Directions to UMBC
We are located about 10 minutes from downtown Baltimore and about 25 minutes from I-495. UMBC is easy to get to—we’re located immediately off I-95 and close to I-695.
From Baltimore and points north, proceed south on I-95 to exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the campus and visual and performing arts venues.
From I-695, take Exit 12C (Wilkens Avenue) and continue one-half mile to the entrance of UMBC at the intersection of Wilkens Avenue and Hilltop Road. Follow signs to visual and performing arts venues.
From Washington and points south, proceed north on I-95 to Exit 47B. Take Route 166 toward Catonsville and then follow signs to the campus and visual and performing arts venues.
The road that encircles the main part of campus is Hilltop Circle.
Venues (Click link for directions, ticketing and parking for each location)
- 7th Floor, Albin O. Kuhn Library
- Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, located in the Albin O. Kuhn Library
- Center for Art Design and Visual Culture (CADVC), located in the Fine Arts Building
- Performing Arts and Humanities Building venues (Concert Hall, Proscenium Theatre, Black Box Theatre, Dance Cube, Music Box)
- University Center Ballroom, located on the third floor of the University Center
For the Albin O. Kuhn Library Gallery, metered visitor parking is available in the Walker Avenue Garage. To reach the Walker Avenue Garage, circle around Hilltop Circle (either direction) until you arrive at Walker Avenue. Take Walker Avenue toward the center of campus. The garage will be on your right, with visitor parking on the top deck.
For evening and weekend events in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building and the Fine Arts Building (including the Concert Hall, the Center for Art, Design and Visual Culture, the Proscenium Theatre, the Black Box Theatre, the Dance Cube, and the Music Box), you may park for free in Lot 8, adjacent to the building (disregard the warnings!). Proceed either way around Hilltop Circle until you reach Hilltop Road, and then take Hilltop Road toward the center of campus. Take an immediate left into Lot 8 and park.
For daytime visitors, general metered visitor parking is also available in the Administration Drive Garage, located near the Administration Building, and the Walker Avenue Garage, adjacent to the Library. You may use a credit card to purchase time. Meters are not enforced on University observed holidays.
Generally, campus roadways and parking lots require UMBC permits Monday through Thursday from 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 p.m. and 7:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. on Friday. Permits are enforced year round.