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Picture-Perfect Campus Colors

November at UMD Offers Re'leaf' from Mid-Semester Scramble

sunset photo of trees and grass with buildings in the background

A golden November sunrise highlights the warm colors of changing leaves on McKeldin Mall.

Photo by Riley Sims Ph.D. ’23

You don’t need the fabulously-fro’d Bob Ross to get your fall foliage fix at the University of Maryland. From McKeldin Mall to Memorial Chapel to Mayer Mall, UMD’s campus trees are in sepia-hued technicolor glory, with the bonus of crisper temps (finally).

Mid-semester projects sequestering you inside? Office of Marketing and Communications photographers Riley Sims Ph.D. ‘23 and Jess Daninhirsch '26 have you covered, capturing images of autumnal sunsets, pumpkin-spiced farmers markets and “happy little trees” across campus.

students sitting under a tree with green grass and buildings in the background
Students enjoy the beautiful weather on a fall October day on Mayer Mall. (Photo by Jess Daninhirsch '26)
people shopping at a farmer's market
Students walk past a table with gourds galore at the weekly Wednesday farmer’s market on Tawes Plaza. (Photo by Riley Sims Ph.D. ’23)
sunset view on McKeldin Mall
Dew makes the grass on McKeldin Mall sparkle at dawn as the rays of the rising sun illuminate one UMD’s majestic willow oaks in its colorful fall glory. (Photo by Riley Sims Ph.D. ’23.)
students play football on a field
Noah Ko '27, accounting major from Laurel, Md., makes a one-handed catch during his flag football match at the RecWell Artificial Turf Field. (Photo by Riley Sims Ph.D. ’23.)
a bright orange tree by the art-sociology building
Riotous colors light up the landscape around Tawes Plaza in late October. (Photo by Jess Daninhirsch '26)
students play frisbee on a field with a building in the background
Computer science graduate students play ultimate frisbee on the Engineering Fields. The group plays every Friday evening. (Photo by Riley Sims Ph.D. ’23.)
sunset view of Thurgood Marshall Hall, Memorial Chapel with a crane in the background
The sky above Thurgood Marshall Hall and Memorial Chapel takes on the colors of the fall leaves as dusk descends upon campus. (Photo by Riley Sims Ph.D. ’23.)

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