On July 1, 2014, the University of Maryland will officially join the Big Ten Conference. To help commemorate this historic moment, we invite you to help us celebrate. This special site provides information on special events and activities to help the university usher in a new era in athletics and academics.
First Day of Classes
SEPTEMBER 2 / CAMPUS-WIDE
Mark your calendar now to join us for a B1G Homecoming Week! The festivities will include a comedy show, a Homecoming Festival on McKeldin Mall and of course our B1G homecoming game against Iowa. Don’t miss it!
THINK B1G Homecoming Week
OCTOBER 16–19 / CAMPUS-WIDE
Hosted on Maryland’s first day of classes, we’re throwing a campus-wide celebration event to commemorate our inaugural Big Ten season. The day will feature B1G games, giveaways and special surprises!
Taking advantage of UMD’s position as the closest institution in the Big Ten to our nation’s capital, a special Traumatic Brain Injury Research Forum will bring together University of Maryland researchers with the head of the CIC’s Traumatic Brain Injury Research Collaboration.
From the Gridiron to the Battlefield
Progress in Understanding
and Mitigating Brain Injury
APRIL 22 / RAYBURN BUILDING, WASHINGTON, DC
“The move to the Big Ten Conference is a university-wide effort. It’s more than a change in athletic conference. Arts, academics, research—all will be enhanced by this transition.”
—WALLACE D. LOH, PRESIDENT
Maryland will hold its annual Red-White spring football game. Kickoff is set for 7 pm. Admission to the game and parking are free of charge. The first 5,000 fans in attendance will receive a free Big Ten Network t-shirt and exclusive Pride 2.0 Spring Game Poster. A pre-game fan fest will be held in the west end zone and will include giveaways, inflatables games, face painting and more. Fans are also encouraged to stay for post-game autographs and a B1G fireworks show!
Annual Red-White Spring Game
APRIL 11 / CAPITAL ONE FIELD AT BYRD STADIUM
“For our alumni, for our fans, for our students and for the entire university community, this is an exciting time to be a Terp.
I could not be more excited to start competing in the Big Ten Conference.”
—KEVIN ANDERSON, DIRECTOR OF ATHLETICS
Join us for the 16th Annual Maryland Day! With over 450 special events, activities, games and giveaways, there’s something for everyone. The Big Ten Network will be on hand with games and goodies! For more information, please visit www.MarylandDay.umd.edu.
APRIL 26 / CAMPUS-WIDE
A conference hosted by our Office of Undergraduate Admissions for high school guidance counselors from Big Ten areas. What an opportunity to show them about our Fearless Ideas and how we ‘THINK B1G’!
SUMMER 2014 / CAMPUS-WIDE
SAT., AUG. 30 JAMES MADISON
SAT., SEP. 06 USF
SAT., SEP. 13 WEST VIRGINIA
SAT., SEP. 20 SYRACUSE
SAT., SEP. 27 INDIANA *
SAT., OCT. 04 OHIO STATE *
SAT., OCT. 18 IOWA *
SAT., OCT. 25 WISCONSIN *
SAT., NOV. 01 PENN STATE *
SAT., NOV. 15 MICHIGAN STATE *
SAT., NOV. 22 MICHIGAN *
SAT., NOV. 29 RUTGERS *
BOLD: HOME GAME / ASTERISK: BIG TEN GAME
THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND IS PROUD TO BE A NEW MEMBER OF THE BIG TEN CONFERENCE.
WORLD-CLASS ATHLETICS / COLLABORATIVE RESEARCH / PRESTIGIOUS ACADEMICS
A Big Ten Deal
MAY 2-3 / MARY MOUNT HALL
A research collaboration including language scientists across Big Ten institutions, with a focus on linguistics, speech-language pathology and communicative disorders.
with Washington Nationals
JUNE 30 / NATIONALS PARK
Celebrate with Maryland alumni and friends from our new Big Ten Conference schools at a Nats game! Big Ten mascots will be on the field and special tickets are available exclusively for Big Ten alumni.
For more information, please click here.
Inaugural Big Ten Football Season
AUGUST 30–NOVEMBER 29 / CAPITAL ONE FIELD AT BYRD STADIUM
Please join us for our exciting inaugural Big Ten football season. You’ll enjoy special giveaways, promotions and some of the best football in the nation! For tickets, please click here.
MAY 1 / VISARTS
Special alumni event featuring Michele Singletary ‘84, financial columnist from the Washington Post.
APRIL 24 / GUASTIVINO’S
A large celebration of New York alumni, ticket required. It’s ‘Maryland in Manhattan’!
MAY 8 / TOP OF THE TOWN
Special alumni event featuring Chef Huda Mu’min ’05, chef, business owner and entertainment writer.
JUNE 30 / BALTIMORE
Join Maryland Athletics staff coaches and special guests for a special THINK B1G event in downtown Baltimore.
For more information, please click here.
JULY 1 / MITCHELL FIELD
Celebrate the big day with an on-campus celebration. Appearances by the Mighty Sound of Maryland, Spirit Squad…and of course, Testudo! We’ll also be unveiling a top-secret new flavor of THINK B1G ice cream from our world-famous Dairy. Noon –1:30 pm.