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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 3/16/2024 3/18/2024
Memorial Day 5/27/2024 5/27/2024
Juneteenth (Observation Date) 6/19/2024 6/19/2024
Independence Day 7/4/2024 7/4/2024
Labor Day Weekend 9/2/2024 9/2/2024
Fall Break 11/28/2024 11/29/2024
Winter Break 12/23/2024 1/2/2025

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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