Stamp Perspectives is a series providing commentary from University of Maryland community regarding issues relating to the Stamp Student Union and other trending topics.
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Tommy enjoys the open arms UMD provided him as a transfer student. He feels The Stamp has helped him adapt to the campus life by providing access and information to various events and organizations to meet new people.
Vanessa refers to The Stamp as the "Campus Living Room". She associates the comfortable and area-convenient structure to be a way for students to work efficiently between classes and in meetings in a safe environment.
Geena appreciates The Stamp because of its invitation of diverse perspectives. Being an employee at the Stamp Art Gallery, she enjoys the various artists who convey important and pressing social issues through their work, thus creating important conversation that all can engage in.
Simone enjoys the relaxing environment that The Stamp provides. After a long academic day, she results to The Stamp as a way to catch up with friends an even partaking in the various (and tasty) food options such as Panda Express.
Phil ties his passion of art and creativity into the great networking opportunities that The Stamp provides. His occupation as a Potter in the Arts and Learning Center for four years has helped showcase him in various places in Maryland and Washington, D.C. Here, he demonstrates that The Stamp is a place where work, creativity and the feel of the “Home-court advantage” helps make solidarity in careers!
Lorenz pinpoints the importance of The Stamp as a commuter student by stating he appreciates the bus locations to take him directly to and from his off-campus housing. He uses The Stamp as the center of his campus life; being an employee in the Student Organization Research Center, he is never too far from where he can enjoy meeting with friends for lunch, and even getting work done.
What excites Natasha about The Stamp is the feeling of home and skill building opportunities for students. The financial assistance of Capital One Bank, leadership and services opportunities and everyday ritual of eating Chick-fil-A, she shows The Stamp allows you to mix work and play by even watching free movies!
Register for Alternative Weekends!
posted on May 05, 2015
provide shorter immersion opportunities where students can connect with social issues and community partners in our region. Whether you are just wanting to start your involvement with service-learning or if you have lots of previous experience, Alternative Weekends is for you! This year, 6 AW experiences will take place June 19-21 or July 17-19. Registration will open soon!
Spring Study Break for GradTerps This Thursday!
posted on May 05, 2015
It’s #ThrowbackThursday for Graduate Student Life’s Spring Study Break! Enjoy Pop Tarts or a childhood favorite cereal with your choice of milk and fruit toppings from 9:30am-11:00am. Take an afternoon break with snacks reminiscent of your younger years, including juice boxes, animal crackers, fruit snacks and more from 2:00pm to 3:30pm. 10-minute chair massages are available from 10:00am-4:00pm; sign-ups begin at 9:00am. 30 lucky participants will win a mini desktop zen garden to relieve stress during Finals. Coffee, tea, and hot cocoa will be available all day, as well as crayons and board games. This event is sponsored in part by Mazza GrandMarc, and representatives will be available in the Lounge in the morning.
Interested in Turtle Camp but unsure of the cost? Fee waivers are available!
posted on April 30, 2015
Turtle Camp is committed to ensuring students the opportunity to participate regardless of background or financial circumstance. Information on a applying for a fee waiver can be found here
Stamp365...Something B1G Everyday
posted on April 29, 2015
Free Housing Raffle Winner Announced
posted on April 21, 2015
Graduate Student Life and Mazza GrandMarc are excited to announce the winner of the annual Free Housing Raffle. Congratulations to Leah Grosse! We hope you enjoy your rent-free year.
Thank you to all the GradTerps who participated in the raffle, the funds raised will help to continue to support grad life activities.
Free Coffee Thursdays are still on!
posted on April 21, 2015
Stop by the Graduate Student Lounge (0121 Stamp) every Thursday 9:00 am-4:00 pm for free coffee, tea, and hot chocolate. We know GradTerps are coming into a busy end of the semester- so stop by for some added energy and positive vibes.
Registration for Turtle Camp 2015 is now available!
posted on April 14, 2015
Visit the "Register for Turtle Camp" page for more information.
Separating the Sacred From the Everyday: An Interfaith Shabbat
posted on April 09, 2015
Join Maryland Hillel for a FREE Interfaith Shabbat dinner around the theme of "Separating the Sacred from the Everyday" on Friday, May 8 from 5:30 to 7pm. The dinner is open to all and will include the chance to learn from Jewish students about the meaning of Shabbat and share how each of us separates the sacred from the everyday. Following the program, attendees are welcome to attend Shabbat services. This event is sponsored by MICA, Memorial Chapel and Maryland Hillel. RSVP here.
Wind Down Wednesdays
posted on January 22, 2015
Come to the Chapel to unwind the last Wednesday of every month. Enjoy a mellow lunchtime in the quiet repose of the Garden Chapel, listen to soothing live music, experience the multifaith tree of life art installation, reflect with journals or quiet conversation and explore the nearby labyrinth. 12:30 to 2 pm Jan. 28, Feb. 25, March 25, April 29, and May 13 . RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org or 4-9866 with preference of turkey, vegetarian or vegan lunch.
Ticket Sales In 3 Steps
posted on June 20, 2014
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.