The Orientation Office
1102 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park, MD 20742
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
Please note that our office follows the university calendar and holiday schedules, and University of Maryland weather/operating status.
Directions to Campus
Getting to the University of Maryland is easy whether you are driving up from the District, taking a Metro train, or flying in from somewhere else. The main entrance to the campus is located on US Route 1, just a short walk from downtown College Park, MD. Please click here for detailed directions to campus.
All guests attending New Student Orientation at the University of Maryland must display an official Parking Permit on their dashboard while parking on campus. Please select the Parking Permit associated with the your program type below, download and print the PDF permit, and display on your dash. The Orientation Office is not responsible for any parking tickets or towing as a result of student or parent/family member parking in incorrect or non-designated lots, areas or metered spaces on campus. Please refer to your Parking Permit for specific lot and parking information.
Parents and family members, please note that you will be downloading and using the Parking Permit that corresponds with your student's program type. Also, when parking for Terp Trips in the summer, your assigned parking lot (Lot 1) is a different parking lot from the prior day (Lot 2) for our two-day programs.
On-campus driving directions are provided on each Parking Permit. Please follow these parking signs on campus to your designated lot.
One-Day Freshmen & Transfer Programs/Terp Trips Parking Permit (Lot 1)
Two-Day Freshmen Programs Parking Permit (Lot 2)
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The University of Maryland provides an interactive campus map, complete with building search, Terp-Nav walking directions, and other features. Please take a moment to familarize yourself with the campus and the City of College Park.
For more information on the City of College Park, please view our guide to resources in town and the area, as well as the Office of Community Engagement.