By metro, the airport most convenient to
College Park, MD is Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA),
located right on the Blue/Yellow line. You can also fly into Washington
Dulles International Airport (IAD), and take the Washington Flyer
Taxi or Super Shuttle into College Park. For information about Dulles
and National airports visit: www.metwashairports.com.
By car, the airport most convenient to College
Park, MD, is Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI). More
information is available at: www.BWIairport.com
and (301) 261-1000.
BWI is located approximately 25 miles north of
the University. Driving time is approximately 35 minutes. Ground
transportation to the University is available by van or taxi. Super
Shuttle provides van service for about $30.00. Call 1-800-Blue-Van
(258-3826) or visit their web site at www.supershuttle.com
at least 24 hours in advance of your flight to reserve space. Taxi
service will cost approximately $60.00 from BWI, $35.00 from National,
and $65.00 from Dulles.
For those seeking an inexpensive way to get to
campus from area airports, Metro provides connections. General information
is available at Metro’s website (www.wmata.com/riding/visitors/airports.cfm).
This method would be appropriate for someone not carrying much luggage
willing to walk and transfer between buses. From BWI Airport, Metrobus
route B30 provides express service between BWI Airport and Metrorail's
Greenbelt station. Full fare for a one-way trip is $2.10. A traveler
would need to walk from the airport terminal to the Metrobus stop.
Once at the Greenbelt Metrorail station, the traveler would need
to choose to take a cab or the C2 Metrobus which stops near hotels
on Route 1/Baltimore Boulevard, comes through the campus with a
stop at the Student Union, and then passes the Inn & Conference
Center. For information about Metrobus, including timetables (PDF
format) for the B30 and the C2, please use the following link: www.wmata.com/timetables.
The most convenient station
is New Carrollton (NCR), with regular Amtrak and MARC service.
Taxi service is available at the New Carrollton station (please
estimate $15-20 for fare), and the F6 Metro bus offers regular
service to campus as well. Download the F6 Metro bus shedule
Rooms have been blocked at the University’s
campus hotel for the nights of November 8, 9, 10, and 11. Out-of-town
participants should make reservations as early as possible. Once
the rooms at the conference hotel are filled, participants will
need to arrange for accommodations in or near College Park, Maryland.
The conference will provide shuttle service,
running every half hour, between the conference hotel and the Stamp
The Inn and Conference Center
University of Maryland University College
University Boulevard at Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20742
Telephone: (800) 228-9290
Fax: (301) 985-7445
Rooms are $129 per night; taxes are not included.
To receive the conference rate, guests must make reservations by
October 11, 2006. Call 1-800-228-9290. Tell the operator you will
be staying in College Park, Maryland, at the Inn & Conference
Center, University of Maryland. Ask for the group rate for “Attending
to Early,” code AEM.
The University maintains a list of area hotels
for campus visitors. Information is available at:
Hotels in the District offer this information
to visitors: http://www.washington-dc-hotels.org
- Metro: www.wmata.com
- Find a Ride: rideguide.wmata.com
Metro's website allows you to enter your departure address and
your destination, and it will calculate for you the best metro/bus
routes, along with fare information and walking directions. Enter
"CAMPUS DRIVE & UNION DRIVE (in Prince George's County)
as your final destination.
- University Shuttle Information: www.transportation.umd.edu
(Click on the tab "Shuttle-UM" to access information
on shuttle routes and time tables. Or you can access the schedule
for the Shuttle-UM bus from the College Park Metro Station to
campus by clicking
- Driving Information: www.uga.umd.edu/admissions/visit/directions/
- Parking: There are meters throughout campus
but often little availability. There are a few paid-parking options
for visitors on campus: Union Lane parking garage between Cole
Field House and Stamp Student Union, Stadium Parking Garage at
Byrd Stadium, and Regents Garage on Regents Drive between Field
House Drive and Stadium Drive. The Center can provide you with
a campus map to locate these facilities.
- Plane Information: www.uga.umd.edu/admissions/visit/directions/
- Train Information: www.uga.umd.edu/admissions/visit/directions/
- Union Station: www.unionstationdc.com
For Thursday and Friday you will want to park
at the Union Lane Garage. If the Union Lane Garage is full, you
will need to proceed to the Stadium Lane Garage. Please refer to
directions to find these garages upon entering campus.
There is a football game on Saturday and you
should park at the Mowatt Lane Parking Garage. Parking is also
available at the Inn and Conference Center for reasonable rates.
Detailed campus maps are available at: http://www.parking.umd.edu/themap.
Additional parking information is available at: http://transportation.umd.edu/parking_services/where_park.htm.
here to view a map of campus and the conference locations. (PDF,