Graduate and Guests

Comcast Center

University of Maryland University College will celebrate Commencement at Comcast Center. The center is located at 1 Terrapin Trail, College Park, MD 20742, on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. View a map of the College Park campus.

Parking

Graduates and guests can park in several large lots near Comcast Center. To accommodate those who have difficulty walking, we'll operate shuttles to the center from the parking lots. Parking spaces will be reserved in the Terrapin Trail Garage for holders of government-issued disabled parking plates and placards.

As a graduate, you can request special needs parking accommodations for you and your guests. You'll have the opportunity to make requests during the RSVP process.

Traffic

You should anticipate heavy traffic around Comcast Center, and we encourage you to carpool. We expect about 1,600 graduates and 10,000 guests to attend each of the three ceremonies we'll hold.

Air and Ground Transit

Three international airports serve the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area:

Union Station is in northeast Washington, D.C., and is the closest train station to Comcast Center.

The Washington Metropolitan Transit Authority operates our regional mass transit system, which includes Metrorail and Metrobus.

Comcast Center is located in Prince George's County, Maryland. Silver Cab Taxi serves the entire county and can be reached at 301-577-2000. You can also reserve a cab at http://pgtaxitaxi.com.

Lodging

College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center
3501 University Blvd. East
Hyattsville, MD 20783

There are several hotels near Comcast Center, but the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center is a convenient choice. The hotel is part of UMUC headquarters, which is less than a mile from Comcast Center. Book rooms by April 17 to receive a special discounted rate for Commencement weekend.

Other Hotels

Best Western Plus
8419 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
855-238-2028
301-220-0505

Holiday Inn
10000 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-465-4329
301-345-6700

Clarion Inn and Varsity Lounge
8601 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD  20740
800-442-1644
301-474-2800

Howard Johnson Express
9113 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-446-4656
301-513-0002

Comfort Inn and Suites
9020 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-228-5150
301-441-8110

Quality Inn and Suites
7200 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-228-5151
301-276-1000

Days Inn
9137 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-328-7466
301-345-5000

Ramada Limited
9113 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-272-6232
301-345-4900

Econo Lodge
9624 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD  20740
877-424-6423
301-474-0003

Super 8
9150 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD  20740
800-800-8000
301-474-0894

Hampton Inn
9670 Baltimore Ave.
College Park, MD 20740
800-426-7866
301-345-2200

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