While You're Here
College Park, Maryland, lies at the western edge of the middle
Atlantic coastal plain, about 80km east of the Blue Ridge Mountains and
55km west of the Chesapeake Bay. Station elevation is only 22m above
mean sea level in a region of slightly rolling terrain. Summers are warm
and often humid. The warmest weather occurs in late July, when daily
high temperatures commonly exceed 30C (86F). During the summer, showers
are frequent. Thunderstorms occur on about one of every five days.
Getting Around Campus
To get around campus, the
Campus Connector North is the best bet. Please visit the
UMD Shuttle Web site for up-to-date information on parking and
Visit the National
Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, D.C.