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Welcome Desk

Stop by the University of Maryland Conferences & Visitor Services Welcome Desk for a warm Terrapin welcome. Our friendly and informed staff is available to provide you with parking information, directions and can give you a campus map or Visitor Guide. Campus visits and tour options are also available and our Fear the Turtle sculpture, The Freshman, holds a special surprise for our young visitors.

Hours of Operation

Turner HallThe Welcome Desk is located in Turner Hall, 7736 Baltimore Ave, College Park, MD 20740.

The Welcome Desk hours of operation are Monday – Friday from 8:00 am – 5:00 pm. The Welcome Desk will also follow the University opening and closing schedule.

Please refer to the information presented below for specific dates when the Welcome Desk will be closed during the upcoming academic year.

Holiday Start Date End Date
Spring Break 3/20/2023 3/24/2023
Memorial Day 05/29/2023 05/29/2023
Juneteenth (Observation Date) 06/19/2023 06/19/2023
Independence Day 07/04/2023 07/04/2023
Labor Day Weekend 09/04/2023 09/04/2023
Fall Break 11/23/2023 11/24/2023
Winter Break 12/25/2023 01/02/2024

Campus Tours

Campus TourOur Welcome Desk staff can conduct tours for non-prospective undergraduate groups, alumni, business groups and community groups. Click on the button below to learn more about reserving campus tours.

The Thomas V. Miller Jr. Administration Building Welcome Desk

Miller BuildingThe Welcome Desk also operates an auxiliary desk located within the Thomas V. Miller Jr. Administration Building. Our staff helps to welcome visitors to the building and campus while providing them with information, campus experiences, and resources to guide them around our campus.  

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