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Shady Grove

University of Maryland University College (UMUC) offers classes and services at the Universities at Shady Grove (USG). Conveniently located near I-270, this location serves transfer students from Montgomery College and local military and civilian students who need advising or other student services.

Classes Offered at Shady Grove

On-site classes in wide range of academic areas are available, including:



Finding classes

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

  • Shady Grove (SHGR) - On-site
  • Shady Grove (SHGR-HY) - Online Hybrid

Please note: On-site classes are offered Monday through Thursday, from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Services Offered at Shady Grove


Advising—Undergraduate and Graduate

Academic advisors are available Monday through Friday to meet with students. Please call 301-738-6090 to make a face-to-face or Skype appointment.


Computer Labs

Shady Grove is equipped with a computer lab. Learn more about the computer lab or call 301-738-6363.


Directions and Parking

Universities at Shady Grove is located at 9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850.

Take I-270 to Exit 8, Shady Grove Road West. Go 1.5 miles, cross the intersection with Darnestown Road, and turn right onto Gudelsky Way, turn left at the stop sign onto Gudelsky Drive. Follow the road around to the parking area. Parking is free.

Shady Grove can also be reached by Ride-On-Bus #43 from the Shady Grove Metro Station.

Parking information


Library Services

A library service area is available at the Academic Center at Largo. Librarians are also available via e-mail, chat, phone and instant message. Materials from any University System of Maryland 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, to learn more. 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 online.

Learn about resources at the Priddy Library at Shady Grove.


Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness Information

Web site:

  • For emergencies, to report a crime or for an escort, call Campus Security at 301-738-6065 (dial 6065 from any on-campus phone) or 911

  • To receive text alerts for emergencies, severe weather alerts, crime alerts and school closings, please sign up for the Shady Grove emergency notification system

  • Shady Grove has a 24-hour security department


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 with any questions. Students who reside outside the continental U.S. can contact MBS Direct at the international phone number 573-441-9179.

Alternatively, books for classes held at Shady Grove may be available for purchase at the Shady Grove bookstore.

Learn more about the Shady Grove bookstore.


Other Important Information

The Universities at Shady Grove is a unique model for delivering quality higher education to upper-level undergraduate and graduate students. Nine of the University System of Maryland's (USM) 11-degree granting institutions collaborate programs at Shady Grove.

Classes are held in all three buildings of the Shady Grove Center.

Please verify room numbers in the building lobby the first night of class.

Participating Institutions

Bowie State University (BSU); Towson University (TU); University of Baltimore (UB); Salisbury University (SU); University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC): University of Maryland Baltimore (UMB); University of Maryland, College Park (UMCP); University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) and University of Maryland University College (UMUC).

Current Programs

Learn more about programs offered at Shady Grove


Several scholarships are available for UMUC students at Shady Grove:

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UMUC Locations: Shady Grove

Contact Us

Address: 9636 Gudelsky Dr.
Fourth Floor, SG III
Rockville, MD 20850
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Phone: 301-738-6090
Fax: 301-738-6340

Attend an Open House

This location is participating in Open House Week from August 4 to 8. Learn more about these events and register.


  • Monday–Thursday,
    8:30 a.m.–7:00 p.m.
  • Friday,
    8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
  • Saturday and Sunday,