At the University of Maryland, College Park, there is a large, diverse
student body. The Smith School is located in Van Munching Hall at the south
end of the 1,580-acre suburban campus. All of the major campus facilities
are just a short walk or shuttle ride away.
UM's Campus Recreation Center (CRC) is one of the most advanced university
facilities for recreation, sports and fitness in the country. Opened in
1998, the center features two indoor pools, an outdoor pool, two gymnasiums,
an indoor walking/running track, racquetball courts, snack bar, and weight,
fitness, and martial arts rooms. Take a refreshing study break with an
aerobics class, a few laps in the double-Olympic-size pool, or a set of
tennis on nearby courts. For some serious R&R, sign up for a mountain biking
trip or a paddling adventure on the nearby Potomac River.
Smith Performing Arts Center
The Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center at Maryland is a lively place
for learning, exploration and growth. Through a wide range of programs, our
artists and audiences experience personal, intellectual, and spiritual
growth and artistic development. The Center is home to the students and
faculty of the School of Music, Department of Theatre, Department of Dance,
as well as the Michelle Smith Performing Arts Library. It is also home to
many visiting artists through our "Maryland Presents" series. Emerging and
seasoned artists, working together, spark each other's creative spirits.
If you're sports-minded, you'll thrill to the exploits of the Maryland
Terrapins as they battle with ACC and NCAA rivals. In addition to exciting
Terps basketball and football, you'll also enjoy top-flight competition in
soccer, lacrosse and field hockey, to name just a few of the more than 23
men's and women's intercollegiate teams fielded by Maryland.