Adele H. Stamp Student Union - Center for Campus Life


Kickoff is a FREE, fun-filled welcome event held at the start of fall semester for both new and returning Grad Students! Hosted by Graduate Student Life, Kickoff features a wide array of activities held throughout the Stamp Student Union, including games, a photobooth, craft activities, bowling, billiards, giveaways, prizes and information on UMD resources! You won't want to miss it.



1. Grad School Mix & Mingle | STAMP Gallery | 3-5pm

Chat with GradTerps and network with Grad School's Graduate Student Success Team as you take in the STAMP Gallery's current exhibit, Radical Threads. 

2. T-Shirt Giveaway | Throughout STAMP | 5-8pm

Find Testudo walking around STAMP and snap a pic to receive a GradTerp t-shirt! 

3. Face Painting & Photo Booth | Colony Ballroom | 4-7pm

Get your face decorated and snap a picture. 

4. Karaoke | TerpZone | 6-9pm

Sing your heart out! 

5. Bowling, Billiards, and Gaming | TerpZone | 6-10pm

Unwind with Graduate Student Government by bowling, shooting pool, and playing video games for FREE! 

6. Testudo Photo Op | Throughout STAMP | 4:30-6:30pm

Testudo will be joining us for Kickoff -- take a selfie with him if you spot him around STAMP. 

7. Kids Corner | Colony Ballroom | 3-7pm

GradTerps are invited to bring their kids and enjoy face painting, cookie decorating, and active games. 

8. Football & Crabcakes | Grand Ballroom | 6-9pm

Enjoy music, caricatures, and CRABCAKES! 

9. Speed Friending | TerpZone | 4-5pm

Get to know your peers in record time!

10. Dance Lessons | Prince George's Room | 5-8pm

Boogie the night away. 

11. Art Hour | Studio A | 5-8pm

Sip cocoa and get creative in Studio A. 

12. Board Games & Coffee | Graduate Student Life Lounge | 3-8pm

Grab some caffeine and play your favorite tabletop game. 

13. Trivia | North Atrium | 5-7pm

Join ISSS and put your knowledge to good use winning prizes with new friends. 

14. Iron Man | Hoff Theater | 8-10:30pm

Take in a movie for FREE! 

15. Yoga & Zen Room | Atrium | 4:30-6:30pm

Practice yoga with RecWell, build a zen garden, and meditate. 

16. RecWell Fitness 

Practice some self-care in the form of fitness! 


Kickoff 2019 Pictures


Click here to check out all our pictures from Kickoff 2019


[Image of graduate student and Testudo mascot "dabbing" at Kickoff 2017.]