The deadline for Registration is May 15.







Hurray!!! we are going to Baltimore, Maryland for our 2019 Reunion!

Some “Firsts” from Baltimore:


* The first umbrella factory in the United States was established in Baltimore in 1828.

* The first United States post office system was inaugurated in Baltimore in 1774.

* The first dental school in the world was founded in Baltimore in 1840.

* The first telegraph line in the world was established between Washington, D.C., and Baltimore in 1844.

* Baltimore was the first city to implement a 311 service as a non-emergency hotline.

* The first civic monument dedicated to President George Washington, Baltimore’s Washington Monument, is located in Mount Vernon.

* The first successful manned balloon launch in the United States, operated by 13-year-old Edward Warren, was launched from Baltimore in 1784.

* The first professional sports organization in the United States, The Maryland Jockey Club, was formed in Baltimore in 1743.

* The first Catholic cathedral built in the United States is the Baltimore Basilica of Assumption.

* Baltimore was the first city in the United States to illuminate its streets using hydrogen gas in 1816.

* The first bloodshed of the Civil War, a clash between pro-South civilians and Union troops happened in Baltimore in 1861.

* Baltimore was home to the first black-owned shipyard in the United States. The shipyard is now the African American heritage site, the Frederick Douglass-Isaac Myers Maritime Park Museum.

* Snowballs, which paved the way for more modern slushies, and snow cones were invented in Baltimore during the Industrial Revolution.

* Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport is the first and only United States airport to have a dedicated trail for hiking and biking.

But what is there to do in Baltimore?

Please take some time to explore all the fun opportunities open to you in addition to our 2019 Reunion activities from the links below:




PHONE: (410) 859-8300

Book your group rate for UNIMAID College Reunion

Last day to book at special rate: 05/15/19

BWI Airport Marriott  special rate 119.00 USD  per night + free breakfast


There is a free shuttle from airport to the hotel

*The shuttle operates every 20 minutes, starting at 4 am and going to 1 am.

*It picks up on the lower level where the baggage claims are.

*There are 3 hotel courtesy shuttle stops, one by door #1, between doors 14 and 15, and between doors 18 and 19.

*The shuttle will also pick up at the Light Rail train station, by request only.


marriott features


Property Location  With a stay at BWI Airport Marriott in Linthicum Heights, you’ll be in the business district, within a 15-minute drive of Inner Harbor and National Electronics Museum. This hotel is 6.8 mi (10.9 km) from Horseshoe Casino Baltimore and 7.1 mi (11.4 km) from Arundel Mills Mall.

Rooms  Make yourself at home in one of the 315 guestrooms featuring refrigerators and microwaves. Wireless Internet access (surcharge) is available to keep you connected. Private bathrooms with shower/tub combinations feature complimentary toiletries and hair dryers. Conveniences include phones, as well as desks and complimentary weekday newspapers.

Amenities  Take advantage of recreation opportunities including an indoor pool and a fitness center. Additional amenities at this hotel include complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and gift shops/newsstands.

Dining  Enjoy seafood at Chesapeake, one of the hotel’s 3 restaurants, or stay in and take advantage of the room service (during limited hours). Snacks are also available at the coffee shop/café. Relax with a refreshing drink at one of the 2 bars/lounges.

Business, Other Amenities  Featured amenities include a business center, express check-in, and express check-out. Planning an event in Linthicum Heights? This hotel has facilities measuring 15662 square feet (1455 square meters), including conference space. A roundtrip airport shuttle is complimentary (available 24 hours).

The Nearest Airports Are: Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall) – 3.3 km / 2 mi

Fort Meade, MD (FME-Tipton) – 20.6 km / 12.8 mi

Baltimore, MD (MTN-Martin State) – 36.5 km / 22.7 mi

College Park, MD (CGS) – 40.1 km / 24.9 mi

Washington, DC (DCA-Ronald Reagan Washington National) – 60.8 km / 37.8 mi

The preferred airport for BWI Airport Marriott is Baltimore, MD (BWI-Baltimore Washington Intl. Thurgood Marshall).



 EVERYONE FLAT FEE $200                                                                

Registration, Guest ticket and Membership


Unimaid’s enduring legacy is embodied in us: each one a pioneer blazing a trail, each one opening up pathways for others to follow, each one a productive member of the global society. We are all stars in the constellations that have shone brilliantly for the University’s 44-year of existence.

We all have our unique Unimaid stories, but these stories are not complete without reflecting on the kindness shown to us during our days at UMIMAID. The kindness felt in the little things: from our lecturers to our classmates, our roommates, the suya spot, the ‘OAU Walk’ with its cascading trees as the custodians of our secrets and youthful adventures. Unforgettable!!!!!

The amazing community that embraced us with generosity of knowledge, friendship and fortitude, regardless of our religion and ethnicity, is engraved in our hearts.

Today we must do the same for our beloved University; we must support our Alma Mater. Let us pause to look back at the past and reflect on all that we have done and become as we get ready for our forthcoming 2019 Reunion. We hope you feel a sense of urgency to support our Alma Mater. We hope this moment reminds us that now is not the “Time To Rest;” Now is the time to band together and give back to the University that not only gave us our footing, but has withstood the test of time and a deadly insurgency; and is yet unbowed.  A beacon of light in the darkness, opening paths for others, so success can beget even more success. That is our ‘ENDURING LEGACY’…….

Join us on June 27- 29, 2019 to create an Enduring Legacy with your support. For registration and more information, please visit our website:

Welcome to our website. UNIMAID is synonymous with great education. UNIMAID Alumni belong to a club of the brightest and best-prepared people in the nation.

Iby Ikotidem
Chair. 2019 Reunion Planning Committee
Unimaid in Diaspora Alumni Association.

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SMART BOARD Sponsorship Opportunities

Our 2019 University of Maiduguri Alumni in Diaspora Reunion Convention will take place in the State of Maryland at BWI Airport Marriott, 1743 W Nursery Rd, Linthicum Heights, MD 21090 from June 27th to June 30th, 2019. This annual event will support our Alma Mater by raising funds to provide “Smart Boards” to class rooms to enhance learning and teaching experiences for the students as well as the teachers. Our alma mater has been a target for various terrorist attacks, and the school and its environment have been subjected to the deleterious effects of a protracted war. Our forthcoming reunion will provide us the opportunity to contribute our quota to support our ENDURING LEGACY.

Our goal is to raise $20,000 for this initiative.

We are seeking corporate sponsors, local businesses and individuals to donate monetary contributions or services, raffle and silent auction items, including tickets and perks, food and drinks. All proceeds will benefit Unmaid in Diaspora ‘Smart Board’ initiative. Your donation will be recognized publicly at our event and on our website.

We are a 501c3 organization, all donations are tax deductible.

Sponsorship Categories

Sponsors will be recognized in our website, event page and social media channels. Sponsors at the Platinum, Gold and Silver, levels will be displayed on a backdrop poster at the event. Sponsors at the Platinum and Gold level will be mentioned specifically by the organizers of the event on the microphone during prime time of the event.

Obtaining  name right for a Smart Board

Name Right ………..$2,500 (Cost of 1 Smart Board)

Name rights will be given to individuals or groups of Alumni who donate a board. Your names will be written on the board and placed in the department of your choice at the University.

Platinum Event Sponsor – $2,500

  • Name/Logo/description of services displayed on Sponsors Page of our website with hyperlink to Company website
  • Banner display opportunity on event entrance 
  • Press Release announcing your organization as a presenting sponsor 
  • Inside Cover Program 
  • Thank You Recognition at the event 
  • Two complimentary tables of 8 with preferred seating

Gold Benefactor – $1,500

  • Full Page Program Thank You  
  • Name/logo displayed on home page our website  
  • Name displayed on website with hyperlinked to Company website 
  • Recognition at the event ·
  • Name/Logo on all event advertising  
  • One complimentary table of 10 with preferred seating

Silver Patrons – $1,000

  • Full Page Program 
  • Thank You Recognition at the event  
  • Name displayed on our website with hyperlinked to Company website 
  • Name listed on program & event advertising
  • 6 Complementary tickets to the event.

Bronze Patrons – $500

  • Full Page Program 
  • Thank You Recognition at the event  
  • Name displayed on our website with hyperlinked to Company website  
  • Name listed on program & event advertising. ·
  • 4 Complementary tickets to the event.

Sponsor – $250

  • Quarter Page Program 
  • Name listed in event program, and event website 
  • 2 Complimentary tickets to event

SmartBoard Sponsorship

Donation of Services

Raffles, Silent Auction Items, Tickets, Perks, Food and Drinks

Other Opportunities – Advertise your business

  • Back Page ———————– $250
  • Inside Front Page ———— $250
  • Inside Back Page ————- $250
  • Full Page Program Ad —– $150
  • Half Page Program Ad —— $100
  • Quarter Page Program Ad – $50
  • Backdrop advert ——- $100 flat fee

Advertise in the Program booklet

For more information about sponsorship, please contact us at: