McKeldin Mall

McKeldin Takeover

Monday, February 3, 2020 - 12:00pm

A Black History Month Kickoff event! Show up dressed in all black at Mckeldin to help get Black History Month off to a great start. We want as many people to show up in Black to showcase how importance BHM is to the Black community on campus. We'll also be taking a ton of pictures, so bring you friends and wear our best!

Sponsored by: Black Student Union

Terp Carnival

Friday, November 1, 2019 - 4:00pm to 8:00pm

The Division of Student Affairs takes over McKeldin Mall to treat Terps of all ages to an evening of carnival games, prizes and live music. The not-so-little ones can visit the beer garden with local crafts and more. Cap off the night with a spectacular fireworks display at the heart of campus.

Purple Light Night

Monday, October 21, 2019 - 5:00pm to 7:00pm

McKeldin Mall Steps

Purple Light Nights are events that honor victims and survivors of relationship violence during Relationship Violence Awareness Month. Students, faculty, and staff are invited to join CARE to Stop Violence at this series of casual tabling events to learn about healthy relationship behaviors, relationship violence and its impact on students, how you can help someone impacted, and what resources exist on- and off-campus that can help.

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Langar on the Mall

Wednesday, April 24, 2019 - 11:00am to 2:00pm

11:00 AM - 2:00 PM | McKeldin Mall Steps | Sponsored by the Sikh Student Association

Langar on the Mall is an event where SSA will be serving free Punjabi food to spread awareness about Sikhism and educate everyone on the concept of langar. Langar was a concept started by our third Guru, Guru Amar Das Ji. Langar is free vegetarian food that is available to anyone and is served at the Gurdwara (Sikh Temple).

Contact: Gujri Chadha -

Recess on McKeldin Mall

Friday, May 11, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Boost your brain before finals with Recess on McKeldin Mall. Being active improves alertness, attention, and motivation. We'll have double dutch jump ropes, lawn checkers, parachute games, sidewalk chalk and more. Refreshments, too! Co-sponsored by the UMD RecWell Active Terp Outreach Team and the University Libraries.
Contact: University Libraries

Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

Friday, April 13, 2018 - 1:00pm to 3:00pm

When: Friday, April 13, 2018 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Where: McKeldin Mall, University of Maryland
Cost: Free

Description: A Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is a playful opportunity for men and people who identify as male, to raise awareness about men's sexualized violence against women and its devastating impact. We understand that men too are victims of sexual violence. This event welcomes and encourages participation from everyone who cares about this issue - regardless of sexual orientation or gender expression. 
Join Us!

Contact: Office of Civil RIghts & Sexual Misconduct 


Holi Festival

Sunday, April 8, 2018 - 12:00pm to 2:00pm

Holi, often called the Festival of Colors in English, is one of the most celebrated and loved festivals from India. HSC will be handing out free color packets, and entry is also free, so bring your friends and be ready for a good time!
Contact: Hindu Student Council

5K for Freedom

Friday, April 6, 2018 - 5:30pm to 7:30pm

Students Ending Slavery, Oxfam UMD, and UMD Athletics are teaming up to host an exciting fun run fundraiser: the 5k for Freedom. Formerly called Glow for the Girls, our 5k raises awareness about human trafficking that occurs all over the world -- including Prince George's County -- and shines a light on the vulnerabilities that refugee populations face. Registration fee ($15) includes food, music, t-shirts*, guest speakers, and of course participation in the fun run. All profits will be split between Students Ending Slavery, Oxfam UMD, and UMD Athletics to support human trafficking survivors and refugees assimilating into the US. SES proceeds will go to the UMD SAFE Center. Oxfam proceeds will go to Oxfam's Global Refugee Crisis Fund. To register, visit:

Contact: Students Ending Slavery,


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