Welcome to the 2008-2009 school year! Periodically throughout the fall semester, the University of Maryland football team will play at Chevy Chase Field at Byrd Stadium, which will result in parking modifications. This year, seven Saturday home games are scheduled. The first game against Delaware will be held on Saturday, August 30th at 3:45 p.m.
If you are planning to travel to campus during these event days, please consider using Quick Bus to avoid the traffic congestion. You can take the Quick Bus from the College Park Metro Station to Lot Q, which is very near Byrd Stadium. It runs every 20 minutes three hours prior to kick-off and every 10 minutes two hours prior to kick-off from the College Park Metro station to Lot Q. Quick Bus also runs back to the College Park Metro Station from Lot Q for one hour after the game.
Quick Bus is also available from lots 4, 9, and 11 and Mowatt Lane Garage to Lot Q on a more limited schedule.
Please refer to the following specific instructions for game day parking:
Academic Commitments – UMCP faculty/staff and students with classes or other documented academic commitments on this day, who do not possess a campus permit, may call the Department of Transportation Services at (301) 314-PARK to make arrangements.
The Department of Transportation Services will provide those UMCP faculty/staff and students with classes or other documented academic commitments on game day Saturdays, who do not possess a campus permit, a one-day, temporary surface lot permit for Regents Drive Garage valid on game day Saturdays only.
Permits will be available at the Department of Transportation Services located in Regents Drive Garage beginning today, August 25th, 2008. Office hours are Monday-Friday, 8:15 a.m. – 4 p.m. Documentation will be required and includes a UID, a printed schedule of classes or a letter from an academic advisor or professor. Documentation must be presented to staff at the main lobby desk. All are encouraged to secure the permit as early as possible. Students should check with professors to determine if arrangements have already been made.
Campus Permit Holders NOT Attending the Game – With the exception of lots Q, SD*, Z, FF, MM, and C permit holders, faculty/staff permit holders on campus for any academic commitments WILL have full access to their assigned parking areas Any faculty/staff permit holder having difficulty accessing their assigned areas may call (301) 314-4227 for immediate assistance. Lot Q, SD*, Z, FF, and C permit holders will receive e-mail notifications with specific instructions for game day parking. Student permits not attending the game may also park without a charge at Regents Drive Garage, Mowatt Lane Garage, Lots C2 or L by the Armory, or Lots K or 16 by Ritchie Coliseum.
Unaffected Parking Areas – The largest unaffected areas on campus include lots L, C2, K, 16, and the Rossborough Inn/Turner Lab meters. Anyone may park for free at the College Park metro station and take the shuttle.
Resident Student Permit Holders -Resident Student Permit Holders including resident lots 2, 4, 6, 11, and 19 WILL have full access to their assigned lots on game days. Resident student permit holders are NOT required to move their vehicle for any reason prior to or during the game.
Commuter Student Permit Holders – Commuter Student Permit Holders including commuter lots 1, 4, 6, 9, 11, and SDG will be directed to Regents Drive Garage or Mowatt Lane Garage on game days. Access to Lot 1 will be restricted after 6 p.m., the Friday evening before each game. Access to lots 4, 6, 9, 11 and SDG will be restricted after midnight on the morning of each game day Saturday. Any vehicles remaining in these areas after 6 a.m. the Saturday morning of each game are subject to ticketing and relocation. Commuter student permit holders are expected to utilize free parking either at Regents Drive Garage (RDG) or Mowatt Lane Garage (MLG) on game days.
Any Campus Permits Attending the Game – As always, any Faculty/Staff or Student campus permit holder attending the game may park free of charge at Regents Drive Garage. Space is limited. The overflow area will be Mowatt Lane Garage (MLG). Campus permit holders attending the game are expected to utilize these free areas
Permit holders who are planning to visit the campus on a Saturday should refer to the following home game schedule:
2008 MD HOME FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
08/30/08 vs. Delaware – 3:45 p.m. ET
09/13/08 vs. California – 12:00 p.m. ET
09/20/08 vs. Eastern Michigan – TBA
10/18/08 vs. Wake Forest – TBA
10/25/08 vs. North Carolina State – TBA
11/15/08 vs. North Carolina – TBA
11/22/08 vs. Florida State – TBA
If you require additional information or have questions, please feel free to call 314-PARK or visit our Web site at transportation.umd.edu. We appreciate your patience and cooperation.