Black Alumni Weekend 2020

Black Alumni Weekend 2020

Schedule of Events

Alumni Welcome Reception

Friday 6 p.m. - 7 p.m. EST |

Gather with fellow alumni at The Hotel before the Gift of Giving Gala! Enjoy cocktails and hors d’oeuvres, reconnect with fellow classmates, and receive an official welcome from the Assistant Vice President of the Alumni Association, Amy Eichhorst.

Gift of Giving Gala

Friday 7 p.m. - 10 p.m. EST | The Hotel

This signature event will celebrate the outstanding achievements of Maryland alumni, faculty & staff, and students who have made a significant impact on the university's Black community. A plated dinner will be served during the awards program, and after the program, the evening will continue with dancing and live music.

Meet Your Black Alumni Legislators Breakfast

Saturday 9:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST |

Come join your Black alumni legislators this Black Alumni Weekend for breakfast to discuss the importance of civic engagement and leadership, particularly within the Black community. Don't miss this opportunity to engage with members in the Maryland House of Delegates and discuss what advocacy looks like for people of color and how we can be agents of change and power, particularly heading into the 2020 presidential election. 

This event is FREE and open to all UMD alumni attending Black Alumni Weekend and is sponsored by the College of Behavioral and Social Sciences and the Judge Alexander Williams Jr. Center for Education, Justice & Ethics. 

African American History and Landmarks Tour

Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST | Rossborough Inn

In telling the history of the African American experience on campus, the tour begins with the university’s founding when Maryland was a slave-holding state. The tour includes landmarks that celebrate the contributions of African-Americans to our campus and community. **Please note, this is a walking tour and comfortable footwear is recommended

Black Engineering Alumni Brunch

Saturday 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. EST | Stanley R. Zupnik '59 Forum, A. James Clark Hall

The A. James Clark School of Engineering and the Center for Minorities in Science and Engineering welcome Black Engineering Alumni back to campus! Join us for brunch to catch up with old friends and make new connections.

Block Show

Saturday 12 p.m. - 3 p.m. EST | Hornbake Plaza

This annual event showcases the talent of various dance clubs and Greek organizations. Current students and alumni are invited to come together to enjoy the performances and reconnect as a community.

Alumni BBQ

Saturday 3 p.m. - 6 p.m. EST | The Hall CP

This family-friendly celebration will take place in College Park’s newest hotspot, The Hall CP. This event will include a variety of entertainment, food, giveaways, and tables showcasing different alumni organizations.

**Please note, if you purchase the weekend package, your registration includes (2) drink vouchers, (1) food voucher and (1) commemorative t-shirt. You do not need to add additional vouchers on to your registration. If you are registering through the a la carte option, you can add on vouchers here. T-shirts will be sold at the Alumni BBQ**

Inspiration Brunch

Sunday 10 a.m. - 1 p.m. EST | Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center

The final event of the weekend, this brunch will end the weekend on a celebratory note. Hear from exiting speakers and be inspired to continue to be involved with the University of Maryland all year long.