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Annual Networking Reception, Dinner, and Resource Fair for Diverse Graduate Students and Faculty

September 5, 2018 - 5:00pm to 8:00pm
Diverse graduate students from all fields and disciplines are 
invited to attend this networking reception with a catered dinner.
(All #GradTerps are invited to RSVP)

Location: Colony Ballroom, 2203 Stamp Student Union

  • Build a cohort of support with new and returning graduate students.
  • Network with a community of scholars and professionals
  • Share and retrieve valuable campus resources.
  • Learn about campus events and initiatives for diverse graduate students.
  • Connect and collaborate with people outside your department.
  • Provide feedback on diversity and inclusion initiatives.

Doors open at 5:00pm - Limited seating 
RSVP required by August 31, 2018

RSVP Required:

Contact Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion Associate Director Christopher Perez for additional information:

Tentative Event Agenda:

5:00 PM : Guest Sign-in, Name Badge, Resource Fair (see confirmed resource fair participants below), OGDI Slideshow
5:30 PM : Formal Welcome 
6:00 PM : Buffet Dinner Served
Menu : 
~Salad~ Mixed Green Salad (Mixed Greens with Sliced Cucumber and Cherry Tomatoes, Carrots.  
Choice of Herb Champagne Dressing or Buttermilk Ranch Dressing)
Rolls and Butter
~Entree~ Pan Roasted Chicken
~Vegan Sides~ Wild Mushroom Risotto, Medley of Seasonal Grilled Vegetables
Iced Tea & Iced Water

6:00 - 7:00 PM : Networking Activity


Tentative Resource Fair Participants:

  • The Graduate School 
  • Office of Graduate Diversity and Inclusion 
  • Office of Academic and Professional Development 
  • The Graduate School, Graduate Writing Center 
  • The Graduate School, Office of Funding Opportunities 
  • Office of Postdoctoral Affairs 
  • Graduate Student Life 
  • Graduate Student Legal Aid Office 
  • Graduate Student Government 
  • Teaching and Learning Transformation Center 
  • Office of International Affairs 
  • International Student & Scholar Services 
  • University Health Center 
  • CARE to Stop Violence 
  • Office of Civil Rights & Sexual Misconduct 
  • University of Maryland Counseling Center 
  • Office of Community Engagement 
  • LGBT Equity Center 
  • Multicultural Involvement & Community Advocacy 
  • Office of Multi-Ethnic Student Education 
  • Undocumented Student Resources
  • Office of Diversity & Inclusion 
  • Nyumburu Cultural Center 
  • UMD Memorial Chapel and Interfaith Services 
  • Stamp Student Union 
  • Student Organization Resource Center
  • Undocumented Student Resources Center 
  • Latinx Graduate Student Association (LGSA)


Contact Information

The Graduate School, University of Maryland

2123 Lee Building
7809 Regents Drive
College Park, MD 20742