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Spring Into High Gear

Terps Sprinting to Semester’s End Still Stop to Celebrate the Season

By Maryland Today Staff

Students swing in hammocks on a grassy field

Seniors Bridget Walsh (top hammock), a marketing and information systems major, and Hannah Holloway, a mathematics major, enjoy spring weather and açaí bowls in hammocks on the Mall.

Photo by Riley N. Sims

We’re past the days of cherry blossoms drooping with gaudy pink baubles and daffodils gently swaying next to the Peace Garden on McKeldin Mall.

Terps have traded their sweats for shorts and now walk to class as honeysuckle floats on the breeze.

It’s the most beautiful time of the year at the University of Maryland: Students swing in hammocks on McKeldin Mall, toss Frisbees on the Engineering Fields and sketch with classmates outside Tawes Plaza.

They’re dashing into the final days of classes and a storm of final papers and exams, but they’re also pausing to soak in the springiest corners of campus, as our photographers documented in recent weeks.

a bee flies by pink flowers

A bumblebee approaches pink flowers in bloom by the Thomas V. Miller Jr. Main Administration Building. (Photo by Riley N. Sims)

UMD Armory building with students on the steps and cherry blossoms to the side

Students gather on the steps of the Reckord Armory with cherry blossoms in bloom. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Student jumping off a skateboard

Skateboarder Aidan Miller ’26, a mechanical engineering major, attempts an ollie on the sundial. (Photo by Riley N. Sims)

Students shopping at the farmer's market

Students wait in line to pick up goodies from RavenHook Bakehouse at the weekly farmers market in Tawes Courtyard. (Photo by Riley N. Sims)

Student wearing a backpack takes a picture of a pink flowering tree

Gili Gordiyenko ’27 takes pictures of cherry blossoms outside the Atlantic Building. (Photo by Dylan Singleton)

Students play sand volleyball

Terps from Graduate Gardens play beach volleyball in front of the Catholic Student Center. (Photo by Riley N. Sims)

Student looks at their phone while lying under a willow tree

A student enjoys the cover of a willow tree near Memorial Chapel. (Photo by Dylan Singleton)

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