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Campus Directions and Parking

Directions to UMBC

To get to UMBC from Interstate 95, take Exit 47B, Catonsville (Route 166), and follow signs to the UMBC Campus. Go through the stop sign at Research Park Drive, bear right at Hilltop Circle, and make a left at the 2nd stop sign, onto Commons Drive.

From the Baltimore Beltway (I-695), take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west). Turn left on Wilkens Avenue to the traffic circle. Follow signs to UMBC. Bear right at Hilltop Road, turn right on Hilltop Circle, and make a left at the stop sign on Commons Drive.


You may park in the metered spaces in the Commons Garage, on the left. If you park anywhere but a metered space, you risk getting a ticket! Meters are enforced Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 9:00 pm. Meter fees are $.25 for each 15 minutes, quarters only, maximum time of 5 hours. Facing the library (green tower), the Public Policy Building is to your right, next to the Physics Building. Parking is also available in metered garages located at Administration Drive, Commons Drive and Walker Avenue.

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