Sweetheart Swing Valentine Dance Card Invitation
Sweetheart Swing Valentine Dance Card, February 10, 2001. Institutional Advancement records,
UARC 2015-05. View full document

In 2001, UMBC held a Sweetheart Swing, a Valentine’s Day celebration and dance to honor UMBC couples who had met and fell in love at UMBC. The dance was hosted by UMBC alumni couples, including Bob and Mimi (Haw) Dietrich who were both part of UMBC’s first graduating class in 1970 and one of the first couples to meet on the UMBC campus and later marry. Activities of the celebration included swing dance lessons, a DJ, dancing, door prizes, and a buffet dinner.

Dance and Decorating for the Dance
Dance and Decorating for the Dance contact sheet, ca. 1970. University Photographs, UARC Photos 07-01-1540 to 1567. View larger

Students decorating Gym I for a dance.