Find all the latest campus events and activities you can enjoy at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore

One of the most exciting parts of college is attending campus activities and events throughout the year and celebrating alongside your peers. Whether it’s opportunities for professional development or our annual crab feast, the University of Maryland Eastern Shore has college events for every student and almost every interest. We know how hard it can be to keep track of all the college events and programs at UMES. Fortunately, this page has the information you need to keep your campus days enjoyable and relaxing between classes. Make sure to bookmark this page and check it often to find the latest news on campus events and ways to show your Hawk pride.


Ag Showcase 2024

On August 7, 2024 at 9:00 am

Tri-county College Fair

On October 3, 2024 at 10:00 am

STEM Festival by UMES Extension 4-H

On October 19, 2024 at 10:00 am

Small Farm Conference

From November 1, 2024 12:00 am to November 2, 2024 12:00 am

Small Farm Conference

From November 2, 2024 12:00 am to November 3, 2024 12:00 am

Hall of Fame Dinner

From November 8, 2024 12:00 am to November 9, 2024 12:00 am

Veteran Visitation Day

On November 13, 2024 at 6:00 pm

Winter Commencement

On December 13, 2024 at 10:00 am

Boy Scout Event

On February 1, 2025 at 8:00 am

Admitted Students Day

From March 7, 2025 12:00 am to March 8, 2025 12:00 am

Engagement Day / SpringFest

From April 25, 2025 12:00 am to April 26, 2025 12:00 am

UMES Sports Events

There’s no better way to celebrate being a Hawk than supporting our sports teams. From basketball to cross country to bowling, UMES has many athletic college events going on year-round that you can attend with your friends to show your Hawk pride.

In addition to campus activities and games, we also partner with Nike to offer sports camps for a range of athletic and sports-related activities—including golf, cheer, strength and conditioning, and baseball.

Summer Camps

Just because regular classes are out, that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy on-campus events all summer. Our summer camps include a diverse offering of campus activities, such as research experience programs for certain academic disciplines and programs that foster diversity in industries like cybersecurity.

Food-Related Campus Events

Add some flavor to your UMES campus days! From our Alumni Annapolis Chapter Crab Feasts to crab and clam bakes, you can try out all the best foods that Maryland and the Eastern Shore have to offer with our culinary college events.

Career and Professional Development College Events

UMES is committed to preparing you for success as a professional in your field. Our degree programs give you the hard and soft skills necessary not only to qualify for positions, but to stand out on the job market and on the job. you can also increase your expertise and become a well-rounded professional through on-campus events and career expos.

Whether you’re an education major or are studying physical therapy, advance your skills and learn how to show potential employers that you are a serious professional with our on-campus events and workshops dedicated to career-readiness.

Annual College Events

The University of Maryland Eastern Shore dates back to 1890. Throughout that time, we’ve established many annual college events and celebrations that have become traditions that students, staff, alumni, and the local community forward to. From Homecoming to our Black History Month Assembly, keep up with the latest news about campus events celebrating the long tradition of Hawk greatness.

Arts and Entertainment Campus Activities

Are you interested in theater? Do you love music? Want to show off your dance moves? We’re proud of the rich cultural and artistic college events that our students, faculty, and alumni participate in each year.

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