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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:
- Business Administration
- Communication Studies
- Computer Networks and Cybersecurity
- Cybersecurity Management and Policy
- Digital Media and Web Technology
- Human Resource Management
- Information Systems Management
- Investigative Forensics
- Laboratory Management
- Public Safety Administration
- Software Development and Security
When searching the UMUC schedule of classes, be sure to sort by location:
- Shady Grove (SHGR) - On-site
- Shady Grove (SHGR-HY) - Online Hybrid
Services Offered at Shady Grove
Advising—Undergraduate and Graduate
Education Coordinators are available Monday through Friday to meet with students. Please call 301-738-6090 to make a face-to-face, phone, or Skype appointment.
Shady Grove computer labs are only available to UMUC students who are taking hybrid classes at Shady Grove, and access to the computer labs require a USG ID card. UMUC students who are not in a hybrid class at Shady Grove are only allowed to use the public computers located in the Shady Grove library. Learn more about the USG Computer Labs or call 301-738-6363.
Directions and Parking
The 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.
USG ID Cards
Students who are in hybrid classes at Shady Grove are now required to obtain a USG ID card. To obtain your USG ID, please visit the Student and Academic Services Suite, Building III, Room 1100.
For information, please visit the Priddy Library.
Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness
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If you prefer to order by phone call MBS Direct customer service at 800-325-3252 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions. Students who reside outside the continental U.S. can contact MBS Direct at the international phone number 573-441-9179.
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) 12 degree granting institutions collaborate programs at Shady Grove.
UMUC classes are held in all three buildings at Shady Grove.
Please verify room numbers on your class schedule a few weeks before classes begin.
Students who graduate from a Maryland Community College may be eligible for UMUC's Completion Scholarship. Click here for more information UMUC's Completion Scholarship.