University of Maryland, Baltimore County

Unique Venue Features

  • Runner-Up: Mid-Market Venue
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

Corporate Social Events
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Youth Retreat/Camps


The UMBC campus is located on the Baltimore and Washington, D.C. corridor, providing easy access to both of these major metropolitan centers, and is only a ten-minute drive or shuttle from BWI Thurgood Marshall International Airport. UMBC Event & Conference Services provides a wide variety of venue spaces, resources, and services to accommodate youth and adult groups, athletic summer camps, educational groups, and corporate/organizational events. We offer suite-style, residence hall or apartment overnight accommodations with individually controlled heat and air-conditioning, high-speed internet, and free parking for overnight visitors. In addition, UMBC offers a traditional dining hall with numerous food concepts and the ability to accommodate certain dietary restrictions and cultural dining needs, as well as a full-service catering option. When it comes to Baltimore venues, University of Maryland, Baltimore County provides premier service and event space for any occasion! Contact us today to experience the difference at UMBC!

Food & Beverage Options

True Grit's and Outtakes

True Grit’s Dining Hall features buffet-style 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.
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Starbucks & Chick-fil-A

The University Center offers a full-service Starbucks and Chick-fil-A restaurant, conveniently located in the heart of our academic corridor and in the same building as our ballroom and University Center meeting spaces.

The Commons

The Commons offers a variety of dining concepts, including traditional Italian fare, custom salad creations, sandwiches, Asian-inspired cuisine, sushi, grab-and-go and more.  Additionally, The Commons offers a convenience shop operated by the University Bookstore and a full-service Dunkin Donuts just inside the south entrance to the facility.

Catering Options


All external clients are required to utilize our in house caterer. Please visit https://umbc.catertrax.com 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.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 2100
  • Wi-Fi in Guest Rooms: Yes
  • Wi-Fi Guest Room Cost : Free
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available
  • Microwave
  • Towels
  • Washer/Dryer
  • WiFi

Chesapeake Hall

328 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Erickson Hall

448 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Harbor Hall

526 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Patapsco Hall

543 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Susquehanna Hall

322 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Potomac Hall

362 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Hillside and Terrace Apts.

657 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

West Hill Apts.

236 Beds Beds

This accommodation has A/C

UMBC Residential Life

UMBC offers an eye-catching campus with six traditional halls and four apartment communities equipped with free Wi-Fi, laundry facilities, vending machines, lounges, front desk assistance and on-campus catering. Suite-style rooms are provided with semi-private bathrooms. Communities are a short, comfortable walk from classrooms, labs, meeting spaces, athletic center, and more. Free parking is offered to summer overnight guests!

Residential Life can accommodate approximately 3,000 summer conference guests at a given time in our suite-style halls and apartment communities. Click Conference Floor Plans to view our housing facilities. We also welcome summer intern housing for those internships associated with one of our campus academic programs. 

For questions about residential facilities or if you would like a tour of our facilities, please contact Events & Conference Services at 410-455-3615.

2100 (Varies during the summer months) Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Floorplan Layout

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fitness Center
Near Public Transit
Outdoor Space
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


1000 Hilltop Circle,

The Commons, Rm 335,

Baltimore Baltimore, 21250



Nearby Airport

Baltimore Washington International (BWI) - 10 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Baltimore Washington International (BWI) - 10 minutes


Parking on Site: Yes

Nearby Cities

Baltimore – 10 | Washington – 37 | Annapolis – 30

Things to Know


Cultural Catering Available: Yes

Food And Beverage Onsite: Yes

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

Cannabis Consumption: No

Eco Friendly: Yes

ADA Accessible: Yes


UMBC has free guest Wi-Fi throughout campus with no logon credentials required. Classrooms, meeting, and performance spaces are equipped with modern audio/visual services and professional and experienced staff are readily available to support your diverse production needs.

Guest Wi-Fi: Free

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

Equipment Available On-Site:
  • Projector Screen
  • Laptops
  • Microphones
  • Sound System


Kayla and her team were wonderful to work with. She was often one step ahead of me, offering ideas that I hadn’t even thought of yet. It’s obvious that she’s an experienced conference planner and has only the best in mind for her clients.

Anita Anderson
Executive Director
MLW, a Division of Leadership Maryland

Leadership Maryland

I wanted to take a moment at this holiday time of year and express our organizations sincere appreciation for the use of your beautiful facilities and your organizations support for the past 4 years!…

The location provides a serene setting that is close to everything, very clean and safe – it makes it easy to attract volunteers and participant’s alike! The friendly environment and the beauty of the campus make this ideal for our use for our fund raising walks! I believe any organization would benefit from partnering with you to have stellar events at UMBC! We are looking forward to our upcoming event at the end of May 2020 – and will be pleased to have it again at UMBC!

David O. Vogel

HDSA Chesapeake Area Volunteer Coordinator
Millersvile MD

Huntington's Disease Society of America

UMBC Event and Conference Services is the coolest! Their attention to detail and commitment to making our program a success is apparent throughout every step of the planning process. We’re grateful and honored to call UMBC a partner.

Stephen Green (he/him/his)
Program Manager
PALS Programs

PALS Programs