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On-Campus Parking

The University of Maryland has a complex system for parking on campus. To prevent receiving parking tickets, we ask that you understand and abide by all campus parking regulations. Parking regulations are strictly enforced by the University! National History Day will not be able to intervene on your behalf. The following information is provided to make you aware of the parking requirements on campus. Please carefully read and obey all signs.

Persons staying in campus residence halls may request a summer guest parking permit when they check in to campus housing. Those commuting will be able to purchase a parking pass during registration from the Department of Campus Parking. Any car on campus must either display an appropriate parking permit or pay hourly meter machines in visitor parking areas. It is especially important for the safety and security of all that cars do not park in areas designated as fire lanes, handicapped spaces, or service and courier pass areas. Parking in roadways, pedestrian walkways, or on landscaped areas is also prohibited.

Short term parking for registration is available in the parking garage across from the Stamp Student Union (Union Lane Parking Garage). Since parking is limited around the center of campus, guests staying in residence halls are strongly urged to park in the numbered lots as indicated on the summer guest parking permit close to their lodging and walk to the competition sites.

Please help us help you avoid receiving parking tickets by carefully reading this material and all signs around campus. National History Day and Conference and Visitor Services cannot be responsible for parking tickets of participants or their families, and will not pay for parking tickets. NHD has no control over campus parking or parking rates.


For parking inquiries, call 301-314-7275 or visit the UMD Transportation Services website at www.transportation.umd.edu/parking.html .  The Department of Transportation Services is located on campus in Bldg #202 Regents Drive Garage, College Park, MD 20742. Their office hours are 8:15 am - 4:00 pm.