A Special Message from President Pines
Dear Class of 2021,
Congratulations! The conferral of your degree is a milestone achievement that brings great pride to your family, friends and the University of Maryland.
We celebrate this occasion with incredible excitement and enthusiasm. While the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has presented unprecedented challenges for your class, your time at Maryland has been marked by great intellectual and personal accomplishments as well as positive contributions to our community and beyond.
The faculty, staff and administration of the university are confident that you are prepared to continue on a path of excellence. Now is the time to make your mark in addressing the grand challenges of our time, from COVID-19 and racial injustice to climate change and voter access.
Along the way, take heart in your new family of Terp alumni, over 388,000 strong. We are all connected by our love for this university and our dedication to using our knowledge and experiences to better serve our neighbors and our world.
My very best wishes to your family and friends. Good luck and stay TerrapinSTRONG!
Darryll J. Pines
President, University of Maryland
Glenn L. Martin Professor of Aerospace Engineering