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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).


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 and their families.

Memorial Chapel


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.

M Circle


M Circle Created in 1976 to mark the U.S. bicentennial, this landmark draws students wanting their photo taken on graduation day.

Testudo at MeKeldin Hall


Testudo at McKeldin Mall Rubbing the nose on this bronze statue for good luck is one of the university’s best-known traditions.

McKeldin Mall


McKeldin Mall The Omicron Delta Kappa Fountain, etched with quotes from Franklin Delano Roosevelt and Martin Luther King Jr., is a highlight of the mall. The sundial is a gift from the Class of 1965.

Peace Garden


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.

Adele Stamp Student Union


Adele H. Stamp Student Union Nearly 20,000 people a day visit to eat, meet, study and play. The campus information desk, located on the first floor, is a popular resource.

Jim Henson Sculpture


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


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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