University of Maryland

Contact Us

The Orientation Office

1102 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-314-8217
Fax: 301-314-1063
Email: askorientation@umd.edu

Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
Please note that our office follows the university calendar, holiday schedule, and 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.

Parking Permits

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. Please note that 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). On-campus driving directions are provided on each Parking Permit. Please follow these parking signs on campus.

  • One-Day Programs/Terp Trips Parking Permit (Lot 1)
  • Two-Day Programs Parking Permit (Lot 2)

  • Locate Us


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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.