Map & Directions

Be aware that traffic on campus is heavy at Commencement. The University recommends that graduates and guests attending ceremonies at the Comcast Center avoid traveling through the center of campus and enter the Comcast Center via route 193. See www.commencement.umd.edu for a campus map with venue locations and parking information.

Map of College Park/ Campus Map [PDF]

College Part / Campus Map

MapQuest

For specific turn by turn directions please use Map Quest to assist you. If possible, try to use alternate routes into campus such as avoiding Route 1/ Baltimore Avenue. Map Quest will recognize the Comcast Center as a point of interest. It will be the selection on Regents Drive. 

Directions

From Baltimore and points north, via I-95 South

Recommended:

  1. Take I-95 South to the Capital Beltway East (I-495)
  2. I-95 South will merge to the left, joining I-495
  3. Take Exit 23 "201 Kenilworth Avenue Bladensburg Greenbelt"
  4. Proceed south on 201 in the direction of "Greenbelt Road and Bladensburg"
  5. At second light, turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway
  6. Proceed approximately two miles to U.S. Route 1
  7. Turn left onto U.S. Route 1
  8. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area

Alternate:

  1. Take I-95 south to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Take exit 27 and then follow signs to Exit 25, "U.S. 1 South, College Park"
  3. Proceed approximately two miles on U.S. Route 1 South
  4. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area
  5. From Baltimore and points north, or Washington, D.C. and points south, Via 295 (the Baltimore/Washington Parkway)
  6. Take 295 to its northern intersection with the Capital Beltway (I-95/I-495)
  7. Exit at I-95/I-495 North
  8. Stay in right lane
  9. Take Exit 23 "201 Kenilworth Avenue Bladensburg Greenbelt"
  10. Proceed south on 201 in the direction of "Greenbelt Road and Bladensburg"
  11. At third light, turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway
  12. Proceed approximately two miles to U.S. Route 1
  13. Turn left onto U.S. Route 1
  14. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Virginia and points south, via Maryland side of Capital Beltway (I-495)

Recommended:

  1. Take I-95 North to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Follow I-95/I-495 North toward Baltimore
  3. Take Exit 23 "201 Kenilworth Avenue Bladensburg Greenbelt"
  4. Proceed south on 201 in the direction of "Greenbelt Road and Bladensburg"
  5. At third light, turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway
  6. Proceed approximately two miles to U.S. Route 1
  7. Turn left onto U.S. Route 1
  8. Follow signs to turn right into the Visitor Center parking area.

Alternate:

  1. Take I-95 North to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Follow I-95/I-495 North toward Baltimore
  3. Take exit 25, "U.S. 1 South, College Park"
  4. Proceed approximately two miles on U.S. Route 1 South
  5. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Virginia and points south, via Virginia side of Capital Beltway (I-495)

Recommended:

  1. Take I-66 East or I-270 South to Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Go east on I-495 toward "Baltimore"
  3. Take Exit 28B "650 South New Hampshire Avenue Tacoma Park"
  4. Go South on New Hampshire Avenue, approximately 1/2 mile
  5. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Adelphi Road
  6. At the third traffic light, turn left onto University Boulevard (Route 193)
  7. Turn right onto U.S. Route 1 South to College Park. Follow signs to the Visitor Center parking lot.

Alternate:

  1. Take I-66 East or I-270 South to Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Go east on I-495 toward "Baltimore"
  3. Take Exit 25, "U.S. 1 South, College Park"
  4. Proceed approximately two miles on U.S. Route 1 South
  5. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Bowie, Annapolis, and points east, via U.S. 50 West 

Recommended:

  1. Take U.S. 50 West to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Go North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore
  3. Take Exit 23 "201 Kenilworth Avenue Bladensburg Greenbelt"
  4. Proceed South on 201 in the direction of "Greenbelt Road and Bladensburg"
  5. At third light, turn right onto Paint Branch Parkway
  6. Proceed approximately two miles to U.S. Route 1
  7. Turn left onto U.S. Route 1
  8. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

Alternate:

  1. Take U.S. 50 West to the Capital Beltway (I-495)
  2. Go North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore
  3. Take Exit 25, "U.S. 1 South, College Park"
  4. Proceed approximately two miles on U.S. 1 South
  5. Follow signs to turn right into Visitor Center parking area.

From Washington, DC (Northwest/Southwest) Via 16th Street North

  1. Take 16th St. North 16th St. becomes Georgia Ave. North at Maryland/DC line
  2. Go east on the Capital Beltway (I-495) toward "Baltimore"
  3. Take Exit 28B "650 South New Hampshire Avenue Tacoma Park"
  4. Go south on New Hampshire Avenue
  5. Proceed approximately 1/2 mile
  6. At the second traffic light, turn left onto Adelphi Road
  7. At the third traffic light, turn left onto University Boulevard (Route 193)
  8. Proceed through two traffic lights and exit right onto U.S. Route 1 South to College Park
  9. Follow road signs to Visitor Center parking.

From Washington, DC (Northeast/Southeast), Via U.S. 1 North

  1. Take Rhode Island Ave. (U.S. 1 North)
  2. Rhode Island Ave. (U.S. 1 North) becomes Baltimore Ave. North at the Maryland/DC line
  3. Proceed through the city of College Park
  4. Turn left at Rossborough Lane into Visitor Center parking area.