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UMD Giving Day Is Almost Here

Join us for the University of Maryland's Giving Day on March 9 and help Terps move fearlessly forward! Your gift, no matter the size, funds scholarships, clubs and organizations, academic departments, arts, athletics and critical student services. Support #GivingDayUMD and make a difference for future generations of Terps!

A Message to Our Winter 2021 Graduates

This week, we had planned to celebrate your extraordinary accomplishment as you complete your academic degrees here at the University of Maryland. But the COVID-19 virus once again upended our plans and our lives. Although I believe we made the prudent decision to postpone our commencement exercises to help keep you and your loved ones safe, it is a decision that comes with great sadness and heartbreak. I feel for every single one of you.

Happy Holidays from Darryll and Sylvia Pines

As this year draws to a close, we are filled with a sense of optimism and gratitude. We are thankful for our community of Terps—students, faculty, staff, alums and friends—and our collective spirit of commitment to building a welcoming and respectful multicultural community on our campus. Wishing you a joyous holiday season and a bright new year!

Video: Grand Challenges: Presidential Distinguished Forum Featuring Philonise Floyd

President Pines was joined by Philonise Floyd, younger brother of George Floyd, whose May 2020 murder sparked worldwide protests against police brutality directed at Black people. Floyd, who with his wife founded the Philonise and Keeta Floyd Institute ...

Video: Inauguration Week | A Celebration of Terps: Featuring the Maryland Awards

This annual awards ceremony from the UMD Alumni Association will honor the achievements of six outstanding Terps from the worlds of government, business, community development, entertainment and sports.

Video: Inauguration Week | Official Investiture Ceremony

President Pines is officially installed as president and shares his vision for UMD. The ceremony will include a performance by alum Chelsey Green and the Green Project, as well as a poem from Ileana Y. Lozano ’22.

Video: Inauguration Week | President Pines on Parade

President Pines paraded across campus accompanied by the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band and Testudo. Terps enjoyed a chance to take a photo with UMD’s president, receive a presidential turtle pin and taste the newest Maryland Dairy ice cream ...

Video: Inauguration Week | Moving Maryland Forward

This evening Inauguration Week celebration features a series of Grand Challenges lightning talks, performances and remarks from special guests, including President Pines.

Video: Inauguration Week | Innovate Maryland

A celebration of the university's innovators, entrepreneurs, inventors and creatives, this signature event recognizes the transformational impact made by our faculty, students and alumni, including awards for Invention and Startup of the Year.

Video: Inauguration Week | The Life and Legacy of David C. Driskell

President Pines joins Driskell Center Director Curlee R. Holton to reflect on the life and legacy of the late artist, scholar, curator and distinguished university professor emeritus.

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