Neighborhood Initiatives

UMD is interested in the ideas and concerns of its neighbors and they are encouraged to contact [email protected].

2021

2021 Welcome 2 UMD Signs for Campus Neighbors

The Office of Student and Life and the UMD Women's Resource and Action Center are again working together to offer a program to neighbors in the areas adjacent to UMD. Neighbors were invited to put a FREE Welcome to UMD sign in their yard. Sign-up for a sign has ended delivery is scheduled for Tuesday evening, August 24.

2020

The COVID-19 pandemic and the guidelines for safe meetings and gatherings precluded UMD's ability to offer the same programming as in the past several years. Instead, the Office of Student Life prepared a newsletter update that was mailed to neighbors in mid-October. A link to the update is found here

2019

2019 Neighborhood Meeting - 30th Annual

UMD held the annual Neighborhood Meeting on Thursday, November 19, 2019, providing an update on UMD plans for 2018-2019 and beyond. All neighbors of UMD were invited to attend the annual neighborhood meeting. 

2019 Bulldog Yard Contest

Student Life and the UMD Student Association co-sponsored the second annual Bulldog Yard Contest. Students who live in the neighborhoods adjacent to UMD are invited to participate. The purpose of the contest was to create positive ways to welcome new students and their families to campus on August 22, 2019 (move-in day). The judges for the contest were members of the UMD Student Association and other student leaders from UMD student organizations. Fifteen prizes were awarded, ranging from a $50 to $250 grocery gift certificate for the Super-One Store on Kenwood.

2019 Welcome 2 UMD Signs for Campus Neighbors

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 FREE Welcome to UMD sign in their yard. Dr. Lisa Erwin, Vice Chancellor for Student Life and Dean of Students personally delivered the signs on August 18, 2019.  

2018

2018 Neighborhood Meeting - 29th Annual

UMD held the annual Neighborhood Meeting on Thursday, November 15, 2018, providing an update on UMD plans for 2018-2019 and beyond. All neighbors of UMD were invited to attend the annual neighborhood meeting. UMD is interested in the ideas and concerns of its neighbors and they are encouraged to contact [email protected].

2018 Bulldog Yard Contest

In 2018, Student Life and the UMD Student Association co-sponsored the first-ever Bulldog Yard Contest. Students who live in the neighborhoods adjacent to UMD were invited to participate, and fifteen prizes were awarded, ranging from a $50 to $250 grocery gift certificate for the Super-One Store on Kenwood. 

2018 Welcome to UMD 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. 

2018 move in