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THE KEY: Click on the image below to check out the latest and past editions of news and events from our alma mater's newsletter for students, faculty, staff, alumni, and friends...

February 24 - March 1, 2020

Game Day vs. Delaware State University  2/29/20

Calling all HAWK alumni, students, faculty, staff, and friends.

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore is celebrating Homecoming with a week of events,

February 23rd – March 1st, 2020.

 

This week-long festivity features student and campus office competitions, faculty and staff alumni recognition, and athletics games. The heart of the celebration is driven by the beat of our Thunderin’ HAWKS Pep Band which expresses our passion for the HBCU experience. Feeling nostalgic and want to make a difference? Support this year's Giving Day, February 29th our biggest one-day effort to make an impact on the institution you love. 
 
Time to show your HAWK Pride - 
“All Roads Lead To Homecoming 2020!”


As of 2/6/2020
 

Sunday, February 23, 2020

Homecoming Kickoff

Sponsored by the Student Government Association

Tawes Gymnasium

7:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

(Doors Open: 6:00 p.m./Doors Close: 10:00 p.m.)

Cost: Free (UMES Students Only)

Come and join in the fun as your favorite organizations, clubs, and groups show off their talents!

 

Monday, February 24, 2020

Campus Activities Board Lunchtime Fun

Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

Student Services Center- Rotunda

12 Noon - 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Theme: CAB Fear Factor!

Participants will face their worst fears and embark on insane challenges in exchange for prizes.

 

Black History Month Motivational Speaker

Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

Student Services Center Theater

7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.

Cost: Tickets are online and FREE!

Join us for an evening of UMES’ Black History Month 2020 with Mrs. Yandy Smith-Harris (From Love and Hip Hop New York) and Tamika Mallory. Learn about our history, black accomplishments and its many heroes, who are often forgotten about, or rarely mentioned.

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Sophomore Class Lunchtime Fun

Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

Student Services Center Rotunda

12 Noon – 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Theme: “Black History Trivia Games”

Test your knowledge of iconic moments in black music, culture, and history.

 
UMES Fashion Show

Sponsored by the Student Government and Haus of Legacy

Ella Fitzgerald Performing Arts Center

7:00 p.m.—10:30 p.m.

Cost: $10.00 per person

“Hauscoming!” This will be an event you won't want to miss. This year's show will feature a variety of fashion concepts and spotlight student models at our university.
 

Wednesday, February 26, 2020

Junior Class Lunchtime Fun

Sponsored by the Student Government Association and Student Experience

Student Services Center Rotunda

12 Noon– 5:00 p.m.

Cost: Free

Theme:  Student Entrepreneurship Pop-up

The Junior Class is hosting a Pop-Up Shop featuring products and services by UMES students, faculty and staff. Don't miss the perfect opportunity to support your fellow HAWKS! Please see the Office of Student Engagement, Student Services Center- Suite 2104 for Vendor Form.

 

Crown Skating

Sponsored by the Student Government

Off-Campus– Fruitland, Maryland

7:00 p.m.—11:00 p.m.

Cost: $5.00 per UMES Student

Come to Crown Skating Rink for a fun night of skating and good music with all of your friends! Be sure to arrive early to get skates in your size! This will be a sold-out event.

 

Thursday, February 27, 2020

Freshmen/Senior Class Lunchtime Fun

Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

Student Services Center Rotunda

12 noon- 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Theme: “Mix and Mingle with the HAWK Alumni”

Mix and Mingle with returning alumni, family, and friends. Best “Throwback HAWK Fitted” will be awarded!

UMES Homecoming Concert

Sponsored by the Student Government

William P. Hytche Athletic Center

7:00 p.m. – 12:00 a.m.

(Doors Open: 5:30 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.) 

Cost: $40.00 per person until February 22th

$50.00 per person- week of Homecoming (Starts Sunday, February 23, 2020)

Artists: To Be Announced on Thursday, February 6, 2020!

 

Friday, February 28, 2020

Alumni Central

Sponsored by the Office of Alumni Affairs and the UMES National Alumni Association

Student Services Center Rotunda

12 noon- 5:00 p.m.

 

SGA Lunchtime Fun

Sponsored by the Student Government and Student Experience

Student Services Center Rotunda

12 noon- 1:30 p.m.

Cost: Free

Theme: HAWK Mix and Mingle!

 

Homecoming Alumni/Student Basketball Game “Battle At the Shore!”

William P. Hytche Athletics Center

Registration and tournaments begin at 11 a.m. (until 5 p.m.)

For details, contact Ted McIntosh at tedmcintosh@yahoo.com

President's Welcome Back Reception

Sponsored by the President’s Office 

Richard A. Henson Center- Ballroom

3:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Join President Anderson and her team for a relaxing mix and mingle with light refreshments before the weekend kicks into high gear.

 

UMES “Hall of Fame” Induction Ceremony

Sponsored by the Department of Athletics

Student Services Center- Ballroom 

6:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m.

Cost: $50.00 for Hall of Famers and $60.00 for General Public

 

The UMES Homecoming Step Show and After Party

Sponsored by the National Pan-Hellenic Council, Student Experience, Student Government and Alumni Affairs

William P. Hytche Athletic Center

Step Show- 8:00 p.m. – 10:00 p.m. After Party- 10:00 p.m. – 1:00 a.m.

(Doors Open: 7:00 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)

Cost: $10.00 UMES Students / $20.00 General Admission

Join us as we celebrate the history and tradition of our Greek-lettered and Fellowship organizations at this year’s step show as they showcase their talent, creativity and technical skill in the art of stepping as they compete for the title of Step Show Champion! Why go home? Stay and enjoy the after-party!

Saturday, February 29, 2020

National Alumni Association Business and Town Hall Meeting

Sponsored by the UMES National Alumni Association 

Student Services Center - Theater

9:00 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.

All UMES Alumni are invited to participate in the annual meeting of the UMES National Alumni Association as the NAA President and Board of Directors share accomplishments of the past year.  For details, contact the UMES National Alumni Association at umesnaapresident@gmail.com 

 

Saturday, February 29, 2020

8:00 PM – 11:00 PM EST

National Alumni Life Member and Class Reunion Reception
by UMES NATIONAL ALUMNI ASSOCIATION

The UMES National Alumni Association is proud to host the reception, which honors and recognizes Life Members and distinguished alumni in the Classes ending in "0" and "5."

Location: Richard A. Henson Center - Ballroom, Princess Anne, MD 21853

Get tickets on Eventbrite click link below: 

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/umes-national-alumni-association-12793498969

UMES Homecoming Tailgate

Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and Student Government Association 
Tawes Parking Lot
10:00 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
Cost: Free to visit. Rental space cost TBA. Please bring your own Chairs.

 

Homecoming Basketball Game

UMES HAWKS vs. Delaware State University
Sponsored by the Department of Athletics 
William P. Hytche Athletics Center
Main Arena- Doors open at Noon
Women’s Basketball– 2:00 p.m./Men’s Basketball– 4:00 p.m.
(Doors Open: 12:00 p.m./Doors Close: 5:30 p.m.)
Cost: $25 (one cost for both games per person)

“WELCOME TO THE UMES HOUSE PARTY!”

 

“Overtime!”

Sponsored by the Division of Institutional Advancement and co-hosted by the “GENTS!”

Student Services Center- Ballroom

6:30 p.m. until 12 midnight

Must be 21 and older to enter

(Doors Open: 6:30 p.m./Doors Close: 10:30 p.m.)

Cost: $10 per person (price includes 2 free beverages)

Join us for some post-game action, featuring live DJs, hors d’ oeuvres and a cash bar immediately after the game, as we celebrate our HAWKS Homecoming Victory! Hosted by “THE GENTS” of UMES.

“Level 2- Greek Hospitality”

Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience

Student Services Center 2nd Floor

7:00 p.m. until 11 p.m.

Must be 21 and older to enter

(Doors Open: 7:00 p.m./Doors Close: 10:30 p.m.)

Cost: Free to visit. Contact Office of Student Engagement for rental space. (410) 651-6434

Connect with fellow Greeks and Fellowships for an evening of networking, socializing, and catching up on what’s happening at your Alma Mater! Light hors d’oeuvres and refreshments will be provided at this free event.

“Student House Party” (Students- Under 21)      

Sponsored by the Office of Student Experience and Student Government

Student Services Center- 1st Floor (Game Room and Café)

8:00 p.m. until 12 midnight

21 and younger crowd

(Doors Open: 7:30 p.m./Doors Close: 11:00 p.m.)

Cost: $15.00 UMES Students Only (Hawk Card only)

What's Homecoming without a party? Join us for a night of dancing and music by one of the hottest DJs.


National Alumni Life Member and Class Reunion Celebration (Dinner Dance)

Sponsored by the National Alumni Association

Richard A. Henson Center - Ballroom

8:00 p.m. – 11:00 p.m.

Cost: $25.00 per General Admission

$20.00 per existing Life Members and General Ticket

Free to “New Life Members for 2020”

The National Alumni Association is particularly proud to host the 2020 awards event, which honors and recognizes distinguished alumni in the Classes of “0” and “5” plus all Lifetime Members.  Please RSVP to Deborah Hayman umesnaapresident@gmail.com or (202) 658-6082 no later than February 19, 2020.


Sunday, March 1, 2020

Metropolitan United Methodist Church- Princess Anne, Maryland

Sponsored by Student Experience and the UMES National Alumni Association

Student Services Center- Theater

11:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.

 

Ticket Information!!!

Tickets can be purchased at www.umestickets.com for friends, family, guests, and alumni! Registered students can log on to their Campus Center Account to purchase tickets through their HAWKCARD. Remember Alums, take advantage of the Alumni package that may be available. All friends, alumni, guests, family, and students are required to have a ticket to enter the Homecoming Games and Events.

 

This ticket may be a hard ticket and for some events, you may swipe your HAWKCARD. Only students who have paid an athletic fee will be eligible to receive a free basketball ticket. Individuals with a student ticket are required to present a Valid HAWKCARD with the ticket to be admitted into the game and events.

 

There are no refunds of any type of ticket.

 

For participation in many of the alumni events, tickets can be purchased on Eventbrite.com.

 

See you soon!

To purchase tickets to the National Alumni Life Member and Class Reunion Celebration click the link below:

https://www.eventbrite.com/o/umes-national-alumni-association-12793498969