List of 2013 Welcome Events

Events are FREE and open to students, faculty, and staff unless otherwise noted with your UMB One Card. Questions? Comments? Email campuslife@umaryland.edu.

Recurring EventsDescriptionLocation

Group Exercise Schedule 
Monday, Aug. 19 -
Friday, Sept. 13

Slightly shorter than normal classes, this group exercise sampling is followed by Q&A sessions with instructors. You can drop in at anytime during classes and come as you are - classes are “street clothes” friendly.URecFit
SMC Campus Center
Paul's Place Clothing Drive
Monday, Aug. 26 -
Friday, Sept. 13
Please consider donating school supplies and clothing in support of Paul’s Place. Paul’s Place provides programs, services, and support for individuals and families in the Washington Village/ Pigtown neighborhood and the surrounding Southwest Baltimore communities.

Donation boxes will be on the 1st and 4th
floors of the SMC Campus Center

Project Jump Start
Every Tuesday and Friday
Aug. 20, Aug. 27,
Sept. 10, & Sept. 13
5:30 - 8 p.m. 

Looking for a simple way to help others? Help prepare bagged lunches from 5:30 - 6:30 p.m. and deliver them to homeless and needy individuals in our city from 6:30 - 8 p.m. It's okay to come for all or part of the evening.  Just drop in, no registration needed. Co-sponsored by USGA.Meet in SMC Campus Center Room LL- 001 at 5:30 p.m.

 

EventDescriptionLocation
UMB Family Fair
and Flick
Sunday, Aug. 18
1 - 4 p.m.
New to Baltimore? Interested in learning more about family-friendly resources around town? We'll be showing Bolt for the kids while you get your questions answered by our community resource experts. Light food and drinks provided. SMC Campus Center
Elm Rooms

Meet Up at Patterson Park Summer Concert Series
Sunday, Aug. 18
6 - 8:30 p.m.

Come out to see a free show from the amazing Baltimore band, the All Mighty Senators! We will meet as a group in front of the Pagoda at 6 p.m - look for someone holding up a UMB Welcome Month meet up sign. Bring a blanket or chair.

Rain date: Wednesday, Aug. 21

Patterson Park
Pagoda Hill
27 S. Patterson Park Avenue

Campus Job Fair
Wednesday, Aug. 21
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.

Looking for student/part time employment? Learn about opportunities to work on campus. Many, but not all of the positions require federal work study funds.SMC Campus Center
Elm Rooms

Campus Life Services
Meet & Greet
Thursday, Aug. 22
11 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Come out and meet the Campus Life staff and learn about our services and events. This is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff.SMC Campus Center
Fireplace Lounge
Meet Up at AVAM's
Outdoor Movie Series
Thursday, Aug. 22
Museum: 5 - 9 p.m.
Movie:  9 - 11 p.m.
Free entry into the American Visionary Art Museum from 5 - 9 p.m. followed by a free screening of The NeverEnding Story next door in the Hughes Family Outdoor Theater. We will meet as a group in front of the outdoor theater at 8:30 p.m.- look for someone holding up a UMB Welcome Month meet up sign. Bring a blanket or chair. American Visionary Art Museum
800 Key Highway
Orioles Game
Friday, Aug. 23 
7 p.m.
It's UMB student night at Camden Yards!  Use your student ID to pick up a free ticket from the Information Desk on the first floor of the SMC Campus Center. Tickets will be available Monday through Friday 7 a.m. - 7 p.m., Aug. 12 - 22. Tickets are limited, so grab yours early.
This event is open to students only.
Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Meet Up at Little Italy Open Air Film Festival
Friday Aug. 23
Live Music: 7 p.m.
Movie: 9 p.m.
Enjoy an outside showing of The Godfather II in Little Italy. Come early for live music at 7 p.m. followed by the movie at 9 p.m. Free admission and popcorn! We will meet as a group in front of Ciao Bella at 8:30 p.m.- look for someone holding up a UMB Welcome Month meet up sign. Bring a blanket or chair. Ciao Bella Restaurant 236 South High St.

The President's Symposium
Monday, Aug. 26
5 - 7 p.m.

Join us for the 3rd annual President's Symposium and White Paper Project as we discuss innovative ways that the University can integrate Interprofessional Education (IPE) into our curricula and/or co-curricular activities.  SMC Campus Center
Elm Rooms
Cooking Class
Tuesday, Aug. 27
Noon - 12:30 p.m.
Join CulinArt for this hands-on cooking class. Learn to make and taste healthy 7-minute meals. SMC Campus Center
2nd Floor

Movie Night on the SON Lawn
Tuesday, Aug. 27
8 - 10:30 p.m. 

Sit back and relax with this year’s screening of The Great Gatsby. We will provide pizza, popcorn, traditional movie theater snacks and drinks.  Attendees are encouraged to bring their own chairs and blankets. 

School of Nursing Lawn 655 W. Lombard St.
Rain location:
SMC Campus Center
Room 349

Cornhole Contest
Tuesday, Aug. 27
6 - 8 p.m.
Get ready for tailgate season with this free bean bag toss tournament! Individuals and teams welcome. SMC Campus Center
Pratt Gym in URecFit
Notes at Noon
Wednesday, Aug. 28
Noon - 2 p.m.

Come relax as the Friedheim String Quartet plays its way through everything from classical to classic rock.

SMC Campus Center Fireplace Lounge
Guess the Calories
Wednesday, Aug. 28
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
What's your caloric intake? Guess how many calories are in a variety of foods. Each day, the person with the best guess gets a prize.SMC Campus Center
4th Floor in URecFit
Meet Up at Pratt Street Ale House
Wednesday, Aug. 28 
4 - 7 p.m.
Meet other UMB students, faculty, and staff at the Pratt Street Ale House. Attendees will receive discounts on food and beverages. Pratt Street Ale House
206 W. Pratt St.

CulinArt’s Passport Dinner
Wednesday, Aug. 28 
6 - 8 p.m.

Experience a variety of foods from different cultures at CulinArt's Passport Dinner! Each station will represent a different country and their cuisine. The $15 fee includes two beverages and dinner. SMC Campus Center
Elm Room A
Meet Up at Little Italy Open Air Film Festival
Friday, Aug. 30
Live Music: 7 p.m.
Movie: 8:30 p.m.
Enjoy an outside showing of Cinema Paradiso in Little Italy. Come early for live music at 7 p.m. followed by the movie at 8:30 p.m. Free admission and popcorn! We will meet as a group in front of Ciao Bella at 8 p.m.- look for someone holding up a UMB Welcome Month meet up sign. Bring a blanket or chair.Ciao Bella Restaurant 236 South High St.
Living Classrooms East Harbor Wetland Restoration
Tuesday, Sept. 3 
9:30 a.m. - noon
Volunteer with Living Classrooms as they clean up the Inner Harbor's last tidal wetland. Work will include removing invasive species and litter and replanting native species. Gloves will be provided.Meet at 802 S. Caroline St. at 9:30 a.m.

Notes at Noon
Tuesday, Sept. 3
Noon - 2 p.m.

Relax and unwind for an hour or two while listening to Latin tunes played live!

SMC Campus Center Fireplace Lounge
UMB Leaders Mingle Mingle
Tuesday, Sept. 3
5:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Meet new friends and UMB student and staff leaders at this networking event. In addition, this reception and mini-workshop is focused on helping you develop networking skills. Don't forget to bring your business cards!SMC Campus Center
Room 349

CulinArt Demo Week
Tuesday, Sept. 3 -
Friday, Sept. 6
11 a.m. - 1 p.m.

Demos will be every held 30 minutes on the hour and half hour, with samples available for the duration. Each day the first 50 people will receive coupons for 50% off one meal in the CulinArt Café.

  • Sushi Demo
    Tuesday, Sept. 3 
  • Watermelon and Pork Belly Salad
    Wednesday, Sept. 4 
  • Marinades
    Thursday, Sept. 5
  • Banana's Foster
    Friday, Sept. 6
Outside the SMC Campus Center
Rain location:
SMC Campus Center Fireplace Lounge

Student Ice Cream Social
Wednesday, Sept. 4
Noon - 2 p.m.

Escape the summer heat with a cold and yummy treat. Students will receive their choice of free fresh hand dipped ice cream, frozen yogurt, or sorbet and unlimited toppings. After you have cooled down, stick around for yard games and the metallic rhythm of a steel drum band. Faculty and staff are welcome to attend but ice cream is for students only.School of Nursing Lawn
Rain location:
SMC Campus Center
Campus Life Services Meet & Greet
Wednesday, Sept. 4
2:15 -3:30 p.m.
Come out and meet the Campus Life staff and learn about our services and events. This is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff.SMC Campus Center
Fireplace Lounge
Guess the Calories
Thursday, Sept. 5
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
What's your caloric intake? Guess how many calories are in a variety of foods. Each day, the person with the best guess gets a prize.SMC Campus Center
4th Floor in URecFit
NFL Combine 
Thursday, Sept. 5
5 - 7 p.m.
Think your power, speed, and agility skills are as good as the pros? Put yourself through the NFL combine to see how you compare. Top Male/Female Under 30 and top Male/Female over 30 will win a prize.SMC Campus Center
Pratt Gym in URecFit
Transportation Fair 
Friday, Sept. 6
Noon - 2 p.m.
You’ve got things to do, places to go, and people to see- all you need now is a way to get there! Learn about the variety of transportation options Baltimore has to offer at the Transportation Fair. Representatives from the UM shuttle, Charm City Circulator, UMB Parking and Transportation Services, Campus Safety- along with many others- will be there to educate you on the cheapest, safest, and fastest ways to get where you need to go!School of Nursing Lawn
Rain location:
SMC Campus Center Elm Rooms

Baltimore Museum Tour
Saturday, Sept. 7 
10 a.m. - 3 p.m.

What better way to get to know Baltimore than to tour some of Baltimore's great historical and cultural sites? We will be visiting the Baltimore Museum of Industry, American Visionary Art Museum, and Fort McHenry. We'll meet at the SMC Campus Center at 9:45 a.m. for a 10 a.m. departure on Saturday September 7, 2013 and will travel by the Charm City Circulator to each location. Please bring your lunch to enjoy at Fort McHenry. We anticipate returning to the Campus Center at 3 p.m.

Update 9/4/13: This event is open to UMB students only and it's now free! You must bring your Student ID the day of the tour.
   

Starting Monday, August 12 at 9 a.m. you can purchase your $10 ticket at www.baltimoremuseumtour.eventbrite.com. Limit one ticket per student. Your ticket includes transportation via the UM shuttle bus, admission to all museums and Fort McHenry. Please bring your lunch to enjoy when we stop at Fort McHenry. Tickets are limited so please sign up early.

Meet at the SMC Campus Center at 9:45 a.m.
Luau and Pool Party
Saturday, Sept. 7 
10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Join us for a kids pool party with games, face painting, and free swim lessons. All children are welcome. Activities are intended for ages 4 to 11. Children in diapers must wear a waterproof swim diaper.SMC Campus Center
URecFit Pool and 4th Floor
Baltimore Farmer's Market
Sunday, Sept. 8 
8 a.m.
Want to support local agriculture? Then join us on an excursion to the Baltimore Farmers' Market and Bazaar, located under the Jones Falls Expressway at Holliday and Saratoga streets. We'll meet as a group in front of the SMC Campus Center and take the Orange Route on the Charm City Circulator to get to the market.Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center at 8 a.m.
Meet Up at Everyman Theatre
Sunday, Sept. 8 
2 p.m.

Join us for The Glass Menagerie by Tennessee Williams at the Everyman Theatre!

Use your student ID to pick up a free ticket from suite 302 in the SMC Campus Center. Tickets will be available starting Monday, Aug. 26 at noon. Tickets are limited, so grab yours early. 
This event is open to students only.

Meet at the SMC Campus Center at 1:30 p.m. to walk over together to the Everyman Theatre on 315 West Fayette St.
Campus Life Services Meet & Greet
Monday, Sept. 9
2:15 - 3:30 p.m.
Come out and meet the Campus Life staff and learn about our services and events. This is a great opportunity to meet other students, faculty, and staff.SMC Campus Center
Fireplace Lounge
Nutrition Discussion
Monday, Sept. 9
5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Join a licensed dietitian to learn about the basics of sustainable nutrition and dietary choices for weight loss, overall health, and fuel for fitness!  SMC Campus Center
Room 351
Guess the Calories
Tuesday, Sept. 10
7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
What's your caloric intake? Guess how many calories are in a variety of foods. Each day, the person with the best guess gets a prize.SMC Campus Center
4th Floor in URecFit
Trash Mob and Cookout
Tuesday, Sept. 10
Trash Mob: 4 - 5 p.m.
Cookout: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m.
Join our "Trash Mob" and help with a neighborhood clean-up in historic Pigtown! We will provide all of the clean up supplies and protective gear. Stay after the clean up for a delicious and free cookout outside the HS/HSL!Meet in front of the entrance of the SMC Campus Center at 3:45 p.m. sharp to walk over to Pigtown together
Open Mic Night
Tuesday, Sept. 10
6 - 8:30 p.m.
Can you carry a tune or slam a poem? Come show off at our Open Mic Night! Space is limited, so please RSVP to jgibson@umaryland.edu by Thursday, Sept. 5 to be entered in our performance line-up! SMC Campus Center
Elm Rooms
Operation Welcome Home Card Making 
Wednesday, Sept. 11
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
For the 12th anniversary of 9/11/01, drop by any time for a card making party to thank our returning troops. We will have everything you need to make creative cards.SMC Campus Center
Room 351
Welcome Month 5k
Wednesday Sept. 11
Noon - 1 p.m.
Join us for our first 5K of the school year in  remembrance of 9/11. Meet in front of the SMC Campus Center
Graduate School Survival Tools
Thursday, Sept. 12
Noon - 1 p.m.
This workshop is designed for new UMB students who are interested in sharpening their academic survival skills. The focus will be on helping students understand the nature of higher academic expectations and develop strategies to maintain a healthy level of motivation and a balanced, healthy lifestyle.SMC Campus Center
Room 311
Cooking Class
Thursday, Sept. 12
6:15 - 6:45 p.m.
Join CulinArt for this hands-on cooking class. Learn to make and taste healthy 7-minute meals. SMC Campus Center
URecFit 4th Floor
Fall Fest
Friday, Sept. 13
11 a.m. - 2 p.m.
This fun-filled event is a great way for UMB students to discover the many ways to get involved on campus. Involvement opportunities with student groups, campus departments, and the community will be showcased.  There will be free food (for students only), prizes, giveaways, and fun for everyone!  See photos from last year here.SMC Campus Center and the School of Nursing Lawn
 
Rain location: Inside the SMC Campus Center

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