Smith Day

Your Smith. My Smith. Our Smith.

Smith Day is a day that celebrates you! We value the unique experiences of Smith students, faculty, staff and alumni. Whether you studied or worked at one of our five regional campuses or online, we invite you to celebrate Smith Day with us on November 12. We are truly proud to be Smith Terps!

How to Celebrate

1. Check out the Smith Day schedule

Join the celebration! With a virtual format, there are even more ways for you to participate. Review the Smith Day Schedule for a full list of events and activities happening throughout the day.

2. Wear your Smith/Maryland Gear

Put on your best red, black, gold and/or white outfits and celebrate in style! Need some new Maryland gear? Visit the campus bookstore.

3. Update your social media presence

Show your Smith spirit bydownloading the social media frames and adding them to your Twitter and Facebook profiles.

4. Share your Smith Pride

Tell the world why you are a proud Smith Terp by using #UMDSmithProud on social media or by submitting a photo of your favorite Smith moment or memory for the Photo Mosaic.

5. Post a “Thank you/Shout-out”

Submit a well-deserved thank you note or shoutout to a favorite professor or staff member, a fellow alumnus/a, or a classmate.

6. Show your support

Make a gift to one or more of the Smith School initiatives.

Virtual Swag

Download the Smith Day pennant and sticker, social media frames, virtual backgrounds and other Smith Day swag. Add them to your profile or to your social media tweets and posts along with #UMDSmithProud to share how you are celebrating Smith Day.

Social Media Profile Frames and Graphic

Virtual Sticker and Pennant

Virtual Backgrounds and Coloring Pages

Smith Day Activities

Share your Smith Terp pride, test your knowledge on various topics, and connect with other Smith Terps during one of these Smith Day activities.


Join Maryland Smith alumna Jill Washecka ’02 for an at-home HIIT Workout: Tabata Style. You can complete this whole workout from the comfort of your own home or outside if you choose! (Registration Required)


Help create a Smith Day work of art by uploading and/or submitting your photos with fellow Smith Terps or photos of your favorite Maryland Smith moments, activities, or events.


Join fellow Smith Terps for two rounds of our virtual stay-at-home Scavenger Hunt!


Perhaps the most significant way to understand someone’s life and work is to find out more about their purpose. The Purpose Project is designed to foster community and conversation and create a space for deeper and shared understanding of diversity. (Registration Required)

Co-Sponsored by the Maryland Smith Diversity and Inclusion Committee.


Having a long day? Push through the last hours of your work day with a quick afternoon stretch with Testudo followed by a performance from the Maryland Cheer Team.


I scream, you scream, we all scream for Maryland Dairy Ice Cream! Log out of work and take a few minutes to learn how to make one of the Dairy’s popular ice cream flavors.


Celebrate Smith Day by hearing from alumni in select industries about their varying career paths during this networking event for students. (Registration Required)

Co-sponsored by Maryland Smith’s Center for Global Business and the QUEST Honors Program.


Close out Smith Day with an interactive virtual game night. Grab a few of your fellow Smith Terps (friends, classmates or colleagues) and form a team for an evening of fun. (Registration Required)


Ever wonder what it would look like if Testudo could join you in your personal celebration of Smith Day? We do too, so here’s your chance!


Although we’re not on campus, you can still take part in this campus tradition. Before your big presentation or meeting, your online exam, or just for fun, stop by this virtual space to rub Testudo’s virtual nose.

Smith Day Spotlights

Check out what Smith Terps are saying about what makes them #UMDSmithProud. This year, we are also highlighting members of the Smith Veterans community and our Smith Day volunteer Ambassadors.

#UmdSmithProud Spotlights

Proud Vet Spotlights

Smith Day Ambassador Spotlights

Gratitude Challenge

Every year during Smith Day, we ask students, faculty, staff, and alumni to write a note of thanks to another Smith Terp. Since we are in a virtual space for Smith Day 2020, we’re trying something new. 

We challenge the entire Maryland Smith community to send at least four emails and/or texts to a member of the Smith community who made a difference in your life or who had an impact on your life. 

Simply send a note of thanks to a current or former classmate, a Smith colleague, a faculty or staff member, and/or an alumnus/a to express your gratitude.

After you send your note, post a picture of you sharing your gratitude on Twitter or Instagram for a chance to win a Smith Day prize pack. Make sure you use the Smith Day hashtag #UMDSmithProud and tag @smithalumni. Winners will be announced at 8:00 p.m. on social media. 

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