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Group Visit Guide

Each year UMBC welcomes thousands of visitors to campus. To enhance your visit experience we have provided some valuable information to make your visit to campus informative and enjoyable.

When to Visit

The campus is at its most vibrant during the fall and spring semesters. It is best to avoid the first week of each semester and final examination periods. The academic calendar is available at The Registrar's site. Please be aware of the University closings noted on the calendar. Information regarding nearby hotels is available at: About UMBC.

Where to Park

Bus parking will be available in the Technology Research Center (Lot 25) with advance reservations. Individual cars may use metered spaces throughout campus.

A campus map is available to assist you in finding these lots at our About UMBC site.

Please contact Parking Services to request parking in the Technology Research Center (Lot 25). They can be reached at State "Group Visit" for the subject and include date of visit, number and type of vehicle(s) (bus, van, car) and contact name with a phone number. All requests should be submitted at least one week before the visit. A confirmation e-mail will be sent.

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Navigating Campus

University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC) combines the emphasis on teaching found at the best liberal arts colleges with the innovation of a research university. You’ll find students—inspired by and often working alongside faculty who are leaders in their fields—thinking about the hard questions of society, science and creative expression, and then moving beyond the classroom to make a difference. See all that UMBC has to offer by exploring campus using our Printable Self Guided Tour Route (PDF).

Where to Eat

Visitors enjoy a variety of choices in The Commons. The Market Street food court offers a wide range of choices. You may also dine with students at the Campus Dining Hall on an all-you-can-eat, fixed-price basis. Please note that during summer, winter and when classes are not in session, the Market Street food court has limited hours of operation. For more detailed information, please visit

UMBC & The Surrounding Community

If you are planning to be in the Baltimore/Washington metropolitan area for more than a few hours, you might find the following websites helpful:
The Surrounding Community.

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

Learn More

If after visiting campus your group has individual students who are interested in learning more, please contact an undergraduate admissions representative. UMBC offers a variety of majors and certificates spanning the arts, engineering and information technology, humanities, sciences and pre-professional studies, and social sciences. To learn more about our academic programs, visit the Undergraduate Catalog.

Group Visit Checklist

To help get your visit off to a good start please be sure to:

  • Check the UMBC campus schedule
  • Confirm an appropriate amount of chaperones
  • Verify the directions to the campus
  • Reserve parking
  • Print self-guided tour route
  • Print campus map
  • Determine dining plans