COLLEGE PARK, Md. (April 14) –  Come Explore Our World in Knight Hall on Maryland Day, April 29 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Plan your day at

Merrill College Events:

10 a.m. – 11 a.m.
Explore the Possibilities of a Journalism Degree
1208 – Eaton Theater , Knight Hall
Gather information about the journalism major and hear from current students. College representatives are available to answer questions about undergraduate programs.





11 a.m. – 1 p.m.
Knight Hall / UMTV Tour
1st Floor, Knight Hall
Every hour from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., Merrill College students offer tours of Knight Hall and UMTV. Learn about the graduate and undergraduate study of journalism.



Snapchat 101 During Maryland Day in Knight Hall at 11 a.m.

11:00 AM – 11:30 AM
Snapchat 101
1208 Eaton Theater , Knight Hall
Snapchat is more than just face swaps and filters. Bethany Swain, a former CNN photojournalist who now teaches at the Merrill College, explains what the popular app is all about and shares tips you can use today.




Life in the Anchor Seat.


11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Life in the Anchor Seat
UMTV – Tawes Hall Basement
Ever wonder what it’s like to deliver the nightly news? Come have an interactive experience in the anchor’s chair in the Eaton Broadcast Center at UMTV.




Clips App from Apple will be demoed on Maryland Day in Knight Hall.

12 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.
Make a Mobile Family Album
1208 Knight Hall
Don’t just post or share photos. Use “Clips” – a  free iPhone app to quickly combine photos, video and text in a fun mobile album. Join mobile journalism Professor Ronald Yaros for this 15-minute hands-on session.



1 p.m. – 3 p.m.
Merrill Alumni Meet, Greet and Eat
3202 – Roberts Room, Knight Hall
#MerrillMade alumni are welcome to reconnect with fellow alums and favorite professors and meet the college’s dean, Lucy Dalglish. The reception includes a 2 p.m. panel discussion of alumni experts and current students discussing the complex and changing world of sports media, hosted by the Shirley Povich Center for Sports Journalism.

Alumni panel includes: Alexa ’07 ( and and Peter ’02 Rosenberg (of Hot 97 and 98.7 ESPN) and Rob Carlin ’95 (of NBC Sports). Student panel members include the founders of The Left Bench – Justin Meyers ’17, Michael Stern ’17 and Kofi Yeboah ’17).  Please RSVP to Kayla Newton for this event.

All Day

The World of Journalism
McKeldin Mall: Philip Merrill College of Journalism Tent
Learn about undergraduate and graduate journalism majors from current students.

Meet Merrill College Dean Lucy Dalglish from 11 a.m. to noon. Merrill alumna and NBC4 news anchor Eun Yang ’95 greets guests in the afternoon.