Classes and Services at Fort Belvoir

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers bachelor's degree classes and student services at the Barden Education Center in Fort Belvoir, Virginia. Please call this location to receive information on base access. Fort Belvoir is a military installation. In some instances, you may be required to complete a Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) waiver.


Directions and Parking

Take Interstate 95 south to Fairfax County Parkway/7100 to Exit 166A. Take Fairfax County Parkway to its end at US Route 1/Richmond Highway and turn left. At first traffic light, turn right into the Fort Belvoir Tulley Gate. After going through the Tulley Gate, follow the road until it ends at Belvoir Road. Turn right onto Belvoir Road. The Barden Education Center is on your left.

Library Services

Librarians are available via e-mail, chat, phone, and instant message. For more information and to access the online catalog, more than 125 research databases and view tutorials on how to conduct research, please visit the UMUC library.

Testing Services

This location offers the following types of testing services for members of the military and the civilian community with base access:

  • Placement testing for writing and math courses on a walk-in basis
  • Proctoring services for non-UMUC students

Placement and proctoring testing is available by appointment only. Please call to schedule an appointment.

Security and Civilian Waiver

If you do not have a military identification, call 301-621-9882 or 410-551-0431 for information on base entry. Due to recent conditions of heightened security, civilian students taking UMUC classes on military bases may be required to complete a FERPA waiver in accordance with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act permitting UMUC to provide personal information (i.e., Social Security number, address, and telephone number) to the military administration.

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