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Overnight Whitewater Rafting and Kayaking Trip for Veterans

Jul 13 - Jul 14
Eppley Recreation Center & Ohiopyle, PA

Start Time: Saturday, July 13 at 8:00 AM End Time: Sunday, July 14th at approximately 10:00 PM Required Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, July 11th, 7:00 PM @ the Adventure Program in Eppley Recreation Center Trip Location: Ohiopyle, PA Cost: Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs  (transportation, meals, and equipment rental included) Reserve your spot today @ go.umd.edu/vet-whitewater

This trip is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of...

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Veteran Adventure Orientation Program (VAOP)

Aug 3 - Aug 4
Eppley Recreation Center & Potomac, MD

Date: Saturday Aug 3 & Sunday Aug 4 Time: 1:00 PM (Aug 11) - 5:00 PM (Aug 12) Location: Eppley Recreation Center & Potomac, MD

Reserve your spot today at go.umd.edu/vaop2019

This adventure experience is designed exclusively for new student veterans in conjunction with the Veteran Student Life on-campus orientation program. You will have the option to engage in an half day (afternoon & evening) whitewater rafting experience or an overnight whitewater rafting and...

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Veterans Kayak Pool Session

Wednesday, Sep 18, 8 pm
The Adventure Program at Eppley Recreation Center

Veterans Kayak Pool Session

Wednesday, September 18th | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eppley Recreation Center (Meet at the Adventure Program Entrance of the ERC)

RSVP @ go.umd.edu/pool-session

This is your chance to get in a kayak and have some fun in the pool! We will be going over kayaking basics and safety for those who have never been kayaking before. We will also be working on more advanced skills like rescues and rolls - we may even get in a few games of kayak...

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Women Veterans Adventure Leadership Trip

Aug 17 - Aug 18
Eppley Recreation Center

Women Veterans Adventure Leadership Trip Date: Saturday, August 17th - Sunday, August 18th Meetup Location: Adventure Program, Eppley Recreation Center, University of Maryland Location: Eppley Recreation Center & Potomac, MD Reserve your spot @ go.umd.edu/wval

Activities include camping, rock climbing, and kayaking. No previous experience necessary. Accommodations, transportation, equipment and meals provided.

Free for veterans and military service members thanks to the...

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Veterans Whitewater River Session

Wednesday, Aug 28, 5 pm
Eppley Recreation Center and Lock 6 on the Potomac

Veterans Whitewater River Sessions UMD Meet Up Location: Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center Meetup Time: 5:00 PM Reserve your spot today @ go.umd.edu/river-session

Want to improve your kayaking skills so you can get into some big water and shred the gnar? Team River Runner Paddling Sessions are great place to start! Join Team River Runner instructors every Wednesday on the Potomac at Lock 6 at 6:00 PM. Kayaks and all necessary gear provided! Let's get some butts in boats!...

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Veterans Whitewater River Session

Wednesday, Aug 7, 5 pm
Eppley Recreation Center and Lock 6 on the Potomac

Veterans Whitewater River Sessions UMD Meet Up Location: Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center Meetup Time: 5:00 PM Reserve your spot today @ go.umd.edu/river-session

Want to improve your kayaking skills so you can get into some big water and shred the gnar? Team River Runner Paddling Sessions are great place to start! Join Team River Runner instructors every Wednesday on the Potomac at Lock 6 at 6:00 PM. Kayaks and all necessary gear provided! Let's get some butts in boats!...

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Veterans Whitewater River Session

Wednesday, Jul 24, 5 pm
Eppley Recreation Center and Lock 6 on the Potomac

Veterans Whitewater River Sessions UMD Meet Up Location: Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center Meetup Time: 5:00 PM Reserve your spot today @ go.umd.edu/river-session

Want to improve your kayaking skills so you can get into some big water and shred the gnar? Team River Runner Paddling Sessions are great place to start! Join Team River Runner instructors every Wednesday on the Potomac at Lock 6 at 6:00 PM. Kayaks and all necessary gear provided! Let's get some butts in boats!...

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Veterans Whitewater River Session

Wednesday, Jun 26, 5 pm
Eppley Recreation Center and Lock 6 on the Potomac

Veterans Whitewater River Sessions UMD Meet Up Location: Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center Meetup Time: 5:00 PM Reserve your spot today @ go.umd.edu/river-session

Want to improve your kayaking skills so you can get into some big water and shred the gnar? Team River Runner Paddling Sessions are great place to start! Join Team River Runner instructors every Wednesday on the Potomac at Lock 6 at 6:00 PM. Kayaks and all necessary gear provided! Let's get some butts in boats!...

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Veterans Family Pool Party

Saturday, Jun 15, 10 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Veterans Family Pool Party Saturday, June 15th 12:00 - 2:00 PM Outdoor Aquatic Center (OAC) @ Eppley Recreation Center Free for student veterans and their guests! RSVP @ go.umd.edu/vetpoolparty

Veteran Student Life will be hosting a pool party at the Outdoor Aquatic Center (OAC) for Student Veterans, their families, and guests. Come relax poolside, start a pickup game of sand volleyball, or get in on a game of canoe battleship. Whatever you do, come to the OAC and have some fun!...

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Veterans Assist HSC Pediatrics at the Climbing Wall

Saturday, Jul 27, 10 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Location: Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742 Date: Saturday, July 27, 2019 Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM (Please arrive 15 minutes early) Sign up to volunteer today @ go.umd.edu/hsc-climb

Come join us on Saturday July 27th at the Climbing Wall to assist HSC Pediatrics climb to new heights! This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and it is an experience that promises to be both fun and fulfilling. We will be working with children...

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Veterans Intro to Mountain Biking

Saturday, Jun 1, 8 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Veterans Intro to Mountain Biking Saturday, June 1st | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Fairland Regional Park Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Thursday, May 30th at 7:00 PM Save your spot today @ go.umd.edu/vet-mb Cost: Free for veterans thanks to generous support from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs.

Don't have a bike? No problem! All equipment - including the bike - is included free!

Push yourself and learn new skills with us on this mountain biking trip for veterans! We will head...

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Veterans Whitewater River Session

Wednesday, Jun 12, 5 pm
Eppley Recreation Center and Lock 6 on the Potomac

Veterans Whitewater River Sessions UMD Meet Up Location: Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center Meetup Time: 5:00 PM Reserve your spot today @ go.umd.edu/river-session

Want to improve your kayaking skills so you can get into some big water and shred the gnar? Team River Runner Paddling Sessions are great place to start! Join Team River Runner instructors every Wednesday on the Potomac at Lock 6 at 6:00 PM. Kayaks and all necessary gear provided! Let's get some butts in boats!...

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Veterans Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Sunday, Jun 9, 8 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Intro to Whitewater Kayaking for Veterans Sunday, June 9th | 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting on Thursday June 6th @ 7 PM Save your spot today @ go.umd.edu/vet-kayak

Join Veteran Student Life and the Adventure Program for an introductory whitewater kayaking trip! You’ll start off learning the basics in the pool at the pre-trip meeting and you'll be running some class II rapids on the Potomac by the end of the trip. Expect to get your adrenaline pumping, learn paddling...

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Veterans Rock Climb Trip

Saturday, Jun 29, 8 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Veterans Rock Climb Trip Saturday, June 29th | 8:00 AM - 3:00 PM Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: June 27th, 7:00 PM Save your spot today @ go.umd.edu/rock-climbing

Harness up and get ready to spend a leisurely day on the rocks with your fellow student veterans.  Climbing at Carderock is open to climbers of all skill levels and is a must if you have never climbed on real rock before. Transportation, instruction, and equipment provided. Free for veterans and their guest.   

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Veterans Yoga Class

Sunday, May 12, 1 pm
4513 College Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Veterans Yoga Class

May 12th | 1:00 - 2:00 PM Numi Yoga 4513 College Ave College Park, MD 20740

Cost: Free

RSVP @ https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdS6FlREJ-574TUALzcO_kYHvU9SJEp5lEMlKLPPoD_6FUQtA/viewform

Over the past two decades, scientific evidence has persuaded high-level DoD health care experts to accept yoga and meditation as legitimate treatments for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), pain management, and much more. Yoga is good for not...

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Terp Vets Year in Review Banquet

Saturday, May 4, 2 pm
9218 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740

Join us to celebrate the end of the academic year as we recognize our graduating student veterans and the awesome accomplishments of our fellow student veterans. This event is free and will include dinner and refreshments. Open to current student veterans, alumni, and  supporters. If you are interested please RSVP at: go.umd.edu/banquet

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Veterans Kayak Pool Session

Wednesday, May 29, 7 pm
The Adventure Program at Eppley Recreation Center

Veterans Kayak Pool Session

Wednesday, May 29th | 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Eppley Recreation Center (Meet at the Adventure Program Entrance of the ERC)

RSVP @ go.umd.edu/vet-pool

This is your chance to get in a kayak and have some fun in the pool! We will be going over kayaking basics and safety for those who have never been kayaking before. We will also be working on more advanced skills like rescues and rolls - we may even get in a few games of kayak...

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Free Veterans Yoga at Numi Yoga

Sunday, Apr 21, 1 pm
Numi Yoga 4513 College Ave College Park, MD 20740

Date: Sunday, April 21st from 1:00-2:00 PM Location: Numi Yoga 4513 College Ave College Park, MD 20740 Veteran Student Life is aware of the physical and mental benefits of yoga, but we also know that finding a yoga class that doesn't feel too off the mark can be difficult. To help you ease your way into wellness, sign up for this free yoga class for veterans led by a veteran. Spots are limited, so sign up here: go.umd.edu/VetYoga

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Walter Reed Kayak Football Tournament

Saturday, Apr 20, 9 am

More details will be posted closer to the event.  Sign up to play on our team or come and support veterans from around the country: go.umd.edu/walter-reed

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Veterans Family Paddle on the Potomac

Saturday, Apr 13, 9:30 am
Eppley Recreation Center and Columbia Island Marina

Family Paddle on the Potomac Date: Saturday, April 13th Time: 9:30 AM - 4:30 PM Location: Arlington, VA

RSVP Required at go.umd.edu/family-paddle

Veteran Student Life and the Adventure Program are hosting a canoeing trip for student veterans and their families on Saturday, April 13th. Bring your family for a day of canoeing on the Potomac River. Enjoy the view of the monuments from the water as we paddle from Columbia Island Marina to Theodore Roosevelt Island where we’ll...

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Veterans Scholarship Application 2019-20 Academic Year

Apply for a University of Maryland, College Park Veterans Scholarship

***Deadline: EXTENDED to Monday June 3, 2019 at 11:59 PM***

Scholarship Eligibility Requirements

Who is eligible to apply for the University of Maryland scholarships?

Veterans, Active Duty service members, National Guard, reservists or family members who:

Wish to start, finish, or further their education at the University of Maryland, College Park.  Have...

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Free Veterans Yoga at Numi Yoga

Sunday, Mar 31, 6 pm
4513 College Ave, College Park, Maryland 20740

Date: Sunday, March 31st from 6:00-7:00 PM Location: Numi Yoga 4513 College Ave College Park, MD 20740 Veteran Student Life is aware of the physical and mental benefits of yoga, but we also know that finding a yoga class that doesn't feel too off the mark can be difficult. To help you ease your way into wellness, sign up for this free yoga class for veterans led by a veteran. Spots are limited, so sign up here: go.umd.edu/VetYoga

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Veterans Assist HSC Pediatrics in the Pool

Saturday, Mar 30, 10 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Veterans Assist HSC Pediatrics in the Pool Date: Saturday, March 30th Time: 10:00 am - 12:00 pm Location: Eppley Recreational Center Let us know you are coming @ go.umd.edu/vets-assist Come join us in the pool as we assist children from HSC Pediatrics. This is a great opportunity to give back to the community and it is an experience that promises to be both fun and fulfilling. We will be working with children and young adults with disabilities ages 5 to 21 - helping them to get in a...

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Veterans Intro to Mountain Biking

Saturday, Mar 30, 10 am
Eppley Recreation Center

Cost: Free for veteran students thanks to generous support from the U.S. Department of Veteran Affairs. Mountain bike instructors and bike mechanics, bike and helmet, transportation, and lunch included. **Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, March 26th at 8 PM** Push yourself and learn new skills with us on this mountain biking trip for veterans! We will head out to Fairland Regional Park home to some of the best single-track mountain biking in the region. Trip leaders will provide you...

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Paddle in the Pool: Kayak Football

Wednesday, Mar 13, 8 pm
1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, Maryland 20742

Paddle in the Pool Session: Kayak Football Wednesday, March 13th | 8:00 PM - 10:00 PM Eppley Recreation Center (Meet at the Adventure Program Entrance of the ERC) Please RSVP at go.umd.edu/kayakpool This is your chance to get in a kayak and have some fun in the pool! We will be going over kayaking basics and safety for those who have never been kayaking before. During this session, we will be preparing for the kayak football tournament at Walter Reed in April. This is a great opportunity...

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