September 1st, 2016 4:00-9:00PM
Check out the schedule below!!
3:45pm - 8:00pm: Information Table Open- Main Lobby
Get all of the information you need about Graduate Student Kickoff. Sign in and pick up a wristband to be eligible for your free t-shirt, activities, and prizes, pick up your $10 Terrapin Express dining card, grab an event schedule, and get help finding any activity locations HERE!
4:00pm – 6:00pm: Speed Friending- Atrium
Meet new and returning graduate students in a low-pressure, fun environment! A great way to make new friends and enjoy the rest of the Kickoff event activities together!
4:00pm - 5:30pm: Resource Fair - 1st Floor Around the Balcony
Come find out more about graduate student-specific services, chat with representatives from various resource centers from our sponsors, the Graduate School, folks from around the Stamp, and offices around the campus!
4:00pm - 8:00pm: PhotoBooth- Grand Ballroom Room
Grad a friend (or a few!!) and create a fun photo souvenir of Graduate Student Kickoff!
4:00pm – 8:00pm: Dine with Friends- Baltimore Room
Grab a spot and make new friends over dinner. Use your $10 Terrapin Express Dining Card at any Stamp Vendor. More information about the vendors and their hours here: http://thestamp.umd.edu/food_shops_and_services
6:00pm - 8:00pm: Dance Lessons – Grand Ballroom Room
Learn a new dance or enjoy an old favorite from our seasoned dance instructors!
Dance Lesson Schedule:
6:00-6:45pm: Salsa | 7:00-7:45pm: Bollywood
5:30pm – 8:30pm: Color Me Terp- Art & Learning Center
Tap into your creative side and paint a ceramic turtle to take home! While supplies last.
5:00pm - 8:00pm: Carnival and Board Games- Prince George's Room
Test your skills at our mini Carnival! Earn raffle tickets for our great prizes to be raffled off at the end of the evening in the TerpZone! OR you can play board games with friends, including some life size games!
6:00pm - 9:00pm: GradTerp Night at the TerpZone - Terpzone
Show your Graduate Student Kickoff wristband and eat, sing and play for FREE! Snacks, karaoke, bowling, billiards, and our end of the night raffles are waiting for you and your new friends! Enter for your chance to win some great prizes- including kitchen items, camping gear, a nutri-bullet, Kindle, UMD Football box seats, AND SO MUCH MORE!
*up to 1000 t-shirts given out throughout the night, only one per graduate student, must be in attendance to receive the shirt
2016 Kick-Off is sponsored by:
Relive the fun of last year's event by checking out our Facebook album.