Visit Us

UMD Architecture Building at twilight. Photo by Betsy Nolen Petrusic.
UMD Architecture Building at twilight.
Photo by Betsy Nolen Petrusic.

We welcome your visit and look forward to showing you our school.

Take a Virtual Tour of MAPP

SELF-GUIDED TOUR:  We encourage visitors to come see our studio spaces, classrooms, and students in action anytime during business hours, 9:00am - 5:00pm. To speak with an admissions specialist, we ask you to make an appointment (below); we also offer limited walk-in hours on a first-come, first-served basis on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2:00pm - 4:00pm. 

GUIDED TOUR WITH AN ADMISSIONS SPECIALIST:  For guided tours and to learn more about the school, we encourage prospective students to call (301.405.8000) before visiting to arrange a tour or to speak with someone from one of our programs. Visits can also be scheduled online through MAPP’s appointment portal:

Online appointments are for current and prospective students of all levels.


Our Location:
School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation
University of Maryland
3835 Campus Drive
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: (301) 405-8000
Fax: (301) 314-9583

The School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation is located on the western edge of the University of Maryland at the intersection of Mowatt Lane and Campus Drive. An interactive campus map can be found here. Information on driving directions, traveling by train, plane or Metro, and nearby hotel accommodations can be found here, or in the attachment below. 

Before you initiate your trip, please visit the University of Maryland Conference and Visitor Services site for complete information about traveling to the university and navigating campus once you arrive.

Admissions and Recruitment Videos


Paid Parking Near the School - Mowatt Lane Garage

From the intersection of Campus Drive and Mowatt Lane, turn right at the circle and drive past the School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation and the Robert H. Smith Business School. You will reach the Mowatt Garage on your left, which has covered parking. Follow the signs for visitor parking, located on the top level of the garage.

The Mowatt Lane Garage offers a convenient electronic pay station system. Please make note of your space number and follow the instructions at the pay station.

For walking and driving directions visit the UMD campus map here.

Getting Around