Maryland Day APRIL 26, 2014 New Member orientation. About Maryland Day. Maryland Day is the University of Maryland’s largest community outreach event. Held annually on the last Saturday of April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Maryland Day is the University of Maryland’s largest community outreach event.
Held annually on the last Saturday of April from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
University opens its doors and invites the community to enjoy a FREE, fun-filled day of learning, exploration, and discovery.
Offers more than 400 festivities including hands-on demonstrations, exhibits, workshops, performances, cross-campus tours, lectures, petting zoos, and athletic events.
Maryland Day is held across the University’s 1,200 acre College Park campus
both indoors and outdoors.
Attendees are usually Residents fromthe MD, D.C., and N.VA. Areas, current and
prospective students, donors and alumni, faculty and staff, business and legislative
leaders, their families and friends, and residents of the Mid-Atlantic Region.
A FREE, fun-filled day for learning, discovery, and community.
Activities are designed to showcase value of the University.
Campus is completely open for visitors to freely explore.
Focus is on friend-raising (not fundraising).
University strengthens relationship with neighboring communities.
Students, faculty, and staff host visitors and share their Terrapin pride.
Community enjoys their world class public research University.
All campus facilities and spaces are reserved for Maryland Day.
Non-Maryland Day activities are prohibited between 10 AM- 5PM.
All Maryland Day activities are free of charge on Maryland Day. Fees for services, programs, or admission are prohibited. Sales of merchandise are restricted to those campus operations that normally process retail transactions.
Fundraising of any kind is prohibited on Maryland Day. This includes bake sales
and book sales for the benefit of sponsoring groups.
All food distributed on Maryland Day is limited to campus retailers, which operate
within state and county health codes. All other food distribution is prohibited.
Use or display of weapons of any kind are prohibited during Maryland Day.
Activities sponsored by organizations that use weapons as a central component of their
mission or purpose (e.g., Air Force and Army ROTC, Paintball Club) may display such weapons,
but they may not be demonstrated, used or handled during Maryland Day.
The sponsoring organization will be responsible for security and safety of weapons,
making sure that all precautions are taken to ensure the safety of visitors.
Form your internal team and brainstorm event ideas.
Gather event entries and enter them into the system.
Complete orders for the following: marketing materials, shirts and lunches.
Identify and compile all logistics needs.
Finalize all logistical needs and complete your work order.
Secure volunteer shirts and lunch tickets.
Market the event to all you can!
Click on Event Submissions
Start and End Time(s)
Preferred Location (building, room name/number)
You will be asked to “final sign off” by January 17.
Confirm that all your event details are listed.
Double-check your event details for accuracy.
Contact Cheryl Plainte at 301-405-5406 or email@example.com with edits or concerns.
Click on “Requesting Volunteer T-shirts & Lunches”
T-shirts Small, Medium, Large, Xlarge, XXLarge and XXXLarge
Lunches: Pick up in front of Woods Hall - Deli or Vegetarian Lunch
Compile orders from your department and submit them via the planning site.
Please be as accurate as possible.
Shirts and lunch tickets should be picked up at 2101 Turner Hall.
If you order more than 25 shirts, the shirts will be delivered by a vendor.
Click on “Submitting Mailing Lists”
All departments are welcome to submit mailing lists of their board members, donors,
prospects, government and political officials, corporate friends, research partners and
other key stakeholders to receive an invitation to President Mote’s Maryland Day Hospitality Suite. All you need to do is submit your mailing list in the preferred format and we’ll take
care of the stuffing addressing, mailing and RSVP tracking too. Lists must be in Microsoft Excel
with the following columns:
Last Name / First Name/ Mailing Name/ StreetAddress1/ StreetAddress2/ City/ State / Zip
Click on “Placing Facility Orders”
Click on “Ordering Event Signage“
You are responsible for ordering any necessary signage.
Click on “Nominating Staff for 5 or 10 Year Recognition”
Staff members celebrating their fifth or tenth year supporting Maryland Day
List of individuals to Sapienza Barone at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Committee Member Name (your name)
Department or College Name
Name(s) of 5/10/15-year pin recipient(s)
Number of years involved (5 OR 10)
Recipients Campus Address
Go to Action Items & Timeline link on the Planning Site:
Key Day-of Operation Start Times
First Aid & Safety
Lost Person Protocol
McKeldin Mall Events
All start at 10 a.m. and end at 4 p.m
From 7 a.m. – 9 a.m. sidewalks are available to vehicles. Vehicles must be off Mall by 9 a.m. No driving on grass to avoid damaging ground sprinkler system.
After 4:30PM vehicles can return for clean-up.
Does not exist and generators are not permitted.
Located under a red tent at the corner of the Mall by Marie Mount Hall.
No sale, outside vendors, or stakes in ground. Have fun (it’s a rule)!
20'x20' tents placed around Mall with one 20' banner featuring name.
Tables and chairs for tents must be ordered through work control.
Chair, Maryland Day Planning Committee and Vice President,
University Relations301.405.4683, email@example.com
Director, Maryland Day Program and Associate Director,
University Marketing301.405.5406, firstname.lastname@example.org
Pat PerfettoChair, Maryland Day Logistics and Director,
Conference and Visitor Services 301.314.7884, email@example.com