Travel and Location

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

Symposium events will be held in the Music Box (Room 151) in the Performing Arts and Humanities Building (PAHB).

Campus Map


Mass Transportation

Baltimore-Washington International Airport (BWI)
AMTRAK and MARC trains serve nearby BWI Rail Station



We recommend staying at the Westin BWI hotel, which has a UMBC rate of $109/night:
Westin BWI



We are planning for an in person event. We will follow whatever COVID-19 protocols are in effect at UMBC at the time of the conference. You can find information on UMBC’s COVID-19 protocols here.



Paid visitor parking is available in Lot 9, next to the Performing Arts and Humanities (PAHB) Building, from 8 AM to 4 PM, Monday – Friday. On weekends and evenings, parking is free. Lot 8 and Lot 9 are closest to the PAHB building.

Parking map


Where to Eat

On Campus Options:

True Grit’s – open 7am-2pm, 4:30pm-8pm, and 9pm-1am. Buffet style. Located at the dining hall, 10 minute walk from the PAHB.

The Commons – various options including Hissho (sushi), Salsarita’s (Mexican), 2.Mato (Italian), Wild Greens salads, and Dunkin. Most open 11am-4pm Friday. Only Hissho open Saturday, 11am-11pm. 5 minute walk from the PAHB

Einstein’s Brothers Bagels – open 9am-3pm Friday, 11am-6pm Saturday. Located at the AOK library, 5 minute walk from the PAHB

More information about UMBC’s on campus dining options can be found here.

There are also food options a short drive away in Catonsville, MD.


What to do in the Baltimore Area

You can find guides, maps, and nearby destinations here.