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Visitor Center

All Visitor Services Desks and Facilities are Closed Until Further Notice

Visitor Center

People Taking Pictures with TestudoEach year the University of Maryland welcomes more than 80,000 visitors at our Visitor Center, located in Turner Hall. A great place to begin any campus visit, our friendly and informed staff is available to give you a warm Terrapin welcome. Drop by for parking information, directions, campus maps, and Visitor Guides. Our student welcomers will assist you in getting to your campus destination and answer questions about the University and our local community. Campus visits and tour options are also available, and our Fear the Turtle sculpture, The Freshman, holds a special surprise for our young visitors.

Renting the Auditorium

The Visitor Center Auditorium features state-of-the-art audio visual equipment and can be configured to accommodate up to 60 people classroom style. The auditorium is intended primarily as an educational and cultural resource for the University of Maryland community. Priority for its use will be given to programs sponsored by University departments and organizations. The facilities will also be made available to other organizations on an individual program rental basis for purposes that are compatible with, or enhance, the mission of the University and / or are in the interest of the community. Scheduling of events is the responsibility of the Visitor Center. For more information, contact us at 301-314-7777 or To reserve the facility, please fill out and submit the Visitor Center Auditorium Reservation Form.

Hours of Operation

The Visitor Center is located in Turner Hall, 7757 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740. The Visitor Center hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm and Saturdays from 9:00 am – 3:00 pm. The Visitor Center is also closed on any Saturday that features a “Home” football game and on every Sunday. The Visitor Center will also follow the University opening and closing schedule. Please refer to the information presented below for specific dates when the Visitor Center will be closed during the upcoming academic year.

    2019 - 2020 Closings:
  • Closed for football home games: 8/31/19, 9/7/19, 9/27/19, 10/19/19, 11/2/19, and 11/23/19
  • Closed for Labor Day Weekend: 08/31/19 – 09/02/19
  • Closed for Thanksgiving Break: 11/27/19 – 12/1/19
  • Closed for Winter Break: 12/17/19 – 01/01/20
  • Closed for Spring Break: 03/14/20 – 03/17/20
  • Closed for Easter Weekend: 04/11/20 – 04/12/20
  • Closed for Memorial Day Weekend: 05/23/20 - 05/25/20
  • Closed for Independence Day: 07/04/20

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