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College Park to Brace Thousands on Maryland Day, Tomorrow

Maryland Day – the University of Maryland’s popular – and free – open house – will celebrate its fourteenth anniversary April 28 from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. in College Park.

Now one of the top annual events in the state of Maryland, the university welcomes the entire Washington, D.C.  region to have fun, learn and explore.

This year the University will  be highlighted as a 21st Century Land Grant Institution that has a major impact not just in the Washington, DC region but in the state, nation and world!

All over Maryland’s 1250 acre campus, visitors can “Explore Our World” with tours, exhibits and demonstrations. The university is broken up into six specific areas of exploration, learning and fun:  Science and Tech Way, Ag Day Avenue, Arts Alley, Sports and Rec Row, Biz and Society Hill, Terp Town Center.

Maryland sports fans can head over to Comcast Center for autographs with their favorite Terp men and women’s basketball players. Terp gear will also be on sale. The men’s football team — including coach Randy Edsall – will be signing autographs at Byrd Stadium. There will be no red-white football scrimmage on Maryland Day this year.

The National Archives, NASA, NIST and Smithsonian Institution will all be at Maryland Day with exhibits, information and fun.

Visitors can pet animals at the campus farm, instruments at the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and insects in the Plant Sciences Building. Explore majors and college financing, talk to our deans, be part of an archeological dig or get blown away in our famous wind tunnel. Alumni find Maryland Day is a great way to reconnect with campus.

Maryland Day is family friendly with many fun events for young children on McKeldin Mall. Don’t miss a scoop of Maryland ice cream at the Dairy — the express line means quicker service! Admission and parking are free, and there will be free shuttle buses to and from the College Park Metro and on campus. Visitors are encouraged to take Metro.  Navigation is easy with the help of complementary activity maps that include descriptions of all events. Plan your day online at http://www.marylandday.umd.edu/ or email questions to: mddayhelp@umd.edu.

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