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University of Maryland, College Park

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University of Maryland, College Park

Conferences & Visitor Services
4321 Hartwick Road, Suite 500

College Park, Maryland 20742
301-314-7884

14000Largest Group
100Meeting Rooms
5000Overnight Guests
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  • Dining
  • Services
  • Technology
  • Area Attractions
  • Testimonials
A Metro ride into Washington, DC and all the treasures of the nation's capital. During the summer we offer student residences and cafeteria style meals for conferences and youth programs. Throughout the year, special events, seminars, weddings, trade shows and athletic events can be arranged in one of our many outstanding facilities.

 
Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Washington, DC - 9
Baltimore - 35
Annapolis - 35
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Baltimore-Washington Thurgood Marshall Int'l / 30
Availability:
Lodging available summer only; year-round meeting/event facilities in some campus venues.
Room Type(s):
Suite/Apt Style
Residence Halls
Nearby Hotel(s)
Bath Type(s):
Communal Semi-Private
Largest Group:
14000
Number of Meeting & Event Rooms:
100
Number of Overnight Guests:
5000
Technology:
Computer labs for rental, ethernet connections in residence halls and meeting space; wireless internet access throughout campus.
Food & Beverage:
Full service catering provided by University dining services
Ropes Course / Team Building:
yes
Rental Policies:
Primary mission is to serve educational programs. Will host weddings and wedding receptions in some venues.
Phone:
301-314-7884
Ideally suited for:
Corporate Social Events
Expo/Competitions
Meetings/Conferences/Trainings
Outdoor Event Space
Social/Special events
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Event/Meetings/Camps

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
Cole Fieldhouse Next to the Stamp Student Union. Renovated arena floor with artificial turf playing surface to accommodate recreational activities.

22,500
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Orem Alumni Hall The Orem Alumni Hall is located at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus. With room for nearly 500 guests, this hall is ideal for major announcements and celebrations. The hall is complete with stained glass ocular, grand fireplace, clerestory windows, and high-tech AV equipment.

7273
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, AAI Conference Room Alumni Association-International Conference Room is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Room for 18-40
Perfect for seminars and professional break-out sessions
Plasma screen TV, video teleconferencing, LCD projectors
High-speed wireless Internet access

396
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Legacy Plaza The Legacy Plaza is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Provides aerial view of Riggs Alumni Center’s architecture and landscape
Testudo sculpture in the forefront and Maryland’s famous Byrd Stadium in the background
Great for photo opportunities, graduation celebrations and outside exhibits

3,736
Ritchie Coliseum Located on Route 1, Ritchie houses an arena (11,500 sq ft - cap 1,400) and 1,180 sq ft mulit-purpose room.

51,000
Reckord Armory Located off Route 1, the Armory houses a 28,800 sq ft gymnasium.

28,800
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Philip R. Rever Alumni Hall of Fame The Philip R. Rever Alumni Hall of Fame is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus. With room for up 225 guests, the Hall of Fame overlooks the terrace and gardens and boasts travertine marble floors and a glass facade. This room is suitable for presentations as well as receptions and dinner parties.

Student Union, Grand Ballroom Elegant with wood floors, chandeliers, and cathedral ceilings. Perfect for banquets, conferences and wedding receptions.

8750
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Shipp-Wantz Conference Room The Shipp-Wantz Conference Room is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus. This room can hold 20 people, and can be divided in half for smaller groups. It is equipped with Plasma screen TVs, video teleconferencing, LCD projectors, as well as high-speed wireless internet access.

426
Student Union, Colony Ballroom Circular windows, brass chandeliers, and wood floors. Ideal for banquets, conferences, wedding receptions and lectures.

6480
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Chaney Library The Chaney Library is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Mahogany walls complement antique and vintage furnishings
Access to the Executive Patio and views of the Moxley Gardens
Smaller venue suitable for breakout sessions, high tea and VIP space

523
Student Union, Atrium & Prince George's Room Recently renovated, casual setting for smaller functions.

2091
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Executive Patio The Executive Patio is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Accessible from Crist Boardroom and Chaney Alumni Library
Views of Moxley Gardens
Ideal for receptions, garden parties and buffet lunches

1,116
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Maryland Club The Maryland Club is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Fitted with a bar, fireplace, plasma screen TVs
Suitable for game watches, small receptions and birthday parties
Floor features Cole Field House M replica
Popular gathering spot before and after big games

945
Student Union, Hoff Theater A film theater that's ideal for lectures, concerts, dance recitals and DVD/Video presentations.

7921
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Crist Boardroom The Crist Boardroom is located at the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Custom-designed conference table seats 50
Mahogany-paneled walls
Voice-enhancing technology
Plasma screen TVs, video teleconferencing, LCD projectors
High-speed wireless Internet access
Opens to patio and Moxley Gardens
Table may be removed for receptions and business gatherings

1,149
Student Union,Banneker and Margaret Brent Large meeting rooms that can be divided into 2 separate rooms with carpet and projector.

1330 to 1550
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Edlavitch-Tyser Conference Room The Edlavitch-Tyser Conference Room is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland.

Room for 12
Versatile space
Plasma screen TV
High-speed wireless Internet access

240
Student Union, Juan Ramon Jimenez Large meeting rooms with carpet, wall-mounted whiteboard, projector and screen.

1196
Student Union, Nanticoke, Pyon Su & Thurgood Marshall Smaller meeting rooms for 40 people with carpet, whiteboard, projector, and screen.

506 to 612
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Young Garden Terrace The Young Garden Terrace is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.
A view of the center’s signature architecture
Perfect for receptions before or after a main event

2,088
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Tailgate Terrace The Tailgate Terrace is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Lush gardens of red, white and gold
A view of the center’s signature architecture
The relaxing site and sound of a flowing fountain

11,650
Student Union,Harriet Tubman & Edgar Allen Poe Small conference rooms that can accomodate 8 to 16 people.

182 to 270
Student Union, Calvert and Crossland Rooms Cherry wood conference table that accomodates 16 features projector screen, sound system, whiteboard and projector.

513
Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center, Moxley Gardens The Moxley Gardens is located in the Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center at the University of Maryland campus.

Lush gardens of red, white and gold
A view of the center’s signature architecture
The relaxing site and sound of a flowing fountain

11,650
William L. Thomas, Jr. Banquet Room/Pavillion Perfect for weddings, dinner parties, banquets, and professional meetings and conferences. Full service catering, custom menus, light-filled spaces with vistas of tree-lined greens. At the University Golf Course.

Catering

  • Catering services
    Good Tidings Catering
    Selections many be made from our Catering Guide. We encourage guests to work with us to develop custom menus. Full Service.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • Goodies-To-Go Deliveries
    We'll bring your refreshments to you! Select from our menus or discuss custom options with our sales representative.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • The Dairy
    Pick It Up At the Shops
    Deli and luncheon trays, boxed meals, special treats from our on-campus bakery, picnic supplies, and refreshments for meetings. Order 24 hours in advance and pick up your selections from one of our conveniently located shops.
  • Web Food Ordering System
    Hungry? No time? Log on to our site and order from Sbarros. We'll have your pizza and beverages ready when you arrive.

Accommodations

Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Traditional, Non-Air-Conditioned Halls Residence Halls Communal no
Traditional, Air-Conditioned Hall 1500 Residence Halls Communal yes
Suites, Air conditioned Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
Apartments, Air conditioned Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes

Dining

  • South Campus Dining Room
    Seating Capacity: 900
    Spacious dining rooms and convenient serving access. Wireless access. Food court-style service maximizes dining options.
  • Campus Dining Hall
    The Diner
    Seating Capacity: 850
    High-energy servery with comfortable dining areas. Wireless access. Food court-style service maximizes dining options.
  • Stamp Union Food Court
    Stamp Union Food Court
    Seating Capacity: 900
    Featuring famous-name quick service shops like Taco Bell Express, Sbarro, Steak Escape, McDonalds, Panda Express, Subway, and Chic-Fil-A.
  • Adele's Restaurant
    Adele's Restaurant
    Seating Capacity: 175
    Experience cutting edge cuisine and classic Maryland dining. Full-service restaurant available for private parties. Beer and wine license.
  • Mulligans Grill
    Mulligan's Grill and Pub
    Seating Capacity: 75
    The 19th "watering" hole is a popular gathering place for golfers, faculty/staff, and the community. Full-service bar, clubhouse menu, nightly specials.
    >>> menu (PDF)

Services

ServiceDescription
Challenge Course Program A high/low ropes course for use by groups seeking to develop confidence, teamwork, better communication, and/or problem solving skills.

UM Shuttle Services Campus Shuttle buses provide regular transportation from the Stamp Student Union to the Washington Metro and evening on campus routes. Shuttles are also available for contract for off site trips to the surrounding attractions or for dedicated on campus transportation.

Registration and Meeting Planning Services Full service meeting planning and on line pre-registration services are available for UM faculty and staff planning professional conferences and meetings.

Technology

TypeDescription
Campus Wireless Network The UMD wireless network provides wireless access to Internet resources without the need of a wired connection. The UMD Wireless network is one of the largest in the country with over 2,000 access points providing convenient wireless access in more than 100 buildings, including every academic building as well as the Stamp Student Union, the Visitor Center and McKeldin and Hornbake Libraries. Campus visitors may be accommodated for temporary access to the wireless network thru the Wireless Access for Guests program. CVS can arrange for guest authentication IDs which can then be used by sponsored guests to access the UMD wireless network.

Area Attractions

AttractionDescription
Eppley Recreation Center (ERC) Located on north campus, the ERC includes the Outdoor Aquatic Center, Outdoor Recreation Center, and the Adventure Complex.

Terp Zone Located in the Student Union, this recreational area offers 8 bowling lanes,10 billiard tables, arcade games and a big screen T.V. lounge. Great place to rent out for exclusive use.

Comcast Center The home to the 2002 NCAA Men's and the 2006 NCAA Women's Basketball Champions, this 17,000 seat arena is a favorite spot for sports fans of all ages to visit. Rental of facility is available.

Washington D.C. The Nation's capital is just 9 miles from the University. A metro stop is located in College Park and the UM shuttle bus provides service to the campus.

Baltimore, MD Just a 45 minute drive to the Inner Harbor, the Baltimore Aquarium and Orioles Park at Camden Yards. Baltimore offers many attractions and fine restaurants.

Annapolis, MD The State capital of Maryland, America's sailing capital and the home to the U.S. Naval Academy, Annapolis is just a 45 minute drive from the University.

Clarice Smith Performing Arts Center The Clarice Smith Center at Maryland has redefined the artistic and physical landscape of the University of Maryland campus and Prince George's County. The Center continues to fulfill the mission of serving diverse regional audiences as well as campus departments and residents. The 318,000 square foot facility, located on 17 acres, has been praised for its extraordinary architecture and acoustics.

Dessie M. & James R. Moxley, Jr. Gardens/Garden Terrace The center's signature architecture, lush gardens of red, white, and gold, and the relaxing site and sound of a flowing fountain make this the perfect location for receptions before or after a main event.

Philip R. Rever Alumni Hall of Fame The University Hall of Fame overlooks the terrace and gardens of our Alumni Center and features famous alums; area can also be used for receptions (see meeting space)

Testimonials

  • I think the whole week went really well! I appreciate all you did for it. I think that IEW will be a new tradition for us, so you'll be hearing from me about it again next year! Thanks again for all of your advice, help and support. --
    International Education Services, U of Maryland

  • Thank you for everything regarding the services your office provided. Lisa did an outstanding job of taking care of all the little details and went above and beyond the call to ensure a smooth operation. Our attendees absolutely raved over the food and the professional, smooth and seamless orchestration of events!
    Building Technology Educator's Symposium

  • This was my 1st experience dealing with the staff at the University of Maryland and I am impressed. I am grateful for the work you put in and your flexibility and desire to work with us to make this a successful experience
    Maryland English Institute

  • I want to express our appreciation for the excellent service your staff provided in running the NCCC conference at the Stamp Student Union. The committee was full of praise for their work and the attendees gave us rave reviews for the facilities and service.
    National Collegiate CADD Conference

  • The meeting was a major scientific success but also a major logistical and organizational success and much of the credit can be attributed directly to our having worked with your office. Our thanks for a job that was more than just well done-you folks were fantastic!
    Intl Conf on Acoustic Communication by Animals