Laurel College Center

Classes and Services

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers classes at Laurel College Center.  This location serves transfer students from Howard Community College and Prince George’s Community College and local military and civilian students who need advising or other student services.  This site is conveniently located near Route 1 and Route 198 in Laurel.

Finding Classes

When searching the schedule of classes, be sure to sort by location:

  • Laurel College Center (LAUR) - On-site
  • Laurel College Center (LAUR_HY) - Online Hybrid

Services

Directions and Parking

Please remember that during the day, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., students must park in the Laurel Shopping Center, one block south of the Laurel College Center.

Route 1 heading south toward Laurel – cross Route 198 and make the third right onto Marshall Avenue. We are located in the 10-story office building on your left. "Laurel College Center" is at the top of the building.

Route 1 heading north toward Laurel – pass Laurel Mall and Laurel Shopping Center and turn left onto Bowie Road. Turn left on Route 1 and make an immediate right onto Marshall Avenue. We are located in the 10-story office building on your left. "Laurel College Center" is at the top of the building.

From I-95 - take exit #33A Route 198/East Laurel. Proceed to Fourth Street and turn right. Go to the stop sign and turn left onto Marshall Ave. We are located in the 10-story office building on the right.

From Baltimore/Washington Parkway – take the Route 197 exit towards Laurel. Turn left onto Bowie Road. Stay on Bowie Rd until it ends at a Texaco gas station. Turn left onto Rte 1 and take an immediate right onto Marshall Avenue. We are located in the 10-story office building on your left. "Laurel College Center" is at the top of the building.

Advising

A UMUC representative is available by appointment. Please call 240-723-6527 to schedule an appointment.  Advising appointments are also available via Skype. Call 443-459-3500 to schedule a Skype appointment.

Computer Labs

The Laurel College Center is equipped with computing labs. The hours are:

  • Monday–Thursday, 8:30 a.m. to 9 p.m.
  • Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday, 9 a.m. to 2 p.m.
  • Closed Sunday

Library Services

You can access the online catalog of the University System of Maryland and many full-text databases.  Call 800-888-UMUC (8682), ext 7209 for more information or visit the UMUC Library.

At the Academic Center at Largo, UMUC librarians are available Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., and Friday 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., in Room 1105. UMUC staff members are also available during selected hours at McKeldin Library at College Park (UMCP campus). At either location, you can access the online catalog of the University System of Maryland (USM), more than 100 databases (over 50 of which provide full text journal and newspaper articles), and tutorials on how to do research. Materials from any USM library can be delivered to you at the Academic Center at Largo. Call 240-684-2020 or 800-888-UMUC (8682), option 3, ext. 2020 for more information or visit the UMUC Library.

Textbook Distribution

MBS Direct can provide all of the textbook and course materials you need for your courses. MBS Direct is also your sole source for UMUC course guides, lab kits, and video and audiotapes.

If you prefer to order by phone, call MBS Direct Customer Service at 800-325-3252 or e-mail vb@mbsbooks.com with any questions. Students who reside outside the continental U.S. can contact MBS Direct at the international phone number 573-441-9179.

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Phone

1-866-228-6110
443-518-4162
TDD: 410-772-4171

Fax

443-518-4161

E-mail

communityrelations@umuc.edu

Hours

  • Monday–Thursday,
    8:30 a.m.–9 p.m.
  • Friday,
    8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.
  • Saturday,
    8:30 a.m.–5 p.m.

Academics