Directions from the Airport

The three major airports in the Washington area are Reagan Washington National (DCA), Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall (BWI), and Washington Dulles International (IAD). Reagan is the most accessible from College Park, Dulles is the least.

It is easiest to take the Metro to campus from Reagan National Airport. Follow the signs in the airport to the Metro station and take the Yellow Line north (towards Georgia Ave/Petworth). Get off at L’Enfant Plaza and change to the Green Line. Take the Green Line North towards Greenbelt and get off at the College Park/University of Maryland stop. University of Maryland shuttle to Hornbake Library.
Take the BWI Express Metro Bus from the airport to the Greenbelt station. Take the Green Line south one stop to the College Park/University of Maryland station. Take the University of Maryland shuttle to Hornbake Library.
Take the Washington Flyer from the airport to the West Falls Church Metro Station. Take the Orange Line east towards New Carrollton. Get off at L’Enfant Plaza and change to the Green Line. Take the Green Line North towards Greenbelt and get off at the College Park–University of Maryland stop. Take the University of Maryland shuttle to Hornbake Library.

College Park Metro Shuttle

The College Park Metro Station is located on River Road off Paint Branch Parkway, approximately 1 mile from campus. The Metro system runs from 5:00 AM Friday – 3:00 AM on Saturday. The College Park Metro Station UM Shuttle leaves approximately every ten minutes or less from the UM Shuttle stop on the east side of the station. It will drop you off at Lot HH, across the street from the Adele Stamp Student Union (#163 on the campus map). Hornbake Library is less than a three minute walk from here. You should, facing Adele Stamp Student Union, turn right heading back towards Route 1. Hornbake Library is on the left facing the Plaza. MITH is inside Non-Print Media in Hornbake Library. Go to the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority home page for more information on fares and timetables.

Driving to Campus

Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway (I-495). Take Exit 27 and then follow signs to exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto Campus Drive and proceed through Main Gate.
Take I-95 North to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway (I-495). Continue North on I-95 / I-495 toward Baltimore. Take exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto Campus Drive and proceed through Main Gate.
Take I-66 East or I-270 South to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway (I-495). Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore / Silver Spring. Take exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto Campus Drive and proceed through Main Gate.
Take U.S. 50 to Washington, D.C.’s Capital Beltway (I-495). Go North on I-95 / I-495 toward Baltimore. Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto Campus Drive and proceed through Main Gate.
Take 16th St. North which becomes Georgia Ave. North at the Maryland / D.C. line. Go East on I-495 toward Baltimore. Take exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Proceed approximately two miles south on U.S. Route 1. Turn right onto Campus Drive and proceed through Main Gate.
Take Rhode Island Ave. (U.S. 1 North) which becomes Baltimore Ave. North at the Maryland/D.C. line. Proceed through the city of College Park. Turn left onto Campus Drive and proceed through Main Gate.

For other driving directions and maps, go to Google Maps.

Parking

Campus Parking Map

If you are staying within walking distance of campus, you may want to leave your car at the hotel and walk or take the hotel’s shuttle bus (if provided).

There are also pay lots and garages throughout campus—these are run by automated pay stations, and they take either cash or credit. Rates are $3 per hour up to a $15 per day maximum. You can park in any of the highlighted garages/lots (Regents is the closest to Hornbake).You can find more parking information on the University’s Department of Transportation Services website.

Nearby Hotels

Two hotels are within walking distance of MITH: Quality Inn (0.7 miles walking) and The Marriott Inn & Conference Center, UMUC (0.8 miles)