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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.


Visitor parking is located in Regents Drive Garage (200 Regents Drive) and Mowatt Lane Garage (7591 Mowatt Lane), College Park, Maryland. 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. Please allow ample travel time from both garage options to Thurgood Marshall Hall. 

If you were provided a validation number, you must use this immediately after parking. At the meter, select option 2 for parking validation, enter your parking space number, then enter your parking validation number (which is good for only one vehicle) and the amount of time you need (allowing time to walk/travel to and from your event/meetings). If you need assistance, contact the main desk at 301-405-6330.

Accessibility parking is available throughout the campus. All visitors must pay to park on campus. Parking rates are $3/hour.