UM Logo_Founding Campus The Campus Life Weekly

Week of August 27, 2012 | Volume 3 Number 3          

Kick-Off of the UM shuttle
Baltimore Museum of Industry
Tour Fort McHenry
Welcome Month Events
Graduate School Survival Skills
T-shirt Sale at Bookstore
Residency Petition Submission Deadline
President's Symposium: Civility
Net Night
Movie Night
TRX Experience
SMC Grand Prix Hours
UM Shuttle Grand Prix Hours
Cooking Classes
Hump Day 5K
Mingle @ the Market
Welcome to Baltimore Reception
Fall Fest
Apply to the President's Student Leadership Institute
Project Jump Start Food Drive
Stay in Touch

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UM shuttle Kick-Off 

University Events

UM ShuttleMonday, Aug. 27 

9:00 a.m.

Meet at the circle on Pine Street between the Schools of Pharmacy and Dentistry 


Come enjoy cookies and free giveaways and be one of the first to ride the new UM shuttle with Dr. Perman. Space on the shuttle is limited. 


For more information or to RSVP please contact University Events at or


Meet-up Before the O's Game

Campus Life Welcome Month

Friday, Aug. 24 

4 p.m. - 7 p.m.

Pratt St. Alehouse


Enjoy your first week at UM with a "Meet-up" at the Pratt Street Ale House.  Current and new UM students, faculty, and staff will receive discounts on food and drinks.  


For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.

Baltimore Museum of Industry Tickets

Campus Life Welcome Month

Saturday, Aug. 25

10 a.m. - 4 p.m.

1415 Key Highway


UM students, with student ID, will receive free admission to the Baltimore Museum of Industry on Saturday, Aug. 25.  Join a guided tour, take an audio tour, or browse the pieces on your own. The museum explores Baltimore industry over the last century. Stop by the SMC Campus Center, suite 302, from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. to collect a ticket voucher. You must bring your UM Student ID. 


For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.

Tour Fort McHenry

Campus Life Welcome Month

Sunday, Aug. 26

8 a.m. - 8 p.m.

2400 E. Fort Ave


UM students will receive free admission to Fort McHenry on Sunday, August 26, 2012. Tickets will be available in the SMC Campus Center Suite 302 from 8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., you must bring your UM Student ID. Tickets must be collected from the Campus Center in advance. You will not be admitted to the Fort on August 26th without a ticket. The Fort is open rain or shine. 


For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.

Welcome Month Events

Campus Life

Now - Friday, Sept. 7


>> Full list of events


Every year, incoming and returning students are welcomed back to campus with events to help them get to know the University of Maryland.  Many events are open to staff and faculty too!    


For more information or to volunteer email Jenny Owens.

Graduate School Survival Tools

Campus Life Welcome Month     

Monday, Aug. 27 

12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Room 311 


This workshop is designed for new UM students who are interested in sharpening their academic survival skills and familiarize themselves with their new environment. Focus will be on helping students understand the nature of higher academic expectations, its impact on emotional resilience and early development of strategies to maintain a healthy level of motivation and a balanced lifestyle. 


For more information visit website or email Hillary Edwards.

25% off all T-shirts in the Bookstore

University Bookstore

UMaryland Tee Monday, Aug. 27- Sunday, Sept. 9 

222 North Pine Street   


Save 25% off all T-shirts from Aug. 27- Sept.9 in the store and online!


For more information email Renee Lutz, or visit the website.

Residency Petition Submission Deadline

Office of the Registrar

Monday, Aug. 27 

601 W. Lombard St. Suite 240   


Monday, August 27 is the last day to submit a residency petition requesting a change to in-state classification for fall 2012. 


For more information call the Office of the Registrar


President's Symposium: Civility

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)


Monday, Aug. 27 

5 p.m.  - 7 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B


Join us as we discuss the importance of civility on a health science, human service and law campus.


For more information email Courtney J Jones, or visit the website.

Net Night

Campus Life Welcome Month  

Tuesday, Aug. 28 

5 p.m. - 8 p.m.

Pratt Gym in URecFit


Students and members of URecFit are invited to participate in Net Night in the Pratt gym. Patrons can participate in Volleyball, Badminton, Walleyball, or basketball. Prizes for participation!


For more information visit the website or

email Anna Roskowiniski.

Movie Night on the Lawn

Campus Life Welcome Month    

Tuesday, Aug. 28

9:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.

School of Nursing Lawn


Join us for 21 Jump Street on the School of Nursing Lawn. We recommend you bring your own blanket and popcorn will be provided.


For more information visit the website or email Hillary Edwards.


Campus Life Welcome Month    

Wednesday, Aug. 29 

11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Pratt Gym, Strength & Conditioning Room


This is an opportunity to experience the new TRX fitness anywhere equipment. One of our URecFit Instructors will be providing FREE one-on-one/group training sessions for students and URecFit members.  Come learn new exercises, get a great workout, and experience the strength and conditioning room! Just drop in!


For more information visit the website or email Eric Barron.

SMC Campus Center Grand Prix Hours

Grand Prix Modified HoursGrand Prix


SMC Campus Center Hours

Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:00 a.m. - 11:00 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 31, 6:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 1 - Monday, Sept. 3, Closed. 


URecFit Hours

Thursday, Aug. 30, 6:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m. (no group fitness classes scheduled).

Friday, Aug. 31, 6:00 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. (no group fitness classes scheduled).


Welcome Events and Programs

Aug. 30-31, No programs or events scheduled.


For more information  visit the University Grand Prix website

UM shuttle Grand Prix Alert

Grand Prix Modified RoutesUM Shuttle 


#703 Federal Hill Route Detour

Monday, Aug. 27 through Sunday Sept. 2, the #703 Federal Hill route will be modified due to preparations for the 2nd annual Baltimore Grand Prix. During this time all the bus stops along Pratt St., Charles St. and Lombard St. will not be serviced by the #703 route. 


NextBus arrival predictions are also expected to be affected by this substantial detour. Passengers are encouraged to refer to the schedule and the detour map for the #703 route.


#701 BioPark & #702 Mount Vernon

The #701 BioPark and #702 Mount Vernon routes will not have any service changes due to the race, however there is an increased likelihood of those routes running late due to the additional traffic that is expected along their routes. 


UM shuttle will be closed on Monday September 3rd and regular service of the #703 route is expected to resume on Tuesday, September 4th.


For more information visit the UM shuttle website or call 410-706-BBUS.

No-Bake Cooking Classes 

Campus Life Welcome Month     

Tuesday, Sept. 4 

12:30 p.m. & 1:10 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 2nd floor prefunction lounge


Thursday, Sept. 6

6:15 p.m & 6:40 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, 4th Floor Lounge


Join Chef Ty for this hands on cooking class. Learn, make and taste quick & easy 7 min recipes. 


For more information visit the website or email Amy Ramirez.

Hump Day 5K 

Campus Life Welcome Month      

Wednesday, Sept. 5 

7:15 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.

Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center


Join us for a 5K fun run around the Inner Harbor. All skill levels and walkers welcome! Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center at 7 a.m. - register online or the day of the event!


For more information visit the website or email Eric Barron.

Mingle at the Market

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

Market Wednesday, Sept. 5 

11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Lexington Market, 400 W. Lexington Street 


Join us for a tour of the World Famous Lexington Market! The first 250 students will receive vouchers good at all of the Lexington Market stands. This is a good chance to see what's new at the Market.


For more information please email Courtney J Jones or visit the website.

Welcome to Baltimore Reception 

Baltimore Collegetown Network       

Thursday, Sept. 6 

6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Ballrooms A & B


Baltimore Collegetown Network and several Baltimore colleges and universities will host "Welcome to Baltimore," a networking event for graduate and professional students. There are over 40,000 graduate students in the Baltimore area and students from a variety of schools will be attending, including students from Johns Hopkins, Loyola, MICA, Morgan State, Notre Dame of Maryland University, Towson University, University of Baltimore, University of Maryland, Baltimore, UMBC and more. 


For more information or to register visit the website.  The $10 registration fee will be waived for the first 30 students who register with the code giraffeUMD.

Fall Fest

Student Organizations

Friday, Sept. 7

11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 

Outside in front of SMC Campus Center,

HS/HSL Plaza, School of Nursing  Courtyard


Join us for the University's annual campus-wide orientation event. Activities include information tables hosted by student organizations, campus offices and businesses from the surrounding neighborhood. Lots of freebies including food (free to students; only a small charge for employees), give-aways, prizes and fun!


For more information please visit the website or email Cyndi Rice.

Apply to the President's Student Leadership Institute

Interprofessional Student Learning & Service Initiatives (ISLSI)

leadershipApplications due Friday, Sept. 7 

621 W. Lombard St. Suite 302


Apply now


The President's Student Leadership Institute (PSLI) is a certificate program focused on exposing UM student leaders (or aspiring student leaders) to contemporary issues in leadership in order to prepare participants for professional leadership in a diverse and global society.


For more information please email Reina Arai Pomeroy.

Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start

Project Jump Start Every Tuesday & Friday

5:30 p.m.

SMC Campus Center, Lower Level Rm 001 


Help prepare and deliver bag lunches for the the homeless and/or hungry members of our local community. Donate an hour or two of your time, feel good, and meet students from the other professional schools. 


For more information please email Jenna Noveau.

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