Adelphi Gathering Info


Friday, 1 April – Saturday, 2 April 2016 

UMUC Inn & Conference Center 

Adelphi, Maryland 

You are invited to our annual OMA Gathering at the UMUC Inn & Conference Center in Adelphi, MD, April 1 and 2. (For those who remember a College Park address, be assured that everything remains where it was. “Adelphi” is a postal sub-area integrated into College Park, the town many will remember for UMUC offices). The Inn, adjacent to the UMUC Conference Center, is operated by Marriott. 


We expect that this year’s Gathering will attract veteran faculty and staff members from America’s first and most successful university degree program for overseas-deployed service members and their families as well as from UMUC’s civilian international programs. 


Besides catching up with colleagues from the Maryland overseas programs and exchanging “war stories,” this meeting will focus on the 60th anniversary of the Asian Division, 2016, and the 70th anniversary of UMUC, 2017. President Javier Miyares will lay out where UMUC is today. Among the discussion topics will be a possible video on overseas service and a call for photos, films, interviews, artifacts and ideas to help document that amazing chapter in American higher education. The ultimate aim is to make this video good enough to reach one of the cable channels. 





If you are planning to attend the Gathering in Adelphi, MD please register now at the OMA Website. Click *Adelphi Registration* in the menu list on the top left side of the Home Page. Please register soon so we can gather an accurate head count for the welcome reception, meeting refreshments and Saturday group luncheon. 



UMUC Inn and Conference Center (ICC) 

3501 University Boulevard East 

Adelphi, MD 20783 



You, of course, may stay wherever you wish or just drive in for individual days. 


If you prefer to stay at the meeting location, a special OMA Gathering rate of $139/day has been arranged with the College Park Marriott Hotel, located on the UMUC campus next to the Conference Center A prepaid rate of $119/day was available at the time of this posting but is not refundable if the reservation is cancelled.  Book your group rate for the OMA Gathering by phoning the Marriott directly at 301-985-7300 or clicking this link to their web site: OMA Group Rate. 



The UMUC website offers a helpful map and good directions.  



Visitor parking for UMUC headquarters and the adjoining Marriott is in a parking garage at the intersection of University Boulevard (MD Route 193), Adelphi Road, and Campus Drive and is free of charge. You can walk to the Conference Center or the Marriott. 



 There will be no registration fee for the Adelphi Gathering.  Included in the UMUC sponsorship are meeting spaces, registration materials, opening reception, coffee breaks and the Saturday lunch.  Members and guests pay individually for lodging and meals not included above.  




Friday, 1 April 2016 

14:00 – 18:00Registration & information table open at Conference Center. Guests receive name tags and program. 

14:00 – 18:00Informal discussions in comfortable lounge space 

18:00 19:30Friday evening welcoming reception, light refreshments, beer & wine 

19:30Dinner: On your own. Limited reservations will be available at The Common, the ICC’s own restaurant and bar. Shuttles to other restaurants will also be available. 


Saturday, 2 April 2016 


09:00 11:00Registration & information table open, Guests receive name tags and program, continue informal meetings, time for video interviews 

10:00 11:30Coffee and conversationDisplays in Potomac Salon 1,  

11:30 13:30Lunch: State of the University, keynote speaker President Javier Miyares, Q&A 

13:30 14:15Break 

14:30 15:15Afternoon Session 1: Current Overseas Operations 

                                         Overseas graduates speak about their experience 

15:15 15:30Break 

15:30 16:15Afternoon Session 2: OMA Projects: Documentary, 


16:15 16:45Closing ceremony  

16:45Further informal discussions, time for video interviews