Parking for Family Weekend

A Family Weekend parking permit is available for purchase via the Family Weekend online registration process at a cost of $17 (limit one per family). Due to the football game on Saturday, October 18 and limited availability of parking spaces on campus, we are only able to sell 1,500 permits for Family Weekend. Families without a Family Weekend parking permit or those who may require the purchase of additional game day permits may purchase them online directly from the UMD Department of Transportation Services for $17 each at or park in the College Park Metro garage. Free Shuttle-UM service is available from the College Park Metro to campus. Those looking to park on campus on Friday or Sunday without a permit should refer to the University of Maryland Parking maps for more information regarding visitor parking or plan to park at the College Park Metro garage.

For families arriving on Friday, October 18

Families arriving for Family Weekend on Friday should proceed directly to the Family Weekend Welcome Center in the Stamp Student Union. Free, short-term parking is available in the Union Lane Garage. This parking is intended for check-in only, and we kindly request that you move your vehicle to the designated lots for Family Weekend immediately following your visit to the Welcome Center. This will ensure space is available for other families arriving for the weekend. You will receive your Family Weekend parking permit (if purchased) and campus parking map at check-in.

For families arriving on Saturday, October 19

If you plan to arrive on Saturday, you should make arrangements with your student to pick-up your Family Weekend materials/tickets/parking permit on Friday, October 18 by 8 p.m. at the Family Weekend Welcome Center in the Stamp Student Union. Parking at the University on Saturday is limited to football parking permit holders and Family Weekend parking permit holders. Temporary parking in Union Lane Garage will not be available.

Family Weekend Parking Permit

The Family Weekend parking permit enables families to park in a variety of places over the weekend. All families will be provided with a list of recommended parking areas for use on Friday, October 18 and Sunday, October 20, along with appropriate times for their use. IMPORTANT: For Saturday, October 19 (game day) parking will be restricted to the parking lots listed on the front of the Family Weekend parking permit: TTG (Terrapin Trail Garage) and MLG (Mowatt Lane Garage). The Family Weekend parking permit will be valid in both locations. If one garage fills, vehicles will be directed to the other garage. Families will only be permitted to park in one of these two lots on Saturday—this includes families who are not attending the football game.

Parking for tailgating

Grills are not permitted in any parking garage. Families wishing to tailgate should purchase a game-day parking permit for a surface lot via the Department of Transportation Services. Click here for more information.

Parking regulations will be enforced throughout the weekend, so please pay close attention to the information provided as well as to posted parking restrictions on campus.