Parking and Directions

Parking and Directions

University Police and Transportation Services staff will be on hand to ensure that traffic is kept moving and that you will be able to park and unload your belongings as close as possible to the front door of your residence hall (preferably for 5-15 minutes).

Move-in day can be hectic. To make everyone's move-in day a more pleasant experience, we greatly appreciate your cooperation with all the instructions provided on this page.


Approaching Campus

Weekday rush hour traffic on the major roadways, Interstate 95, Route 1, and Route 193 (University Boulevard), will be heaviest from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.



Temporary Unloading Zones

Park in the Unloading Zone closest to your residence hall.

With your residence hall room key in hand, please proceed to the Unloading Zone closest to your residence hall building to unload your belongings (hopefully this will take approximately five to 15 minutes after you pull in) Once all belongings are unloaded, the new to housing resident’s helper should move the vehicle to the closest all-day parking lot (free and no more than a 3- to 5-minute walk back to the residence hall). Returning residents should plan for a curbside drop-off in the unloading zone and say farewell to family/friends at curbside.



Long Term Parking

After you’ve unloaded your belongings at your residence hall, please have a member of your party move your vehicle to a long-term parking lot. That will free up the unloading zones for other Terps coming behind you.

See below for long-term parking lot recommendations:

Denton Hall Lot 2A
Easton Hall Lot 2A
Elkton Hall Lot 2A
Oakland Hall Lot 2A

Ellicott Hall Stadium Drive Garage
Hagerstown Hall Stadium Drive Garage
LaPlata Hall Stadium Drive Garage

Centreville Hall

Lot 9
Cumberland Hall Lot 9
Bel Air Hall Lot 9
Chestertown Hall Lot 9
Cambridge Hall Lot 9

Prince Frederick Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Carroll Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Caroline Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Wicomico Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
St. Mary’s Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Dorchester Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Anne Arundel Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Queen Anne’s Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Somerset Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Worcester Hall Mowatt Lane Garage

Montgomery Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Harford Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Frederick Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Charles Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Allegany Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Washington Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Howard Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Baltimore Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Calvert Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Prince George’s Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Talbot Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Garrett Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Kent Hall Mowatt Lane Garage
Cecil Hall Mowatt Lane Garage