University Of Maryland In College Park MD | Unique Venues
University of Maryland, College Park

University of Maryland, College Park

Unique Venue Features

  • Winner: Youth Retreats & Camps
  • Best of Awards - Unique Venues

Event Types Welcomed

  • Adult Social Events
  • Corporate Social Events
  • Expo/Competitions
  • 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/reckord-armory or dial 301-314-7880 for assistance with your requirements. 

About

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 is perfect location for your event’s needs.

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Meeting & Event Spaces

  • Max Capacity: 14000 guests
  • Largest Classroom Style: 500
  • Largest Theatre Style: 1900
  • Academic Year Largest Group: yes
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 Sq. Ft.
Reckord Armory
Located off Route 1, the Armory houses a 28,800 sq ft gymnasium.
  • 28,800 Sq. Ft.
Student Union, Grand Ballroom
Elegant with wood floors, chandeliers, and cathedral ceilings. Perfect for banquets, conferences and wedding receptions.
  • 8750 Sq. Ft.
  • 450 served/ 400 buffet Banquet Style
  • 300 Classroom Style
  • 900 Theatre Style
  • 64 tables for trade show/fair Conference Style
Student Union, Colony Ballroom
Circular windows, brass chandeliers, and wood floors. Ideal for banquets, conferences, wedding receptions and lectures.
  • 6480 Sq. Ft.
  • 360 served/ 300 buffett Banquet Style
  • 216 Classroom Style
  • 500 Theatre Style
Student Union, Atrium & Prince George's Room
Recently renovated, casual setting for smaller functions.
  • 2091 Sq. Ft.
  • 90 to 120 Banquet Style
  • 75 to 100 Classroom Style
  • 120 to 180 Theatre Style
Student Union, Hoff Theater
A film theater that's ideal for lectures, concerts, dance recitals and DVD/Video presentations.
  • 7921 Sq. Ft.
  • 550 Theatre Style
Student Union,Banneker and Margaret Brent
Large meeting rooms that can be divided into 2 separate rooms with carpet and projector.
  • 1330 to 1550 Sq. Ft.
  • 60 to 80 Banquet Style
  • 54 to 72 Classroom Style
  • 84 to 130 Theatre Style
  • 42 to 48 Conference Style
Student Union, Juan Ramon Jimenez
Large meeting rooms with carpet, wall-mounted whiteboard, projector and screen.
  • 1196 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 48 Classroom Style
  • 93 Theatre Style
  • 42 Conference Style
Student Union, Nanticoke, Pyon Su & Thurgood Marshall
Smaller meeting rooms for 40 people with carpet, whiteboard, projector, and screen.
  • 506 to 612 Sq. Ft.
  • 30 Banquet Style
  • 18 to 24 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
  • 18 to 24 Conference Style
Student Union,Harriet Tubman & Edgar Allen Poe
Small conference rooms that can accomodate 8 to 16 people.
  • 182 to 270 Sq. Ft.
  • 8 to 18 Conference Style
Student Union, Calvert and Crossland Rooms
Cherry wood conference table that accomodates 16 features projector screen, sound system, whiteboard and projector.
  • 513 Sq. Ft.
  • 16 Conference Style
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.
  • 130 plus 60 in the pavillion Conference Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 500 Banquet Style
  • 225 Classroom Style
  • 1000 Theatre Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 20 Banquet Style
  • 20 Classroom Style
  • 25 Theatre Style
  • 22 Conference Style
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.
  • 2,304 Sq. Ft.
  • 100 Banquet Style
  • 200 Classroom Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 18 Classroom Style
  • 40 Theatre Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 21 Classroom Style
  • 50 Theatre Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 80 Banquet Style
  • 50 Classroom Style
  • 85 Theatre Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 30 Banquet Style
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 40 Banquet Style
  • 100 Theatre Style
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 Sq. Ft.
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 Sq. Ft.
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 Sq. Ft.
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 Sq. Ft.
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 Sq. Ft.
  • 20 Banquet Style
  • 10 Classroom Style
  • 15 Theatre Style

Food & Beverage Options

South Campus Dining Room
Spacious dining rooms and convenient serving access. Wireless access. Food court-style service maximizes dining options.
  • Seating Capacity: 900 Rooms
The Diner
High-energy servery with comfortable dining areas. Wireless access. Food court-style service maximizes dining options.
  • Seating Capacity: 850 Rooms
Stamp Union Food Court
Featuring famous-name quick service shops like Taco Bell Express, Sbarro, Steak Escape, McDonalds, Panda Express, Subway, and Chic-Fil-A.
  • Seating Capacity: 900 Rooms
Adele's Restaurant
Experience cutting edge cuisine and classic Maryland dining. Full-service restaurant available for private parties. Beer and wine license.
  • Seating Capacity: 175 Rooms
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 Rooms

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.

Accommodations

  • Total Number of Overnight Guests: 6,000
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.
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
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.
Apartments, Air-Conditioned
Apartments have a combination of double- and single-occupancy bedrooms with a common living area and full kitchen.

Featured Amenities

  • Air Conditioning Air Conditioning
  • Bus - Shuttle, Public Bus Access Bus
  • Fitness Center Fitness Center
  • Golf Course Golf
  • Handicap Accessible
  • In-House Catering
  • Linens
  • Near Public Transit
  • Paid Parking
  • Running Trails
  • Sports Facilities
  • Taxi
  • Theater Seating

Venue Location + Transportation

Address

 
Conferences & Visitor Services,
7777 Baltimore Ave.,
College Park, Maryland 20740

Transportation

  • BusBus
  • MetroMetro
  • TaxiTaxi

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

Catering

  • Must Use In-house Catering: Yes
  • External Catering Allowed: No

Technology

University of Maryland offers computer labs for rental, 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

Venue Policies

  • Alcohol Consumption: Yes
  • Smoking Permitted: no
  • ADA Accessible: Yes

Testimonals

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

Services

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

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.