Visitor Information

Whether you are a prospective student, a parent, a community member, academic colleague or public health professional, we welcome you to visit the School of Public Health.

Our address is:

4200 Valley Drive
School of Public Health 
University of Maryland 
College Park, MD 20742

To arrange a prospective undergraduate student visit, please contact Jaime Oliver from our Center for Academic Success and Achievement at

To arrange a prospective graduate student visit, please contact the appropriate graduate program director.



Getting Here

Find directions here to get to the University of Maryland campus via car or public transportation. 

Once you are on our campus, use the UMD Campus Web Map to get directions to the School of Public Health Building, or follow instructions below.

To get to the SPH Building from Route 1 / Baltimore Ave:

  1. Once you turn onto Campus Drive from Rt. 1, stay in the left lane and follow Campus Drive to the “M” circle.
  2. Take the first exit from the circle onto Regents Drive.
  3. At the third stop sign, turn left onto Farm Drive.
  4. Make an immediate right turn onto Valley Drive. The SPH building will be just ahead on your right beyond the bend in the road. 

Visitor Parking

There are metered spaces immediately in front of the SPH building. Or, you can park in Regents Garage, located on Regents Drive. The Visitor Parking Map PDF shows the Regents Drive Garage location. 

Once you’ve parked, make note of the parking space number painted on the pavement, then proceed to the nearest digital pay station.

How to Use the Pay Station Machine:

  1. Press [OK] to start
  2. Enter your vehicle space number
  3. Choose how much time is needed
  4. Insert payment
  5. Take your receipt (you may use it at any pay station to add time to your parking by selecting “Add-Time” and entering your Add-Time number from your receipt)

Building Map

Once you're here, you can use this building map to help find your way around the SPH building.














Building Hours 

SPH Winter Term Hours: Tuesday, January 2nd - Sunday, January 21st

Monday-Friday 5:45 am – 9:00 pm (exterior doors)
Saturday 7:00 am – 8:00 pm (exterior doors)
Sunday 12:00 pm – 6:00 pm (exterior doors)

***Building Closed Monday, January 15th (MLK Day)

Fitness Center, Room 0101

Faculty and Staff must complete a Campus Recreation Limited Membership form to access the 0101 Fitness Center. Forms may be picked up in the 0101 Fitness Center.

For Fitness Center and Weight Room Hours click here, then click on 'Facility Hours' tab on the left, then 'School of Public Health.'

Locker Rooms

Faculty/Staff Locker Rooms (Rooms 0126, 0130) -- same hours as the SPH building. Please contact the Solutions Center for access to the SPH Faculty/Staff Locker Rooms. 

SPH building hours for the Holiday Recess:

Tuesday, December 12th - Friday, December 15th 
5:45am - 9pm

Saturday, December 16 
7am - 7pm 

Sunday, December 17th
12pm - 5pm (west exit doors only)
Closed (other exterior doors)

Monday, December 18 - Tuesday, December 19th
5:45am - 9pm 

Wednesday, December 20th - Thursday, December 21
5:45am - 7pm 

Friday, December 22 - Tuesday, December 26
Building Closed 

Wednesday, December 27th - Thursday, December 28th
12pm - 5pm (gymnastics gym exterior doors only)
Closed (other exterior doors)

Friday, December 29th 
7am - 6pm 

Saturday, December 30th
Building Closed 

Sunday, December 31st 
12pm - 5pm (gymnastics gym exterior doors only)
Closed (other exterior doors)

Monday, January 1st
Building Closed 

For questions about building access and facilities usage, please contact:

Mark Brenneman
Director of Academic Facilities and Operations
2242 SPH Bldg
(o) 301-405-2440