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Elegant setting with rectangular long tables set in X formation
Kings table set in U shape
Red lite room with chairs in theater rows on either side of aisle leading to stage
Patio set with yellow linen tables and white folding chairs
Awards show
UMD Awards Show
White event
Table dressed with purple linen, white flowers and purple uplighting
Dance party with DJ
Horse and carriage in front of building
Banquet set with white linens
Classroom setup room with stage and podium
White flower lining an aisle
Marble hall with black draped tables and red florals
Front of Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center in daytime
Long table set with tiers of white and pink flowers
Red lite room with chairs in theater rows on either side of aisle leading to stage
Awards show
Large video screen behind stage
Dance floor and kings table draped in pink, white and blue
Red event
Ceremony with red carpet leading to stage with couple
Groom feeding cake to bride
Room with large square tables draped in white with blue uplighting
Bride and Groom looking lovingly at each other in garden
Valentine event
snow flakes
Country picnic
MD Crab feast
baby shower

You and your team made our event run so seamlessly. Everyone who attended seemed to enjoy themselves, and for me it was a delight not having to worry about the logistics once it started! I hope I have another opportunity to work with Riggs again, because it was a great experience resulting in a great event! Thank you again!

Melissa Del Rios Associate Director Carillon Communities

You have a great space and such a warm friendly presence when I met you. I wanted you to know it meant a lot.😊

Imani Sisco UMD Facilities Management

Thank you SO MUCH for everything. Prom went great, kids had a great time and the venue was perfect. Your staff was also super! Thanks again for everything, I will make sure to recommend your venue to others.

Maria Peterson Springbrook High School

When you become a member of the University of Maryland Alumni Association, you unite with people who share your experiences—and Terp pride—through alumni events, regional networks, affinity groups and our online community. We help you stay in touch with the university’s news with Terp magazine and your member newsletter. It’s like you never left.

Even better, Alumni Association three-year and lifetime members save on all room rentals and event packages: 

  • 3-year members save 10% on a la carte room rentals and get $500 off 1 wedding or special event package booking during their membership term. 
  • Lifetime members save 20% on a la carte room rentals and $1,000 on their first wedding or special event package booking (Save $500 on subsequent package bookings throughout membership term). 

Offers may not be combined. Discount offered based on booking type. 


Student organizations receive a 50% discount on room rentals. Student organization rates are not available Fridays after 5 p.m. and Saturdays. Student organization rates are only available for Friday/Saturday when booked within two months of the event. UMD department rates are available to student organizations who wish to book Friday/Saturday more than two months prior to the event.

Inquire about your event

The Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is on the University of Maryland, College Park campus—conveniently located off of I-495 and close to the College Park Metro Station. The center is on the university’s northwest corner, next to the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and Maryland Stadium.

Map of area parking lots in relation to the event venue

Limited free parking is available Monday-Friday after 4 p.m. and all day Saturday and Sunday in surface Lot 1b, located behind the Riggs Alumni Center.

Paid parking is available in the Stadium Drive garage for a rate of $3 per hour at all times. The garage is located adjacent to the Riggs Alumni Center and the Moxley Gardens.

Parking Instructions for the Stadium Drive Garage:

  • Please pay for your parking immediately after parking your car in the garage. Remember your space number and enter it into the machine located directly outside of the garage, or use the mobile app Park Mobile.
  • If you have been provided with a validation code, please remember your space number and enter the validation code in lieu of payment at the machine located directly outside of the garage. Validation codes cannot be used with Park Mobile.

Additional parking information can be found on the University of Maryland Department of Transportation Services (DOTS).

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