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Directions and Parking

BY CAR:

The School of Public Policy is located in Van Munching Hall. The address is 7699 Mowatt Lane, College Park, MD 20742.

From Baltimore and 1-495:

  • Take I-95 South to the Capital Beltway (I-495). 
  • When I-95 meets 495, take 495 West towards Silver Spring. 
  • On 495, follow signs to Exit 25B, US Route 1 South towards College Park. 
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on US Route 1. 
  • Continue South on US-1 past the University’s main entrance (Campus Drive). 
  • Turn right on Guilford road (just past the Applebee’s on your right) and go straight through two stop signs. 
  • Turn right into the Mowatt Lane Parking Garage and go to level six for visitor parking.

From Annapolis and Points East:

  • Take US Route 50 to Capital Beltway (I-95/495).
  • Go north on I-95/495. 
  • On 495, follow signs to Exit 25, US Route 1 South towards College Park. 
  • Proceed approximately two miles south on US Route 1. 
  • Continue South on US-1 past the University’s main entrance (Campus Drive). 
  • Turn right on Guilford road (just past the Applebee’s on your right) and go straight through two stop signs. 
  • Turn right into the Mowatt Lane Parking Garage and go to level six for visitor parking.

From Washington D.C.:

  • Go northeast on Rhode Island Avenue (US Route 1). 
  • After entering the state of Maryland, continue on US Route 1 for approximately five miles to College Park (about 1 mile past the intersection of Rt. 1 and Rt. 410 East-West Highway).  
  • Turn left onto Guilford Road (you will see an Exxon on your left). 
  • Stay straight on Guilford through two stop signs. 
  • Turn right into the Mowatt Lane Parking Garage and go to level six for visitor parking. 

PARKING INFORMATION:

Visitors’ parking is located on the 6th floor (top level) of Mowatt Lane Garage (park ONLY on the 6th floor in designated visitor spots).  All spaces are marked with numbers. Remember your parking space number, and immediately proceed to the west elevator where you will see the multi-space pay station. 

If you have been provided with a validation number, YOU MUST ENTER YOUR VALIDATION IMMEDIATELY AFTER PARKING. Put in your parking space number, how long you will be parked, option 5 for parking validation, the amount of time you need (allowing time to walk to and from your meetings), and the validation number (which is good for only one vehicle).

If you have not been provided with a validation number, you will need to pay for your parking by cash, credit card (Visa, Mastercard & Discover) or pay-by-phone.

WALKING TO THE SCHOOL OF PUBLIC POLICY:

Van Munching Hall is located to the west of the Mowatt Lane Parking Garage. The closest entrance goes into the Smith School of Business. Once inside, turn right, walk through a long atrium, past another entrance to your left, and down another atrium until you come to a hall on your left. The School of Public Policy is at the end of that hallway. The main offices are located on the second floor.

If you need assistance, please contact the front desk at 301-405-6330.