Student Services

Your parents are bound to wonder: Are you eating right? Do you have a ride home? Do you know who to call if you need help? At Maryland, you’ll be able to say “yes.”

This is where you’ll make your home for the next four years—we want you to feel at home. We’re committed to fostering a campus environment that supports a healthy mind, body and spirit for all members of the university community.


Dining >

From your early-morning coffee and bagel to your late-night cravings, Maryland’s dining options can feed your needs.  

In our two main dining halls, you’ll find culinary stations serving fare such as stuffed-to-order burritos, a Mongolian grill, gourmet burgers and made-to-order salads. A third, new dining hall offers all-you-care-to eat cuisine and showcases some of our most popular fare. Vegan and vegetarian menu selections are available every day in the dining rooms. You’ll also find a huge food court in the Stamp Student Union, cafes in academic buildings across campus, and a half-dozen convenience shops.

You can choose from three meal plan options and a kosher meal plan. For snacking on the go, you can use your plan’s Terp Bucks in campus cafes and shops. Or, you can sign up for Terrapin Express, an optional pre-paid debit program. Use it to supplement any meal plan or cover your tab at the University Book Center, University Health Center or more.


Transportation and Parking >

Whether you live on campus or off, the Department of Transportation Services makes it easy to get around. Shuttle-UM buses operate several campus-based routes and serve a six-mile radius beyond, taking students to Metro station, shops, restaurants and more than two dozen apartment communities. All you need to ride Shuttle-UM is your student ID. It’s also a snap to travel to Washington, D.C., Baltimore and local airports by using Metrorail and MARC trains.

If you’re living off campus, permits for campus parking are available for purchase from the Department of Transportation Services.


Safety and Security >

Annual Security Report

The Annual Security Report (ASR) for the University of Maryland, College Park contains information about campus security including: campus security programs, recommended personal safety practices, the authority of the university police, campus disciplinary procedures, alcohol and drug policies, crime reporting procedures and campus crime statistics for the most recent 3-year period. The ASR is available online. Individual printed copies of the report may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Department of Public Safety, Service Building #007, College Park, MD 20742-6011 or by calling 301.405.3555.


Annual Fire Safety Report

The Annual Fire Safety Report (AFSR) for the University of Maryland, College Park contains fire safety information about on-campus student housing, including fire statistics, fire safety systems, fire drills, fire safety rules, evacuation procedures, fire safety education and training policies, fire reporting procedures and plans for future fire safety improvements. The AFSR is available online. Individual printed copies of the report may be requested through the mail or in person from the University of Maryland Department of Environmental Safety, 3115 Chesapeake Building #338, College Park, MD 20742-3133 or by calling 301.405.3960.

Missing Mom’s cooking? Just share a recipe with one of our chefs to have it served up in the dining halls. 

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