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Veterans Week Kayak Football Tournament

Sunday, Nov 12, 9 am
1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742 in the Natatorium

Cost: FREE (breakfast & lunch provided)

Register @ go.umd.edu/kayakfb

Join us for our annual Veteran Kayak Football Tournament at the University of Maryland. Grab your friends and make a team or fly solo and enjoy an action packed day of kayak football!

All kayaking equipment will be provided (including a wide range of adaptive paddling gear), but feel free to bring your own as well. Just be sure to come dressed to get wet.

The games will be 5 vs 5....

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Veterans Week LGBTQ+ Lunch and Discussion

Wednesday, Nov 8, 12 pm
Adele's Restaurant, Stamp Student Union, 3972 Campus Drive, College Park, MD 20742

Please join us on Wednesday, November 8th from 12:00 - 2:00 PM at Adele's in the Stamp Student Union for a complimentary lunch while we discuss military and campus topics relevant to the Veteran and LGBTQ+ community. All those who have served in the U.S. Military and Uniformed services (both prior and active), LGBTQ+ community members, and partners are welcome to attend!

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Veterans Week Professional Networking Workshop

Monday, Nov 6, 12:30 pm
University Career Center, 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing

University Career Center 3100 Hornbake Library, South Wing Monday, November 6th | 12:30 - 2:00 PM

Veteran Student Life has teamed up with the Career Center in order to provide veterans with the tools to market themselves effectively. This year the Career Center will provide student veterans with professional pictures that can be used on sites like LinkedIn - so come dressed in your professional attire. Career center staff will cover the ins and outs of professional networking and...

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Veterans Week Kickoff Lunch

Friday, Nov 3, 12:30 pm
Veterans Center, Room 1112, Cole Field House

Veterans Week Kickoff Lunch Friday, November 3, 2017 | 12:30 - 1:30 Veterans Center, Room 1112, Cole Field House

Come have a Chipotle lunch, curtesy of VSL! All food provided will be given out on a first come, first serve basis, so please make sure to arrive at the beginning of the event!

While enjoying your burrito, learn about all of the different events and opportunities available to you throughout Veteran's Week! There are different events available every day the...

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The Pumpkin Patch @ the 2017 Homecoming TerpCarnival

Friday, Oct 27, 4 pm
McKeldin Mall

Join Graduate Student Life at the Homecoming 2017 TerpCarnival where we're hosting the Pumpkin Patch. Pick a pumpkin and make it your own with our awesome assortment of decorations!

Find us on the mall on October 27 from 4-8pm (or while supplies last) as part of TerpCarnival!

This event does not require an RSVP.

Veterans Paddle in the Pool: Kayak Football

Sunday, Oct 22, 11:45 am
Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center - 4028 Valley Dr College Park, MD 20742

Location: Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742 Date: Sunday, October 22, 2017 Time: 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM go.umd.edu/kfb

Contact: Aaron Anderson at 831-917-5173 or ajande3@terpmail.umd.edu

Bring your friends and family for some fun in the pool! This is your chance to get in a kayak and play around! We will be going over kayaking basics and safety for those who have never been kayaking before, then we will break out into teams to play an...

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HSC Pediatrics @ Climbing Wall

Saturday, Oct 21, 9:45 am
Adventure Program @ Eppley Recreation Center - 4028 Valley Dr College Park, MD 20742

TerpVets Assist HSC Pediatrics @ the Climbing Wall Location: Adventure Program Date: Saturday October 21, 2017 | 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM go.umd.edu/climb

Come join us on Saturday October 21st 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 and young adults with disabilities ages 5 to 21 - helping them to get...

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Veterans Paddle in the Pool: Kayak Football

Sunday, Oct 8, 11:45 am
Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742

Veterans Paddle in the Pool: Kayak Football Sunday, October 8th | 11:45 AM - 2:00 PM Sign up: go.umd.edu/paddle Come join Veteran Student Life and the Adventure Program for a paddle session in the pool. In the first portion of the session you will learn some basic strokes and how to exit a kayak if it flips over. For more advanced paddlers you can learn how to roll or practice rolling on your own. During the second portion of the session we will break out into teams play a game...

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Whitewater Kayaking and Rafting on the Yough

Sep 30 - Oct 1
Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742

Start Time: Saturday, September 30th at 8:00 AM End Time: Sunday, October 1st at approximately 10:00 PM Required Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 26th @ 8:00 PM Register @ go.umd.edu/yak Cost: Free thanks to generous support from the Department of Veteran Affairs (transportation, meals, and equipment rental included)

This trip is designed to introduce you to the thrilling sport of whitewater kayaking and rafting. Learn the basics of paddling and kayak rolling in the pool before...

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Intro to Mountain Biking for Veterans

Saturday, Oct 7, 8 am
Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742

Intro to Mountain Biking for Veterans Saturday, October 7th Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, October 3rd at 8 PM Register @ go.umd.edu/vetbiking

If you can ride a bike, you can learn to mountain bike!  This is an opportunity to learn a new skill or improve an old one.  VSL will take you out to Rosaryville State Park in Upper Marlboro, Maryland, home to some of the best single-track mountain biking in the region.  There will be trip leaders present to teach the basics, and then...

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Operation Stick-It: 9/11 Remembrance

Sunday, Sep 10, 5 pm
McKeldin Mall

Operation Stick-It: 9/11 Remembrance Sunday, September 10th | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  McKeldin Mall In remembrance those who died on September 11, 2001. TerpVets will be posting American Flags on McKeldin Mall on Thursday, September 8th. Meet-up at 5:00 pm by the sundial on McKeldin Mall. We'll be sticking 3,000 American flags in the McKeldin Mall lawn to commemorate the lives lost on September 11th. The closest parking lots will be Lot Z or Lots B/RR in Regents Drive Garage. All of these...

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Operation Stick-It: 9/11 Remembrance

Saturday, Sep 2, 12 pm
McKeldin Mall

Operation Stick-It: 9/11 Remembrance Sunday, September 10th | 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM  McKeldin Mall In remembrance those who died on September 11, 2001. TerpVets will be posting American Flags on McKeldin Mall on Thursday, September 8th. Meet-up at 5:00 pm by the sundial on McKeldin Mall. We'll be sticking 3,000 American flags in the McKeldin Mall lawn to commemorate the lives lost on September 11th. The closest parking lots will be Lot Z or Lots B/RR in Regents Drive Garage. All of these...

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Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking for Veterans

Saturday, Sep 16, 8 am
Eppley Recreation Center & Potomac, MD

Introduction to Whitewater Kayaking for Veterans

Saturday, September 16th | 8 AM - 5:00 PM

Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting: Tuesday, September 12th 8:00 - 10:00 PM

Register @ go.umd.edu/whitewater

Cost: Free for student veterans and their guest

*Kayak instructors, paddling equipment, transportation, lodging, and meals included

Join Veteran Student Life and the Adventure Program for an introductory whitewater kayaking trip! You’ll start off...

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TerpVets Assist at Adaptive Adventure Day

Saturday, Sep 9, 8:45 am
Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742

TerpVets Assist at Adaptive Adventure Day Meet-up Location: Adventure Program, 1115 Eppley Recreation Center, College Park, MD 20742 Date: Saturday, September 9, 2017 Time Changed: 8:45 AM - 4:00 PM Sign Up to volunteer @ go.umd.edu/aad Come join us for Adaptive Adventure Day - it is an experience that promises to be both fun and fulfilling. You have the opportunity to create a very special and memorable day for children and young adults by partnering with the Adventure Program and the...

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TerpVets Volunteer at First Look Fair

Thursday, Sep 14, 9:45 am
McKeldin Mall

TerpVets Volunteer at First Look Fair September 13th & 14th 9:45 AM - 3:15 PM go.umd.edu/firstlookfair Come out and represent TerpVets and the veterans community at the University of Maryland! This is an opportunity to reach out to all those student veterans that we have yet to establish a good connection with. Help us becoming a stronger community and organization! We are looking for a handful TerpVets to pick-up 1 hour shifts during the event to help us engage the campus community...

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TerpVets Volunteer at First Look Fair

Wednesday, Sep 13, 9:45 am
McKeldin Mall

TerpVets Volunteer at First Look Fair September 13th & 14th 9:45 AM - 3:15 PM go.umd.edu/firstlookfair Come out and represent TerpVets and the veterans community at the University of Maryland! This is an opportunity to reach out to all those student veterans that we have yet to establish a good connection with. Help us becoming a stronger community and organization! We are looking for a handful TerpVets to pick-up 1 hour shifts during the event to help us engage the campus community...

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Hail and Farewell Veterans BBQ

Sunday, Aug 27, 4:30 pm
9218 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740

Hail and Farewell Veterans BBQ Sunday, August 27th 4:30 - 8:00 PM College Park American Legion go.umd.edu/bbq Come on out to socialize with your fellow veterans and guests! Bring the kids, too! TerpVets are having a BBQ Social at the College Park Legion on Sunday, August 27th. This is to welcome our new incoming veteran students and make some new friends. We will have plenty of food and an open bar, as well as amenities for kids outside. We will be grilling some good food on the barbie...

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Veterans Swing and Socialize Golf Clinic

Sunday, Aug 27, 2 pm
3800 Golf Course Road, College Park, MD 20742

Swing & Socialize University of Maryland Golf Course Sunday, August 27th 2:00 - 4:00 PM go.umd.edu/golfclinic Join us for our 3rd Annual Swing and Socialize Golf Clinic. Get some tips on your golf game from our resident PGA instructor at the university's course. Whether whacking some balls down the driving range or practicing on the putting green this clinic is sure to help you improve while having fun with fellow student veterans. This event is free thanks to a generous from the...

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Student Veteran and Servicemember Orientation Fall 2017

Saturday, Aug 12, 9 am
3972 Campus Dr College Park, MD 20742

Our orientation will be held this Saturday, August 12th from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm in the Grand Ballroom Lounge, Room 1209, Stamp Student Union. The orientation will cover issues such as health insurance, veteran benefits, and resources on campus. Specifically, topics like the Post 9/11 GI Bill, scholarships, academic support services, recreational activities, and professional development. Lunch from Chipotle will be included as part of the orientation program so please RSVP for this event...

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New Student-Veteran Orientation Survey, Fall 2017

Thank you for attending the Veterans Orientation that was held on Saturday August 12th, 2017! We are excited to have you here at the University of Maryland and would love your involvement throughout your time with us! Please take about 15 minutes to fill out the following survey. The information that you provide in this survey will help to determine the programming/resource needs for the upcoming year, as well as adjustments to the veterans orientation in the...

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Veterans Intro to Whitewater Kayaking

Saturday, Jun 10, All Day

Veterans Intro to Whitewater Kayaking Saturday, June 10 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM * Mandatory Pre-Trip Meeting & Pool Session, Thursday June 8

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 skills, and meet other veterans....

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