The City did its first ever “Welcome Back Night” yesterday at the City Hall’s parking lot. The idea was to welcome the students who just started a new session at the University of Maryland. The event was attended by the PGPD, the University of Maryland Police Department, the University of Maryland Student Government Association, and the Downtown College Park Merchants Association to support ‘safe activities’ for University of Maryland students. The event featured entertainment from the Prince George’s County Police Rhythm in Blues band, games, and gifts from the Downtown College Park Merchant’s Association.
Though I saw a few UMd students at the event, a very few local residents could be seen there. Nonetheless, I think it’s a good start on the City’s part to help bridge the gap between the City residents and the University.
I took a few pictures of the event, please enjoy.