Building Hours

Building is open

Monday 07:00AM - 12:00AM
Tuesday 07:00AM - 12:00AM
Wednesday 07:00AM - 12:00AM
Thursday 07:00AM - 12:00AM
Friday 07:00AM - 01:30AM
Saturday 08:00AM - 01:30AM
Sunday 11:00AM - 12:00AM

The Black Monologues

Thursday, February 22nd, 7:30PM in the Hoff Theater

Come on our for The Black Monologues, a performance designed to give students, staff, and faculty an opportunity to share their stories through original monologues, while educating the broader campus community on institutional issues and experiences affecting African-descended members of the University of Maryland community. Audience members will get the opportunity to think critically and challenge their individual biases, while dispelling stereotypes and hopefully stimulating important dialogue surrounding critical issues of identity, equity, retention, and social justice.

The Black Monologues

Enjoy DC's Cherry Blossom Festival from the deck of a lunch cruise down the Potomac River! Tickets for this Graduate Student Life Monthly Social Series trip go on sale at noon on February 21st.

GradTerps Lunch Cruise Down The Potomac

Athlete Activism And Social (In)Justice: Sport And Racial Politics

Thursday, March 8th, 6PM in the Grand Ballroom

Join VOICES of Social Change for a panel conversation examining the theme of professional sports and social change.

 Athlete Activism And Social (In)Justice: Sport And Racial Politics

Lacework Workshop

Fridays, April 6th and 13th at the Art & Learning Center

Join the Art & Learning Center for a two-part workshop for intermediate/advanced knitters. This workshop will allow you to choose one or two lace-work or color-work swatches for practice and experimentation. Space is limited—register at

Lacework Workshop

NBA 2K18 Tournament

Friday, February 23rd, 5-11PM in the TerpZone

Join the TerpZone for their next video game tournament! There will be prizes for top finishers, and fun for all.

NBA 2K18 Tournament

Teapot Workshop

April 5th and April 26th at the Art & Learning Center

A spout, lid and handle placed just right on a vessel are all you need to make a teapot. Or is it? All materials, equipment, firings, and inspiration are provided for you to create a handmade teapot during this 2-part workshop. Workshop participants will make a two-cup teapot of your own design. No experience necessary!

Teapot Workshop

Terrapin Leadership Institute

Registration Opens January 24th!

The Terrapin Leadership Institute (TLI) is a five week-long leadership development program guiding students across campus —through hands-on activities and critical dialogue — in discovering who they are as leaders and becoming confident with tangible leadership skills and strategies that can be applied to their everyday lives. For more information, visit

Terrapin Leadership Institute

Maryland Leadership Advance

March 10 — Registration opens January 24th!

The Maryland Leadership Advance is a one-day conference designed for experienced leaders who are looking for the next step in their leadership journey. To register, visit:

Maryland Leadership Advance

Attend the Voices of Social Change Panel

posted on February 20, 2018

Athlete Activism and Social (In)Justice: Sport and Racial Politics

March, 8th 2018
6:00pm - 7:30pm
Grand Ballroom - Stamp Student Union
University of Maryland

Throughout the history of modern U.S. sport, and particularly within the 1960s, there were numerous examples of athletes involving themselves in various forms of political activism (i.e. Billie Jean King, Muhammad Ali, Tommie Smith, John Carlos, Jim Brown, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Althea Gibson).  From the 1970s onwards, athlete activism appeared to be in terminal decline, effectively extinguished by the increased influence of apolitical/apoliticizing commercial interests in the sport industry.  The re-awakening of racial politics precipitated by the spread and influence of the Black Lives Matter movement has seemingly motivated a number of high profile athletes to mobilize their cultural presence and influence beyond the sport sphere, specifically by openly challenging widespread assumptions pertaining to the nature of contemporary America as a post-racial society.  

This panel critically examines the recent resurgence in athlete activism, engaging questions such as: what are the broader reasons for the re-emergence of athlete activism at this time; what role should athletes play in highlighting and addressing pressing social inequalities and injustices, including but not restricted to those related to race and racial difference; why such forms of athlete activism have been viewed in some quarters as being un-patriotic; what role does the media (traditional and social) play in shaping athlete’s role and effectiveness as highly visible political activists; how can progressive athlete activism survive within the conservative realm of commercial/corporate sport; and, what responsibility does the sport industry, more generally, have in addressing issues of social inequity and injustice?    

For more information, vist:

Participant Application Re-Opened!

posted on February 16, 2018

We are excited to offer 21 immersive experiences over Spring, and Summer Breaks. Alternative Breaks teams engage in critical reflection, education and service before, during and after immersion experiences working alongside communities locally, domestically, and internationally. As a participant, you'll develop lasting relationships, critical thinking and leadership skills, and a passion to create a socially just world.

Participant Application Re-Opened!


Spring (March 17-24, 2018)

ASB Health Care - Huntington WV
ASB LGBTQ Youth - New York City NY
ASB Education - Philadelphia PA
ASB Socioeconomic Equity - Bland VA
ASB Socioeconomic Equity - Baltimore MD
ASB Appalachian Communities - Harlan KY
ASB Environmental Conservation - Chesapeake Bay  MD
ASB Socioeconomic Equity - Atlanta GA
ASB Relationship Violence - Knoxville TN

Summer (May 19-26, 2018)

SAB Ability - Indianapolis IN
SAB Environmental Conservation - Boston MA


Call for Artists: Stamp Gallery Docent Curated Exhibition, Summer 2018

posted on February 15, 2018

The Stamp Gallery is currently seeking entries by artists for its annual docent-curated exhibition, which will be on view from late May through July, 2018. Information about the themes of the exhibition, the type of works sought, and the submission process can be found here. We encourage you to submit work!

Apply to CAPP

posted on February 15, 2018

*Apply to be part of the 2018–2019 CAPP committee! Applications are due by April 8* 

Applications are now open for the 2018–19 Contemporary Art Purchasing Program (CAPP) student committee! The mission of the Contemporary Art Purchasing Program is to educate and inspire by exposing the campus community to thought-provoking art created by noted contemporary artists. Now in its twelfth year, the program provides a student committee the opportunity to interact with the art world by researching, discussing, and purchasing artwork by emerging and established contemporary artists. CAPP operates on a biannual basis. Students of diverse majors are selected to participate through a competitive application process. Together they embark on a rigorous research and training program, including extensive visits to galleries and artists’ studios in Baltimore, New York, and Washington, DC.

Apply now

Be a visionary. Make a difference.

posted on February 08, 2018

The Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape program starts with a week of leadership development at the Institute (Aug. 6-11) and is followed by programming and support throughout the 2018-19 academic year. Shape a better world, a better Baltimore, and a better you alongside 60 students from 13 area colleges. Applications available at

FALSE MONARCHY at the Stamp Gallery

posted on February 08, 2018


January 24–March 17, 2018

Opening Reception and Performance by the Artist: Wednesday, January 31, 6:30–8:30 pm


In False Monarchy, Philadelphia-based artist Kyle Kogut uses the practices and symbols of occultism, the visual culture of the Northern Renaissance, and the ubiquitous iconography of the auto industry to explore the contemporary politics of American myth and despair. This solo exhibition presents a collection of new installations, sculptures, and drawings by Kogut, all examining the disturbing effects of America’s continued attachment to the myth of heavy industry as a miraculous source of economic growth and consumer euphoria. Kogut—the son of an auto mechanic—works in response to his own family background and upbringing, considering how narratives of the artist’s creative expression relate to labor and mortality.  The work in False Monarchy includes drawings influenced by the visual idiom of American automotive propaganda as well as the precision of Northern Renaissance draughtsmanship. It also features sculptures and video installation work that combine the soundscapes of drone metal with the meditative environments and symbology of the occult, encouraging critical overidentification with the metaphysical structures of American late capitalism. 

Curated by Raino Isto 





False Monarchy features a Pop-Up Art Library made possible by THE ART LIBRARY located at 2213 Parren J. Mitchell Art Sociology Building at the University of Maryland. Special thanks to THE ART LIBRARY for making possible the exhibition's reading room, where visitors can enjoy a selection of books related to themes explored by the artworks on view. 

Call for Proposals for Fall 2018 Pepsi Enhancement Funds

posted on February 05, 2018

Call for Proposals for Fall 2018 Pepsi Enhancement Funds available here. Proposals are due by 5pm on Monday, March 5, 2018.

Register for Maryland Leadership Advance!

posted on February 02, 2018

Maryland Leadership Advance (MLA) is a one-day conference for advanced leaders with significant prior leadership roles and responsibilities. Curriculum and activities allow participants to evaluate the temptations of leadership, debunk leadership myths, and explore personal barriers towards change while looking towards leadership in professional and community settings outside of UMD. MLA takes place on campus, is open to all students, and is completely free! Breakfast and lunch provided.

Visit for details and registration. 

Spring Registration is Here!

posted on January 23, 2018

It may feel like Winter, but Spring has sprung in the ALC! In addition to ALC favorites-- Ceramics, salsa, hip-hop & ballroom-- we've got a huge variety of new offerings: knitting, drawing, taekwondo, yoga, painting, darkroom photography...and much more! 6 week classes begin February, 4th 

Register now!


TOCSL Peer 2 Peer Mentoring Program

posted on December 13, 2017

Feeling overwhelmed? Stressed? Nervous about your transition to Maryland? Getting involved? Housing? Don’t fret! The Engagement and Learning Assistants (ELAs) are here to help!

The Transfer and Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) offers a Peer 2 Peer (P2P) Mentoring Program! As P2P mentors, the ELAs will hold office hours in the TOCSL Office and provide check-ins to interested students. As fellow transfer and off-campus students, we've been in your shoes and are excited to help!

If interested, please fill out this form to request a P2P Mentor


Or you can just stop by our office as we also offer Drop-In Hours throughout the semester!!

Ticket Sales In 3 Steps

posted on October 29, 2015

As of July 1, 2014, the Ticket Office will be charging for ticket services--below is the pricing structure for student organizations.  If you have any questions about your event or how to set-up sales, please contact your Event Services Coordinator.  Ticket Sales In 3 Steps


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