Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life

#STAMPisHERE for You

STAMP AAPI Cross-Racial Solidarity Statement


March 2021


At the one-year mark of the global pandemic and the witnessing of an historic reckoning of systemic racism, we at the Adele H. Stamp Student Union — Center for Campus Life (STAMP) are reminded of the important, collective work we still must do to support and live the mission to which we are committed: "To provide a safe and inviting campus center where all UMD students, alumni, faculty, staff, and community members cultivate lifelong relationships founded on engagement, learning, multiculturalism, and citizenship."


With reports of violence against the Asian Pacific Islander Desi American (APIDA) community rising across the nation, we recognize that the elements and factors leading to the Anti-Asian violence are a part of the larger systems of oppression, white supremacy, capitalism, and the pitting of people against one another.


At the University of Maryland, we value Asian Americans as important members of our society who contribute rich resources to our campus community through research, work, teaching, and scholarship (reiterated and reaffirmed in the March 4, 2021 campus-wide email from Dr. Georgina Dodge, Vice President for Diversity and Inclusion, and Dr. Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs; and in the Feb. 26, 2021 letter from Dr. Patty Perillo, Vice President for Student Affairs, to the Division of Student Affairs). READ MORE >>



Welcome to STAMP



We need your help to reduce the spread of COVID 19.
Whether you live on or off campus, practice the 4 Maryland Protocols.


STAMP is open for the spring semester, and looking forward to seeing you! Please note that face coverings are required for entry. We also ask that you observe posted signs upon entering and within the building for your safety and the safety of our collective community. 


STAMP continues to provide a safe space for the community with COVID safety and cleaning/disinfecting protocols guided by the CDC and state/county recommendations. STAMP also will continue to be the COVID testing location for faculty, staff and students.

  • CAMPUS MEMBERS (students, faculty, staff) may enter STAMP by swiping in with valid University IDs at any of our entrances. NOTE: Entry into the building requires you to attest that you are symptom free, have done a symptom check upon entering, and have completed University-required, return-to-campus training.
  • GENERAL PUBLIC visiting STAMP must enter the building at the Main Entrance, facing Campus Drive. All visitors need to go through a symptom check upon entering. 

Outdoor Tie-Dye with Studio A

Saturday, April 17, noon – 2PM

Join Studio A and STAMP Programs for an afternoon of tie-dying! T-shirts will be distributed first-come first-served basis, with a maximum of 25 participants at a time to comply with outdoor gathering maximums. Supplies are limited. No RSVP required—just swing by the Nyumburu Amphitheater!

Outdoor Tie-Dye with Studio A

Military & Veterans Virtual Networking & Career Fair

Tuesday, April 13, 4PM – 7PM (Central)

TerpVets are invited to come connect with other vets and with employers from the entire Big 10 network! Open to all enrolled military and veteran students at member schools of the Hire Big10 Plus Consortium. Invited employers have been selected by the Big10 Military & Veteran Alliance with military and veteran students' needs in mind.

Military & Veterans Virtual Networking & Career Fair

Virtual Student Employment & Internship Fair

Tuesday, April 13 and Thursday, April 15

Join STAMP supervisors for an insightful information session. During the session, we will share current/anticipated openings, job descriptions, unit goals, and the many benefits of working in STAMP. Each STAMP unit will have their own break-out room, where you can hop in and out of rooms to talk to different folks about their unit/ jobs.

Virtual Student Employment & Internship Fair

Art Night with TOCSL and Studio A

April 7th and May 5th

Join Transfer & Off-Campus Student Life and Studio A on the first Wednesday of each month for the chance to exercise your creativity! You can sign up to collect a kit from Studio A, or to stay in their space and craft in person. In-person crafting begins at 5PM; kits will be available for pickup all day long.

Art Night with TOCSL and Studio A

Instagram Live with TOCSL

Every Wednesday at noon

Join Transfer & Off-Campus Student Life (TOCSL) as they talk all things UMD every Wednesday at noon.

Instagram Live with TOCSL

Not quite seeing eye to eye with a fellow member of your student organization? Join us for a dynamic conversation with campus partners where we discuss how to engage in productive dialogue effectively addressing and resolving conflicts for a more productive organization.

SORC Workshop: Conflict Resolution for Student Orgs

Identity documents are a major area of legal concern for transgender people. Different procedures and requirements for legal name changes and gender marker changes on birth certificates, driver’s licenses, and other documents vary from state to state. This workshop is meant to help you navigate the legal waters of changing your name and gender marker on federal and state documents.

GRadulting Workshop: How do I legally change my name or gender marker?


posted on April 12, 2021

MICA has seven (7) vacancies in our Community Organizing Student Intern (COSI) Program for the 2021-2022 academic year.  Visit the COSI Program page for more info and links to applications.


posted on April 09, 2021

Looking for an on campus job? Apply to be an LCSL Student Assistant! We are hiring for our Marketing/Recruitment position and our Logisitics/Operations position. Applications close April 19th. 


To learn more and apply for our Marketing & Recruitment role, click here or visit


To learn more and apply for our Logistics & Operations role, click here or visit

Ramadan 2021 and the Center for Muslim Life

posted on April 09, 2021

The Center for Muslim Life at Maryland:


Reconnection:  Weekly Study Group

Rconnection engages in deep study of the Qur'an focusing on extracting relevant lessons and insights to reconnect to Allah's word, empower a spiritual growth, to heal emotionally and to aid in coping with and navigating through life's stuggles.

Tuesday's 6 pm EST

Apr 13, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 20, 2021 06:00 PM
Apr 27, 2021 06:00 PM
May 4, 2021 06:00 PM
May 11, 2021 06:00 PM



Virtual Jummah Reminder & Duaa 

Friday's 12:30 pm EST 

Apr 16, 2021 12:30 PM
Apr 23, 2021 12:30 PM
Apr 30, 2021 12:30 PM
May 7, 2021 12:30 PM


Amidst Gallery Exhibition April 12- May 15

posted on April 09, 2021

Elizabeth Katt, An Accounting: Through December, Adding machine tape, markers, time, variable dimensions, 2021.




April 12 - May 15, 2021

Free and Open to the Public

Artist Talk Thursday April 22 at 6pm

Register at


College Park, MD. This spring, the Stamp Gallery at the University of Maryland, College Park, presents Amidst, an exhibition featuring three artists in the second year of MFA candidacy in the Department of Art at the University of Maryland, College Park: Martin Gonzales, Elizabeth Katt, and Alyssa Imes.


In the artists' own words:


Our show came from a discussion of where and when we currently are.  We are in the middle of our graduate school experience. We are in the middle of a global pandemic which has changed everything in the past year. So, we decided on the word, Amidst.  We are Amidst all the peaks and valleys that come with pushing ourselves in creative directions. We are Amidst the pandemic with all of its uncertainty, challenges, and changes.  We are Amidst our angst.  We are Amidst our perseverance. We are Amidst and that can be an uncomfortable place to be.


This exhibition will include an artist talk with the artists April 22, 2021 at 6pm. There will also be an in-gallery art-based activity series for visitors to further explore topics around the artwork on view. Visit the Stamp Gallery’s website and social media for a up-to-date schedule of events at 


Elizabeth Katt will be performing and live streaming her piece, An Accounting, in the Stamp Gallery during the following dates and times: 

Tuesdays April 13 - May 18, 1-3pm

Wednesdays April 14 - May 12, 10-11:30am

Thursdays April 15 - May 13, 11am-2pm

Saturday April 24 and May 8, 1-3pm




Located on the first floor of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union—Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, the Stamp Gallery is dedicated to exhibiting contemporary art, especially the work of emerging and mid-career artists. The Stamp Gallery supports contemporary art that is challenging, academically engaging, and attuned to broad community and social issues. Through meaningful exhibitions and programming, the Gallery offers outside-of-the-classroom experiential learning opportunities. It functions as a laboratory where emerging artists and curators experiment and work through their ideas. The Gallery’s programming aims to emphasize the importance of process to contemporary artistic practice and to provide a forum for dialogue.


Spring 2021 hours: Mondays–Thursdays: 10 am – 7 pm, Fridays: 10 am – 5 pm, Saturdays: 11 am – 5 pm, Sundays: Closed. 


The Stamp Gallery's physical space will open on Monday, February 8, with an occupancy cap of 10 visitors at a time. If you would like a virtual tour of the gallery for your large group, we encourage you to email us at We can also provide in-person tours for small groups.

Additionally, the gallery will be reservation-only for the first hour of every day. You or your group can reserve a time to view the exhibition in 30 minute slots. Sign up at Please note that reservations are not needed to visit the gallery during other hours- visitors are welcome to walk in!

For more information: 

Interfaith Labyrinth Walk and Meditation

posted on April 08, 2021

Friday, April 23, Noon -1:00 pm

Labyrinth, Garden of Reflection and Remembrance

Part of the Terps Interfaith Exchange Program



AAPI Heritage Month 2021: So Now What?

posted on March 30, 2021

This past year has been particularly difficult for BIPOC communities. We have been feeling the effects reverberate as we grapple with systemic inequities and adapt to different contexts. In all that, we are also finding threads of movement, mobilization, and collective action.  


The Office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA) has worked diligently with a student committee for this year’s Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage month theme: “So Now What?”. Please help us in celebrating their work and the message behind this April’s theme. 


The Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community has, at different moments, reckoned with both structures of power/oppression and models of privilege. There are common themes this diverse community continuously comes back to (i.e. Model Minority Myth, xenophobia, anti-Blackness, etc.). While these experiences can feel new in this current moment, we can point to a number of historical moments that highlight a sense of returning. “So Now What?” is a question that prompts continued self- and community-reflection, and also offers an opportunity to understand our work within larger and historic struggles of social justice. 


We invite you to join the University celebration of Asian American & Pacific Islander Heritage Month (AAPIHM) 2021. This is the 29th year that AAPIHM has been a nationally recognized month-long affirmation of the experiences and contributions of Asian American and Pacific Islander communities. Our upcoming calendar of campus events will be posted on MICA’s website later this week. 


Below you will find MICA’s events for the AAPIHM. We encourage you to join us this Thursday for our opening event! 

1) AAPIHM 2021 Opening: Thursday, April 1 6pm | Keynote Speaker: Join MICA and Asian American Studies in welcoming our keynote speaker to open Asian American Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Julia Rhee is the current Interim Director of the National Queer Asian Pacific Islander Alliance (NQAPIA). Her talk will be followed by a moderated Q&A session. Open to all. Register here

2) AAPI Check-Ins (see dates and times below) |  MICA is bringing back AAPI Check-Ins! This year, these weekly sessions will be peer led. Have lunch or a snack, take a break from studying, pause, process with your community members, and just be. 

AAPI Check-In 1: Tuesday, April 6, 12pm | Led by members of the Korean Student Association. Log in at the time of the event:

AAPI Check-In 2: Tuesday, April 13 2pm | Led by MICA Community Organizing Student Intern. Log in at the time of the event:

AAPI Check-In 3: Tuesday, April 20, 12pm | Led by members of the Taiwanese American Student Association. Log in at the time of the event:

AAPI Check-In 4: Tuesday, April 27 12:30pm | Led by MICA Community Organizing Student Intern. Log in at the time of the event:

3) For graduating AAPI students, register to receive a graduation lei today! Deadline is April 16. Limited quantities.

Latinx Graduation Celebration- Spring Registration NOW OPEN!

posted on March 26, 2021

The Latinx/a/o Spring 2021 Graduation Celebration will occur on Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:00 pm. Due to COVID-19, it will take place virtually. To participate in the ceremony and receive a stole, please register by no later than Monday, April 19, 2021. Your graduation stole will be mailed to the address provided in this registration


Register at:


More information: or contact Elizabeth Losada

Fall 2021 Mentor Interest

posted on March 09, 2021

Interested in becoming a mentor with the Maryland Reading Program, the Maryland Math Program, or the Maryland Family Literacy Program? Currently, the Maryland Mentor Corps is planning for the fall, so we aren't sure of our plans yet, but if you would like to be notified when our Fall 2021 application opens, please provide your contact information here

Apply to the Leadership Studies Program!

posted on February 25, 2021

The Leadership Studies Program is accepting applications for their minor and certificate programs for the Spring 2021 semester. Students who are currently enrolled in or have previously completed HESI 217 are eligible to apply. Applications must be submitted by Friday, April 23rd. Head to for more information and the online application.

MICA Virtual Lounge - Front Desk "MICA VL"

posted on February 15, 2021

To supplement the limited availability of MICA's physical front office (lounge & front desk), we welcome students, guests and UMD community members to join us VIRTUALLY Tuesdays 2pm - 5pm |  Fridays 11am - 2pm. Check out our Linking Communities Calendar for "MICA VL" weekly Zoom event details.

Arts and Creativity Classes at Studio A

posted on February 05, 2021

Studio A is the non-credit art class space in the basement of the Adele H. Stamp Student Union for UMD students, staff and community members. The Studio A spring course and workshop listing is online now, with many classes starting February 15. Visit the class listings to see what is being offered and to sign up! Classes and workshops include topics from Drawing and Painting, Dance, Yoga, Animation, and Cooking. Visit Studio A at








Sign up for the LCSL Newsletter!

posted on September 01, 2020

To get the latest information on LCSL and all of our programs, click HERE to sign up for our bi-weekly newsletter. 

MICA Land Acknowledgment

posted on March 06, 2020

Every community owes its existence and strength to the generations before them, around the world, who contributed their hopes, dreams, and energy into making the history that led to this moment. Some were brought here against their will, some were drawn to migrate from their homes in hope of a better life, and some have lived on this land for more generations than can be counted. Truth and acknowledgment are critical in building mutual respect and connections across all barriers of heritage and difference. 

At the office of Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy (MICA), we believe it is important to create dialogue to honor those that have been historically and systemically disenfranchised. So, we acknowledge the truth that is often buried: We are on the ancestral lands of the Piscataway People, who were among the first in the Western Hemisphere. We are on indigenous land that was stolen from the Piscataway People by European colonists. We pay respects to Piscataway elders and ancestors. Please take a moment to consider the many legacies of violence, displacement, migration, and settlement that bring us together here today.



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