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University of Maryland Celebrates 100th Homecoming

The milestone marks a century of welcoming alums back to campus for a week of reuniting and reminiscing

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COLLEGE PARK, Md. – The University of Maryland will celebrate 100 years of Homecoming the week of October 8, 2023. This celebration will be a campus-wide event where former and current Terps can come together at the state’s flagship institution for a week dedicated to friends, football and other festivities.

The university will host various activities that promote service, tradition and school spirit. This year’s highlights include:

  • October 8: Homecoming Comedy Show ft. Eric André – Kick off the week with some laughs! Join comedian Eric André for an evening of entertainment with shows in Ritchie Coliseum at 4 p.m. or 7 p.m. To purchase tickets, visit umdtickets.universitytickets.com.

  • October 9: Beyond the Field – Stream the 2023 Homecoming Address on YouTube at 4 p.m. Professor Jen Golbeck will deliver this year’s address, speaking on the growing influence and effects of AI technology.

  • October 10: Tuesday Night Lights – Have you ever dreamed of dancing in the endzone of SECU Stadium? Now is your chance! Enjoy music, play games and take selfies with Testudo on the football field at 7 p.m. 100 attendees will receive a limited-edition “Script Terps” hoodie, and another lucky attendee will have the opportunity to kick a 35-yard field goal and win $10,000!

  • October 11: Juke Joint – Nyumburu’s annual talent show is always a night to remember. Watch live performances from a variety of artists in the STAMP Grand Ballroom at 7 p.m.

  • October 12: Do Good Service Event – Support Terps Against Hunger and its partners in their goal to pack 30,000 meals. To volunteer, register online and meet in the STAMP Grand Ballroom at 5 p.m.

  • October 13: Terp Carnival – Start the weekend off right with food, games, a beer garden, fireworks and a laser light show on McKeldin Mall from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Current students can arrive early for the chance to pick up a limited-edition Homecoming scarf.

  • October 14: Alumni Homecoming Tailgate & Beer Garden – Meet and greet fellow alums at Moxley Gardens in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center before the game at 3:30 p.m.

Homecoming week will conclude with a football game against the University of Illinois on Saturday, October 14. During halftime, UMD President Darryll J. Pines will present the annual Spirit of Maryland Award to two seniors who exemplify scholarship, leadership, campus involvement, community service and communication skills.

To learn more about the celebration and its featured events, visit homecoming.umd.edu.


About the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland (UMD) is the state's flagship university and a leading public research institution, propelled by a $1.3 billion joint research enterprise. Located four miles from Washington, D.C., the university is dedicated to addressing the grand challenges of our time and is the nation's first Do Good campus. It is driven by a diverse and proudly inclusive community of more than 50,000 fearless Terrapins. UMD is a top producer of Fulbright scholars and offers an unparalleled student experience with more than 300 academic programs, 25 living-learning programs and 400 study abroad programs. Spurred by a culture of innovation and creativity, UMD faculty are global leaders in their field and include Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize winners and members of the national academies. For more information about the University of Maryland, visit umd.edu.

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