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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 2022 Map - Check out the First Look Fair neighborhoods

First Look Fair 2022

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First Look Fair will be hosted on Thursday, September 8 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

Thursday, September 8, 2022 - Event RSVP

First Look Fair Schedule

Organizations AND Departments have an assigned 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!

Registration for First Look Fair was open from Monday, August 8 to Friday, September 2, or until all slots are 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 - Student Organizations and Departments

College Park Merchant Registration Form - Must be a business with a brick and mortar store in a College Park zip code

Prepare for the Fair!

Do you feel prepared for the 2022 First Look Fair? No worries if not! SORC has you covered. Check out our Prepare for the Fair page 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! (note: all the orgs in the video may not be currently represented. we will be updating our video this year)


Thank you to our 2022 Sponsors!

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