The conference will be at the University of Maryland in College Park, MD, just 9 miles from Washington DC.
3100 Stamp Student Union
College Park, Maryland 20742
Here are some useful links to the UMCP website for additional information about the campus:
- For information about where College Park is located and its amenites, click here. http://www.cvs.umd.edu/visitors/planning.html
- For travel information and directions, click here. http://www.cvs.umd.edu/visitors/maps.html
- For nearby hotel accommodations, click here. http://www.cvs.umd.edu/visitors/offcampus.html
The closest Washington Metro rail stop to College Park is the College Park/U of MD stop on the Green Line located at 4931 Calvert Road, College Park, Maryland 20740.
The Metro Bus is a viable option to reach the University of Maryland from the surrounding areas/hotels and other metro stops along the Green and Red lines. [Bus route map (PDF)]
The University of Maryland operates a shuttle service (red & white UM Shuttle buses) which runs Mon.-Fri. to the College Park Metrorail station at 15-minute intervals beginning at 6:40 AM from the East Side of the metrorail station. (The last return from campus will be at 7:50 PM; during academic year the last run is at 3:00 AM. Stop and Pick-up points on campus are at the UM Circle in front of the Physics Bldg. and at Lot HH by the Stamp (Student) Union, which is two blocks up from the Physics Bldg. (Refer to the UMD College Park campus Map for additional details of the area.)
If you want to visit Washington, DC, you may find it easier to take the Metrorail instead of driving to the downtown areas. The College Park Metrorail Station does have all day parking on the East side of the station. From Route 1, take Paint Branch Parkway (at the traffic light, across from Campus Drive) to the Station, and follow the signs for the appropriate parking lots.
Visit the Washington Metro website for additional information on Metro rail and bus routes, hours, fares, and parking.
For additional information about the College Park campus, travel options, and lodging visit the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics visitor’s page.