- Last Updated on Thursday July 17, 2014
Move-in for the Cambridge Community is Wednesday, August 27, the date on which all incoming freshmen residing in the Scholars residential community are able to move-in to their residence hall. More information, including move-in times, is available on the Move-In site.
The night before Service Day, all incoming students attend Scholars Convocation, marking the entrance into the community and traditions of College Park Scholars. New students are welcomed by President Loh, Executive Director Dr. Marilee Lindemann, program faculty and staff, and outstanding student leaders. More information, pictures and videos are available at our Scholars Convocation site.
Each year the College Park Scholars community comes together to engage in a day of service. Our Annual Service Day is the event in which the incoming freshman class in College Park Scholars performs service in the city of College Park, Washington, DC, and in other communities around and beyond the University of Maryland. Faculty, staff, and student leaders will join the incoming Scholars' class to help lead this experience. More information is available on the Service Day site.
The Scholars Cup is a series of community-wide events culminating in the "Step Up to Bat for Kids" Charity Softball Tournament. The vision is to build community (and fun, friendly competition) throughout the year, incentivize involvement throughout Scholars, provide a framework for service activities, and to enhance fundraising for our Softball children's charities. Every Scholars program accumulates points for participating in each event. The overall points leader after Softball is awarded the Scholars Cup. More information is available at the Scholars Cup site.
Each spring, the University of Maryland hosts a major open house on the last Saturday of April for alumni, students, families, prospective students, the business community and residents of the surrounding Baltimore-Washington Metro area. College Park Scholars hosts an Arts fair in the Cambridge Community Center each year that is open to the public. More information is available at our Maryland Day site.
Each Spring, more than 450 second year College Park Scholars showcase their Capstone Citation projects at the Academic Showcase. The Showcase features individuals' and teams' poster displays, platform presentations, panel discussions and performances by the Scholars sophomores. Each student's product highlights their work in research, service-learning and internship projects during the course of the year. More information is available at our Academic Showcase site.
Begun in 1998 by a sophomore Advocates for Children Scholar as an advocacy project, the Tournament has grown into an annual staple of the Scholars calendar. Since the first teams took the field in 1998, Scholars has been able to donate over $25,000 to charities around the world who deal with the health and welfare of children and families. This daylong tournament fields teams from each program on our campus engineering fields. More information is available at our Charity Softball Tournament site.