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Summer Send-Offs

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Our office has been monitoring COVID-19 and its impact on not only our campus community but also worldwide. Due to the University's decision to move many summer-related activities online, including new student and family orientation programs, we are working to create a virtual Summer Send-Off experience. While it is our hope to offer these events for our incoming students and their families in-person and in their local communities, we must keep the health and safety of all families as our first priority. We appreciate your patience and understanding. 

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? Details about 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