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Directions and Parking:

HJP is directly across Campus Dr. from the student union.
Maps: Campus. Google. Hand-drawn.


From the North:Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495). Take Exit 27 and then follow signs to U.S. 1 South (Exit 25).

From other directions:

Take I-95, I-270, or the other road of your choice, to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495). Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Proceed approximately three miles south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto campus at the main gate (Campus Drive) Proceed straight through the rotary with an M.

If you take Metro, the College Park stop is on the Green line. There is a shuttle bus (104) to the HH Parking lot/student union stop (it is free if you are going to this stop but does not run on weekend mornings). The walk takes about 20 minutes.

Parking (official campus visitor parking information):

H. J. Patterson Hall is across Campus Drive from the Stamp Student Union.

option 1) There is paid parking nearby, directly across a side street (Union Lane) from the Union. To get to this from the directions above (coming from U.S. 1), turn right on Union Lane, just after the Student Union, and then left into parking.

option 2) There is also free parking farther way: Lot 1 (continue west of the Student Union along campus drive, past Cole Field House) and in Parking Garage 2 (PG2 meters are in effect, but spots in lot B are free after hours).

option 3) In addition, parking in HH (immediately outside of H.J. Patterson Hall) is free after 8 (but you are likely to be ticketed if you jump the gun). UMD tags of any kind can park after 6 (read the sign!).

There are other options; please read the signs to be sure you can park where you choose to park. Addtional information for visitors (campus) is available.

page by Steve Mount
Last modified April 11, 2012