Today is move-in day at the University of Maryland. Undergraduates are scheduled to start moving into their dorms today and you can follow along on Twitter at #TerpsMoveIn.
For those just heading back to school, you may think that summer is slow for the faculty and staff, but there’s really no such thing as a “slow” season in academia. We spend all summer getting ready for the start of the fall semester and all winter break getting ready for the spring semester. Then during the semester it is crazy-busy actually executing all of our plans! Unlike most jobs, it is not as easy for some of us to take our vacation time during the semester, so we do try to take our vacation days during the summer or winter breaks. Wondering what’s the best part about summer in the DMV (DC, Maryland, Virginia)? The commute is not as hectic! Let’s multiply the commute time by 50 percent starting this week.
This past summer has been busy for me and my team, but nowhere near the levels of last year at this time when we launched the new Smith School website. I was a crazed person who hadn’t had a vacation all year. This summer I had to make it up to my kids, so we went on two one-week vacations to the beach.
Want to know what’s been going on at the Smith School this past summer? Check out the news feed: http://www.rhsmith.umd.edu/news