Travel & Accommodations
Thurgood Marshall (Baltimore/Washington) Airport or Washington National Airport
Union Station--Washington, DC or New Carrollton, MD
College Park Station (Green Line) and take shuttle to campus
There are many hotels along Route 1 (Baltimore Avenue). We have conference discounts at the following two:
Comfort Inn & Suites College Park
9020 Baltimore Avenue
College Park, MD 20740
Phone- 301-441-8110 Fax- 301-474-8906
Please book by April 8, 2008
Reservations can be made at any time by calling the front desk agents and referring to the group by name: University of Maryland English Department. Individuals must cancel 7 days prier to the arrival date or by April 24, 2008 to avoid a one night room charge plus 10% tax to their individual credit card.
Check-in time is after 3:00 p.m. on the scheduled arrival date. Checkout time is no later than 12:00 p.m. A late-departure charge may apply for anyone checking out after 12:00 p.m.
UMUC (University of Maryland, University College) Marriott
You will be able to book using the UMD business rate, which is $189/night (please note that this rate is not *always* cheaper, so it's also good to check all rates).
Making Room Reservations On-Line
UMUC Inn and Conference Center reservations may be made on-line. In order to receive the University of Maryland discount rate, enter the appropriate Corporate/Promotional Code (see below) in addition to the reservation information. There may be time periods when the University of Maryland discount rate is not available.
The Departmental Travel Arranger should provide his/her email address in the Guest Information section of the reservation form (instead of the guest's email address). The reservation confirmation and a reminder email will be sent to the email address provided. After review for accuracy by the Travel Arranger, the Department should forward the reservation confirmation to the traveler. The Travel Arranger will also receive a copy of the bill 72 hours after guest checkout.
University of Maryland Corporate/Promotional Codes
- Sunday through Thursday arrivals: enter U79 as the Corporate/Promotional Code.
(Tip: Note that the weekend rate may be available for Thursday arrivals, so customers should enter U36 first. If no rooms are available using code U36, customers should enter code U79.)
- Friday and Saturday arrivals: enter U36 as the Corporate/Promotional Code.
There may be time periods when the University of Maryland discount rate is not available, and another rate type may be selected.
Directions to the University of Maryland
Please visit the University of Maryland's Conferences and Visitor Services for directions to the university.
Union Lane Garage is 285-space garage situated between the Stamp Student Union and Cole Field House. Hours of operation are 7:00a.m. to 1:30a.m., seven days a week. Current rates at this facility are $2.00 per hour, with an $10.00 per day maximum.
For more parking information, please visit: http://www.transportation.umd.edu/visitor.html
For dining options at the Stamp Student Union, please visit: http://www.union.umd.edu/food/