Wednesday, October 15, 2014

UMD's Stamp Student Union Spirit Week

The University of Maryland's Stamp Student Union was home to the school's first ever spirit week from Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 to Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014 in anticipation of the inaugural Big 10 Homecoming Game against the Iowa Hawkeyes. Stamp directors hosted a week-long schedule of events that culminated in the Homecoming Parade on Friday and the Homecoming Football Game on Saturday. 

 Students left the Testudo statue in The Stamp various "spirit sacrifices" in hopes that the Terps would claim a big win on Saturday against the Iowa Hawkeyes.
Junior neurology major Tommy Chung works at the Stamp Student Union's front desk on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014. The desks greets students with a banner welcoming the school to the Big 10 football conference.
Stamp Director Cori Cargfagno said this is the university's first time hosting a spirit week leading up to the Homecoming Game. She said the Stamp was the perfect on-campus spot to communicate with the student body and build excitement, as thousands of students flock to the center every day.

The entire Stamp Student Union was decked out in red, white, black and yellow to boost spirit among the student body. 

The Art & Learning Center in the Stamp Student Union hosted a homecoming spirit station from Monday, Oct. 13 to Friday, Oct. 17. Students were able to pick up and create spirit wear for the homecoming football game against the Iowa Buckeyes.
The Stamp offered students a variety of freebies for Saturday's game, including pins, can koozies and "Golden Tickets," which entered students in a raffle to win an iPad or money toward textbooks.
Stamp Director Cori Carfagno shows Operations Manager of the Art and Learning Center Sarah Smith how to make a string bracelet on Monday, Oct. 13, 2014 in the Art and Learning Center.
Junior economics major Erich Schwartz hangs up a "Testudo Through the Years" display in the Arts and Learning Center on Tuesday, Oct. 14, 2014.
The Stamp Student Union looks to continue the tradition of a spirit week for every homecoming. The Stamp will add features every year to build greater spirit as the University of Maryland grows in the Big 10.