The University of Maryland invites you come to College Park and celebrate Maryland Day, a day of learning, fun and discovery. At the 21st annual edition, you’ll find a wide variety of family-friendly events and activities where you can explore our world of fearless ideas.Plan Your Day
The roots of our world-class public research university extend more than 150 years to the Maryland Agricultural College. See how its mission grows today through the College of Agriculture and Natural Resources as students and faculty improve nutrition, conserve the environment and advance sustainable farming. Learn how to reduce food waste at home, take in our classic livestock show, pick up a free tree seedling, and pet our farm animals—or even a scorpion.
Be creative at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center, where you can play with props and set pieces, get your robot groove on and take in live performances. Be a digital avatar and see what it's like to be an aspiring teacher in a virtual classroom, or deliver the nightly news in our broadcast center. Find more fun hosted by the College of Education, Philip Merrill College of Journalism and School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation.
Innovation leads the way on Science & Tech Way. Visit the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering—its grand opening is on Maryland Day! Then learn how to code games and program LEGO Mindstorm robots. Do you like explosions, making messes and ice cream? Come explore all corners of physics, engineering, chemistry, biology and more.
Run, cheer and let loose on Sports & Rec Row. Go play on an obstacle course with Gymkana, a student troupe showcasing gymnastics and acrobatics. Take a fitness class or climb the ropes at Eppley. Cheer at the Spring Football Game, followed by an autograph signing and fanfest at Maryland Stadium. Or switch gears and get an inside look at living on campus with a residence hall tour.
The heart of campus—McKeldin Mall, the Stamp Student Union and the surrounding area—becomes the action-packed Terp Town Center. Learn about our schools and colleges, enjoy samples of Year of Immigration-themed recipes, take in the talent showcase of dance troupes and musical groups, and celebrate a century of basketball at UMD.
Enjoy Fan Fest after the game with a team autograph session and plenty of fun. The action kicks off at noon at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium.
The first 15,000 people at Maryland Day will receive a commemorative shopping tote. Claim yours by visiting one of 11 information booths on campus.
Spend the day at Maryland Day and stay to cheer on Maryland Lacrosse as both teams take on Johns Hopkins at Capital One Field at Maryland Stadium. Women play at 4:30 p.m., followed by the men at 7:30 p.m. Help paint Maryland Stadium red by wearing red to the games. Tickets are available at umterps.com.