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Summer Send-Offs

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Hosted by UMD families and alumni, Summer Send-Off parties are a wonderful opportunity for our newest students and their families to come together and meet other Terps from your hometown or area. These informal gatherings are designed to ease the anxiety of leaving home, foster a sense of community, and celebrate being part of the Terp Family. It’s also a time for parents and family members to meet others and continue building your own support system as you embark on this journey together with your student. Interact with current students, parents/families and alumni, get the inside scoop on life at UMD, and celebrate this life achievement in Terp style!

Are you new to the Terp Family and interested in attending a Summer Send-Off? Invitations to attend were sent via email in mid-July to new students and their families who live near a summer send-off location. We determine the invite list based on a specific radius from the event location (20-30 miles, depending on the region and the number of new students). Visit the Summer Send-Off registration site to RSVP.

2022 Summer Send-Off Locations

Beverly Hills, CA
August 14, 2022 | 3:30-5:00 pm

San Francisco, CA
August 13, 2022 | 1:30-3 pm

Northbrook, IL
July 31, 2022 | 1:30-3 pm

Clarksville, MD 

August 11, 2022 | 5:30-7:30 pm

Germantown, MD
August 6, 2022 | 2-4 pm

Mt. Airy, MD
July 23, 2022 | 12-3 pm

Rockville, MD
July 30, 2022 | 11 am - 1 pm

Boston, MA
July 30, 2022 | 2-4 pm

New Jersey
Hillsborough, NJ

August 14, 2022 | 9:30-11:30 am

Morristown, NJ
August 10, 2022 | 7-9 pm

Westwood, NJ
July 30, 2022 | 10:30 am - 12: 30 pm

New York
New York, NY

July 28, 2022 | 6-7:30 pm

Philadelphia, PA
August 20, 2022 | 4-6pm

Interested in hosting a Summer Send-Off in your area? Check out our current Summer Send-Off Host Guide. The host application for 2023 Summer Send-Offs will be made available in mid-Spring 2023.

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.