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Spring in Their Steps

See Terps Head Outdoors to Enjoy a Season in Bloom

By Maryland Today Staff

Student rides bike past "Welcome: University of Maryland" sign

Photo by John T. Consoli

A cyclist spins past a group of students getting their own exercise on the Engineering Recreation Field.

Does that tiny tear forming in the corner of your eye signal appreciation of the spring beauty of a campus many of us haven’t seen much of in the past year, or is it just allergies?

Who says it can’t be both?

Campus photographers John T. Consoli and Stephanie S. Cordle trekked across campus this season—tissues at the ready—to capture the splendor of the University of Maryland in full bloom: 

Students framed by a blossoming cherry tree stroll in front of Jimenez Hall.Students framed by a blossoming cherry tree stroll in front of Jimenez Hall. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle


Bikes parked outside the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering are an enticing mode of travel when the trees are flowering and the weather warms.Bikes parked outside the Brendan Iribe Center for Computer Science and Engineering are an enticing mode of travel when the trees are flowering and the weather warms. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle


Terp baseball fans get their spring fix in the cheap seats at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium at an early April game.Terp baseball fans get their spring fix in the cheap seats at Bob “Turtle” Smith Stadium at an early April game. Photo by John T. Consoli


The centuries have been kind to historic Rossborough Inn, decorated by spring blossoms.The centuries have been kind to historic Rossborough Inn, decorated by spring blossoms. Photo by John T. Consoli


Passersby on Baltimore Avenue viewed campus through a veil of purple and pink blossoms this month.Passersby on Baltimore Avenue viewed campus through a veil of purple and pink blossoms this month. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle


​​​​Fresh spring grass blankets McKeldin Mall, a green magnet for students looking to spread out for a game of catch. Fresh spring grass blankets McKeldin Mall, a green magnet for students looking to spread out for a game of catch. Photo by John T. Consoli


A cloud of cherry blossoms decorate the front of Reckord Armory.A cloud of cherry blossoms decorate the front of Reckord Armory. Photo by John T. Consoli


A warm April day and a pair of trees provides a moment of suspended animation for a student relaxing in a hammock on McKeldin Mall.A warm April day and a pair of trees provides a moment of suspended animation for a student relaxing in a hammock on McKeldin Mall. Photo by Stephanie S. Cordle

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