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8:30 a.m.


Registration and Continental Breakfast

9:00 a.m.



  • Carol S. Parham, Associate Dean for Diversity and Student Experience


Welcoming Remarks from the Dean of the Graduate School

  • Charles Caramello, Dean of the Graduate School and Associate Provost for Academic Affairs

9:15 a.m.


Preparing a Competitive Graduate School Application and Financing Your Graduate Education

10:45 a.m.



11:00 a.m.


College Information Sessions:  Meet University of Maryland Graduate Program Representatives

12:00 p.m.


Luncheon and Graduate Student Panel

12:45 p.m.


Closing Remarks

  • Carol S. Parham, Associate Dean for Diversity and Student Experience

1:00 p.m.


University of Maryland Research Center and Laboratory Tours*

  • Driskell Center For The Study of The Visual Arts and Culture of African Americans and The African Diaspora - David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland celebrates the legacy of David C. Driskell -- Distinguished University Professor Emeritus of Art, Artist, Art Historian, Collector, and Curator -- both by preserving the rich heritage of African American visual art and culture, and by fostering the development of future artists and scholars of color. Established in 2001, the Center provides an intellectual home for scholars, museum professionals, art administrators, and artists broadening the field of African diasporic studies. By bringing together the visual arts and the field of diasporic studies in fluid and dynamic ways, the Center offers creative and curricular programming to the University and the greater Maryland and Washington, D.C. communities while serving as a national leader in the field of African American art and culture.

  • Robert H. Smith School of Business-Van Munching Hall TourIn 1992 Leo Van Munching, Jr. '50, a Smith School alumnus and president of the company holding the exclusive franchise to import and distribute Heineken and Amstel Light beer donated $5 million toward the construction of the college's new home, Van Munching Hall (VMH). The move from Tydings Hall to the state-of-the-art VMH took place in 1993. In 1999, Van Munching donated $6 million in additional funding to help finance the expansion and renovation of the building.  Since 2002 when the Smith School opened its $38 million, 103,300 square foot South Wing expansion, Van Munching Hall has had one of the most technologically advanced facilities directed at management education in the world. The bar was set even higher with the recently opened North Wing addition in spring 2008.  The $21 million North Wing addition of 38,000 square feet to Van Munching Hall increased the total space to approximately 238,000 square feet. Outside of Van Munching Hall, the new south campus gateway features gorgeous stonework, a new clock tower, and a beautifully landscaped green space with brick walkways.
  • Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH)Made possible by a major Challenge Grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities, the Maryland Institute for Technology in the Humanities (MITH) is a collaboration among the University of Maryland 's College of Arts and Humanities, Libraries, and Office of Information Technology. Since its founding in 1999, MITH has become internationally recognized as one of the leading centers of its kind, distinguished by the cultural diversity so central to its identity. Located in McKeldin Library at the heart of the campus, MITH is the University's primary intellectual hub for scholars and practitioners of digital humanities, electronic literature, and cyberculture, as well as the home of the Electronic Literature Organization, the most prominent international group devoted to the writing, publishing and reading of electronic literature.
  • Space Systems Laboratory's Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility - The University of Maryland 's Neutral Buoyancy Research Facility (NBRF) is one of four on-campus research sites associated with the Space Systems Laboratory. It is one of only three operating neutral buoyancy tanks in the United States , the only one located on a college campus, and the only one dedicated to research. At 50 feet wide and 25 feet deep, it is large enough to accommodate equipment, robots and people engaged in research dedicated to making it easier and safer to work in space.
  • University of Maryland Campus:  This is a general tour highlighting key locations and landmarks on the main campus.

*tentatively scheduled



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