Smith Day is a day that celebrates you! We value the unique experiences of Smith students, faculty, and staff and alumni. Whether you studied or worked at one of our five regional campuses or online, we invite you to celebrate Smith Day with us on November 12. We are truly proud to be Smith Terps!

Smith Day e-Messages

8 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 4 p.m., & 8 p.m.

Stay informed about the day’s activities through these special e-messages sent at various points throughout the day. Each message will highlight an upcoming activity and include a special guest.

Wellness Break: Tabata Style Workout

12:15-1 p.m.

Join Maryland Smith alumna Jill Washecka ’02 for an at-home HIIT Workout: Tabata Style. You can complete this whole workout from the comfort of your own home or outside if you choose! All fitness levels are welcome! (Registration Required)

Smith Day Scavenger Hunt

1 p.m. & 5:30 p.m.

Join fellow Smith Terps for two rounds of our virtual stay-at-home Scavenger Hunt! Questions will be posted at the designated time on the Smith Alumni Facebook and Instagram accounts.

Round One: 1:00 – 3:30 pm
Round Two: 5:30 – 7:30 pm

For rules of the game and details on how to submit your entries, visit the Activities page.

Purpose Project

2-3 p.m.

The Purpose Project is designed to foster community and conversation and create a space for deeper and shared understanding of diversity. The Smith Day Purpose Project will guide attendees along a path to define their individual purpose. View a short video for more information about the activity. Limited space available. Co-Sponsored by the Maryland Smith Diversity and Inclusion Committee. (Registration Required)

Afternoon Stretch & Performance with Testudo

3:15 p.m.

Having a long day? Push through the last hours of your work day with a quick afternoon stretch with Testudo followed by a performance from the Maryland Cheer Team. 

Ice Cream Demo & Tour with Maryland Dairy

4:30-5 p.m.

I scream, you scream, we all scream for Maryland Dairy Ice Cream! Log out of work and take a few minutes to learn how to make one of the Dairy’s popular ice cream flavors followed by a brief tour of their facility.

Ask Alumni

5-6 p.m.

Celebrate Smith Day by hearing from alumni in select industries about their varying career paths during this networking event for students.  Co-sponsored by Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business and the QUEST Honors Program. (Registration Required)

Smith Day Game Night

6:30-7:30 p.m.

Close out Smith Day with an interactive virtual game of Family Feud. Grab a few of your fellow Smith Terps (friends, classmates, or colleagues) and form a team for an evening of fun. (Registration Required)

On-Going Activities

These self-guided activities are available for the Smith community to enjoy at any point during the day.

What’s Testudo Doing Today?

Ever wonder what it would look like if Testudo could join you in your personal celebration of Smith Day? We do too, so here’s your chance! Download the “What’s Testudo Doing Today?” image, take pictures with Testudo throughout Smith Day and share it in this Where’s Waldo-styled activity. Whether he joins your Zoom meeting, goes to virtual class with you or your kids, or joins you in a Smith Day activity, we want to see how you and Testudo celebrate the day.

Smith Day Photo Mosaic

Help create a Smith Day work of art by uploading and/or submitting your photos with fellow Smith Terps or photos of your favorite Maryland Smith moments, activities, or events. Photos can also be submitted by uploading photos to the Smith Day Mosaic page or by posting on Twitter with the hashtag #UMDSmithProud. The deadline for photo submissions is Sunday, November 15.

Rub Testudo’s Virtual Nose

Although we’re not on campus, you can still take part in this campus tradition. Before your big presentation or meeting, your online exam, or just for fun, stop by this virtual space to rub Testudo’s virtual nose.

Gratitude Challenge

Simply send a note of thanks to four current or former classmates, Smith colleagues, faculty or staff members, and/or an alumni to express your gratitude. After you send your note, post a picture of you sharing your gratitude on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a Smith Day prize pack. Make sure you use the Smith Day hashtag #UMDSmithProud and tag @smithalumni. Winners will be announced at 8 p.m. on social media.

Share Your Smith Pride

Let others know what makes you a proud Smith Terp by posting to your social media with #UMDSmithProud throughout the day and downloading the Smith Day virtual swag. 

Special Guests

Enjoy a few special guests who will be joining the Smith Community at various points throughout the day, including the Mighty Sound of Maryland Marching Band, the Maryland Cheer Team, and our very own Testudo!

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