Event Types Welcomed

Adult Social Events
Corporate Social Events
Family Reunions
Professional Meeting / Training / Conference / Retreats
Wedding Ceremonies
Wedding Receptions
Youth Parties
Youth Retreat/Camps

Unique Venue Feature

The Reckord Armory is a spacious (28,000 sq. ft.) open, air conditioned, multipurpose facility that has served as a gymnasium, exhibition hall, auditorium, banquet hall, and meeting room. It features two walls of windows and mercury lighting. The floor is made of the finest hardwoods, ideal for athletic competitions. There is a high arched ceiling and no pillars to obstruct vision. A large portico and lobby serve as a waiting area or ticket sales area. It is accessible from the back of the building for load in of equipment.

Learn more at https://recwell.umd.edu/facilities/%20facility-rental or dial 301-314-7880 for assistance with your requirements. 


The University of Maryland, College Park is located just nine miles from Washington, DC and all the treasures of the nation’s capital. Each summer we offer student residences and cafeteria-style meals for meetings, conferences, and youth programs. Throughout the year, special events, seminars, weddings, trade shows, conferences, and athletic events can be arranged in one of our many outstanding facilities. For example, Samuel Riggs IV Alumni Center is a beautiful venue with stained glass and stunning details that is perfect for weddings and other special social events. Meanwhile, Adele H. Stamp Student Union contains two gorgeous ballrooms for banquets, receptions, and social events as well as 13 meeting rooms that are ideal for breakouts or corporate meetings and events. Dedicated members of our Conferences & Visitor Services team ensure that your event is a success by assisting with the logistical demands of planning and hosting. We’re confident that the University of Maryland’s event venues are the perfect spaces for your event’s needs.

Food & Beverage Options

South Campus Dining Hall

Spacious dining rooms and convenient serving access. Wireless access. Food court-style service maximizes dining options.
Seating Capacity: 900

Yahentamitsi Dining Hall

High-energy servery with comfortable dining areas. Wireless access. Food court-style service maximizes dining options.
Seating Capacity: 900

Stamp Union Food Court

Featuring famous-name quick service shops like Sbarro, Panda Express, Subway, Chick-Fil-A, and many more.
Seating Capacity: 900

COMING SOON - Panera Bread

Experience cutting edge cuisine and classic Maryland dining. Full-service restaurant available for private parties.
Seating Capacity: 175

Mulligan's Grill and Pub

The 19th "watering" hole is a popular gathering place for golfers, faculty/staff, and the community. Full-service bar, clubhouse menu, nightly specials.
Seating Capacity: 75 | Menu

Catering Options

Good Tidings Catering

Selections may be made from our Catering Guide. We encourage guests to work with us to develop custom menus. Full Service.

Goodies-To-Go Deliveries

We'll bring your refreshments to you! Select from our menus or discuss custom options with our staff.

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.


  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 6,000
Overnight Room Attributes
  • Air-conditioned rooms available
  • Linens Provided
  • Kitchen Available

Traditional, Non-Air-Conditioned Halls

Guest rooms are located along a corridor and guests share floor bathrooms. Service desk located in lobby of eight story building.

This accommodation has A/C

Traditional, Air-Conditioned Hall

Guest rooms are located along a corridor and guests share floor bathrooms. Service desk located in lobby of nine story building.
1500 Beds

This accommodation has A/C

Suites, Air-Conditioned

Suites have a combination of double and single rooms with a common living area. Central service desk located within the residential community.

This accommodation has A/C

Apartments, Air-Conditioned

Apartments have a combination of double- and single-occupancy bedrooms with a common living area and full kitchen.

This accommodation has A/C

Featured Amenities

Accessible Facilities
Air Conditioning
Fitness Center
In-House Catering
Near Public Transit
Overnight Rooms
Paid Parking
Running Trails
Sports Facilities
Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation


Conferences & Visitor Services,

7777 Baltimore Ave.,

College Park College Park, 20740



Nearby Airport

Ronald Reagan National Airport or Baltimore-Washington Int'l Airport - 19 minutes

Nearby International Airport

Dulles International Airport or Baltimore-Washington Int'l Airport - 35 minutes

Nearby Cities

Washington, DC – 9 miles|Baltimore – 35 miles|Annapolis – 35 miles

Things to Know


Must Use In-House Catering: Yes

External Catering Allowed: No

Venue Policies

Alcohol Consumption: Yes

Smoking Permitted: No

ADA Accessible: Yes


University of Maryland offers Ethernet connections in residence halls and meeting spaces; and wireless internet access throughout campus. Complete audio-visual support is available in-house.

Guest Wi-Fi: Fee

Onsite Tech Support: Yes

Wi-Fi In Meeting Space: Yes

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


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