ICONIC LANDMARKS

ICONIC LANDMARKS


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A visit to Maryland isn’t complete without stopping at our best-known facilities and attractions.

Considered the largest academic mall in the nation, McKeldin Mall is a popular gathering spot and is used for major events like Maryland Day and Art Attack. Check out the Omicron Delta Kappa cascading fountain and the sundial also located on the Mall. The Adele H. Stamp Student Union-Center for Campus Life, better known as the Stamp, is the hub of student activity on campus, home to the University Book Center, HoffTheater, Stamp Gallery, a food court and TerpZone (bowling, billiards, video games).

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Rossborough Inn (Pictured above)


Built between 1804 and 1812, the building and its 428 acres were sold by Charles Benedict Calvert to help found what was then called the Maryland Agricultural College. Today, Terrapin Tours start here for prospective students.

Memorial Chapel

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Memorial Chapel


Dedicated in 1952, the non-denominational chapel honors members of the university community who lost their lives serving in the U.S. armed forces. Its steeple is the highest point on campus.


Testudo at MeKeldin Hall

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Testudo at McKeldin Mall


Rubbing the nose on this bronze statue for good luck is one of the university’s best-known traditions. It’s one of seven bronze Testudo statues positioned across the campus.


McKeldin Mall

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McKeldin Mall


The Omicron Delta Kappa Fountain, etched with quotes from Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr., is a highlight of the nine-acre grassy expanse. The sundial is a gift from the Class of 1965.


Peace Garden

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Peace Garden


Created in 2003, this quiet spot honors the memory of the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 terrorist attacks. The garden marks the burial spot of flowers placed at ODK fountain following a memorial service the next day.


Frederick Douglass Square at Hornbake Plaza

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Frederick Douglass Square at Hornbake Plaza


This memorial to the great abolitionist, orator and state luminary was installed in 2015 near Hornbake Library and the University Career Center.


Jim Henson Sculpture

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Jim Henson Sculpture


This life-size homage to the 1960 graduate and Muppets creator shows him sitting with Kermit on a bench outside the Stamp, with just enough room for a visitor to join them.


Samuel Rigs Alumni Center

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Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center


The center is a monument to the achievements of Maryland graduates and a gathering place for friends of the university. Outside the building is the Dessie M. & James R. Moxley Jr. Gardens, an oasis of red, yellow and white accenting a flowing fountain.

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