Saturday, April 29    /    10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Inspiration. Boldness. Curiosity. Passion.


You’ll find it all at the University of Maryland’s one-day open house featuring family-friendly and interactive events. Come explore our world of Fearless Ideas and see all that we do for our community, the state and the world.


Maryland Day has something for everyone!


Students, Faculty, Staff: Show your friends and family why you’re proud to be part of the Maryland community.


Alumni: Catch up with fellow Terps at the alumni tent on Hornbake Plaza and visit the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, the beautiful home for all Maryland graduates.


Families: Bring your children and enjoy the fun and interactive events, live music and food.


Prospective Students: Learn about our outstanding academics, meet deans, admissions officials and current students, and see all that Maryland has to offer. Stop by the Office of Undergraduate Admissions tent on McKeldin Mall to ask your questions.

explore our six learning neighborhoods

Terp Town Center

Ag Day Avenue

Art & Design Place

Biz & Society Hill

Sports & Rec Row

Science & Tech Way

19th year     /     75,000 Visitors     /     400 events


Browse over 400 events and create a custom itenerary for your day!

“Do Good” Campus

Hornbake Plaza

Take part in a fun and inspiring journey across UMD's Do Good campus, exploring how students are taking on real-world issues. Enjoy activities and exhibits, games to test your social smarts and the Do Good Dollar exercise to support Terps improving our communities. Visit all stations for the chance to take home a fabulous prize. Get your photo taken and share how you do good via #DoGoodUMD and #MarylandDay.



Football Autograph Session and Interactive Training Session

McKeldin Mall

Join members of the team for a photo and autograph session and interactive training session.


Parren J. Mitchell Art-Sociology Building

Come virtually experience some of the world's great art in its everyday setting. Whether on the big screen or in virtual reality, explore wonders such as the Sistine Chapel, Machu Picchu and more.



McKeldin Mall



Tawes Plaza

Connect with someone across the world! Portals is a global network of immersive audio and video technology. Enter and come face-to-face with someone in another portal as you make eye contact and converse as if in the same room.

Directions & Parking

Parking is free.

Follow directional signs and traffic attendants to event parking areas. Upon arrival, pick up an event guide/map at one of our information stations (see map).


Please do not park in fire lanes.


Disabled parking areas are reserved for vehicles displaying state-issued disabled permits.


Please call 877.UMTERPS if special accommodations are required.

Getting Around

Bring Your Bike

Once you get to Maryland Day, look for one of our bicycle valet tents near Terp Town Center, Ag Day Avenue and Art & Design Place. The UMD Department of Transportation Services will  provide free and safe bicycle parking all day on Maryland Day as well as cycling giveaways, cycling maps and information.


You can cover more ground if you use Shuttle-UM, which will run continuously all day  free of charge. Click here to see our map and bus stop locations.


Guests planning to take the Metro should note that no train service will be available at the College Park station on Maryland Day due to WMATA’s SafeTrack scheduled maintenance program. Please factor additional time into your commute.


Free Metro shuttle buses will replace Green Line trains between the Greenbelt and Prince George’s Plaza stations, with a stop at the College Park station. Shuttle-UM will provide complimentary transportation between the College Park station and campus.


Green Line trains will operate on a near-normal schedule at all other stations. For more information, visit WMATA or DOTS .

Food & Drink

There are plenty of places to satisfy your hunger. Here’s where you can buy something good to eat or drink. All locations proudly serve Pepsi products.


Most locations accept Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover.


Select a location from the list to view more details.

  • Terp Town Center

    Burgers and Chicken

    One-third-pound flame-grilled burgers, chicken sandwiches, veggie burgers, Nathan’s Famous hot dogs and Boardwalk Fries


    Red Hot House of Sausages & Funnel Cakes

    Char-grilled local Logan’s Italian Sausage, Philly-style steak and cheese sandwiches, Nathan’s Famous hot dogs, Boardwalk Fries and old-fashioned funnel cakes with powdered sugar


    Snack Express

    Cotton candy, fresh-popped popcorn and snow cones


    Maryland Traditions

    Jumbo lump crab cakes from the Crab Place in Crisfield, Md., Maryland slow-smoked pork BBQ, Boardwalk Fries, Baltimore lemonade


    Pizza & Chicken Baskets

    Individual pizzas with your choice of cheese and pepperoni plus fried chicken tenders and Boardwalk Fry baskets


    The Dairy Express

    Famous University of Maryland Dairy ice cream hand-scooped by the dish, including a special new flavor to be introduced on Maryland Day


    Green Tidings Mobile Dining

    The university’s food truck featuring American Culinary Federation Gold Award-winning Catering Executive Chef Thomas Schraa’s innovative, local, organic, sustainable and natural culinary creations

  • Near the Mall

    Stamp Student Union

    Chick-fil-A, Taco Bell, Maryland Food Co-op, McDonalds, Saladworks, the Coffee Bar featuring Starbucks, Subway, Panda Express, Sushi by Panda, Sbarro Pizza, Auntie Anne’s, the Maryland Dairy, Moby Dick’s House of Kabobs and the Union Shop

  • Art & Design Place

    Applause Café in The Clarice

    Starbucks coffee and espresso, deli sandwiches, salads, paninis and more

  • Biz & Society Hill

    South Campus Dining Hall

    A food court featuring the South Side Deli, Broiler Works, Clucker’s Rotisserie Chicken, Maria’s Italian Creations, Cookies Bakery, Scoops Ice Cream Shop, Salads—24 feet of soup and create-your-own salad, fresh fruit, fruit juices and cold beverages


    The Commons Shop in the South Campus Dining Hall

    Cold drinks, snacks, ice cream novelties, half-gallons of Maryland Dairy ice cream, salads, sushi, bagels, bistro sandwiches, Nathan’s hot dogs, chicken wings, Uno Pizza, grill-your-own paninis and more


  • Sports & Rec Row

    The Diner at Ellicott

    Our largest food court, offering Al’s Grill, CC Sweets, Sprouts vegan cuisine, Clucker's Rotisserie Chicken, made-to-order pastas, fresh-dough pizza, Korean BBQ, Maryland Dairy ice cream, make-your-own waffles, the California Deli, fresh fruit, cold beverages, create-your-own-salad and more


    Sneakers Café in the Eppley Recreation Center

    Offering Freshen’s fruit smoothies, fresh fruit, sandwiches, salads and cold drinks


    Math/Engineering Atrium

    Our newest Subway location will be open for its first Maryland Day


    North Campus Snack and Shop in the Cambridge Community

    A full-service convenience store with cold beverages, half-gallons of Maryland Dairy ice cream, snacks, candy and more


    The 24 Shop in the Denton Community

    Cold drinks, milkshakes, hot dogs, pizza, chicken wings and snacks


    Mulligan’s Grill and Pub in the UMD Golf Course

    A relaxing location with a fantastic view of the tree-lined greens, this full-service restaurant offers half-pound flame-boiled burgers, salads, appetizers and more


  • Maryland Dairy Ice Cream to Go

    Half-gallons of hand-crafted Maryland Dairy ice cream are available at the Maryland Dairy and the Union Shop in the Stamp Union, the Commons Shop in the lower level of South Campus Dining Hall, the 24 Shop in the Denton Community and the North Campus Snack n’ Shop in the Cambridge Community.


We are pleased to recognize those who contribute to your fun and learning at Maryland Day.

Greater College Park

Visit participating College Park merchants on Maryland Day and receive discounts on select products and services.  Free parking is available in the garage at the intersection of Knox Road and Yale Avenue from 8 a.m. to 10 p.m on Maryland Day.

  • Bananas Hair Design
  • BookHolders Maryland Apparel
  • Bread N Greens
  • College Park Bicycles
  • Cornerstone Grill & Loft
  • Hair Cuttery
  • Insomnia Cookies
  • Krazi Kebob
  • Kung Fu Tea
  • RJ Bentley’s Restaurant
  • Smoothie King

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