DCQS 2020 Location, Lodging, Travel, and Parking Information

SYMPOSIUM LOCATION

The main University of Maryland College Park address is: 7965 Baltimore Ave College Park, MD 20740

All symposium events will be held in Tawes Hall (building # 141 on the campus map). Tawes is located on the north end of campus next to Lot 1, the Benjamin Building, and the Art-Sociology Building. See a Google map of Tawes Hall and nearby parking lots here.

PARKINGFull visitor parking information can be found here

The most convenient visitor parking is located at Union Lane Garage – located between the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life and Cole Field House. Current rates at this facility are $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 per day maximum. After 4:00 p.m., visitors may park without a permit in the surface lot (Lot 1) by Tawes Hall.

Another option is the Stadium Drive Garage – Located adjacent to Byrd Stadium, the Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center and the Riggs Alumni Center. Current rates at this facility are $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 per day maximum.

HOTEL CLOSEST TO THE SYMPOSIUM

The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, University of Maryland University College
3501 University Blvd, East · Hyattsville, MD 20783, 301.985.7300

OTHER NEARBY HOTELS (listed in order of proximity to campus)

Best Western Plus (0.5 mi. north of campus)
8419 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740, 301.220.0505

The Clarion Inn (0.5 mi. north of campus)
8601 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20742, 301.474.2800
The hotel provides shuttle service to both campus and the College Park Metro station.

The Comfort Inn and Suites (1 mi. north of campus)
9020 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740, 301.441.8110
The hotel provides shuttle service to both campus and the College Park Metro station.

The Days Inn College Park
9137 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20742, 301.345.5000

Super 8 Hotel College Park
9150 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740, 301.474.0894

Hampton Inn College Park
9670 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740, 301.345.2000

Holiday Inn Washington-College Park
10000 Baltimore Avenue, College Park, MD 20740, 301.345.6700

Greenbelt Marriott
6400 Ivy Ln, Greenbelt, MD 20770, 301.44.3700

COURTYARD MARRIOTT IN SILVER SPRING
Courtyard Silver Spring Downtown
8506 Fenton Street, Silver Spring, MD 20910, 301.589.4899

Although not located in College Park, the Courtyard Marriot in nearby Silver Spring is conveniently located within walking distance of the Silver Spring Metro station. Symposium attendees take the metro from Silver Spring to the Fort Totten station (via the red line) and then from Fort Totten to the College Park Metro station (via the green line). Attendees can then take the UM Shuttle bus from the College Park Metro to campus. For assistance using the metro system, see WMATA Trip Planner

This hotel may be a good option for those traveling via Amtrak, as both the Union Station and Silver Spring Metro stations are located on the red line, providing transportation from Union Station to the hotel.

DIRECTIONS TO THE UNIVERSITY OF MARYLAND CAMPUS

For detailed directions to the University of Maryland campus, including by car and by rail, please visithttp://www.cvs.umd.edu/visitors/maps.html

Ground Transportation to/from Local Airports:

There are three large airports in the Washington metro area: BWI, Ronald Reagan National and Dulles.

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)

Located in Maryland, this is the closest airport to College Park, and many airlines fly in and out of daily.

To College Park from BWI:
Catch the BWI Express from BWI Airport. There are two WMATA Bus Stops. One is located on the lower level of the International Pier and the other stop is located on the lower level of Concourse A/B. The B30 will pick you up outside at the bus shelter. Follow the signs that say Public Transit.This will take you to the Greenbelt metro stop. From there you can take the green line to the College Park-U of MD metro stop. At the College Park stop, you can take a taxi or Shuttle-UM to get to campus.

Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

Also known as Reagan National or just National, this airport is very close to downtown DC and is the only airport located on the Metrorail system. It is located in Virginia, on the blue and yellow lines, Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport stop.

Getting from National to College Park:
Take the yellow Metrorail line in the direction of Mt. Vernon Square/7th St. Convention Center. Transfer at Gallery Place/Chinatown to the green line in the direction of Greenbelt and get off at College Park-U of MD. From there you can take a taxi or Shuttle-UM to get to campus.

Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

Located in Dulles, Virginia, Dulles Airport is about 26 miles from downtown DC.

Getting from Dulles to College Park:
Purchase a ticket at the Washington Flyer Coach ticket counter located at Arrivals Door #4 in the Main Terminal. Travelers will also board the bus from this location. The buses depart approximately every 30 minutes but please listen for announcements for exact bus departure times. The bus will take you to the West Falls Church Metro stop, on the orange line. Take the train in the direction of New Carrollton. Transfer at Gallery Place/Chinatown to the green line in the direction of Greenbelt and get off at College Park-U of MD. From there you can take a taxi or Shuttle-UM to get to campus.

METRO

The Washington, DC area has an extensive bus and subway system (metro). The Metrobus and the Metrorail extend well into the College Park area.

You can visit the metro website or call (202) 637-7000 for ride information. You can use the metro trip planner to get directions, based on your start and end points and the time you wish to arrive.

The University of Maryland is located on the green line, College Park/UM metro stop. You can take the free Shuttle-UM, a taxi, or walk about 15 minutes to the campus.

METRO BUS

To travel to campus from hotels located on Baltimore Avenue, we suggest one of the following buses: 83, 86, or C2. You can search for schedules and download them online. Or, use Google Maps to get bus directions.

LOCAL TAXI SERVICE

Capital Cab: (301) 322-8877
Yellow Cab Company: (202) 544-1212
Yes Taxi: (410) 500-6659

CAMPUS MAPS

For downloadable campus maps, please visit http://www.transportation.umd.edu/maps.html