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2018 Bulldog Yard Contest

Student Life and the UMD Student Association are co-sponsoring the first-ever Bulldog Yard Contest. Students who live in the neighborhoods adjacent to UMD are invited to participate. The purpose of the contest is to create positive ways to welcome new students and their families to campus on August 21, 2018 (move-in day). The judges for the contest will be members of the UMD Student Association and other student leaders from UMD student organizations. 

All of the details you need to know are found at this link, including the contest PRIZES. Fifteen prizes will be awarded, ranging from a $50 to $250 grocery gift certificate for the Super-One Store on Kenwood.

Sign up to participate by filling out this form

2018 Welcome to UMD SignsCollage of images from delivering welcome signs

The Office of Student and Life and the UMD Women's Resource and Action Center partnered to offer another program to neighbors in the areas adjacent to UMD. Neighbors were invited to put a Welcome to UMD sign in their yard. Dr. Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students, and her husband Al Werner delivered signs on Sunday, August 19, 2018. We hope to repeat the program next year!