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Spend Time with Family at the University of Maryland this Year
Even among all the intense studying, social gatherings and other collegiate duties, students at the University of Maryland – from freshmen to seniors – might find themselves missing their family while living at the prestigious university. Luckily, the University of Maryland offers family-fun events at their campus, which is convenient for those families who live in Maryland nearby – and worthwhile for the ones who have to travel a little farther to get there.
1. Family Weekend
The largest event sponsored for parents and family members of students, Family Weekend has been a long-standing tradition of the University of Maryland since 1980. Highlights to look forward to include faculty presentations, fine arts performances, sporting events, additional entertainment and a reception with the President and Mrs. Wallace Loh. Dates are set in advance; so marking the calendar for September 21st through September 23rd is advised for snagging a coveted spot.
2. Maryland Day
Complete with interactive events, live music and delicious food, Maryland Day is the one-day open house at the University of Maryland, perfect for figuring and discovering exactly what the school does for the community, the state of Maryland and the entire world. Although it’s only one day, the entire event is action-packed, with exhibits spread across the six “learning neighborhoods” across campus. It’s an amazing way for prospective students to get a feel for the campus, alumni to catch up with old friends and for families to learn more about why the University of Maryland is such a great one.
3. Homecoming Week
Homecoming Week is one that’s much anticipated, and will take place from October 7th through October 14th this year. The seven-day event welcomes all students, alumni and families to the University of Maryland’s campus, where a wide range of activities will take place to celebrate the start of a new year at the university. There will be two sold-out comedy performances, inflatables, games, an all-you-can-eat feast, a celebration of multicultural talent and a volunteer-led service project-taking place.
4. Women’s Basketball vs. Purdue
Football might be a traditional college sport, but when you have a women’s basketball team as good as the University of Maryland’s, it’s hard to pass up the opportunity to see a game. Students are encouraged to invite family and friends to see the big game, as the Maryland Terrapins take on the Purdue Boilermakers in an intense basketball game that no one will want to miss. The game will take place at the University of Maryland’s home court on February 15h at 6:00 P.M.
5. Physics is “Phun”
Ever since the University of Maryland established their physics department in 1982, Physics is “Phun” has taken place. A presentation put on by the physicals department staff themselves, Physics is “Phun” is a year-long series of free public demonstration programs open to students, their families and any other person who’d like to come check it out. The shows are actually meant for a high school-aged audience, so it’s encouraged for University of Maryland students to invite their younger siblings or family friends to attend. All Physics is “Phun” events are free, with set dates located on the physics department’s website for the 2018 year.
6. Get Golf Ready Clinic
An exclusive University of Maryland event that is open to students, employees of the university and family members, the Get Golf Ready clinic will be a highly informational lesson sports fans will love. Set to take place on April 14th and April 15th of this year, Get Golf Ready is specifically designed to educate people on everything they need to know about golf in just a few short lessons over the course of one weekend. From golf skills to etiquette, and everything in between, PGA professionals lead the clinic from the University of Maryland.
Rent an Apartment Near the University of Maryland
The apartments at University Square offer renters’ exclusive access to the University of Maryland, via Metrobus stations and University of Maryland Shuttle Stop stations located within the community. Contact the office of University Square to learn more about the rental process by calling 301-242-0747.