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Summer Send-Offs

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We are currently seeking families and alumni to host a Summer Send-Off in their home community between Friday, July 31, 2020 and Sunday, August 23, 2020. It's a fun event to plan, and a great way to bring together new students and families to help them feel more connected. ​Our Summer Send-Off Host Guide outlines what to expect when hosting an event. Let us know you're interested in learning more or hosting by clicking here to complete the Host Interest Form.

Summer Send-Offs are a wonderful opportunity for the University of Maryland’s newest students to come together and meet other Terps from their hometown or area who will be a part of their incoming class. These informal gatherings take place across the country and are designed to ease the anxiety of leaving home, foster a sense of community, and celebrate being part of the Terp Family. Many new students will have already attended orientation, so a Summer Send-Off is the perfect time to continue forming new friendships with fellow Terps and get answers to any new questions. It is also a time for parents and family members to build their own support system as families embark on this journey together. New students and families can learn more about life at UMD from current students, families, staff, alumni. 

Interesting in attending a Summer Send-Off? Dates and locations for our 2020 Summer Send-Offs will be made available for new students and families in July.

For more information about the Summer Send-Off program, contact the Office of Parent and Family Affairs at 301.314.8429 or terpfamily@umd.edu.

Summer Send-Offs are proudly sponsored by SECU