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Visitor Center

Visitor Center

People Taking Pictures with TestudoEach year the University of Maryland welcomes more than 40,000 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 final campus destination and answer questions about the University and our local community. Campus visits and tour options are available.

Visit our exhibits on University of Maryland history when you arrive. Take a stroll through the lobby to see photos of our famous alumni and our academic accomplishments. Or, spend some time reflecting on our Maryland Moments wall in the auditorium to see a history that spans over 150 years. And, our Fear the Turtle sculpture, The Freshman, holds a special surprise for our young visitors.

If you have more time, relax and view the historical video, Keeping the Promise, or ask to see several others in our collection.

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 in the interest of the community. Scheduling of events is the responsibility of the Visitor Services Manager. For more information, contact Betty Spengler at 301-314-7968 or To reserve the facility, please fill out and return the Visitor Center Auditorium Reservation Form.

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