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University of Maryland Baltimore County

1000 Hilltop Circle
The Commons, Rm 335

Baltimore, Maryland 21250

450Largest Group
40Meeting Rooms
2300Overnight Guests
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  • Apt. Community CenterApt. Community Center

  • Apt. Community Center Multi-Purpose RoomApt. Community Center Multi-Purpose Room

  • Erickson HallErickson Hall

  • Commons Main StreetCommons Main Street

  • University Center BallroomUniversity Center Ballroom

  • Commons Grill/Sports ZoneCommons Grill/Sports Zone

  • GameroomGameroom

  • Flat Tuesdays PubFlat Tuesdays Pub

  • Commons TerraceCommons Terrace

  • Ballroom ADA eventBallroom ADA event

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The UMBC campus is located on the Washington D.C. and Baltimore corridor providing easy access to both of these major metropolitan centers. Serving over 4000 guests each summer, UMBC Conference Services, can accommodate youth and adult groups, athletic summer camps, educational groups and UMBC-affiliated programs on campus. We offer suite-style, residence hall or apartment overnight accommodations with individually controlled heat and air-conditioning, high-speed internet, and semi-private bathrooms. The Baltimore campus includes a Dining Hall "True Grits" and other catering options available to groups during their stay. Classroom, lecture-hall and performance spaces can also be requested as part of your conference or special event.

Nearby Cities & Number of Miles:
Baltimore - 10
Washington - 20
Annapolis - 20
Nearest Airport/ Number of Minutes:
Baltimore Washington International / 10
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University of Maryland in Baltimore offers housing facilities available June-August. Meeting and academic spaces are available year round.
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Residence Halls
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Semi-Private Communal
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University of Maryland in Baltimore has wireless connection available in most meeting spaces. Modern audio/visual services with professional staff are readily available.
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Full service available.
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Ideally Suited For:
Professional Meeting/Training/Conference/Retreat
Youth Retreat/Camp

ACCED-I 1 Stop Certified

Event Spaces

Meeting RoomDescriptionsSquare Footage
University Center Ballroom The Ballroom can accommodate groups up to 450 lecture style; 320 banquet style

University Center Ballroom Lounge The Ballroom Lounge can accommodate groups up to 75 lecture style.

University Center 310 UC Room 310 can accommodate groups up to 100 lecture style.

University Center 312 UC 312 can accommodate groups up to 200 lecture style, 120 banquet or 75 classroom

The Commons The Commons features five traditional meeting rooms that can accommodate up to 50, a food court, sit-down restaurant, an e-branch of PNC Bank, bookstore, several performance spaces and a game room for recreation. High-speed wireless technology makes it easy to plug into the campus network and the Internet at any time.


Facility# of Rooms# of BedsRoom TypeBath TypeA/C
Residential Life 4000 (Varies during the summer months) Residence Halls Shared yes
Chesapeake Hall 328 Beds Residence Halls Shared yes
Erickson Hall 448 Beds Residence Halls Shared yes
Harbor Hall 526 Beds Residence Halls Shared yes
Patapsco Hall 543 Beds Residence Halls Shared yes
Susquehanna Hall 322 Beds Residence Halls Shared yes
Potomac Hall 362 Beds Residence Halls Shared yes
Hillside and Terrace Apts. 657 Beds Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes
West Hill Apts. 236 Beds Suite/Apartment Style Shared yes


  • Chartwells
    All external clients are required to utilize our in house caterer. Please visit to see some menu choices. Please be advised that the pricing on the site is for internal clients. You will be sent an estimate once selections are made.
    >>> menu (PDF)


  • True Grit's and Outtakes
    True Grit’s features all you care to eat dining and offers made to order options, entrees and sides, Italian favorites, made to order sandwiches, Kosher offerings, a fresh salad bar and much more. Outtakes Quick Cuisine C-Store is located in True Grit’s and provides guests with a wide variety of snacks, convenience items, beverages, ice cream, candy and more.
    >>> menu (PDF)
  • The Commons
    The Commons offers a variety of food choices from Au Bon Pain grab and go meals to The Skylight Room restaurant, an upscale restaurant overlooking the library with an amazing view.
  • The Coffee Shoppe
    Two locations featuring great entrees at Chef's Table, wonderful sandwiches at Wheat Street Deli and Baltimore Company Coffee.


Transporation Planning a day trip to Baltimore? Transporting participants from aiports in Washington, DC?? Wherever your event and conference needs take you, UMBC can help you get there by chartering transportation. Full size air-conditioned vehicles and shuttle-sized busses are available. Contact UMBC Event and Conference Services for more information. 410-455-3621.

One Stop Shop One Stop Shop and service provider coordination (workforce, housekeeping, audio-visual, parking, police, etc) for all external clients. One bill for those services.


WiFi Free WiFi available throughout campus.

Audio/Visual Audio Visual Equipment includes: LCD projectors, laptops, podiums, microphones, overhead projectors, screens, sound systems, lighting, TV/VCR.

Area Attractions

The Surrounding Community UMBC is located 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. and four miles from BWI Airport.

The nearby towns of Catonsville (Frederick Road) and Arbutus (East Drive) have retail districts with a variety of small shops and services. Ellicott City, 10 minutes away, is a historic mill town with excellent antique shops. Arundel Mills Mall, 15 minutes away, offers shopping, entertainment, and restaurants.

UMBC offers daily shuttle services for students from campus to the BWI Rail Station, downtown Baltimore, Catonsville, and Arbutus. On the weekends, students can pick up the Collegetown Shuttle downtown for free service to six other college campuses, Penn Station and Towson.

The open-air walkways and shops of Baltimore’s Harborplace, as well as Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, and M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Ravens, are also convenient to UMBC.

For more information about attractions in and around Baltimore, visit the Baltimore Collegetown Network.

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