Alumni & Giving

Get Involved

    Ways To Get Involved 

    JOIN the University of Maryland Alumni Association to stay in the know about all UMD Alumni events and gain access to exclusive perks and opportunities. 

    CONNECT with other EdTerps on Terrapins Connect, where you can network, promote job opportunities, find events, and provide/recieve career advice. Be sure to join the Education group! 

    DISCOVER what is happening in our EdTerp community by reading Endeavors magazine, following us on social media (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) or our alumni news.

    VOLUNTEER at alumni events (see below) or APPLY to join the Alumni Network Board and be a part of planning fun and meaningful events for our alumni community. (Application open in March. For more information email

    NOMINATE an EdTerp Alumni for our of our annual awards. (Application will open in the new year) 

    Alumni Volunteer of the Year Award                      Outstanding Alumni Award 

    College of Education Signature Event 

    The College of Education hosts several events throughout the year. We are always interested in hosting social gatherings for alumni throughout the DMV and virtually. Please let us know if you would like to get involved!

    Maryland Day
    Join us at Maryland Day, the last Saturday of April, for a wonderful day of learning and fun! The College of Education always has a special gift for our alumni as well as kid-friendly activities in the Benjamin Building and on McKeldin Mall. For more information about the campus-wide event, please visit the Maryland Day website.

    The Annual Meeting of the American Education Research Association is one of the largest gatherings of education researchers in the country. Join us each year for an alumni-only reception to connect with your colleagues and enjoy an evening of fun after a long conference day! More information about this year's reception is coming soon. 

    Alumni of Color Celebration
    This is an annual celebration of the historical milestones and contributions from the College of Education's alumni of color. This event's goal is to create community for alumni and provide a space for networking and fellowship while raising funds for the Elaine Johnson Coates '59 Scholarship. 

    Jump Start Your Job Search Seminar
    This annual job preparation seminar for students pursuing their teaching certificate  is hosted by the College of Education Alumni Network and connects current students with alumni who serve as administrators/hiring managers in Maryland state school districts. Students can ask seasoned professionals for advice about landing a job, managing classrooms, pursuing education research, or whatever comes to mind. If you are interested is serving as an alumni volunteer for this event, please email

    For more information on University of Maryland Alumni Association Events in your area, check out their website



    Make a Gift

    Feel free to email Rachel Morales Hess, Assistant Director of Alumni Relations, to connect, update contact info, or share your ideas!