightfully good time climbing, game playing, and celebrating all things fall at the Climbing Wall and High Ropes Course, Spooky Climb Night.

Living & Learning

Scaryoke at 251 North

This Halloween, grab a mic and sing!
Look for games, contests, a photo booth and maybe Terps in spooky costumes. Great food -- Featuring "Bat Wings," Pumpkin Pancakes, Pear/Apple Roasted Pork Loin, and Hot Apple Cider.
251 North Dining Hall, in the Denton Community, is always worth the walk.

Halloween Safety

Have fun and be safe this Halloween weekend! Here are some basics:

  • Travel in groups
  • Eat and hydrate before going out
  • Go out with a fully charged phone
  • Avoid costumes that make you hard to recognize

Take a look at our Instagram page, @conductumd, for more tips!


Overseas Careers Panel

Are you interested in a future career overseas? Learn about the wide array of career pathways possible through our Overseas Careers panel! RSVP Here.

Intersectionality at Work

Students succeed when they are comfortable bringing all aspects of themselves to work. Join our 3-day symposium for the opportunity to build relationships and learn how to recognize and identify organizations that will support your whole authentic self! RSVP Here.

GradCon 2022

The Black Graduate Student Union is excited to host GradCon! Join your fellow students to learn more about resources available to you, develop personally and professionally through workshops, and connect while enjoying free food! View the full schedule of workshops and register for GradCon here.

Last Day for Connecting with Nature Meditation & Labyrinth Walk

Next Monday, Oct. 31 from 12 noon to 1 p.m., gather with fellow Terps outside the Labyrinth at the Memorial Chapel for a peaceful hour of reflection and remembrance among the autumn leaves. A simple lunch will be provided.

Join the Campus Community for the University of Maryland's First-Ever Narrative 4 Story Exchange!

The Story Exchange is a practice that uses storytelling as a method to break down barriers, shatter stereotypes, and build curiosity and community.

  • Participants will engage in a facilitated Story Exchange led by several trained members of the campus community, which involves sharing a true story with a partner and then telling your partner's story from the first person perspective.
  • STAMP Colony Ballroom, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Registration is free and encouraged, but a number of walk-in spots will be available - the Story Exchange is open to faculty, students, and staff!

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.

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

Around Campus

Ghosts in the Garage Costume Contest

On Friday, Oct. 28 and Monday, Oct. 31 from 8:15 a.m - 4 p.m. come dressed in your most creative Halloween costume, for a chance to win free parking! Best costumes will be decided by our panel of judges, and grand prize winners will earn their choice of:

  • Annual parking permit (available to students)
  • All-campus parking permit upgrade (available to faculty/staff)
  • $300 of Smart Commute credits on Veo, Metro SmartTrip card or ZipCar (available to both students and faculty/staff)
  • Runners-up will win $100 in gear from the University Book Center.

Visit the Ghosts in the Garage event page for more information or send us an email with your questions. We will have candy available for all participants.

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