Building Strong Communities

The Office of Community Engagement facilitates connections between the University of Maryland and its surrounding neighbors.  Established in 2012, the office has contributed to the University of Maryland public service mission by creating mutually collaborative educational, business, government, and community partnerships.

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Office of Community Engagement (OCE)
by the Numbers


Campus / Community Connections
Total Volunteers Gathered
"Making a Difference (MD)" Awards Given
Faculty / Staff Supporters
Annual OCE Investment in the Community
Total Volunteer Hours Organized


UMD School of Music Partners with Collington, a Kendal Retirement Community
Two music students will join the retirement community as artists-in-residence.
June 14, 2017
UMD's CP Dream Team Builds Community with Basketball
College Park youth and local law enforcement connect with food, fun, and friendly basketball games.
May 11, 2017
College Park Community Food Bank serves local families in need
University of Maryland students volunteer their time working at the food bank.
April 13, 2017
Sixth Annual Good Neighbor Day Unites Community through Service
Over 700 volunteers participated in 11 community service projects across Greater College Park.
April 11, 2017
Terps in Support of Maryland Unites encourages UMD community to volunteers
Governor Larry Hogan granted four hours of paid leave to state employees for service.
December, 2015

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Good Neighbor Day 2017 - Highlights


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