Meeting Facilities & Services
"I can still sing nothing but praises for the working relationship we have had with Conferences & Visitor Services over the past seven years."
At the heart of campus is the Adele H. Stamp Student Union, Center for Campus Life, a large, versatile facility that features two ballrooms, a 500 seat movie theater, 13 additional reserveable meeting rooms, a food court, shops, banking services, and much more. "The Stamp" is impressive in its capacity to truly offer something for everyone and often serves as headquarters for large conferences. For specific room descriptions and prices, click here. For a link to the floorplan of the Stamp, click here.
This 318,000 square foot facility, located on 17 acres, has been praised for its extraordinary architecture and acoustics.
Facilities within the Center include:
- Joseph and Alma Gildenhorn Recital Hall (250 seats)
- Ina and Jack Kay Theatre (650 seats)
- Elsie and Marvin Dekelboum Concert Hall (1,100 seats)
- Robert and Arlene Kogod Theatre (200 seats)
- Dance Theatre (180 seats)
- Laboratory Theatre (100 seats)
Click here for facility descriptions and details.
Cole Student Activities Building (aka Cole Field House) is located in the center of the University of Maryland campus, adjacent to Adele H. Stamp Student Union. This facility contains offices, classrooms, locker rooms, and a 12,125-seat indoor arena. Built into a hillside, you enter the arena on the concourse level above most of its tiered seating. Over 24,000 square feet of floor space (covered with indoor turf) is available in the oval-shaped center of the arena. An entrance is located at floor level opposite the main entrance for equipment unloading.
Take a look at the PDF of the floor plan and seat graph.
Maryland's home for Terrapin Athletics, the Xfinity Center provides a seating capacity of 17,950 in the main basketball arena. Twenty suites provide enhanced viewing and entertainment capabilities and the Nextel Heritage Hall multi-purpose room (capacity 400) is equipped to host banquets, press conferences, meetings and serve as a pre-game restaurant suite overlooking the competition arena. An additional 1,500-seat gymnasium serves as home to the Terps' volleyball, gymnastics and wrestling teams and is available for rental.
The Eppley Recreation Center houses a number of facilities available for rental and use by summer groups. Check with your Conferences & Visitor Services program coordinator on your group's eligibility to purchase guest passes to use the campus recreation center services and for details regarding facility rental. Rentable spaces include the aquatic center (indoor and outdoor), gymnasiums , outdoor fields and other multipurpose rooms. Located behind the ERC is a challenge course where groups can arrange to participate in high/low ropes course to develop teamwork. Click here for additional details.
Anyone is welcome to reserve space in Memorial Chapel regardless of their affiliation to the University. The Memorial Chapel is an ideal location for weddings, concerts, lectures, meetings, convocations, commencements and everything in between. There are four rentable spaces in the Chapel, the largest being the Main Chapel which seats up to 1000 guests. If you are interested in holding a wedding at Memorial Chapel, please visit the weddings web site here. For details of this space, click here.
The Armory is a spacious (28,000 sq. ft.) open, air conditioned, multipurpose facility and has served as a gymnasium, exhibition hall, auditorium, banquet hall, and meeting room. It features two walls of windows and mercury lighting. The floor is made of the finest hardwoods, ideal for athletic competitions. There is a high arched ceiling and no pillars to obstruct vision. A large portico and lobby serve as a waiting area or ticket sales area. It is accessible from the back of the building for load in of equipment. The basement of the Armory houses some classrooms and offices. For further information on the gym floor, click here. For further information on classroom specifics, click here.
Ritchie Coliseum is a multipurpose campus facility with a 11,000 sq. ft. arena with maple hardwood floor. It features portable, floor –mounted basketball standards and volleyball set ups. Seating includes 600 mixed folding chair seats in upper mezzanine, 700 molded bench seats in pull out module on main floor, 600 chairs on main floor (for a total of 1,900 total arena seats). Other amenities include concession areas on two levels, scoreboard for sporting events, ticket booth and patio/picnic area in front of the building. Also located on the lower level in Ritchie Coliseum are several weight and fitness rooms and a martial arts room. For further information about Ritchie Coliseum, click here.
The Center has thirteen event and meeting spaces , the largest venue being the Orem Alumni Hall which holds up to 1000 (500 seated) and features a stained-glass ocular and grand fireplace. It is wired with high-tech AV and built-in, drop down screens. The Moxley gardens are an excellent location for outdoor weddings and receptions during the warmer months. For additional details and a virtual tour of the facilities, click here.
University of Maryland Golf Course is an 18-hole, championship golf course with mature trees lining each fairway. The Clubhouse was built in 1999 and is host to a full service golf shop, Mulligan's Bar and Grill, locker rooms and banquet facilities. The golf course is open year round and offers a variety of golf activities, including private and corporate golf outings. For further information, click here. Mulligan's is also available for rental for receptions and other catered events. For more information about this facility and the clubhouse catering guide, click here.
The University of Maryland is a large campus and conference groups may choose to contract services with our on-campus shuttle service known as Shuttle UM for transport both around the campus or to off campus destinations. The University's Department of Transportation Services offers these charter services. Both transit buses and motor coach buses are available at very competitive prices and staff can provide assistance and advice on which vehicles to use considering the size and the activity of your group. More information and rates on charter bus services may be found here.
When designated visitor parking does not meet the needs of a program, Conferences & Visitor Services arranges additional parking services. These include staffing to assist with parking permits distribution, traffic control, and information provision, and signage to lead guests to appropriate areas. Due to limited parking on campus, special parking arrangements may be required depending on the type of event, facility, expected attendance, day of the week, or time of the program.
The Clark School of Engineering offers videoconference services and facilities.
To view selected meeting venues, watch our Virtual Visit on YouTube.