The Orientation Office
1102 Cole Student Activities Building
College Park, MD 20742
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM (EST)
Our office follows the university calendar, holiday schedule, and University of Maryland weather/operating status.
All guests attending New Student Orientation at the University of Maryland must display an official Parking Permit on their dashboard while parking on campus. Please download the Parking Permit associated with your program type below, print the PDF permit, and display on your dash. The Orientation Office is not responsible for any parking tickets or towing as a result of student or parent/family member parking in incorrect or non-designated lots, areas, or metered spaces on campus.
Parents and family members, please note that you will be downloading and using the Parking Permit that corresponds with your student's program type.
This Parking Permit is for the exclusive use of registered New Student Orientation attendees. Misuse of this Parking Permit may result in citations and/or vehicle impoundment.
One-Day First Year & Transfer Student Programs (Lot 1)
Please Note: Those attending the December 1st orientation program, there will be another event on campus that morning so parking near Cole Student Activities Building may be limited. There are additional Lot 1 spots near the College Park Marriott Hotel & Conference Center.
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Directions to Campus
Getting to the University of Maryland is easy whether you are driving up from DC, taking a Metro train, or flying in from somewhere else. The main entrance to the campus is located on US Route 1, just a short walk from downtown College Park, MD. Please click here for detailed directions to campus.