|Fridays after Five at National Aquarium||
From now until March of 2015, you can enter the National Aquarium in the Inner Harbor between 5 and 8 p.m. for only $12!
|Collegetown Shuttle Service Begins Late 10/18||
The Collegetown Shuttle will begin service late this Saturday, October 18 due to the Baltimore Marathon.
Blue Route service will begin at 2:40 PM at Penn Station.
Red Route service will begin at 3:05 PM at Penn Station.
The shuttle will follow the normal Saturday schedule starting at these times. You can find the shuttle schedule here.
|13th Annual Pigtown Festival||
The annual neighborhood festival features music, food, beer from Heavy Seas, amazing arts and crafts vendors, and, of course, the pig races- affectionately known as "Squeakness."
Don't miss out on all the fun from 12-7 pm on October 11th, 700-900 Washington Blvd., Baltimore, Md.
|Fell's Point Fun Festival||
The 48th annual Fells Point Fun Festival takes place this weekend in Fell's Point! Check it out at www.fellspointfunfest.com
|October: Free Fall Baltimore!||
The 9th annual city-wide event, Free Fall Baltimore, offers over 300 free events every October. Check it out at http://www.freefallbaltimore.org
|Baltimore Book Festival||
The 19th annual book festival comes to Baltimore September 26-28! Don't miss out on all the excitement!
|Ravens take on the Panthers|
|Baltimore Idealist Grad Fair||
Are you considering whether or not graduate school is right for you? Do you have a desire to further your social impact career? If so, you do not want to miss out on this unique opportunity to connect with graduate schools!
The Baltimore Idealist Grad Fair is FREE and OPEN to the public. For event details, RSVP information and a list of participating schools, please ...
|National Drive Electric Week||
Experience the fun of riding in or driving an electric car at the Maryland Science Center on Saturday, September 20th from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Learn about the benefits of driving electric and how easy it is to charge electric cars!
|Star-Spangled Spectacular in Baltimore||
O Say Can You See! Star-Spangled Spectacular, a free festival in honor of the 200th anniversary of the Star Spangled Banner, will take place in Baltimore September 10th-16th. The festival will include live history demonstrations, live musical performances, Chesapeake food and beverage, and more!
Don't miss out - check out all the fun events here!
|Best of B'More Collegetown Survey||
Baltimore Collegetown needs YOUR help to identify the best places to eat, shop, and play in and around Baltimore! Your favorites will be featured on the new Collegetown website. By taking the survey you can enter a raffle to win prizes that include gift cards to Target, the Towson Town Center Mall, an area restaurant of your choice, and more!
Thanks for sharing your expert advice to help other students discover the best the Baltimore region has to offer!
|Welcome (Back!) to Baltimore Reception for Graduate Students||
Don't miss the annual Welcome (Back!) to Baltimore reception for graduate and professional students on Thursday September 18 from 5 - 8 PM.
Welcome (Back!) to Baltimore takes place at the University of Maryland, Baltimore at 621 W. Lombard St. (Southern Management Corporation Campus Center) 2nd Floor Ballrooms. There will be great food, beer and wine, entertainment, and invaluable networking with fellow students.
Register by September 14 at www.welcome...
|Put DC on your weekend agenda -- MARC train now gets you to monuments, museums, and mega-clubs||
Want to get to DC? The MARC train now goes from Penn Station in Baltimore to Union Station in Washington, DC every weekend for $7.00 each way! Be sure to take full advantage of this cheap and convenient travel option, and check out the full schedule at the MTA website.
|Collegetown Shuttle is back August 25, 2014||
The Collegetown Shuttle is back! Fall semester service began on August 25.
Welcome back to all our students and we look forward to seeing you on the Shuttle!
|You're a peach, hon. Farmers' Markets galore now in B-More.||
It wouldn't be summer without a few trips to the farmers market! Baltimore is known for having some of the best spots to pick up fresh produce during the summer months. Find a local farmers market here!
|Craving your favorite Baltimore food truck?||
Check out the Baltimore Sun's food truck finder when that craving kicks in!
|Charm City Comedy Festival!||
Looking for something funny to get into this weekend? Check out Baltimore's first comedy festival, The Charm City Comedy Festival!
|Baltimore Collegetown Website Survey||
Baltimore Collegetown is revamping its website and would love your input! Please take this survey and offer your suggestions for improvement. We really appreciate your feedback!
|Towsontown Spring Festival||
The 47th Towsontown Spring Festival, hosted by the Towson Chamber of Commerce, features carnival rides, live music, and more than 450 vendors. The big bash takes place in the Towson Core Business Area (t...
|Charm City Bike Share is coming!||
Get ready to ride around Baltimore because the Charm City Bike Share is coming! Set to launch on July 1st, the Charm City Bike Share Project will provide 250 bikes at 25 stations around Baltimore.
|Calling All Artists! Charm City Fringe Festival||
|Kidney Walk Volunteer Opportunity||
The 2014 Greater Baltimore Kidney Walk is looking for student volunteers! The event will take place at Camden Yards on Sunday, May 4. Students have the chance to help out with registration, face painting, set up and kid zone - it's a great way to give back, be sure to check out the website for more information!...
|A New Way to Track the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle!||
There is now a new easy way to track the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle. The new FREE iNextBus application allows for real-time bus tracking information. Using iNextBus you can pin-point your location and see an accurate estimate time of arrival.
Once you have downloaded the iNextBus app, click on the Menu tab. Click on the Select Specific Stop and scroll down to Maryland, where you will find a tab for Collegetown Shuttle. You will have the option of selecting the Blue or Red route and then Nor...
|Collegetown is hiring!||
Take a look at our open position!
BALTIMORE COLLEGETOWN NETWORK: PROGRAM MANAGER
The Baltimore Collegetown Network, a non-profit consortium of 14 area colleges and universities, works to enhance the academic, professional, and social lives of Baltimore’s 120,000 college students. For the last 15 years Collegetown has been developing projects and partnerships that attract, engage, and retain students...
|Looking for Internship Opportunities?|
Are you looking for an internship for the spring semester? Use the Baltimore Collegetown Internship website to find the perfect position for you.
|Downtown 101: An Insider's Guide to Baltimore||
If you are a new hire, intern, summer associate, recent graduate, or young professional, join Downtown Partnership at Downtown 101: An Insider’s Guide to Baltimore. Enjoy cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, and a brief presentation about Downtown Baltimore. You’ll learn about city trends, development news, entertainment options, and discover why it’s so great to live, work and play in Downtown. We will be raffling off gift certificates to local Baltimore establishments, and spen...!--StartFragment-->
|Take the 2014 Collegetown Shuttle Survey||
Attention all Shuttle Riders!
Take a few minutes to fill out the annual Shuttle Survey and share your thoughts on the Collegetown Shuttle service. Your feedback is confidential and critical to helping Collegetown improve the shuttle service.
ALL students who complete the survey are eligible to WIN a $50 GIFT CARD TO TARGET. Submit your responses by Saturday, April 5 to be entered into an ADDITIONAL raffle for a $50 gift card to the Towson Town Center Mall. Thanks in advance for your...
|Bus Network Improvement Project||
Think the MTA bus service in Baltimore could use some improvements? Have suggestions for a better public transportation system? Be a part of the Bus Network Improvement Project (BNIP)! This 8-month initiative is designed to revamp the system and provide Baltimore citizens with a new and improved public transportation line. Visit their website, leave your comments, and contribute to the transformation of the MTA!...
|Alternative Spring Break||
Anyone still up in the air about what to do during spring break? Check out The United Way of Maryland's Alternative Spring Option! This awesome volunteer opportunity gives students the chance to participate in a week-long service project to improve access to healthy food and prevent family homelessness right here in Baltimore. For more information, visit their website....
|Creepy Halloween Fun!||
Did you know Edgar Allan Poe's final resting site is right here in Bmore? Westminster Burying Ground and Catacombs is hosting it's 30th annual Halloween tour of Edgar Allan Poe's burial site and its eerie underground graveyard this Thursday from 6:00-9:00pm. The event includes dramatic readings of some of Poe's creepiest works, free popcorn and cider, and much more! For more details, check out their flyer here....
|Free Fall Baltimore||
Did you know that October is a 'month-long, free, city wide, arts extravaganza?' If not, now you do! October in Baltimore is filled with music, dancing, museums, art and writing workshops, and much more ... all for FREE! Learn more about Free Fall Baltimore here, and to start planning your excursions check out the entire listing of events here....
|Updated Shuttle Schedule Begins August 26||
The Collegetown Shuttle will resume service on Monday August 26, 2013. The schedule has been updated since last spring, so be sure to check it out here!
|Fell's Fest 2013|
|Brew at the Zoo||
For a weekend of "wild" fun, The Maryland Zoo in Baltimore is hosting their annual Brew at the Zoo on May 25th & 26th. Tickets are available through the Maryland Zoo's website (for drinkers and non-drinkers!) and include a day's admission to the Zoo, access to live music, and various food vendors from around Baltimore!
For more information, feel free to check out Baltimore Collegetown's Blog!...
|WTMD's First Thursdays are back!||
First Thursdays Concerts in the Park bring thousands of music lovers to West Mt. Vernon Park to experience live music surrounded by historic architecture, family and friends. And all for Free! Just Look for the Monument and Listen for the Music! The shows start at 5:30 and run till about 8:45. Food and drink are available and you’re welcome to bring lawn chairs, your own food, and friends for these free shows.
The first show of the summer is next Thursday, June 6. Learn more about t...
|One-A-Day Holiday Giveaway!||
Have you entered to win yet!? Check out all four of the awesome prizes that are offered as part of our One-A-Day Holiday Giveaway Sweepstakes, and sign up today! And if you get your friends to sign up too, your name will be entered TWICE. Enter now!
|Baltimore's Restaurant Week is back!||
The most delicious week of summer is back, July 26 - August 4, 2013 as many of Baltimore's best restaurants offer special three-course menus for Baltimore Restaurant Week. Get a taste of Baltimore with specially crafted three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $30.13 and $20.13. Plus, some restaurants are offering two-course lunch menus for $15.13.
|Baltimore Book Festival||
Want to entertain your inner book worm? Then head down to Mt. Vernon September 27-29 for the annual Baltimore Book Festival. The weekend includes: appearances from local and celebrity authors, booksellers and vendors, cooking demonstrations, a variety of delicious dining options, and much more! For additional information, click here. Or get the app on your Apple or Android phone for info and updates!...
|Welcome to Baltimore Happy Hour||
The annual Welcome to Baltimore Happy Hour for graduate and professional students is Friday September 27 from 4:30-7:30pm. The event will be hosted at 621 W. Lombard St. (Southern Management Corporation Campus Center) 2nd Floor Ballrooms. There will be great food, beer and wine, entertainment, and invaluable networking with fellow students. Poe, the official mascot of the World Champion Baltimore Ravens, will be on hand for pictures!
|Charles Village Festival!||
Come out and celebrate a weekend long festival in the Charles Village neightborhood. There will be food, live entertainment, and much more!
June 1-2, 2013
Wyman Park Dell
North Charles and 29th streets
Baltimore , MD 21218
Visit the website to learn more about the festival!...
|Baltimore Pride 2013||
Baltimore Pride has celebrated the diversity of our community in Maryland and throughout the Mid-Atlantic for more than 35 years. Attended annually by an estimated 30,000 people, Baltimore Pride is recognized not only as the premier LGBTQ event in Maryland, but also one of the largest festivals in Baltimore City. The Parade and Block Party are held in Mount Vernon, one of the most historic areas of the city and one of the centers of LGBTQ life in Baltimore. The Festival takes place in a lakeside...
|Grand Prix of Baltimore is back!||
Experience the Grand Prix of Baltimore presented by SRT this Labor Day weekend. This year the Grand Prix is bringing aCelebration of Acceleration to Baltimore’s Inner Harbor! The Grand Prix of Baltimore is more than just a racing festival, it is the must-attend festival of the summer. Tickets start at $5. Check out the website for more information!
Business Volunteers Maryland is celebrating 10 years of creating meaningful impact among nonprofits and business professionals. Join us on Tuesday, June 25 for SkillsIMPACT 2013 at the American Visionary Arts Museum to mingle with other like-minded professionals, interact with more than 40 nonprofits and discover how your skills can be the solution to a community need. Nonprofit organizations include: House of Ruth Maryland, Blue Water Baltimore, Earl’s Place, Meals on Wheels of Centr...
|A Taste of Two Cities: Baltimore vs. D.C. food trucks||
The Taste of Two Cities is back again! Baltimore and Washington D.C.'s food truck square off again to see which city has the best food on the go. About 40 food trucks (20 from each city) are planning to attend this event on June 1st.
Head out to Rash Feild from noon-9:00 p.m. on June 1st to cheer on Baltimore!
Visit the website to learn more!
|Last Day for Spring Semester Shuttle Service is May 12||
The Collegetown Shuttle will end spring semester service on Sunday, May 12. The shuttle will run its regularly scheduled routes through the evening of Sunday, May 12 and then stop service for the summer. The Collegetown Shuttle will resume service in late August- check back in July for the exact start date. Have a great summer!
|InfieldFEST at Preakness||
Baltimore's Annual Preakness is coming up quickly and if you've been around town long enough, you know it's about more than the horses. This year's InfieldFEST is on May 18th with gates opening at 8am and features Pitbull and Macklemore & Ryan Lewis!
|Sixth Annual Boundary Block Party||
This Saturday, May 11th, the No Boundaries Coalition is hosting their Sixth Annual Boundary Block Party. The event runs from 1pm to 4pm at Pennsylvania Ave and Presstman St, and includes live entertainment, free food, contests, and more! For more information about the event, visit the No Boundaries Coalition's website.
The No Boundaries Coalition is a resident-led initiative dedicated to deconstructing boundaries and reconstructing community....
|Honfest is back!||
HonFest is a local tradition. The Bawlmer term of endearment, Hon, short for Honey, embodies the warmth and affection bestowed upon our neighbors and visitors alike by historic working-women of Baltimore. HonFest is an annual celebration in honor of these women.
Enjoy Baltimore's wonderful neighborhod Hampden as you partake in the Honfest activities!
Visit the website for more information!
|Baltimore Museum Week 2013!||
Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake has declared May 19-24 as Baltimore Museum Week. Enjoy a celebration of our region’s museums and cultural institutions in conjunction with the American Alliance of Museums' annual conference in Baltimore.
There are several ways YOU can enjoy Museum Week:
Special Offers & Events
|Towsontown Spring Festival||
Saturday, May 4th
10:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sunday, May 5th
1:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
Sponsored by the Towson Chamber of Commerce:
Free entry to the fair grounds, beer garden, and to all the music areas! Come enjoy a variety of entertainment, games, vendors, and of course delicious food! This event is sure to please people of all ages!
For more information visit: http://www.towsontownspringfestival.com/...
|Volunteer Opportunity with The American Alliance of Museums||
Be a volunteer for the American Alliance of Museums Annual Meeting and Museum Expo this May!
Help showcase Baltimore to 6,000 conference attendees from the museum community arriving from all across the country and abroad.
Volunteering for 4 hours allots you a one-day free pass to the conference. Volunteer opportunities begin on Friday, May 17 and continue through Wednesday, May 22. Volunteer positions include session monitors, hospitality lounge hosts, airport greeters, book store organi...
|Sole Of The City 10k||
Are you looking for a new way to explore Baltimore? The weather is finally getting warmer, so grab your shoes and run Sole of the City. This 10K is on April 20, 1013 and starts and ends at McHenry Row. It is a great and unique way to get out and see Charm City.
If you’re looking for some walking or running buddies, check out Team Fight! Team Fight will get you out on your feet while getting active in the young adult cancer fight! Join Team Fight at Sole of the City as ...
|Fifth Annual EnviroFest||
The annual conference is designed to raise awareness among students, faculty and staff about environmental topics, issues and solutions. Each year members of the Towson campus community gather to hear presentations from faculty, students and environmental leaders in the Baltimore region. The conference addresses the impact of individuals and communities on the environment and actions that individuals and communities can take to positively impact the environment and create a more ...
|Roommate Speed Dating!||
Looking for a roommate? Whether you have a spare room in your home or you want to find a place with another renter, join Live Baltimore on Thursday April 18, 7-9pm at The Fitzgerald for food, drinks, and a chance to meet potential roommates face-to-face. The speed-date format of the event makes sure that no important questions are left un-asked! RSVP, space is limited.
For more information check out facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiveBaltimore
|MICA Leaving the Collegetown Shuttle|
|Take the 2013 Shuttle Survey!||
Take this short survey to let us know what you think about the service and enter for a chance to win a $50 Target gift card! Complete the survey by April 1 and enter for an additional $50 gift card to the Towson Town Center Mall! Thanks for your time!
|Seven area institutions named to the 2013 President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll||
The President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll, launched in 2006, annually highlights the role colleges and universities play in solving community problems and placing more students on a lifelong path of civic engagement by recognizing institutions that achieve meaningful, measurable outcomes in the communities they serve.
6 area institutions were named to the 2013 Honor Roll including:
University of Maryland, Baltimore County
University of Baltimore
|University of Maryland Baltimore Open House||
The University of Maryland Baltimore is holding an open house event Saturday, April 13, 2013.
During the open house, students will get the opportunity to engage with faculty, students, and alumni representing various academic programs, departments, and organizations who will be available to answer questions about the curriculum, campus life, and career opportunities.
Throughout the day, you will see the diversity of a university that reflects and celebrates the rich multi-cult...
|Johns Hopkins Foreign Affairs Symposium||
The Symposium is an entirely student-organized and student-run lecture series that invites prominent world figures to speak on the Johns Hopkins Homewood campus during the spring semester.
Bringing such speakers to Baltimore aids in our mission to provide a forum in which students, faculty and community members can interact and engage with global leaders about pressing international issues. In doing so, we hope to expand the discussion of political issues outside of the classroom. Thi...
|Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference||
2013 Service-Learning & Civic Engagement Conference Community-Based Learning: Getting Real About Civic Engagement
Saturday, April 6th, 2013 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM (optional networking event)
University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC)
On Saturday, April 6th, 2013, UMBC, the Baltimore Collegetown Network, and Maryland-DC Campus Compact, along with many other area colleges and universities, are partnering to p...
|Towson University Spring Leadership Conference||
Saturday, March 9th, Towson University will be hosting a Spring Leadership Conference. The theme is Leadership Under Construction. The conference will contain a variety of breakout sessions all oriented around developing leadership skills and engaging in fun, interactive workshops that address leadership development in both individuals and organizations.
The conference costs $10 dollars for non Towson Univ...
|Shuttle Stopping at Noon Today, 3/6||
Due to inclement weather, the Collegetown Shuttle will stop running at noon today, Wednesday, March 6.
|Collegetown's New Events Page!||
Collegetown just recently launched its new events page! The new page features a multi-campus calendar that allows each college and university to directly feed its events to the website.
You can now search and explore events specific to each campus in the Collegetown Network, and also continue to explore community wide events. The calendar also provides directions and transportation options to and from selected events, making your travel plans that much easier!
There are a ton of ...
|New Graduate Page!||
Check out Collgetown's new page dedicated to graduate students! Whether you are a current graduate student, or looking into programs in the Baltimore area, you will find what you are looking for.
The new page covers tons of topics such as graduate programs, transportation, night life, sports, local events, volunteer progarms, and much, much more!
Find our page here: http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/resources/gradu...
|Career Fair this FRIDAY, FEB 15!||
Only two more days until the MCC Career Fair at Towson University. This is one of the largest career fairs in Maryland, with over 100 employers expected.
The fair is this Friday, February 15 from 10 a.m - 2:30 p.m.
The fair is open to all college and university students and graduates. So grab some friends, and don't miss out on this awesome opportunity!
|Safe Haven Advance Screening||
This Wednesday February 13, Relativity Studios presents an advance screening of Safe Haven, the film adaptation of Nicholas Sparks' 2010 novel. The film officially hits theaters this Valentine's Day, Thursday, February 14, but you can be one of the first to catch this romantic drama on the big screen! *Screening tickets do not guarantee admittance, rather seating is on a first come, first served basis. The screening begins at 7:30pm, ...
|Career Fair Prep Webinar||
The Maryland Career Consortium (MCC) is hosting a free online webinar Monday, February 11 to prepare students on how to make the most out of any career fair.
During the hour long webinar, Terri Morris, a recruiter with Enterprise Rent-A-Car will share insider tips about what employers look for, how to prepare for the event, and techniques for marketing yourself to employers once you are there.
This webinar is a great way to prepare for the upcoming career fair at Towson University, which is...
|MCC Career Fair||
On February 15, 2013 from 10 a.m - 2:30 p.m. The Maryland Career Consortium will be hosting one of the largest career fairs in all of Maryland. The fair will take place at Towson University, and more than 100 of the region's top employers can be expected.
Not sure how to make the most out of a career fair? Well have no fear, the MCC is also hosting a free online webinar with Terri Morris, a recruiter with Enterprise Rent-A-Car. Morris will share insider tips about wh...
|Baltimore Restaurant Week!||
The most delicious week of winter is back! Beginning this Friday, January 25 - February 3, 2013 many of Baltimore's best restaurants are offering special three-course menus for Baltimore Restaurant Week.
Get a taste of Baltimore with specially crafted three-course prix-fixe dinner menus for $30.13 and $20.13. Plus, some restaurants are offering two-course lunch menus for $15.13.
For a full list of participating restaurants and menus visit:
|Ravens to Face-Off Against New England||
After an exhilirating 38-35 victory over Denver this past Saturday, Baltimore is gearing up for another exciting game against the New England Patriots. The city is alive with purple, and fans are preparing for sunday's game in the hopes of seeing their team reach the Superbowl.
Kickoff is 6:30pm this sunday January 20, and if the turnout is anything like last saturday's game, downtown is sure to be buzzing with spirited fans! So throw on some purple and venture out to Federal Hill, Fells,...
You don't have to travel to New York City to get your Broadway fix. Baltimore's Hippodrome Broadway Series presents some of your favorite shows.
This winter from January 22-February 3 catch Disney's classic, Beauty and the Beast!
For more information on this show and others visit: http://baltimore.broadway.com/
|The Collegetown Shuttle is Back for the Spring Semester!||
The collegetown shuttle is back in service for the spring semester. See you on the shuttle!
|Tedx Comes to Baltimore||
Morgan State University Entrepreneurial Development and Assistance Center will host an event by the acclaimed Tedx on Friday, January 25. This speaker based series is designed to spark deep converstaion and create engaging connections.
Students receive half-priced tickets for this amazing event. Get your tickets today!
For more information visit:
|Roommate Speed Date for Savvy City Residents||
Live Baltimore is hosting Roommate Speed Date on Thursday, February 7 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm at The Fitzgerald, 1201 West Mt. Royal Avenue 21217. But leave your romantic notions at the door—this speed dating-inspired event is designed to match up savvy Baltimore City residents (or future residents) with like-minded roommates to split living expenses. “Some people might own a home and have a spare bedroom they’re just using for storage. Others may need a place to live a...
|Tell us what you think about the Collegetown Shuttle! Take this short survey.||
What do you think about the Collegetown Shuttle? Spend a few short minutes taking this brief survey and tell us about your experience with the shuttle this fall semester. We'll use your feedback to make the Collegetown Shuttle even better!
Take the survey now: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/HYP9DBF
|Collegetown Hurricane Relief "Drive"||
The Collegetown Shuttle is heading to Staten Island!
Join Baltimore Collegetown and Veolia Transportation in sending relief items to our neighbors in the northeast who have been impacted by Hurricane Sandy.
Collegetown campuses will collect clean-up items to be sent to Staten Island, an area that has been especially devastated by the storm. With the help of Veolia Transportation, we will load up the Collegetown Shuttle and drive these needed items up to New York.
All supplies must be rec...
|Dollar or Less Days Return December 8 & 9, 2012||
Participating Downtown Baltimore museums and attractions offer admission for just $1 or less.
Visit Downtown Partnership of Baltimore for more info!
|Celebrate the holidays in Baltimore||
See Visit Baltimore's list of Baltimore Holiday Events, http://baltimore.org/holiday.
|41st Annual Lighting of the Washington Monument||
On Thursday, December 6, 5:30 - 8 pm, enjoy holiday entertainment, a visit from Santa Claus and great food in Mount Vernon’s West Park. Watch the lighting of the Monument and a fireworks and laser light show finale. Celebrity lighter and Baltimore Raven Lardarius Webb will help Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake light the monument and start the fireworks finale. The 2012 entertainment will features performances by Morgan State University, City College, Baltimor...
|34th Street Holiday Lights in Hampden||
LIGHTS! See holiday lights from dusk until 11 p.m. nightly until New Year's Day! Enjoy the Baltimore tradition with a cup of hot chocolate.
|Last Day for Spring Semester Shuttle Service is May 12||
The Collegetown Shuttle will end spring semester service on Sunday, May 12. The shuttle will run its regularly scheduled routes through the evening of Sunday, May 12 and then stop service for the summer. The Collegetown Shuttle will resume service in late August- check back in July for the exact start date. Have a great summer!
|Best Places To See Autumn Leaves In Baltimore||
Take advantage of the last days of comfortable weather before the harsh winter arrives. Enjoy fall drives that promise perfect foliage and all of the pretty little pit stops you can handle. From the zoo to area state parks, these are the best places to see fall leaves in Baltimore. See full article here.
|Maryland Universities rank high in U.S. News 2013 Best Colleges||
-UMBC ranked first among up-and-coming national universities — tieing with George Mason University. UMBC also tied with four other schools for eighth place in the national universities list for best undergraduate teaching.
-Stevenson University ranked third (a tie with University of Scranton in Pennsylvania) for up-and-coming regional universities in the North.
-Loyola University Maryland came in second for best regional universities in the North, a tie with Fairfield University in Conne...
|41st Annual Greek Food & Cultural Festival||
Celebrate three days (11/2, 11/3 & 11/4) of all things Greek at the oldest Greek festival in Maryland at the first Greek Orthodox church in the state. The festival provides lunch and dinner all three days of in "Aphrodite's Restaurant" - the church basement. New this year, a Greek Night Party in the tent on Preston Street, with live music and a cash bar. See full event information here.
|New survey shows students are more likely to stay in Baltimore after graduation||
Baltimore Collegetown Network’s triennial survey shows an increase over the past nine years of nearly double the number of students who say they will stay in Baltimore after graduating.
In the 2012 survey, 37.7 percent of the respondents said they are definitely or likely staying in the Baltimore area after graduation. In 2003, the first year the survey was conducted, just 19 percent of the student respondents indicated that they were definitely or likely to stay in Baltimore. Good jobs, ...
|Hear Ye! Hear Ye! It's RennFest! But only until Oct. 21.||
Feel like a little jousting? How about some steak on a stake or a giant turkey leg? Find your inner lord or lady (or perhaps rogue or wench?!) and head out to the 36th Annual Maryland Renaissance Festival.
Saturdays and Sundays until October 21, 2012 in Crownsville, Maryland
Open from 10:00am - 7:00pm
Visit http://www.rennfest.comfor more info.
|Free Fall Baltimore - A month long, free city-wide extravaganza||
Free Fall Baltimore celebrates its seventh year by bringing wonderful free cultural activities to your doorstep. With more than 300 unique events scheduled, you'll be able to find an exciting activity on almost every day in October. We'd like to thank our participating organizations that are hosting these terrific offerings and special thanks to our presenting sponsor, Susquehanna Bank, our supporters, and our media sponsors who are helping us spread the word about Free Fall Baltimore 2012.
|Towson University TurboVote||
TurboVote makes the voter registration process quick and easy. Towson University students, faculty, and staff members can register to vote in the upcoming elections regardless of their home state or county. The site will provide access to the required documents, absentee ballots, and deadlines that apply to each student's voting situation.
Are you a Towson student looking to register? CLICK HERE...
|Charm City Music Festival Features Weezer||
Baltimore is joining the world of music festivals this summer with a major-headliner event. Alternative-rock band Weezer will headline the first-ever Charm City Music Festival on Saturday, September 15 at Harbor Point, located on 1000 Wills St, Baltimore, MD 21231. Weezer will be joined by Irish band Flogging Molly, reggae artist Stephen Marley, Southern Culture on the Skids and Eve 6. Local Baltimore bands will perform as well, such as the All Mighty Senators, Jah Works, Ballyhoo and Loving th...
|Baltimore Book Festival 2012||
September 28, 2012 - September 30, 2012 12:00pm - 8:00pm
Mount Vernon 600 North Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201
The Baltimore Book Festival features hundreds of appearances by local, celebrity and nationally known authors, book signings, more than 100 exhibitors and booksellers, nonstop readings on multiple stages, cooking demos by top chefs, poetry readings, workshops, panel discussions, walking tours, storytellers and hands-on projects for kids, live music, and a delicious variety of...
|RA Sushi's So Long Summer Party||
Kiss the summer of 2012 goodbye with RA Sushi's So Long Summer Party!
On Thursday, September 13 from 7 p.m. to close, RA will have summer themed food and cocktail specials, including a special guest D.J. mixing cool beats.
For more information, visit RA’s Facebook page.
|The Collegetown Shuttle is Back August 25th!||
COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE INFORMATION, FALL 2012:
The Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle will run from Saturday August 25 through Sunday December 9 for this fall semester. There are a few minor schedule changes, so be sure to check out the updated schedule. Riders can find out exactly when the shuttle is scheduled to arrive at a stop by using Next Bus on their PC or smart phone. Students ride the Collegetown Shuttle for free with their college ID and are allowed to bring up to 2 guests. Want to ...
|Defenders Day: Star-Spangled Banner Weekend||
From September 7th-9th, the Star-Spangled Banner Weekend will honor Defenders’ Day, Baltimore’s oldest holiday commemorating the bombardment of Fort McHenry and the writing of our National Anthem. Weekend activities are free to the public.
On Friday evening, the public celebration starts with a parade of re-enactors marching from the base of Federal Hill to the top, where a special ceremony will take place. The re-enactors will board sailing boats and return with the 30’ x 42&...
|Middle Branch Waterfront Festival||
Baltimore’s biggest waterfront festival is coming! Enjoy a full day of fun, entertainment, land and water-based activities including kayaking, canoeing, learn-to-row opportunities, eco-tours in the Patapsco River, a 3K Fun Run/Walk, hands-on environmental activities, demonstrations, contests, games, kids' fun zone and more! Several Baltimore food trucks will be present as well as vendors, live bands, a DJ and a wine/beer garden.
The festival celebrates the Middle Branch Park and Basin in ...
|Take the Collegetown Shuttle to the Maryland State Fair!||
The Maryland State Fair, located at 2200 York Road, Lutherville-Timonium, MD 21093, has been a favorite summer tradition for many decades, attracting over a half- million visitors each year! The fair offers a wide variety of events and entertainment including thrilling rides, great food, the "Swifty Swine Racing Pigs" and even Live Thoroughbred Horseracing. There are also several amazing concerts lined up, including 2012 Grammy nominees, The Band Perry, who will be performing September 1st. The ...
|Welcome to Baltimore Reception for Graduate and Professional Students||
On Thursday, September 6, 2012, Baltimore Collegetown Network and area campuses will host the 2nd annual Welcome to Baltimore reception for graduate and professional students. Connect with graduate students from different campuses and find out how to get involved in the Baltimore community. Come to "Welcome to Baltimore" and you will find:
- Maryland themed food and drink, to include local beer and wine - Networking opportunities - Fun activities - Resources from Baltimore recreation, art...
|Grand Prix of Baltimore 2012||
The Grand Prix of Baltimore brings three days of 180 mph excitement to the heart of Baltimore on Labor Day weekend. See the stars and cars of the IZOD IndyCar Series and the American Le Mans Series on a 12-turn course that snakes through the heart of downtown Baltimore and along the Inner Harbor. More than 100,000 spectators enjoyed the 2011 event, and the 2012 Grand Prix of Baltimore will be bigger and better.
Tickets are going fast, so don't wait. Visit http://raceonbaltimore.com/tickets-and-...
|Baltimore, One of America's Coolest Cities to Live||
Forbes Magazine Ranks Charm City #14 as One of Top 20 America's Coolest Cities to Live.
|Baltimore Ranks in Top 25||
Baltimore ranks #22 in list of best places for new college grads by The Atlantic.
|Baltimore's Crab Bash 2012||
B&O American Brasserie will host the 2012 Baltimore Crab Bash
Both event attendees and a panel of local celebrity judges will have the opportunity to sample and vote on their favorite crab dish. The list of judges for this year's event includes WJZ's Tim Williams, Baltimore magazine's Suzanne Loudermilk, Urbanite Magazine's Tracey Middlekauff, and Mix 106.5's Reagan Warfield.
For an admission fee of $50 per person, guests are invited to watch the chefs battle it out, sample the chefs' dish...
Otakon is the convention of the otaku generation: by fans, for fans; and they're back in Baltimore for their 19th year in 2012!
Join fellow fans as thousands descend on Baltimore to celebrate anime, manga, fandom, and all facets of Asian pop culture!
Ever since 1999, they've taken over a sizable chunk of the Inner Harbor for a 3-day festival celebrating the pop culture that's brought audiences everything from Astroboy to Yu-Gi-Oh, from the Seven Samurai to Spirited Away.
July 27 - July 29, 20...
|2012 African American Festival||
This weekend, July 7-8 celebrate African American life, music & culture at the 2012 African American Festival!
What: The festival is a celebration of African American life, music and culture. This family-oriented event is filled with celebrity artists and entertainers, children’s activities, arts, history, education, financial literacy, health & wellness and more.
When: Saturday – July 7, 2012 (noon – 10pm) Sunday – July 8, 2012 (noon – 9pm)
|31st Annual Artscape Festival||
Artscape is America's largest free arts festival, attracting 350,000+ attendees over three days. Artscape features 150+ fine artists, fashion designers and craftspeople; visual art exhibits on and off-site, including exhibitions, outdoor sculpture, art cars, photography and the Janet & Walter Sondheim Prize; incredible live concerts on outdoor stages; a full schedule of performing arts including dance, opera, theater, film, experimental music and the Baltimore Symphony Orchestra; family even...
|Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower Open House||
Browse through one of Baltimore's most visible and famous buildings along the city skyline on Saturday, June 2 from 1-5 p.m. at the Bromo Seltzer Arts Tower. Talk with the artists and tour their studios. Shop for original artwork and see the Bromo Centennial Quilt. For more information, visit www.bromoseltzerartstower.com or call 443-874-3596.
|HonFest: A One-of-a-kind Baltimore Tradition||
Check out HonFest on Saturday, June 9th and Sunday, June 10th Located in the Baltimore neighborhood of Hampden, HonFest celebrates the working women who helped make this great city what it is.
Since 1994, HonFest has grown from a tiny Baltimore's Best Hon pageant behind Café Hon, to a nationally recognized festival that covers four city blocks on Hampden's very own 36th Street. In recent years, the festival has been acknowledged by The New York Times, Rachel Ray's Tasty Travels, Nightly ...
|AVAM's 14th Annual KINETIC SCULPTURE RACE!||
Saturday May 5th starting at 10am
From the American Visionary Art Museum - A race of wacky, imaginative, totally human-powered works of art designed to travel on land, through mud, and over deep Harbor waters constructed out of used bicycles, gears, and parts, created by a lunatic genius who tinkers around in the garage or backyard. FREE to watch! The machines can be simple, small crafts, piloted by only one brave soul, or they can be over 50 feet long, extremely well-engineered, sophistic...
|Collegetown Shuttle spring service ends May 13||
The Collegetown Shuttle will finish its service for the spring semester on May 13. The shuttle will be up and running in August 2012.
Please check back soon for the fall 2012 service start date!
|Student Survey 2012! What do you think about your college town? Tell us and win a $75 gift card!||
The Collegetown Student Survey 2012: tell us what you think about Baltimore!
Win great prizes (including $75 to iTunes, Target, Best Buy, and more) and help us make Baltimore an even better place to learn, live, and play. The survey is sponsored by the Baltimore Collegetown Network and is only given every three years. Your feedback will help us, your campus leaders, and local officials build Baltimor...
|Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas||
Now through May 20th
The Walters Art Museum 600 N. Charles Street Baltimore, MD 21201
The Walters Art Museum presents Exploring Art of the Ancient Americas: The John Bourne Collection Gift an exhibition of 135 artworks from cultures that rose and fell in Mexico, Central America and Andean South America from 1200 B.C.-A.D. 1530. Drawn from the collection of John Bourne recently gifted to the Walters, this exhibition, on view February 12-May 20, 2012, expresses each culture's distinctive aesthet...
|LOFT loves Baltimore Students!||
LOFT loves Baltimore Students! That’s why we give you all sorts of extra credit. Show your Student ID and enjoy 15% off your full-price purchases every day at LOFT stores. Shop our fabulous new store at Festival at Woodholme, 1809 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21208. "Like" us on Facebook to learn more.
|Welcome to Baltimore volunteer opportunity||
The Americas Incentive Business Travel Meeting Exhibition (AIBTM) is returning to Baltimore and we need your help to welcome attendees! Each volunteer will receive free parking, free volunteer shirt, snacks and beverages on your shifts. Each day we'll hold a drawing for a restaurant gift certificate for a lucky winner! This is a high profile convention where meeting planners from all over the world convene in Baltimore. This is a great opportunity to bring us new business and we need your ex...!--StartFragment-->
|Give Local. Get Local. GIVE CORPS||
Visit the GIVE CORP website today to give genrously to your favorite causes. First, check out the Big Give, a daily hilighted project. If you are not interested in the Big Give feel free to browse through the list of current projects! After you give choose from the great daily deals from cool local merchants.
Interest in learning more? SUBSCRIBE TODAY!
|Baltimore; a biking city||
Baltimore Ranks 11th among major US cities in biking and walking
|Baltimore continues to go green||
Power in Dirt campaign wants residents to transform Baltimore's vacant lots. (Urbanite Magazine)
|TU's Women's History Month||
Human Trafficking Awareness Week March 5-8 A week long series of events on the problem of human trafficking and how you can get involved to stop it.
The Vagina Monologues March 8-9, 7pm Potomac Lounge Towson Univeristy
Towson's Feminist Collective offers this benefit production of the award winning play. Be prepared to laugh, cry, and be moved while raising money to end violence against women.
Women's History Month Keynote: Jaclyn Friedman March 14th, 6pm Loch Raven & Potomac
For more in...
|Do You Know a Community Service Superstar? Have a Favorite Community- Based Organization? Help Them Earn Recognition and Funds!||
Deadline: Wed, Feb 29th
Are you or someone you know passionate about and active in community service? Would you like to earn recognition for your favorite community organization? The 5th Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference, "Community-Based Learning: Paving the Way for Change" is happy to recognize and honor faculty members, students and community partners for their contribution to service-learning and civic engagement in the state of Maryland. Learn more about nominating ...
|No Shuttle service this Sunday, 4/8||
Please note that there will be no shuttle service on Sunday, April 8 (Easter Sunday). Normal service will resume on Monday, April 9.
|Service Learning Conference 3/31 -- registration now open!||
Interested in service? Passionate about making a difference in our region? Want to meet and learn from others who feel the same? Attend the Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference! On March 31, students, faculty and staff from colleges throughout Maryland and DC will share ideas and success strategies for community service, service-learning and civic engagement at this fifth-annual conference. Join us!
|Apply for Collegetown LeaderShape Today!||
Have a passion for service?
Like to connect with other students?
Wat to make a difference in Baltimore?
This could be the program for you!
Just 60 students will be selected as Baltimore Collegetown Leaders who will make a difference in our community. It starts with a week of leadership development and is followed by programming and support throughout an academic year. Are you ready to be visionary?
Must commit to the following dates:
Loyola is going to the Big Dance!
|Collegetown Shuttle 2012 Spring Service!||
The Collegetown Shuttle will start service for the Spring 2012 semester on Monday, January 23, 2012.
Here are a few noteworthy changes to the schedule:
Sunday service earlier end time
Red Route at 8:16 pm at the Brown Center Blue Route at 8:37 pm
Red Route Monday- Thursday will now end at 8:27 pm
We look forward to seeing you on board the Collegetown Shuttle!
|Baltimore Restaurant Week 2012|
Baltimore Winter Restaurant Week Returns!
The culinary event of the year returns with some changes.
Do you have a LinkedIn? Here are some tips for creating and maintaining your account.
|Miracle on 34th Street||
Experience a real Miracle on 34th Street when the denizens of that storied street set the block ablaze with twinking lights, tinsel, model train tracks, and life-sized animatronic snowmen, reindeer, and elves. And don't be suprised if you get invited in for eggnog!
|Shuttle Spotlight: Lighting of the Washington Monument||
Want to enjoy an annual Baltimore tradition? Check out our latest edition of the Shuttle Spotlight where we talk about the Lighting of the Washington Monument!
|Collegetown's new Green Living section!||
Don't be fooled by Baltimore's hustle and bustle. This city is filled with ways to reduce your carbon footprint. The Green Living section features something for everyone. Community gardens, sustainability events, and alternative transportation options are just a taste of the information you will dig into.
Take a look! Green Living
|Collegetown Shuttle service finished until 2012!||
The Collegetown Shuttle has finished it's service for the fall 2011 semester. The Shuttle will be up and running in late January 2012. Please check back soon for the spring 2012 service start date!
|Sofi's Crepes Grand Opening Party||
Sofi's Crepes Grand Opening Party 5911 York Road across from The Senator Theater Friday, Nov. 18 12 - 9pm
*50 percent of the proceeds from the event will be donated to "Our Daily Bread."
The guest crepe Makers will make crepes in 30 minute shifts as follows:
1:00 Sloan Brown 1:30 Joanne Saltzberg 2:00 Former Mayor Sheila Dixon 3:30 Captain Jan Miles & Captain Jamie Trost COOK-OFF competition 5:00 Fr. Tim Brown 5:30 Buzz Cusack & Councilman Bill Henry COOK-OFF competition 6:00 James P...
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE ADVISORY - Friday, November 4||
The bus scheduled to depart from Goucher - Stimson Hall at 3 PM is experiencing minor delays. Service will resume at 3:32 from Johns Hopkins University - St. Paul St (in front of the Barnes and Noble).
We apologize for the inconvenience.
If you have any questions, please call 410.532.3036.
|Shuttle Spotlight: Freefall Baltimore||
Have you checked out Freefall Baltimore? Not sure what's it all about? We got the lowdown - check out the latest edition of the Shuttle Spotlight featuring Freefall Baltimore:http://baltimorecollegetown.wordpress.com/2011/10/25/shuttle-spotlight-freefall-baltimore/
|Mayor's Cleanup Day October 22||
Join NDMU students, faculty, staff, and the York Road Partnership for the Annual Fall Cleanup of the York Road Corridor. Saturday, October 22 5104 York Road, Loyola's campus safety building located between CVS and McDonalds (park on the McDonalds side) Cleaning, planting, painting, beautifying (part of the group will focus on cleaning the stream area between Homeland Avenue and the LND Library) *Please register by contacting Maggie Porter: email@example.com (410) 656-4053 ...
|James W. Rouse Community Service Day||
Get your hands dirty at the 9th Annual James W. Rouse Community Service Day.
Saturday, October 29 9-4pm
|Shuttle Spotlight: Rams Head Live||
Check out Collegetown's latest Shuttle Spotlight!
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE ADVISORY - October 15, 2011||
The Baltimore Running Festival will take place on Saturday, October 15, 2011. Many streets along the shuttle route will be closed for some period of time, which requires us to change our schedule for the day. Below you will find the times when service for each route begins:
Blue Route: Service will begin at 4:15 from Goucher's Stimson Hall.
Red Route: Service will begin at 4:40 from Penn Station - St. Paul St.
If you have any questions, please email shuttle@Balti...
|Shuttle Spotlight: Cory Booker||
Check out the latest edition of the Shuttle Spotlight! It's all about Cory Booker, who's coming to Baltimore this week for not one, but TWO speaking engagements!
|Collegetown Shuttle Advisory - Saturday, October 8, 2011||
Due to road closures near Morgan State University's campus, please expect slight delays on the red route on the morning of Saturday, October 8. Please be patient with us as our drivers do their very best to stay on schedule.
STOP 503 - McKeldin Cener: Closed on Saturday, October 8 from 9 AM to 12 PM
STOP 505 - Hillen Rd/MTA #33: Closed on Saturday, October 8 from 9 AM to 12 PM
Please check our Facebook page, website, or Nextbus for the latest updates.
|Shuttle Spotlight - Walters Art Museum||
Hey Baltimore Collegetowners!
A couple of times a week, we'll bring you the Shuttle Spotlight. We'll showcase an event that's coming up in Baltimore that is accessible by the Collegetown Shuttle and other forms of transportation.
In the first edition, we talk about The Walters Art Museum's College and Arts Community Night. Check out our blog posting: http://baltimorecollegetown.wordpress.com/2011/09/20/shuttle-spotlight-wa...
|Competition that’s worth the effort: Maryland Cyber Challenge founding partner SAIC to offer internships and possible jobs to student winners.||
|The Shuttle is on the Move!|
Your favorite free ride around town has just gotten better. Take a look at the brand spankin new offerings on the Collegetown Shuttle:
New school: Morgan State University joins the Collegetown Shuttle this fall! Morgan State, along the red route, will have two stops on campus - one at the McKeldin Center, the other on Hillen Rd, adjacent to the Earl S. Richardson Library.
|Collegetown Shuttle on WBAL||
The Collegetown Shuttle was featured in a segment on WBAL. Check it out here:
|Top cities for college grads...Baltimore made the list!||
Check out the article in the Baltimore Buisness Journal about the Kiplinger's top cities for college grads. Baltimore made the list!
|Looking for volunteer opportunities? Check out BVU's Volunteer Central!||
Business Volunteers Unlimited (BVU) is the primary resource for recruiting, developing and organizing community and business volunteers in the Greater Baltimore area. Through BVU’s Volunteer Central, individuals can find opportunities to lend their time and talent to organizations that are working to improve the community.
|Food trucks are popping up all over Baltimore!||
It's the new thing to hit Charm City. Food trucks! Below are links to local food trucks. Enjoy!
Fancy grilled cheese
|Baltimore Sun's "Baltimore Bucket List"||
Check out the Baltimore Sun's bucket list here!
|Charm City Collegiate Artist Network (C.A.N.) Mixer||
Sunday, June 5 from 6-8pm
Load of Fun Studios,
120 West North Avenue
Baltimore MD 21201.
Are you a student interested in the arts community of Baltimore? Come out to Load of Fun Studio to learn about this new amazing student led organization! There will be food, drinks and a brief presentation by C.A.N participants....!--[endif]-->
|Have you had a GREAT Internship this semester? We would love to hear about it!||
Did you have a great Internship this semester? If you are interested in sharing your experienced and highlighted on our website visit our Internship Success Stories now!
This your chance to tell you story and let other Baltimore students about your experience!
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE ADVISORY FOR MAY 19-20 - Updated May 16, 2011 @ 9:38 AM||
ATTENTION COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE RIDERS
Goucher College's graduation will take place on Friday, May 20. Since faculty and staff will be preparing the grounds for commencement, there will be no service to Goucher College on Friday, May 20.
For the same reason, the College Connection Line, a service provided by Goucher College, will not be available on Friday, May 20.
The College Connection Line will be running on Thursday, May 19, however, it will be run by Veolia Transportation. ...
|Collegetown Shuttle Advisory - Easter Sunday||
Attention Collegetown Shuttle Riders!
The Collegetown Shuttle will not be running on Sunday, April 24, 2011 in observance of the Easter holiday.
Regular service will resume on Monday, April 25, 2011.
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE ADVISORY - Weekend of April 29, 2011||
ATTENTION COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE RIDERS
This weekend, the Towson Chamber of Commerce will be hosting their annual Towsontown Spring Festival. The event attracts over 250,000 visitors over the course of the weekend.
Several blocks between York Rd and Bosley Avenue will be closed down to accommodate all the activities taking place this weekend. Although York Rd will not be shutdown, please expect delays throughout this weekend.
For details on the festival, please visi...
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE ADVISORY FOR SATURDAY APRIL 16, 2011||
ATTENTION COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE RIDERS! On Saturday, April 16, 2011, the 17th Annual Cardinal Cup 5K and 1 Mile Fun Walk will take place on Charles near the College of Notre Dame.
The day's event will have a slight effect on our shuttle service. During the event, one lane of travel will be coned off for participants along the race from 5:30 am to 11:30 am. Please be aware that during this time, the Collegetown Shuttle will be required to take a detour from our route, ther...
Saturday, April 30, 2011
11:00 - 3:00 pm
UMBC - Erickson Feild
Baltimore VegFest is a celebration of healthy, sustainable, and compassionate eating and explores the endless benefits of vegetarian living. This FREE event will feature all kinds of vegetarian foods, live music, local veg restaurants, hooping, speakers, nutritional experts, vegan cooking demonstrations, and more! UMBC Vegetarians and The Humane League are thrilled to be hosting this exciting event. We hope to see you there!
|Collegetown rainy day survey!||
Do you have the rainy day blues? Take the Collegetown survey! http://on.fb.me/ey9oZD
|Check out the Collegetown stress survey!||
The weather is warming up and it feels like the semester will never end. With a heavy course load it's easy to get caught up with stress, but the summer will be here soon enough. How do you handle stress? Take the Collegetown survey.
|Spring 2011 Collegetown Shuttle Ridership Survey||
Spare a few moments and share with us your thoughts on the Collegetown Shuttle service. Take the survey and enter to win a $50 gift card to Brewer's Art! If you take the survey by Friday, April 1 your name will be thrown into a drawing for another $50 gift card to a Baltimore hotspot! Click the link and start sharing: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/X9QX9GF
|Check out the Collegetown St. Patrick's day survey!||
What are you looking forward to on St. Patrick's day, take our survey.
|NAGPS Southeast Regional Conference||
The National Association of Graduate-Professional Students (NAGPS) is a student-run national, non-profit organization dedicated to improving the quality of graduate & professional student life.
This year's Southeast Regional Conference will be held at Johns Hopkins Univervisty at the Homewood Campus.
Friday, April 8, 2011 - Saturday, April 9, 2011
The Conference fee for NAGPS member-school attendees is $15. The Conference fee for non-member school attendees is $20....
|Register for the 2011 Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference!||
Saturday, April 9, 2011 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM Stevenson University, Owings Mills Campus Rockland Center
REGISTER TODAY! On Saturday, April 9, 2011, Stevenson University is partnering with the Baltimore Collegetown Network, Maryland Campus Compact and the Shriver Center at UMBC to present this unique day-long conference. This is the fourth annual "Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference" and will be attended by students, faculty and staff from Maryland colleges and universities.
|Check out the Collegetown radio survey!||
What radio station are you listening to? Take the Collegetown radio survey?
|Baltimore Collegetown LeaderShape Applications Available!||!--[if>|
|SHUTTLE ADVISORY: St. Patrick's Day Parade 3/12||!--[if>|
|New internship site launches!||
BALTIMORE COLLEGETOWN NETWORK RELAUNCHES UPGRADED INTERNSHIP WEBSITE
One-stop site for internship postings reaches students at 14 area colleges
Baltimore, Md., February 1, 2011 -- Baltimore Collegetown Network is relaunching its upgraded internship website on Tuesday, February 1. The website, which can be accessed at www.BaltimoreCollegetown.org/intern, is a one-stop database where employers can post internship listings in a central location for free. The listings are available to ...
|Baltimore Restaurant Week Extended||
Baltimore Restaurant Week has been extended due to weather. Please click the link below for more information.
|Interested in presenting at this year's Service Learning and Civic Engagment Conference?||
On Saturday, April 9, 2011, Stevenson University will partner with the Baltimore Collegetown Network and Maryland Campus Compact to present a day-long conference, Journeys through Service: Passport to Change. This is the fourth annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference and will be attended by approximately 300 students and faculty from Maryland colleges and universities. Additional conference information is available at the conference home page
CLICK HERE to learn more about ...
|Two days to go to the Maryland Career Consortium Career Fair!!!||
Friday, February 18, 2011 10 AM to 3:30 PM Loyola University Maryland Andrew White Student Center Reitz Arena
Held annually during the early part of the spring semester, this Career Fair is a chance to meet and network with over 100 employers from various industries including the government, private and non-profit sectors. This is a very attractive event to employers and a great opportunity to find satisfying careers. You can acquire further information about the fair and view a list of partici...
|Purple Fridays at National Aquarium||
Head down to the National Aquarium this Friday and show off your purple pride! Arrive before 5p.m. and recieve $5 your Total Experience Ticket!
CLICK HERE for the coupon!
|Baltimore Sun's 50 Best Restaurants!||
Want to know where to eat in Baltimore? Follow along this week as the Baltimore Sun countsdown it's top 50 restaurants!
|My2Cents: A Maryland Video Competition||
Maryland Budget and Tax Policy Institute and Wide Angle Youth Media announce our call for entries to the 2011 My 2 Cents: A Maryland Video Competition! Teenagers and young adults aged 14-25 use their skills to make a 2-5 minute video by December 1, 2010. This competition is free to enter.
Six finalists will be chosen to win $500 for the production of their 2-5 minute. The video from each of the six finalists will be shown at the My 2 Cents premiere on March 8, 2011, where the finalists will com...
|BALTIMORE COLLEGETOWN NETWORK FACEBOOK PHOTO CONTEST - EXTENDED!||
Capture your favorite moments in Baltimore and submit your photo on our Baltimore Collegetown Network Facebook page.
Photos must be submitted via our Facebook page by Friday, December 3. A round of voting after the submission date will take place to determine our top 3 finishers!
Prizes consist of the following:
1st Place - Ultimate Baltimore Prize Pack: Two (2) tickets on Spirit Cruise Lines, $50 gift card to Oceannaire in Harbor East
2nd Place - $75 gift card to Woodberry Kitch...
|2011 ABELL AWARD IN URBAN POLICY COMPETITION||!--[if>|
|MICA: The Narcissism of Minor Differences||
Thursday, December 9 - Sunday, March 13 Fox Building's Decker and Meyerhoff galleries 1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.
MICA will host The Narcissism of Minor Differences, an exhibition showcasing 18 acclaimed artists, including Francisco de Goya, Philip Guston and Sam Durant, that will explore the dark side of intolerance using art, historical artifact and documentation. Through more than 40 objects and four installations, the exhibition will examine different types of intolerance by various groups: ...
|Centerstage College Night: ReEntry||
December 7, 2010
Reception 7 p.m.
Performance 8 p.m.
CENTERSTAGE’s College Night gives students an affordable way to turn a night at the theater into a fun night with their friends. With $15 Classic Series tickets that include admission to a pre-show reception with free food, and discounted beer and wine, College Night also features door prizes for area restaurants, bars, art venues, and sporting events.
Inspirational, honest, even heartwarming; frank, funny, and long ...
|Looking for a pumpkin patch or a corn maze?||
Check out Summers Farm in Dederick, MD. Enjoy some time outside and get in the mood for this Halloween and Thanksgiving season!
Check out their website for directions and more information!
|Design students needed!||
Want to have your work recognized? The conference planning committee for the 4th Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference (SLCE) is seeking talented design students to design conference graphics and program layout for its annual conference taking place Saturday April 9, 2011 at Stevenson University.
Conference participants are Maryland college and university students, between the ages of 17 and 25, interested in experiential learning opportunities and networking with like-minded...
|Fall 2010 Student LeaderShip Workshop: What is your leaderhsip style?||
|The 39th Annual Lighting of Baltimore's Washington Monument||
Enjoy holiday performances, strolling entertainment, food vendors and a fireworks finale with Elmo! Festivities begin at 5:30 p.m. with the lighting ceremony set to begin at 7 p.m.
CLICK HERE for more details!...
|Baltimore's 2010 ZooBOO!||
Calling all ghosts, goblins, and friendly monsters! Come to the Zoo dressed to impress and enjoy free trick-or-treating, fun carnival games, live entertainment, and delicious food!
This event is FREE with general paid Zoo admission. Some activities and games inside the event area may require a small additional fee.
Friday, October 29, 2010 - Sunday, October 31, 2010
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
|Baltimore Green Works Presents: Connecting and Protecting Our Food/Water||
Please join Baltimore Green Works Sustainable Speaker Series and the Baltimore Museum of Industry for a discussion on the history of the canning industry along the shorelines of the Chesapeake Bay. The discussion will be followed by a series of breakout sessionswith local leaders talking about the current trends and concerns surrounding agriculture and our waterways.
Delaware Secretary of Agriculture and lima bean expert, Ed Kee, will open the morning’s event as he traces the history of ...
|Downtown DOLLAR DAYS this weekend!||
Don't miss the opportunity to check out some of your favorite attractions downtown this weekend that will ONLY cost you $1!
CLICK HERE to find out what destinations are participating
|A BENCH IS NOT A BED: SLEEP OUT IN THE INNER HARBOR||
Spend one night in the Inner Harbor. Join students from other universities, community members, and people experiencing homelessness to raise awareness of the thousands who sleep on the streets of Baltimore each night! The evening will include a chance to hear the stories of people formerly experiencing homelessness, perspectives of local agencies addressing these issues, and live music. Please expect to bring both your own sleeping bag/blanket and a blanket for someone else.
|Looking for something FREE to do in October?||
Check out FREE FALL BALTIMORE! The Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts offers free events all throughout the month of October! Check out FreeFallBaltimore.com or click on the link below to find a free event!
|Towson University hosts: Second Life/ First Hand||
Join Towson University as they proudly host a virtual panel discussion in second life.
Topic: Education and Employment Opportunities in Virtual Worlds and Social Media
Featuring renowned virtual world experts:
Chuck Hamilton, Virtual Learning Leader for IBM's Center for Advanced Learning
Randy Hinrichs, Principle Partner at 2B3D Technologies
WEDNESDAY, November 17, 2:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. (Open to the public - Space is limited!)
Join Towson: IN-WORLD with your avater at Towson Innova...
|Post-Election Discussion at UMBC||
Ballots will be cast across the country on November2. But what does it all mean? As part of its Social Sciences Forum, the University of Maryland Baltimore County hosts a pnel of local political junkies that will analyze the results of the mid-term elections.
November 16 1pm
1000 Hilltop Circle
|B'More Aware of HIV: The Living Red Ribbon||
The Living Red Ribbon is a unique fundraiser to bring a greater awareness of HIV to the Baltimore Metropolitan region and encourage community support of local programs. This event includes:
Participants will also have a chance to go down in history in the Guinness Book of World Records by creating the largest "Living Red Ribbon" ever formed. Reg...
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE ADVISORY - OCTOBER 27, 2010||
The Baltimore City Police Department plans to close a portion of Charles Street tomorrow (Wednesday) for the funeral service of City Police Officer Thomas Portz who was killed in the line of duty. The service will be held at The Cathedral of Mary Our Queen. Beginning at approximately 9:00am tomorrow, Charles Street will be closed between Cold Spring Lane and Northern Parkway. Service for the Collegetown Shuttle will be affected by tomorrow's event.
Given the uncertainty ...
|Baltimore's Best of 2010!||
Check out the best places to get a sandwhich, the best new restaurant and the best place to get ice cream in Baltimore accroding to Baltimore Magazine!
|Baltimore Green Works’ Sustainable Speaker Series||
Baltimore Green Works (BGW) announced that it will host Paul Greenberg, author of Four Fish: The Future of the Last Wild Food, as the 6th lecturer in its Sustainable Speaker Series.
As an acclaimed food writer and long time fisher, Greenberg will walk us through the dynamics of over fishing, why the industry favors some the varieties of fish over others, and how the exploitation of these four species of fish has threatened the existence of our oceans
Mr. Greenberg’s lecture on the conse...
|Let's Eat Charles Street Blog now posted!||
Check out the new blog posted! Feel free to leave a comment and tell us what you think!
Artscape Baltimore- LOL@Artscape
Dates Saturday, July 17, 2010
|COLLEGETOWN SHUTTLE SERVICE - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 16||
The Baltimore Running Festival will take place this Saturday, October 16. Due to numerous street closures throughout the city, we've amended the schedule for Saturday.
Service will begin with the 3:05 PM scheduled departure from MICA, The Commons, and the 3:50 PM departure from Goucher, The "T", and all other departures listed below that on the Collegetown Shuttle schedule.
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Ankur Ponda at aponda@BaltimoreCollegetown.org or call (410)...
|Going, Going Green Bicycle Coordinator - PLEASE HELP!||
Category: ARTSCAPE 2010
Description Artscape is green, too! Bicycle Coordinator monitors a dedicated area at Artscape for festival-goers who arrive by bikes and need to secure them. Volunteer shows bicyclists how to put bikes in bike racks, maximizes the racks' capacity, and keeps area organized.
Volunteer also distributes an I'M GREEN button to the bikers.
Only 1 volunteer is needed per shift, so we are greatly depending on you to show up and help in this "green" ar...
|The Collegetown Shuttle has stopped running for the Spring 2010 semester||
ATTENTION SHUTTLE RIDERS!
The Collegetown Shuttle has stopped running for the Spring 2010 semester. Service ended on Saturday, May 15.
We are currently working on next year's schedule, so please visit our website in early August for the Fall 2010 schedule.
If you have any questions, please e-mail aponda@BaltimoreCollegetown.org
HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
|TONIGHT: Walter's Art Museum prsents: Totally Wick(Ed) Awesome||
Thursday, October 14, 6-9 p.m.
Free to college students, staff and faculty witha valid I.D. and artists with current membership in an area arts organization.
Did you realize that in the '80's, everyone totally got pulled into this thing called Alspeak? Seriously! Picture a huge Rubik's cube contest, ginormous Atari games, breakdancing with totally rad Ds and a Rubik's hyper-lecture by NPR "This I Believe" undergrad William T Wissermann.
|Find your happy place in Baltimore!||
Everyone needs a little incentive every now and again right?
This weekend, enjoy Baltimore's "More for Less" Weekend. For a full list of deals and discounts, visit http://www.baltimore.org/moreforless/.
Thank you Visit Baltimore!
|Careers in Student Affairs Conference at Towson University!||
|Talking About Race: Truth & Reconciliation||
In November 1979, members of the Ku Kluz Klan and Maerican Nazi PArty killed five anit-Klann demonstrators and wounded ten others in Greensboro, North Carolina. As part of Open Society Institute Baltimore's "Talking About Race" series, three residents of Greensboro-inlcuding Rev. Nelson Johnson, who was injured in the incident- will discuss the lessons learned from the incident and how they might be applied to Baltimore
November 4, 2010 @ 7p.m.
Enoch Pratt Free Library
400 Cathedral Street
|SUPPORT BIKING IN BALTIMORE!||
Baltimore is definitely working hard to be a cleaner and greener city and what better way to encourage this then to support Biking in Baltimore!
The city and its counterparts have made great efforts to implement biking paths, but more work needs to be done!
Sign the petition to show your support. Click http://www.thepetitionsite.com/1/please-take-a-moment-to-support-bicycling-in-baltimore to fill out the petition!...
|New blog posting - The Charm City Circulator holds true to its name!||
Read about Ankur's experience on the Charm City Circulator on Friday night!
|Bike to Work (or School!) Day 2010!||
Are you a biker? Would you like to be a biker? Try biking out on Bike to Work (or School!) Day Friday, May 21 2010! Collegetown Rally Sites include: Morgan State University Johns Hopkins University College of Notre Dame of Maryland
|Collegetown Night at Camden Yards on Friday, October 1!||
Fall 2010 Collegetown Night at Camden Yards is sneaking up on us!
Collegetown Night at Camden Yards will be held on Friday, October 1 @ 7:05 PM. Watch the Orioles play Detroit Tigers as they try and add some victories to the win colum in the last home series of the 2010 season!
Tickets are $6 with valid Student ID. Go to your school's Student Activities office or box office to purchase tickets.
|TODAY: Public Forum on Homelessness||
|Need a little Baltimore guidance?||
Still not quite sure where to go or how to get around Baltimore?
In addition to everything we have to offer, this is another great resource!
Visit www.baltimanual.com and learn Baltimore, YOUR college town!
|Be an AmeriCorps VISTA!||
Maryland Campus Compact promotes the development of global citizens and just communities in Maryland and beyond.
Maryland has 17 fulltime AmeriCorps ViSTA positions available for the 2010-2011 academic year at institutions across Maryland.
|FREE EVENT - Downtown 101: An Insider's Guide to Baltimore||
Need a little more information about good ol' Charm City? We got you covered!
Come to our event and learn about the latest Baltimore happenings and hotspots, network with interns, grads, and locals, and enjoy some free food at the same time!
Join us on Thursday, June 24 from 5:30 to 7:30 PM at the James Joyce Pub in Harbor East. The event is free of charge and you can even take the Charm City Circulator to the event!
Click here to register.
Brought to you by Downtown...
|$50 gift card to Rusty Scupper? Take the Collegetown Shuttle Spring 2010 Ridership Survey!||
PERSONAL TO DO LIST:
- Review notes for class
- Meet up John for lunch
- Go to the gym
- Check E-mail/Facebook
- Take the Collegetown Shuttle Spring 2010 survey!
Take some time out of your day and share your thoughts about the Collegetown Shuttle service. We truly value the feedback we receive from our students, staff, and faculty and look at it closely to make improvements to our service. When you fini...
|ATTENTION ALL SINGERS: Don't miss the “SingFest at the SpringFest" competition at the Towson Town Festival this year!||
The 2010 Towson Town Festival presents "Singfest at the Springfest" singing competition. Contestants will sing their way to win $300 cash first place prize, a trip (courtesy of AirTran) to an American Singing Competition, a recording package at “Nice Package” recording studio and your voice heard by a major record label. Competitors may not have any contractual agreements with a record label. To compete, call 410-825-1144 Open Auditions; Tuesday, April 13th (5-8...!--[endif]-->
|City Living Rental Tour 2010!||
Have you always been interested in living in the city but just didn't know where to start? Baltimore Collegetown and Live Baltimore have the answers for you! Check out the City Living Rental Tour!
|Celebrate Baltimore Green Week at ECOFEST||
APRIL 17, 2010, ECOFEST – Noon-6 p.m. at Druid Hill Park
Join us in celebrating the health of our city with local food, friends and fun! Take a bike ride around the reservoir, test your balance in an outdoor yoga class or just sit back and enjoy the musical stylings of the Frontier Dentists, June Star, the RapDragons and more. Let the kids take part in an art project, building a bamboo hut or playing with worms at the vermaculture demo! This event is FREE and...
|JHU Spring Fair + Tigerfest + Loyolapalooza||
Watch out this weekend! Johns Hopkins University is hosting it's annual Spring Fair where students faculty and staff enjoy the weekend with arts and crafts, multiple vendors, great food and a concert by State Radio featuring Forever The Sickest Kids and Time Columns. Then on Saturday, head up to Towson for their annual Tigerfest held on Burdick field at 1pm. Check out great vendors, free giveaways and watch N.E.R.D. perform! Finally, on Sunday don't miss Loyolapalooza! Loyo...
|Baltimore Retail Week 2010!||
Don't miss the opportunity to shop TAX free April16-15, during Baltimore Retail Week!
CLICK HERE for more information and participating vendors.
|3rd Annual Service-Learning and Civic Engagement Conference with Keynote Speaker Congressman Elijah Cummings||
Come and engage with other participants across Maryland in interactive workshops and discussions on community service, civic engagment, and service-learning initiatives.
Registration is now open! Spots are filling up fast, so don't delay!
Below is what you need to know:
April 10, 2010 Towson University University Union 9 AM to 4 PM Registration Fee: $5 (includes lunch) Registration link: www.towson.edu/plantingseeds If you have any questions, please contact Ankur Pon...
|10 Minutes. 10 Questions. CENSUS 2010||
COLLEGE STUDENTS WE MOVE FORWARD WHEN YOU SEND IT BACK!
By answering 10 simple questions, you can help improve Baltimore's:
CENSUS 2010 FAQS
1. How are students living off-campus counted?
A 2010 Census form will be delivered or mailed to your house or apartment in March 2010. All students living at the address are considered one household, so only one form should...
|Media Active Festival - Towson University||
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 6 – 9 PM Towson University, Stephens Hall Theatre
Media activism brings real issues to light. The Media Active Festival provides a forum for cause-driven student media makers to tell their stories. The Festival will screen and showcase socially-conscious media created by Baltimore-area college and high school students wit...!--[endif]-->
|Student survey results are in!||
|Interested in taking a walk on the catwalk? MICA needs you!||
|College Night at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum||
Collegetown in partnership with the Reginald F. Lewis Museum bring you Floetic Fridays at the Lewis!
Friday, February 12, 8 p.m.
Floetic Friday featuring E the Poet-Emcee
Enjoy an evening of poetry and music with the Black Diamond band, an open mic, and featured performer E the Poet- Emcee. Patrons will also be able to view the creative works of young emerging artists and tour the special exhibition. (Hosted by the museum youth volunteers, "The Travelers").
Tickets are only $6 with valid st...
|Don't miss College of Notre Dame 's 80's JAM-A-THON!||
Come rock out to the 80's, compete in the Most Rad Dude and Dudetter contest, and raise money for charity!
Saturday, April 10
Fourier Hall 8-11 pm
College of Notre Dame
$2 NDM Students $3 non NDM Students
For more information contact Candace Summer at danceNDM@gmail.com
|Searching for a new apartment?||
Check out Collegetown's new blog Apartment Hunting 101 to help you focus and refine your search!
|It's that time of the year again... Baltimore Restaurant Week 2010||
Check out which restaurants are participating in this years restaraunt week! This is a great opportunity to try out a more expensive restaurant at a discounted price! Make your reservations today! Bon Appetit!
|Baltimore has made the cut for one of the 18 host cities for the U.S. bid to the 2018/2022 World Cup!||
18 cities were chosen to serve as "host cities" if the U.S. is chosen to host the 2018 or 2022 World Cup. BALTIMORE was one of those cities! Could we see a world cup game at M&T Bank Stadium? Only time will tell!
|Spring 2010 Collegetown Shuttle!||
The Collegetown shuttle will be back in full force starting January 19th! Check out the information on the page for changes in this semester's schedule. We can't wait to see you on board!
REMINDER: No service will be available April 4th
|Looking for a job this spring? The Census Bureau is now hiring part-time workers!||
Looking to make some money this spring? The Census Bereau is now hiring for part-time help. The Deadline to apply is the end of Januaray. Please follow the link below for more information and an application!
|Top Google Item in Baltimore in 2009 is The Collegetown Shuttle!||
Top Googled Item in Baltimore in 2009 - it's the Collegetown Shuttle! Thank you to all for making it such a HUGE success!
|Collegetown Shuttle Service - Saturday December 19, 2009||
Due to the inclement weather conditions, the Collegetown Shuttle will not be running today.
Please be advised that the Collegetown Shuttle will not be running for the Fall semester and service will resume on January 19, 2010.
If you have additional questions, please contact Ankur Ponda at aponda@BaltimoreCollegetown.org.
Updated 10:56 AM.
|Would you like the World Cup to be in Baltimore? Check this out!||
Baltimore needs your support. Show your support for Baltimore's candidacy to be selected for the U.S. World Cup Bid. Sign the petition to bring the game to Baltimore!
|Cleaning out your apartment for the new year? Check out Whole Foods E-Cycling day!||
Saturday, January 9 at 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Whole Foods Market, Harbor East Baltimore
Are you trying to get rid of those old outdated elctronics you've had for the past four years? Whole Foods is offering you the opportunity to not only get rid of your unused junk but help the environment as you do it! Items that may be donated are as follow: old hard drives, laptop, desktop, computers, printers, keyboards and more. The best part, drop off is FREE and if you need assistance unlaoding your...
|Check out Collegetowns new blog post! "Battle of Baltimore Breakfast Hotspots"||
Check out the link below to keep up with Baltimore Collegetown's Blog!
|Baltimore recognized as one of the 14 Best Destinations for Fall 2009!||
According to MSN's Travel Guide "Fall really brings out the charm in Charm City." Baltimore was recognized as being one of the Best 14 Destinations for Fall 2009! Check out MSN's site and take advantage of the great things going on this fall in Baltimore!
|Floetic Fridays at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum||
Head on down to the Inner Harbor on Friday night and stop at the Reginald F. Lewis Museum for their monthly Floetic Fridays event.
Spend your night listening to live music by Ne'A Posey, JSoul, and Tamara Wellons and poetry by Olu Butterfly & Femi the Dri Fish. Make sure to stick around afterwards because DJ Phaze will be playing some jams into the night.
Reginald F Lewis Museum Floetic Fridays Friday, December 4th 8 PM - 12AM Students: $10 with ID (21 and over onl...
|Baltimore Green Works: Make a Difference Day||
Where: Fort Armistead Park
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|Looking for creative gifts this holiday season? Check out MICA's Art Market!||
Don't want to buy your Dad ANOTHER wallet for the holidays again? Come support MICA students, faculty and staff at their festive Art Market. You can find anything from jewlery, illustrations to wrapping paper at this event! ADMISSION is Free!
This weekend only!
|The Johns Hopkins Institute for Policy Studies: ABELL AWARD IN URBAN POLICY 2010 COMPETITION||
|Don't feel like spening lots of money...Check out all the attractions that are only a $1 this weekend!||
Downtown Partnership Balitimore brings you
"Downtown Dollar or Less Days"
December 5 and 6
More than 15 Downtown museums and attractions offer admission for $1 or less.
|The FREE! Walters Art Museum College Night||
|STATION NORTH COLLEGE NIGHT: Interested in creating a human foosball team?||
Come out for a night of FREE bands, events at area clubs and theatres, and HUMAN FOOSBALL games!
You can sign up to particupate in the human foosball as a single or in teams of six by contacting aponda@BaltimoreCollegetown.org
For more information please wisit www.stationnorth.com
|MICA’s Fall Exhibition Season Kicks Off With Work by Faculty, Students||
MICA's fall exhibition season kicks off with three of its most popular and dynamic exhibitions, all featuring work by students and faculty.
THE FACULTY EXHIBITION RECEPTION IS
THURSDAY, OCT. 1, 5-7 P.M.
Faculty Exhibition Thursday, Sept. 24-Sunday, Oct. 11 Decker and Meyerhoff galleries, Fox Building (1303 W. Mount Royal Ave.); and Pinkard Gallery, Bunting Center (1401 W. Mount Royal Ave.) Reception: Thursday, Oct. 1, 5-7 p.m.
The Faculty Exhibition features the work of MICA's world-renown...
|Free Fall Baltimore Starts Tomorrow!||
Free Fall Baltimore is a program of the Baltimore Office of Promotion & The Arts (BOPA), the city’s non-profit special event and arts agency. During the month of October you will be able to find several free events throughout the city on a daily basis. To learn more about Free Fall Baltimore or to get a listing of the Free Events check out www.freefallbaltimore.com
|Collegetown Shuttle service disruption on October 10th||
This Saturday, October 10th, Baltimore is hosting the 2009 Baltimore Running Festival causing several road closures throughout the city. Many of these street closures are on or around the Collegetown Shuttle route. As a result, the Collegetown Shuttle will be affected this Saturday.
Service will not start until 3 PM this Saturday. The first three departures for the day are as follows;
- 3:04 PM departing 33rd and Charles, going northbound - 3:00 PM departing ...
|My 2 Cents: A Maryland Video Competition||
So what are taxes all about? How does financial aid work? Use your skills to create a 3-5 minute video for Maryland youth about these issues and get a cash prize while you're at it too!
Check out the website for full details and guidelines.
|Family Weekend Dining Deals|
When your folks are visiting from out of town for Family Weekend, encourage them to get off campus and enjoy these great dining deals we've put together for you.
|Baltimore Student Poets @ Pratt||
Tuesday, November 3 at 6:30 p.m.
Students from the writing program at Coppin State University and University of Baltimore share their work. The reading will take place in the Poe Room at the Enoch Pratt Free Library, central library
Admission is FREE!
click the link below for more information!
|Collegetown Shuttle service is up and running!||
Welcome to Baltimore!
The Collegetown Shuttle is back for the Fall 2009 semester. We changed the schedule up a little bit, so check out the new schedule by visiting the Shuttle website.
If you have any questions, please contact Ankur Ponda at (410) 532-3036 or email aponda@BaltimoreCollegetown.org.
|FREE Eric Hutchinson concert - Rams Head Live!||
Rams Head Live! presents Eric Hutchison on Monday, September 28th. Admission is FREE with a College I.D. Don't miss this free back to school concert. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. and the show starts at 8:00 p.m.
|Follow us on Twitter and FaceBook and you could win a $50 gfit card to a Baltimore hotspot!||
Baltimore Collegteown is on Twitter and FaceBook! We want you to be plugged in to what's going around town and at each of the schools in Baltimore!
Like that isn't incentive enough, we've added an extra one! Baltimore Collegetown is giving away two $50 gift cards to the 1,000th Twitter follower and 1,000th fan on FaceBook.
|Baltimore ranks 7th as a college town!||
Great news! Baltimore has been ranked the #7 best city in the country to attend college. A study released by the American Institute of Economic Research compared cities based on academic environment, quality of life, and professional opportunities.
Major metros in order of ranking were New York City, San Francisco, Boston, Washington, Seattle, Los Angeles, Baltimore, San Diego, Minneapolis-St. Paul, Miami, Philadelphia, Chicago, Phoenix, Houston, and Atlanta.
Keep up th...
|Taco Tuesdays at One World Cafe||
Who doesn't love a solid food special?
Go to One World Cafe today and take advantage of their Taco Tuesdays special! Save your dining points and meals, take the shuttle to Hopkins, and enjoy two tacos for only $3.50 at One World Cafe. Can't beat that!
|Do more with your student I.D. card!||
Your student I.D. card gets you into the dorm, the library, the dining hall, the gym; the list goes on. But what you may not know is that Baltimore is teeming with a variety of places off-campus that will take your One Card, Gopher Bucks, J-Cash – whatever. Real restaurants and businesses that will accept your university money. That’s pretty sweet. Follow this link to go to the complete listings of universities and businesses....
|Tackling the King of Cheese and other yummy treats at Petit Louis||
Check out our latest blog post about attending a Beer Flight at french restaurant, Petit Louis.
|The Return of the Shuttle is Near!||
For all those who are waiting for the Baltimore Collegetown Shuttle to get back on the road, take note! Shuttle service will resume on August 29th! Stay tuned to our website for a copy of the Fall 2009 Shuttle Schedule for times.
|Looking to Buy a Home in Baltimore?||
Live Baltimore Home Center to Host Smart Homebuying Night
Homebuyer education is a valuable tool in today’s economy. Investing a few hours in homebuyer education will help prepare the first-time buyer to make a well-informed decision when buying a home. The Live Baltimore Home Center will provide an evening of education and an opportunity for potential homebuyers to ask questions of experts in the homebuying field.
WHO: Open to the public Live Baltimore Home Center City Living Exper...
|Survive College in Ten Easy Steps||
Freshmen, welcome to college. It's all new and exciting, but it's also very overwhelming. Fortunately, we have you a great starting resource: Ten Tips You Need to Survive College. The information listed below is a great starting point.
Ten Tips You Need to Survive College (Your first-aid kit--10 tips to keep you afloat.)
1. If you haven't already registered, try not to schedule back to back classes. You'll wear yourself out besides missing the best times to study—right before and righ...
|Make your move-in a breeze.||
Moving into your dorm room is stressful, there isn't really anyway around that. Between tight quarters, lines of people pushing for the elevator and everyone disagreeing about the most space-efficient way to arrang, you e the furniture you should be prepared to spend a few hours playing "musical bedframe." We've found you 6 Tips to make your move-in experience a breeze.
Moving Into Colle...
|Back to school also means back to homework...||
Coming back to campus is great. You get your new dorm, to meet new people and catch up with old friends. But it also means back to hitting the books. Follow this link to an EducationPlanner.org site that will provide you with lots of great advice for getting back into your library groove.
Think you've already got it all down pat? Well, a new school year is a great opportunity to try something new. Or at least, you'll get confirmation that you're doing it all right....
|Looking for things to do your first weekends in Baltimore?||
Well, look no further. Below is a mini-list of events going on around town the first two weekends in September. Check out our website for more events happening near your campus all semester long and sign up for our weekly discount ticket e-mail to have great offers sent straight to your inbox.
|Show you care, volunteer!||
Interested in volunteering this summer but you don't know where? Check out Volunteer Central for a wide range of places to work.
|Make it a movie night -- for free!||
There are few things that Baltimore loves more in the summer than to allow its citizens the chance to see a free movie outdoors almost every night of the week. Check out a few of these outdoor film festivals. You bring the blanket, we'll bring the popcorn.
|Join the Collegetown Shuttle Mailing List!||
The Collegetown Shuttle has its very own e-mail list. Click here to join and receive news, updates, and more.
New blog entry posted about Latino Fest! Read it and wish you had danced salsa alongside strangers too!
|Artscape this weekend!||
America's largest free arts festival is this weekend. With dozens and dozens of performances, life music, vendors, food and more, what are you waiting for? Where? Baltimore. (Did you really have to ask?) When? July 17-19
GO! For more information about who's playing and where to go, check out their website! Artscape
|Trying to figure out what to do on the 4th of July?||
Still deciding what to do on July 4th? There are a host of places to go and see. One of which is the Top of the World Observation Level 4th of July Celebration. Music, food, dancing and fireworks. What more could you want? For information, call 410-837-8439 or visit viewbaltimore.org.
Still stuck? Take a look at our Weekly Cheap and Free to get id...
|What are you thinking?||
That's what we want to know! Share your thoughts about things to do in Baltimore, places to eat, tips on where to shop, how to get around on our Facebook discussion boards.
|Still looking for something to do this summer?||
Still haven't found the perfect summer job or internship? There still are things available! Check out our Job and Internship Board, under the the Internships tab. Your dream summer is only a few clicks away
|Collegetown is hiring!||
The Baltimore Collegetown Network, a consortium of 16 area colleges and universities, is hiring a Student Outreach Assistant. This position will:
Develop, implement, and manage comprehensive student engagement programs to involve more students in: art and culture activities, volunteer and civic engagement programs, internships, and leadership activities.
Manage Collegetown's online outreach activities by using social networking tools to connect students with each other and the community,...
|Check it out! New Blog entry!||
Just a heads up that we just updated our blog! Read the latest posting under the "Student Connections" heading on your lower righthand corner. And stay tuned - as the summer gets going, we here at the BCN will keep you updated with all of our Baltimore adventures. Feel free to comment or visit our Twitter and Facebook pages and add your own!
|Introducing the Brand New Charm City Circulator!||
Welcome to Baltimore, Charm City Circulator! The city just unveiled the first bus of its Charm City Circulator line.
This line will provide free bus service to Baltimoreans looking to get around Downtown. All the buses are hybrids, creating a neat fleet of cleaner and cheaper ways to travel. The system is slated to begin running in July 2009 and will include 3 bus lines: one will go from the B&O Musuem to the East Side, a second will run between the Maryland Science Center and Penn Station,...
|We've updated our FaceBook Fan Page||
Yesterday, Mayor Dixon and the Downtown Partnership unveiled the name of the new circulator that will start this fall.
Check out Collegetown's FaceBook Fan Page with pics and the new name!
|Movies in the Dell||
Bring dinner, snacks and some bugspray for outdoor movies in the Wyman Park Dell. All June, all Tuesday nights, watch movies outdoors once sundown begins!
June 9- The Birds
June 16- Black Orpheus
June 23- Best In Show
June 30- The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
Movies are show at sundown in the upper park on the slope by the playground near 29th Street.
|Downtown 101 Event on April 18th||
Whether you're a new hire, intern, recent graduate, or plain curious, then we can help you make the most out of your time in Baltimore.
Join us on Thursday, June 18th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM for a brief presentation, cocktails, and networking hour. You'll learn about city trends and development and cool Baltimore hotspots, and have the opportunity to connect with influential locals.
Event will be located in Davidge Hall at University of Maryland, Baltimore (522 W. Lomb...
|Get around Baltimore this summer with the MTA||
Now that's school's out, you've finally got some free time to explore Baltimore. But wait, the Collegetown shuttle is also on vacation. Don't worry about how to get around town -- the Maryland Transit Administration (MTA) is always running.
While it may sound intimidating, navigating the MTA system truly isn't that hard. The first place to look is the MTA homepage, http://www.mtamaryland.com/. Here you can find information on the bus, lightrail, metro subway, MARC train and more. The home...
|The latest craze: Check us out on Facebook and Twitter!||
Everyone knows that social media is the newest thing to hit the web since Youtube and the Baltimore Collegetown is no exception. We want to let you know that you can follow us on Twitter and become a fan of us on Facebook too!
To follow on Twitter, visit www.twitter.com and search for "BaltCollegetown."
Visit www.facebook.com and search for "Baltimore Collegetown Network" to find our fan page.
See you there!...
|Start Planning Your Summer Now! Here's a Look at What's Ahead!||
Summer is so close you can taste it! You're down to your last few finals and class projects, and you're just itching to get out and enjoy a few good months before the grind of school and work starts up again.
Well, we want to help you fill your summer with an amazing array of fantastic times! We are going to do the research for you, and find the best places, the biggest events, and the most outrageous activities, that will keep you entertained all summer long! Then, we'll give you a simple easy...
|The Collegetown Shuttle has stopped running for the Spring 2009 semester||
Attention all shuttle riders:
The Collegetown Shuttle has stopped runnng for the Spring 2009 semester. Service will resume in late August.
We thank you for all your survey feedback. We will surely use the valuable input to craft next semester's schedule, which will be available on our website in early August.
From all of us here at Collegetown...
....HAVE A GREAT SUMMER!
|Get your culture on this Summer at one of these great Festivals!||
Baltimore is a city full of diversity, and this summer Baltimore will host a ton of different cultural festivals to celebrate this diversity. Here's a look at some of the ethnic festivals happening this summer. More specific information will be added as we get closer to the events, but here's the basics so you can start planning ahead!
Polish Festival. May 29 - 31 at Patterson Park. $2-$5. St. Nicholas Greek Folk Festival. June 11-14 at St. Nicholas Greek Orthodoz Church. Free Latinofest. Ju...
|Looking to get away for a Rustic Adventure this Summer?||
Well here's some great places near Baltimore where you can have an all-out camping adventure. From the posh cabin-style to the truly roughing it, these campsites provide something for anyone looking to channel their inner outdoorsman.
- Deep Creek Lake State Park: In Swanton. 3 hours from Baltimore. $25 - $65 dollars per night. Basic campsites, yurts, and cabins. - Elk Neck State Park: In North East. About an hour from B-more. $25-$50. Basic campsites to full-service cabins - Hart-Miller Isla...
|First Fridays at The Walters!||
Its a First Fridays at The Walters! What better way to cap off another school year than with a relaxing evening of live performances, cocktails, and some great art!
The Walters' will be hosting their First Fridays on June 5th! This month's celebration will be "Dancin' in the Streets: A Juneteenth Celebration!" The music of the night will be The Greatest Hits of MoTown and there will be a cash bar featuring a signature drink - "The Lemon Squeeze." Live performances will include a spoken s...
|Want to get your hike on? Here's a look at some local trails!||
If you love having an adventure while getting some exercise and taking in some breath-taking views, then the hiking trails around Baltimore are the perfect place for you! Check out some of the highlighted ones below!
- Gunpowder Falls State Park, Hereford Area: 20 miles of blazed woodland trails. The hike is a little more than 5 miles - moderately difficult with several hill climbs. - Patapsco Valley State Park, McKeldin Area: 5 overlapping yet quite different trails for circuit hikes of 1-5 m...
|It's the MTVU Sunblock Music Festival! Trust us you don't want to miss it!||
MTVU is bringing some A-list acts to Baltimore for their Sunblock Music Festival! Trust us - you don't want to miss it!
Included in the line-up are Boys Like Girls and Gym Class Heroes. Plus, see special guests The Veronicas, The Academy Is..., and Never Shout Never.
These acts are so big we hardly feel the need to explain them, but just in case you haven't turned on your radio in a while, just know that these groups have produced some of the biggest hits of the last 2 summers. From "The Great...
|Now That it's Finally Warmed up Outside, Are You up For a Bike Ride?||
Well, if you are - then Collegetown has a great new resource for you! You can now find a map of all the bike trails in the Baltimore area, including Collegetown's very own route!
To take a look at the new bike trail maps, please click on our Interactive Map link on our homepage. http://www.baltimorecollegetown.org/interactive-map/ Then click on the Sports and Rec tab where you will see a box for Bike Trails. Simply click the box, and the bike trails will be illuminated on the map!
|Now There's Proof! Baltimore has just been named a Best Place for New Grads!||
According to an article in the Baltimore Sun, a list of great places for new grads compiled by Apartments.com and CBCampus.com, puts Baltimore as the 3rd best place for new grads!
The list rankings were determined by examining the U.S. cities with the highest concentration of young adults, taking an inventory of jobs requiring less than one year of experience and reviewing the average rent cost for a one-bedroom apartment.
For a look at the complete article visit http://ww...
|Come see 5 bands perform for only 5 bucks!||
The 8X10 in downtown Baltimore is hosting their regular Tuesday night event of having 5 bands perform for a ticket price of only $5!
5 local, up and coming bands, will be performing their new sounds for you to enjoy for half the price of what you would spend on a night at the movies.
Doors open at 7pm and tickets are available at the door only, so come early and enjoy Happy Hour specials until the music starts!
Address: 10 East Cross Street Baltimore, MD 21230 Phone: (410) 625-2000 web: www...
|It's a beautiful day outside - so take this chance to hit the happening nightspots of Power Plant Live!||
Lined with pubs, clubs, and cafés to suit any taste -- whether you're pining for the bold flavors of some south-of-the-border cuisine or flashing back to the outrageous sounds and styles of the '70s and '80s -- the Power Plant Live is a must-visit hangout for most area college students. And with the weather so nice outside, this is a perfect time to get out there and explore all the clubs, bars, and restaurants, this little part of Baltimore has to offer!
Power Plant Live! is locat...
|Study shows Collegetown Institutions contribute over $17.2 billion to area economy!||
Study Sheds Light on Higher Education as a Major Economic Force, Creator of More Than 162,000 Jobs in Region
Baltimore, Md. - February 26, 2008 - Baltimore Collegetown Network (BCN), a consortium of 16 public and private schools in the region, today announced that area colleges and universities contribute $17.2 billion in economic activity to the regional and state economy. The figure is one of many enlightening details revealed today in a new report released by BCN based on data provided by 15...
|Collegetown Executive Director named 2008 Influential Marylander||
Baltimore Collegetown Network Executive Director Kristen Campbell was named an Influential Marylander by the Daily Record in their Feb. 8 issue.
According to the Daily Record, "Many Marylanders have played significant roles in the state's impressive growth in recent years. However, some have more influence than others because of their prominence, activities and community involvement. Our 60 honorees have each made truly significant impacts in their fields and continue to be leaders in Maryland'...
|Welcome to our New Web-site!||
Collegetown has an all-new look and feel with our brand new site. Here's just a glimpse of what you can find:
INTERACTIVE GOOGLE MAP: Want to know what's happening right nearby? Now you can use our mapping feature to check out what hotspots are near your local favorites.
EXPANDED INTERNSHIP DATABASE: Find internship opportunities from throughout the Baltimore area and read advice from your schools about internship success.
CONNECT TO STUDENTS: With a brand new ride board, a roommate database,...
|Want more Hot Tips?||
Want more information on upcoming events, or want to know the real deal about the places you want to go in Baltimore?
Then make sure to check out our new great web features!
We just can't fit all the events happening in Baltimore onto our Hot Tips section. So we've put them on Facebook! Our Facebook pages features a huge list of events and concerts happening in the Baltimore area. We also have pictures and videos from other events we've featured so you can see what they're really l...