Why You Should Come to Calvert Cotillion

I don’t want to alarm you, but, Calvert Cotillion is coming up on February 26th! Tickets are available for purchase at ter.ps/CalvCot16, but won’t be for too much longer.

"Ohmigosh! Ohmigosh! I need to get my CalvCot tickets!"
“Ohmigosh! Ohmigosh! I need to get my CalvCot tickets!”

Now’s not the time to panic, though. We need you to focus and think about all of the reasons you want to go to CalvCot.

Old time tradition
First, you should know that Calvert Cotillion is a Maryland tradition that stretches back decades. Terps have been cutting a rug at the annual Senior formal for almost 80 years now!

Your Terrapin forebears knew how to have a good time.
Your Terrapin forebears knew how to have a good time.

Hang out with your friends
You’ve been through so much together here at Maryland. Now’s the time to celebrate that bond. There will be hugs. There will be tears. There will be a cash bar.

"There, there. We'll always be Terps."
“There, there. We’ll always have College Park.”

Get dressed up
It’s not often that you get to dress up in College Park, but, let’s be honest, you look marvelous. Take the opportunity to show off your style and panache.

DJ Khaled suggests you not play yourself. Get your tickets for CalvCot.
DJ Khaled suggests you not play yourself. Get dressed up and go to CalvCot.

It doesn’t really matter how you get down. What’s most important here is that you get out on that dance floor and shake your thing. You’ve got moves! Show them off!

Show up. Get down. Have a good time.
Show up. Get down. Have a good time.

Maryland Magic
Ok, put them all together – tradition, friendship, fierce fashion and dance – and what have you got? An evening of pure Maryland Magic, of course.


Don’t miss out! Go to ter.ps/CalvCot16 and get your tickets NOW!

Join us for Calvert Cotillion, May 7th!

Calvert Cotillion is a University of Maryland tradition that dates back to the 1920s.  Until 1955, it was used as a way to recognize new ODK initiates.  The tradition disappeared for a few years but was brought back in the 1990s as an event that not only honors campus leaders but also serves as an opportunity for the senior class to celebrate their time at Maryland.

ODK works with the Senior Council to continue this treasured event and we hope you’ll join us this year! To reserve your tickets for Calvert Cotillion on May 7th, go to ter.ps/CalvCot15.

All seniors and all members of ODK, regardless of class status, are invited to attend.


Calvert Cotillion 2014


Get excited! The annual Senior formal, Calvert Cotillion, is right around the corner! Join us on Thursday, May 1st, from  8:00 p.m. – 12 p.m in the Grand Ballroom of the Stamp Student Union as we celebrate one of our last throwbacks on campus. It’s #tbt@UMD!

The evening features heavy hors d’oeuvres, cash bar (bring your ID), dancing, and a live DJ. Semi-formal attire suggested.

All Seniors and ALL current members of ODK (regardless of class standing) are invited. Get your tickets now at ter.ps/CalvCot14.

Here are a few throwbacks from recent years for you to check out:




We’re looking forward to seeing you on May 1st!