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First Look Fair

Whatever your thing is—sports, theater, community service, beekeeping, or just about anything else you can imagine—you can find it at the First Look Fair!

The First Look Fair is one of the longest running involvement traditions at the University of Maryland. First Look Fair hosts over 650 student clubs and organizations and campus departments over both days! The festive atmosphere is the perfect place to gather resources, learn more about how to get involved, and connect with other students with similar interests. 

First Look Fair 2021

First Look Fair - Rescheduled


First Look Fair will be hosted on September 29 on McKeldin Mall. You can RSVP to the live event on TerpLink. We will be taking precautions to mitigate crowds at the fair. If you have any questions, please email

September 29 -

As we look to welcome new students, and welcome back our returning students, we are revamping some of the aspects of the First Look Fair. We will feature the virtual tabling website to be updated and go live before the in-person events as an additional resource to supplement recruitment/marketing efforts for your organization.

First Look Fair Schedule

Organizations AND Departments have assigned a table at the fair to assist in reducing crowding on the mall. Looking for a particular type of organization or department? Our schedule has you covered!

Tables at First Look Fair are reserved for registered student organizations that are active on TerpLink and UMD Departments.

All tables for the 2021 First Look Fair have been filled. If you are interested in being on the waitlist for a table, please complete our waitlist registration form. This will not guarantee your organization or department has a table - this form only lets SORC know that you are interested in a table if available. Tables will be first-come, first-serve.

First Look Fair 2021 Waitlist (form open from September 14 - September 27)


Registration for First Look Fair was open from August 30 to September 12, or until all slots were claimed. Please check your email for a TerpLink notification for your confirmation. Official table confirmations and logistics will be sent out approximately one week prior to the fair.

Registered Student Organization Registration Form (form closed)

UMD Department Registration Form (form closed)

College Park Merchant Registration Form (form closed)

Prepare for the Fair - First Look Fair 2021

Prepare for the Fair!

Do you feel prepared for the 2021 First Look Fair? No worries if not! SORC has you covered. Join us and learn more about how to make the most out of the First Look Fair.

- Learn more about how the fair will work
- Find ways to get everything ready for the First Look Fair
- Get ideas on how to promote and market your org.
- Tips on outreach for your org. in a virtual setting
- Ask SORC staff your burning questions on the First Look Fair
Don't get caught unprepared, join SORC and be Prepared for the Fair!

First Look Fair 2018 Video

Interested in seeing what First Look Fair is? Check out our video from 2018!


Thank you to our 2021 Sponsors!

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