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Student Support & Safety

Student Support & Safety

Safety is the shared responsibility of each campus community member. We know that students thrive in a community they feel safe and supported in and continue to work toward a safer and more secure community.


Students sitting around a table in an engineering lab.
  • Tutoring services
  • Career Center - Whether you’re looking to gain experience through an internship, fine tune your resume, practice your interviewing skills or evaluate a job offer, the Career Center has you covered. You’ll receive support at every stage of your career development and will be prepared to pursue a meaningful career path through high-quality services, resources and instruction.


Front door to the health center.
  • University Health Center - Provides high-quality, cost-effective health care and wellness programs in order to promote the health of the university community and support academic success.
  • Counseling Center - Provides comprehensive support services that promote the personal, social and academic success of UMD students.
  • Recreation & Wellness - Creates a culture of wellness where all members of the university community thrive. Recreation is for everyone and there is something for everyone at RecWell.



Call University Police at 911 or (301) 405-3555. If you ever see a situation involving fighting between partners or groups, threatening actions or statements, screams, suspicious persons or behavior, weapons, etc., do not hesitate to call police immediately. Then, call your Service Desk or CA.

  • Blue Light Program
  • Police Escorts
  • Opt-in Safety Alerts
  • UID Only Accessibility 

Transportation & Parking

Whether you live on campus or off, the Department of Transportation Services makes it easy to get around. Shuttle-UM buses operate several campus-based routes and serve a six-mile radius beyond, taking students to Metro station, shops, restaurants and more than two dozen apartment communities. All you need to ride Shuttle-UM is your student ID. It’s also a snap to travel to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and local airports by using Metrorail and MARC trains.

If you’re living off campus, permits for campus parking are available for purchase from the Department of Transportation Services.

  • Shuttle-UM - DOTS provides routes that circulate around campus, commuter routes to neighboring communities and Park & Ride routes that can be tracked on the Transit app. Students can also use the NITE Ride evening service to get around campus when shuttle routes are not operating.
  • BikeUMD - Students can bring their own bike to campus or rent one from the RecWell Bike Shop. Community members can also utilize the shared mobility system provided by VEO in partnership with the City of College Park and University Park.
  • Local & Regional Transit - College Park connects to many local and regional transit options that make many destinations easily accessible. It’s also a snap to travel to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and local airports by using Metrorail and MARC trains.
  • Parking - Flexible parking permit options are available for each individual working, living and learning situation. If you are going to have a car on campus, you will need a parking permit. Permits can be purchased on the Department of Transportation Services website.