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Events at UMBC

Most PROMISE Events at UMBC are either in the Commons Student Center or the Public Policy Building. Some events will be held in the AOK Library & Gallery. Most events that include guests who don’t have UMBC parking passes are on Friday evenings or Saturdays when free parking is available.

Here are general directions:


After 3:30 PM on Friday afternoon through Monday morning at 7:00 AM, parking is free in any un-metered, open space or open lot.  Metered spaces are not free. The Commons is a few feet away from the Public Policy Building; visitors may park in any open space without a meter.

If you come to campus at any other time, you may park at the metered spaces. Please bring quarters. Machines are available within the covered parking lots and on top of the parking garages to provide change from dollar bills.
Questions? Contact Parking services:

General directions to UMBC:

From 95 (North or South)
The UMBC Exit is THE SAME EXIT off of 95 for the BWI Marshall Airport.
Follow the signs for UMBC, Rt. 166, Catonsville.

Once you are on UMBC’s campus (landmarks: Silo on the left, BW Research Park on the right plus construction), stay in the right lane.

* Make a RIGHT onto Hilltop Circle.

* Pass Administration Drive (immediately past the parking garage)

* Make the 2nd LEFT onto Commons Drive.

The Commons Building will be in front of you. It is a multi-leveled glass walled building. Park in any open space or open lot after 3:30. If you park at a meter, you must have coins available to pay the metered fees.

The Commons is surrounded by the Parking Garage, the Physics Building, the Public Policy Building, and the Theatre. You will know that you are in the right place because Commons Drive ends in a loop with these buildings at the edges.

If you come into the Commons Drive entrance you will be on the ground floor.

PROMISE typically has tri-campus programs in these spaces:

* The GAME ROOM is on the 2nd floor of the Commons.

* FLAT TUESDAYS is on Level 1 of the Commons, it is beside the information desk.

* PUP 105 is the large lecture hall (Lecture Hall 9) on the first floor of the Public Polcy Building.

* PUP 206 or PUP 208 are classrooms on the 2nd floor of the Public Policy Building.

* LIBRARY OPEN AREA is on the 7th Floor of the Albert O. Kuhn (AOK)

* THE SKYLIGHT ROOM is on the 3rd floor of the Commons.

Campus Map:

About the Commons:

Additional directions to the Public Policy Building
Provided by the Shriver Center, a center within the Public Policy Building:

Public Policy Department:

A photo of the Public Policy Building for reference:

A photo of the Physics Building — located on the loop with Public Policy and the Commons:


Events at College Park

The Ph.D. Completion Project Workshops and PROMISE events at College Park are held in a variety of places.

Here are some of the locations; some of the links include directions and parking information:


Events at UMB

We often hold events at UMB in the MSTF atrium, located at 685 W. Baltimore Street Downtown Baltimore
(#24 on this map)

Google Maps:


Please park in the Grand Garage at the corner of Paca and Baltimore Streets.

Driving Directions:

Rt. 95 North, Exit on 395, MLK Blvd. Take MLK Blvd. to West Baltimore Street, Make a right onto West Baltimore. The MSTF atrium can be reached from the Health Services Facility (HSF II) on your right.

To park:
Continue driving … pass Greene Street (Hospital on your right), prepare to get into the far left lane. Make a left onto PACA St. The Grand Garage is on your immediate right.

To return to the MSTF atrium through the HSF II Building on foot:
Go to the corner of Paca and West Baltimore, Go back toward the hospital, pass Greene Street. Go up another block, HSF will be on the left. Ask the guard to direct you to the MSTF atrium. You will need to show your campus ID.

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