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Things you need to know about the College Park campus

Welcome to the Summer 2013 semester! We are pleased to have you as a UMUC student this term on the College Park campus. To help ensure a smooth start to your semester, we have compiled some information for you about important dates, parking, FAQs, and more.

Academic Calendar

 

Session

Begins

Ends

Undergraduate On-Site Session 1

Monday, May 13

Sunday, July 7

For dates specific to your course, check the online schedule of classes, and check the Academic Calendar for general information.

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Parking

If your class meets on the College Park campus on weekdays after 4 p.m. or anytime on the weekend, you do not need a UMCP parking permit. During those times, you may park in any unrestricted lot including Lots 1b, 1c, 1d, 2g, 4b, 4i, 4j, 4n, 4m, 5a, 5b, 6, 9b, 10, 11b, 11c, 11h as well as Regents Garage. Be sure to pay attention to signs at the entrance to all parking locations for possible restrictions as this information may change throughout the semester.

If you are taking a UMUC course that meets weekdays at College Park before 4 p.m., you can only acquire a free parking permit for Lot 4 by presenting a photocopy of your itemized UMUC bill to the Department of Campus Parking at UMCP. Meters are in effect 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Monday-Friday. For more information, call 301-314-PARK.

Parking and College Park Sporting Events
Please know that when sporting or other events occur at University of Maryland College Park, finding parking may be difficult. Please follow any directions and note any changes to parking.

Interactive map of College Park

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Weather and Emergency Information

If there is a threat of severe weather, visit the UMUC Weather Page or call the UMUC weather line (301-985-SNOW). Please do not rely on the general media, as they sometimes confuse UMUC with other University System of Maryland institutions.

UMUC has implemented a new security alert system designed to update people in the event of an emergency. We encourage faculty and students to register for MyAlerts. Get more information.

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Helpful Hints and Suggestions

  • All but the main entrances to the College Park campus close by 10 p.m., so please plan accordingly.
  • For security reasons, the entrances to the buildings may begin to close near the end of your evening classes. Please note that if you leave the building, you may not have access back inside.

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FAQs

Where and when can I get something to eat on campus?

There are several places open in the evening including the Student Union which has fast food options open until 8 p.m. on most evenings. For the most up-to-date information, visit the Dining @ Maryland page.

Can I utilize the campus recreational services such as the pools or fitness gyms?

Yes, you can purchase a membership. Get fee information.

Can I use the computer labs on the College Park campus?

No. However, there are multiple labs in UMUC's Academic Center at Largo available for your use.

See Computer Labs for more information.

Can I use the College Park libraries?

Yes. Borrowing privileges, reference assistance, database access, and other library services are available to UMUC students at McKeldin Library.

Download the McKeldin Library brochure.

What is the MyUMUC Student Portal?

The MyUMUC Student Portal is your one-stop shop for important UMUC announcements and self-service options like registration, payment options, and much more.

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Important Phone Numbers

  • Emergency: 911
  • College Park Campus Police: 301-405-3333
  • Non-emergency/escort for College Park: 301-405-3555
  • Non-emergency/escort for Adelphi: 301-985-7371
  • Weather: 301-985-SNOW
  • UMUC Main Number: 1-800-888-UMUC
  • MyUMUC Support: 1-888-360-UMUC
  • WebTycho Support: 1-888-360-UMUC
  • Parking Information at College Park: 301-314-PARK

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Important URLs

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Have a wonderful semester, and we look forward to meeting you soon!

*The tuition discount for students will not be applied to the following UMUC programs: MBA, MS in Data Analytics, MS in Digital Forensics and Cyber Investigation, graduate cybersecurity degree and certificate programs, executive programs, and doctoral programs. The tuition for students who meet the criteria for Maryland residency will be the applicable in-state rate. Tuition for active-duty military and their spouses will be the applicable military rate.

** More information about certificates, including gainful employment disclosures, is available at www.umuc.edu/certificates.