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Anticipating Excellence

A Message from President Darryll J. Pines

By Darryll J. Pines

This past Sunday, we welcomed four new Terps to the University of Maryland family, and acceptance letters will be delivered to thousands more of our future undergraduates later this month.

The excitement and the optimism expressed by our #NowATerp families matches the sense of hope I feel for the semester we begin today.

Gif of four images from the 2024 #NowATerp welcome

Like them, I anticipate excellence in what lies ahead. Academic pursuits and new ways of thinking that we have not yet imagined. The thrill of a scene-stealing performance or an athletic triumph. Countless opportunities to Do Good.

I hope you draw on the enthusiasm of our newest Terps and embrace the possibilities of a new year and a fresh start. May spring 2024 be your best semester yet!


Signature of President Darryll Pines

Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland

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