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Directions & Parking

Van Munching Hall


The School of Public Policy currently resides in five campus buildings: Van Munching Hall, Taliaferro Hall, Preinkert Hall, Susquehanna Hall and Diamondback Garage. When planning your visit to the School, please verify which location is relevant to your work or studies. Location details are below:  

View the University of Maryland campus map here. If you need assistance, contact the SPP front 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 Mowatt Lane 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 Mowatt Lane Garage, 7591 Mowatt Lane, College Park, MD. 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).

7699 Mowatt Lane, College Park, MD 20742

The School is located in the west wing. Once inside the building, follow signs for the School of Public Policy. Please note that the main offices are located on the second floor and the third and fourth floors are only accessible by the elevator/stairs within the policy wing (adjacent to the School's Atrium).

  • Dean’s Suite/Administration
  • Business/Payroll
  • Graduate Admissions
  • Graduate Programs
  • Career Services
  • Communications
  • Development
  • Alumni Relations
  • Information Technology
  • Center for International & Security Studies at Maryland
  • Center for Global Sustainability
  • Center for Public Policy & Private Enterprise
4280 Chapel Drive, College Park, MD 20742
  • Undergraduate Programs
6903 Preinkert Drive, College Park, MD 20742
  • Executive Development
2105 Susquehanna Hall, College Park, MD 20742
  • Do Good Institute
7878 Diamondback Drive, Suite B, College Park, MD 20742
  • Do Good Institute Accelerator