130th Anniversary

Nearly 200 new students gathered during Orientation on Aug. 22, 2019, to “write out” an approximately 450-square-foot 130 on the lawn.

During 2019, we will commemorate the 130th anniversary of the University of Maryland School of Nursing's impact on nursing education and its continuing leadership in Maryland and around the world.

Additional Upcoming Events:

Living History Museum 20th Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 6, 2019

Nurse Anesthesia 15th Anniversary Celebration
Nov. 14, 2019

Past Events:

All Alumni Reunion 2019
Saturday, April 13

UMSON Alumni Day at Oriole Park at Camden Yards
Sunday, June 2

These events are part of UMSON's 130th Anniversary Celebration organized by the Office of Development and Alumni Relations.

130th Anniversary Gala
Saturday, Sept. 21, 6-9 p.m.

  • Cocktail Hour: 6-7 p.m.
  • Dinner and Program: 7-9 p.m.

Southern Management Corporation Campus Center
Elm Ballrooms
621 W. Lombard Street, Baltimore, MD 21201

Join us for this black-tie-optional celebratory event, which includes cocktails, dinner, and the induction of five new Visionary Pioneers:

  • Bertha L. Davis, PhD, MS ’77, RN, ANEF, FAAN
    Retired Dean and Professor Emerita of Nursing, Hampton University
    Retired Lieutenant Colonel, U.S. Army Nurse Corps

  • Kathleen Milholland Hunter, PhD ’89, MS ’81, BSN ’76, FAAN
    Former Professor, Chamberlain University College of Nursing

  • Robin Newhouse, PhD ’00, MS ’99, BSN ’87, RN, NEA-BC, FAAN
    Dean and Distinguished Professor, Indiana University School of Nursing

  • Rear Adm. Sylvia Trent-Adams, PhD, MS ’99, RN, FAAN, FNAP
    Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary for Health, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

  • Margaret Chamberlain Wilmoth, PhD, MS ’79, MSS, BSN ’75, RN, FAAN
    Professor, University of North Carolina School of Nursing
    Retired Major General, U.S. Army

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View photos from UMSON’s 125th Anniversary Gala. 

Hotel Information

For your convenience, blocks of rooms at a special rate have been reserved at

Hampton Inn Baltimore Downtown Convention Center
950 Washington Blvd.
Baltimore, MD 21230

Call 410-685-5000 or book online by Sept. 2 using group name UMSON 130TH ANNIVERSARY GALA.


Parking is available in the

Pratt Street Garage
646 W. Pratt St.
Baltimore, MD 21201

The cost will be approximately $12. Enter the garage via Pratt Street or Penn Street. Enter the Campus Center directly from the third floor of the garage.

View a parking map.

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