Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life


Kickoff is a FREE, fun-filled welcome event held at the start of fall semester for both new and returning Grad Students! Hosted by Graduate Student Life, Kickoff features a wide array of activities held throughout the Stamp Student Union, including games, a photobooth, craft activities, bowling, billiards, giveaways, prizes and information on UMD resources! You won't want to miss it.



Dear GradTerps, mark your calendar!!! Join Graduate Student Life and GradTerps on campus for Graduate Student Kickoff on Saturday, August 29th, 2020 from 2pm to 6pm. 


Graduate Student Kickoff is an annual, free, fun-filled welcome celebration for new and returning graduate students. Hosted by Graduate Student Life, Kickoff features a wide array of activities. This year, we modified the event into a virtual one. Please see below the schedule of the day. All zoom links will be updated on our event calendar at:


2:00pm - 3:00pm Trivia (Get your tickets here)

2:00pm - 3:00pm Speed-friending 

2:00pm - 4:00pm Digital Caricature/Portrait (Get your tickets here)

3:30pm - 4:30pm Speed-friending 

3:30pm - 4:30pm Jackbox 

5:00pm - 6:00pm Zumba Class 

5:00pm - 6:00pm Craft Session (Get your tickets here)


Kickoff 2019 Pictures


Click here to check out all our pictures from Kickoff 2019


[Image of graduate student and Testudo mascot "dabbing" at Kickoff 2017.]