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The School of Public Policy is located at 7805 Regents Drive, College Park, Maryland 20742. View the University of Maryland campus map here. If you need assistance, contact the main desk at 301-405-6330.

By Car

When visiting the School by car, use the relevant address listed above for your GPS or favorite rideshare program. If you plan to park in the Regents Drive Garage, see Parking below for additional information.

By Bus/Metro

View our Shuttle-UM schedules and routes. The Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority (WMATA) operates the regional MetroRail and MetroBus transit systems to connect students to the region for internships, work, fun and enrichment. Students can take the Shuttle-UM 104 to the College Park Metro Station and from there, it’s a quick ride to Downtown Washington, DC and Reagan National Airport. Learn more about Metro schedules and trip planning at

By Air

The nearest airports are Ronald Reagan National Airport (DCA) and Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI). DCA is located 15 miles, and BWI is 25 miles, from the University of Maryland but be sure to account for traffic.


Visitors’ parking is located on the ground floor of Regents Drive Garage, 200 Regents Drive, College Park, Maryland. A small number of visitor parking spaces are available on the south (Fieldhouse Drive) entrance. Hours of operation are 7:00am to midnight daily. All spaces are marked with a number; use this number when paying at the multi-space pay stations immediately after parking. You are able to pay by cash, credit card (Visa, Mastercard and Discover), and pay-by-phone.

If you were provided a validation number, you must enter your validation immediately after parking. Put in your parking space number, how long you will be parked, option 5 for parking validation, the amount of time you need (allowing time to walk to and from your meetings), and the validation number (which is good for only one vehicle).