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Spring Pops With Color

Warmer Weather (Finally!) Brings Students Outside to Enjoy a Brightened Campus

By Maryland Today Staff

Students blow bubbles on McKeldin Mall

From left, Deesha Ajmera ’23, Catherine Schilling ’23, Maura Johnston ’23 and Maddie Ulman ’23 enjoy blowing bubbles on McKeldin Mall.

Photo by John T. Consoli

As students blow bubbles on McKeldin Mall, nap in hammocks and even wade in the ODK Fountain, the icy precipitation that fell over the weekend is a distant memory.

The welcome warmth has also created a rainbow of colors across campus, as University of Maryland-red tulips bloom by the sundial, the last of the cherry blossoms hang on by Reckord Armory, and the M creates the perfect graduation photo backdrop, filled with bright yellow pansies. It’s no wonder all of UMD’s 1,300+ acres are considered an arboretum.

Check out this spring gallery, then get outside and enjoy the weather!

Cherry blossoms near Turner Hall

Cherry blossoms frame the red “M” at Turner Hall. (Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle)

Two students sit on bench on McKeldin Mall

Freshmen Kelly Neagglys (left), an education major, and Precious Ogu, majoring in sociology, show their approval of the suddenly-balmy weather on McKeldin Mall. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Couple walks near blossoming trees

Flowering trees line walking paths throughout campus. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Group of students sits on blankets on McKeldin Mall

A group of senior civil and environmental engineering students relax and study together on the Mall before an exam on the Mall. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Students lie in hammock on McKeldin Mall

Cristina Czochanski ’22 and Jillian Weinman ’22 hang out in a hammock while chatting with a friend. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Red tulips on McKeldin Mall

Bright red tulips match the UMD-red outfits of students walking across the Mall. (Photo by John T. Consoli)

Student runs through ODK Fountain

Onlookers cheer on Basil Christian ’23 as he cools off in the ODK Fountain while a friend times his run to the end of the fountain and back: 53 seconds! (Photo by John T. Consoli)

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