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The Visitor Center at The Hotel at the University of Maryland

The University of Maryland (UMD) offers a world of fearless ideas, bold innovation and a do-good spirit. If you’re interested in joining the Terp family, this is where to start.


Whether you are visiting campus for one of our student-led tours, stopping by to speak with an Admission Representative or coming to experience UMD through our on-campus programs, The Visitor Center at The Hotel at The University of Maryland is a great resource for prospective UMD students and their families.

When planning your visit to campus, remember that all guests of The Visitor Center receive a special rate for accommodations at The Hotel.

Located in the main lobby of The Hotel, our staff will be available to assist you from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, except when the university is closed for holidays and inclement weather.

The Hotel at The University of Maryland
7777 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD, 20740

All guests of The Visitor Center can receive discounted parking in The Hotel at UMD garage, which is attached to The Hotel. Your parking garage ticket must be validated at The Visitor Center desk in The Hotel to receive the discount.

Please include extra time in your schedule to allow for the parking and validation process.


Terps love a challenge. A problem that needs a solution. A barrier that needs breaking down. You are smart, scrappy and determined. You value diversity, innovation, entrepreneurship and imagination. Ready to start your fearless journey?

Be A Terp


You can only learn so much about a school from a brochure. Even if we tell you how beautiful our campus is, or how fantastic our students and faculty are, you will not know for yourself until you experience it for yourself!

Come try on our campus for size! Stop by one of our top-notch athletic facilities. Have a scoop of homemade ice cream at the Dairy. Rub the nose of one of our beloved Testudo statues for good luck. Get all your questions answered. It won't be hard to picture yourself at home here for the next four years. 

Please visit our updates page for information regarding visit opportunity changes due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Virtual Visit

Unable to make it to campus? Explore our beautiful campus from anywhere in the world!

Virtual Tour



You have done your research and explored your options, and you know that UMD is the perfect place for you. Now it is time to apply. 


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Freshman students applying to UMD can do so using either the Common App or the StandOut Admissions Network platform. At this time, transfer students can only apply using the StandOut Admissions Network platform.

Please visit our updates page for information regarding changes to our application requirements due to the COVID-19 pandemic.


Consistently ranked as one of the best values in public higher education, you can rest assured that you will receive an affordable world-class education.

College is a major investment for you and your family. The university is here to help. We offer an array of financial aid programs—including scholarships, grants, loans and student employment—as part of our commitment to making an excellent education affordable.



State of Maryland Residents


Non-Maryland Residents


Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! We are excited to welcome you into our world of fearless ideas.

You’ve received your admission letter, checked out your major and started celebrating with family and friends. To make enrollment official, check out information for newly admitted students to get everything you need to start your academic career at UMD. 

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