Aerial view of a university campus, with many buildings and trees

UMBC Campus Maps and Location

UMBC’s main campus is located between Baltimore, MD and Washington, D.C.

Campus Maps

Accessible routes and building entrances for our main campus are marked on our campus maps listed here.


Visitor Parking is marked with a “P” and Event Parking is marked with “P Event.” Please note that a number of spaces are metered.

  • BWI Airport is only five minutes away.
  • Bus service is available from downtown Baltimore.
  • AMTRAK and MARC commuter trains serve the nearby BWI Rail Station.

Directions to the Main Campus

From the north, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville) or take Interstate 83 to the Baltimore Beltway (I-695, west) and then take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue, west); follow the signs to UMBC.

From the south, take Interstate 95 to Route 166 (Exit 47B, Catonsville); follow signs to UMBC.

Visitor parking is available at metered garages located at Administration Drive, The Commons Drive, and Walker Avenue. Meters are enforced Monday through Friday for hours posted. Except for meters, all other campus roadways and lots require a permit. Undergraduate admissions visitors should park in designated lots. Please refer to your visit confirmation materials or contact the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 410-455-2291 for further details.

UMBC-Shady Grove

UMBC at The Universities at Shady Grove is a branch campus operating at The Universities at Shady Grove, a USM regional center located in Rockville, MD.

Biomedical Sciences and Engineering Facility at The Universities at Shady Grove. Photo courtesy UMBC-Shady Grove.

bwtech@UMBC Research & Technology Park

bwtech@UMBC North

5520 Research Park Dr, Catonsville, MD 21228

bw tech sign outside

bwtech@UMBC South

1450 S Rolling Rd, Halethorpe, MD 21227

From I-95, take Exit 47B, Route 166 North past the entrance to UMBC and toward Rolling Road. Follow to Route 166 South toward Arbutus. Go a half-mile and make your first right onto Gun Road. The road immediately forks. Take the left fork and proceed a half-mile to the entrance.

From UMBC, take Hilltop Circle to Hilltop Road and Wilkens Avenue. Turn left and proceed to Route 166 South toward Arbutus. Make a right onto Gun Road. The road immediately forks. Take the left fork and proceed a half-mile to the entrance.

The Surrounding Community

UMBC is minutes away from everything you need — 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C., and four miles from BWI Airport. It’s the perfect location for job and internship opportunities, research collaborations, artistic and cultural exploration, and just plain fun. The nearby towns of Catonsville, Arbutus, Ellicott City, and Columbia also offer plenty of dining and entertainment options.

UMBC offers daily shuttle services for students from campus to the BWI Rail Station, downtown Baltimore, Catonsville, and Arbutus. On the weekends, students can pick up the Collegetown Shuttle downtown for free service to six other college campuses, Penn Station, and Towson.

The shops of Baltimore’s Harborplace, as well as Camden Yards (home of the Orioles), and M&T Bank Stadium (home of the Ravens), are also convenient to UMBC.

For more information about attractions in and around Baltimore, visit the Baltimore Collegetown Network.

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