The University is located in College Park, Maryland, four miles northeast of
Washington, D.C. The meeting will be held in the Mathematics Building, mainly on
the 3rd floor in the department lounge (Room 3201) and colloquium room (Room 3206).
Lodging will be about be about 2/3 of a mile to the south of the Mathematics Building,
Quality Inn & Suites
7200 Baltimore Ave. (U.S. Route 1)
College Park, MD 20740
NOTE: Please park only in designated spaces at the Quality Inn to avoid towing.
We describe below some of the many routes you can take to the University and to the Quality Inn by car, train, metrorail or air. At the end there are directions to the Mathematics Building, including information about parking and a campus map. NOTE: times mentioned below are only approximate, and we are copying some taxi fare information from other sources, which may be out of date. More information on directions to campus can be found at:
Coming from Baltimore,
take I-95 South to Exit 27 and follow the signs to U.S. Route 1
south, College Park. The route is well marked but there is a tricky
point. As you
approach the Capital Beltway (I-495), keep to the RIGHT of center as the freeway
splits at Exit 27. Soon after the split, you will need to exit to the
LEFT. Just keep following the signs to College Park. Take
Exit 25B, U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Ave.) south to College Park.
Proceed south on U.S. Route 1 for 2 miles. The University will
be on your right. The Quality Inn is on the right about 3 blocks past campus at
7200 Baltimore Ave.
Take I-95 north, joining the Capital Beltway (I-495) in Virginia.
Cross into Maryland on I-95/I-495 and continue to Exit 25, College
Park. Take this exit, go south
on U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Ave.), and proceed as above.
Take I-66 east to I-495 north (it later curves to the east after
you enter Maryland), or I-270 south to I-495 east. Continue past Silver Spring to
Exit 25B, U.S. Route 1 (Baltimore Ave.), College Park, and proceed as above.
Take Rhode Island Ave. northeast out of the city. Rhode Island
Ave. turns into Baltimore Ave., U.S. Route 1. Continue north and the University
will be on your left. The Quality Inn, at 7200 Baltimore Ave., will be on your left
just after the stoplight at Guilford Rd., one mile north of the intersection with
Md. Route 410 (East-West Hwy.), and before you reach campus.
By train from all directions you can reach Union Station in Washington DC. Coming from the north, Amtrak also stops closer to the University, at the New Carrollton station in Maryland near the Capital Beltway. (Taxi fare to College Park is $25 or more from New Carrolton and $35 or more from Union Station.) The Metrorail connection is better from Union Station; see below.
Take the Red Line north toward Silver Spring and Glenmont. Exit
the train at the Fort Totten station and transfer to the Green Line toward Greenbelt.
Then exit at the College Park station, and see the directions below.
Take the Yellow Line north to the Mt. Vernon Sq./Convention Center
station, and transfer there to the Green Line toward Greenbelt. Then
exit at the College Park station, and see the directions below.
From the Metrorail station, it is a walk of 1/2
mile to the Quality Inn. For this walk, exit the station on the west side. (This is the direction
that requires you to cross under some MARC train tracks next to the station, and
it is the direction in which one would walk to "downtown" College Park
or U.S. Route 1.) Walk west from the station on Calvert Road (the main road, toward
the south end and moving directly away from the station) for 1/2 mile to U.S. Route
1. The Quality Inn is directly across the street.
Depending on the time of day, you may be able to catch a taxi to
the Quality Inn on the east (busier) side of the station (to reach the
east side, do not cross under the MARC tracks).
For people arriving on or before Friday, there is also a free shuttle bus to campus, called Shuttle-UM that leaves from the east side of the station frequently (click here for a schedule in PDF format). The shuttle takes about 10 minutes to reach campus. About 200 yards after crossing U.S. Route 1 and entering the main gate of the University, you will see on your right a four story building with a grey slate dome. That is the Mathematics Building. There is a shuttle stop just ahead near the traffic circle.
The shuttle will not run during the conference because it is our spring break. Even then, it is a walk of not more than 30 minutes from the College Park Metrorail Station to the Mathematics department. Another option is to to take Metrobus route C8 or route F6, which like the shuttle stop in front of the Math Bulding.
There are three airports serving the Washington area, listed below
with instructions for ground connections.
See Reagan National Airport ground transportation for an overview. Minimum travel time (taxi, non-rush hour) is about 30 minutes.
You can walk to the airport's Metrorail station directly from the new terminal. (From the old terminal, you can walk or take a free shuttle that runs very frequently.) Take the Yellow Line north, transfer to the green line to College Park. (Plan on an hour to reach the College Park station.) See the "Via Metrorail" directions above for travel from the College Park Station.
Super Shuttle provides shared-van service to College Park at (as of January 2006) $25 for the first passenger and $8 for each additional passenger. You do not need a reservation, just proceed to the ground transportation area when you arrive.
Taxi fare to College Park is $25 or more; see rate information.
Super Shuttle provides shared-van service to College Park at (as of January 2006) $26 for the first passenger and $10 for each additional passenger. You do not need a reservation, just proceed to the ground transportation area when you arrive.
Metrobus route B30 connects with the Greenbelt Metrorail Station; the fare is (as of January 2006) $3 and here is timetable information. From Greenbelt you can take Metrorail one stop to the College Park Station (see "Via Metrorail" above) or transfer to bus C2, which stops directly in front of the Mathematics Department.
Taxi fare to College Park is at least $50.
Click Dulles ground transportation for detailed information. Below are the highlights. Minimum travel time (taxi, non-rush hour) is about 50 minutes.
Super Shuttle provides shared-van service to College Park at (as of January 2006) $35 for the first passenger and $8 for each additional passenger. You do not need a reservation, just proceed to the ground transportation area when you arrive.
You can take the Washington Flyer Express Bus to the West Falls Church Metrorail Station (cash only, $8 as of January 2006), and from there you can make your way by Metrorail to College Park (see "Via Metrorail" above). Total time from the airport to College Park may be 90 minutes or more.
Taxi fare to College Park is at least $50; click here for further rate information.
The Quality Inn is within easy walking distance of the conference,
which will be held primarily on the third floor of the Mathematics Building on the
University of Maryland campus, in the department lounge (Room 3201) and colloquium
room (Room 3206). Walk north (left as you leave the hotel) along
U.S. Route 1. The Quality Inn is at Calvert and Route 1, with a stop
light. You will pass another light at Knox, and then reach a light at
an intersection including the Maryland Book Exchange. On the far side
of the intersection is the Maryland campus: veer left across a field,
between Route 1 and the Chapel. On the far side of the field you will
hit a campus road: continue north on that road to a traffic circle.
Between the traffic circle and Route 1, not far from the circle,
you will see a four story building with
a gray slate dome. That is the Mathematics Building.
Below the dome and above the main entrance the building is labeled "Glenn
L. Martin Institute of Technology".
If you are arriving by car, follow the directions above to reach
College Park via U.S. Route 1. Enter campus by turning west onto Campus Drive at
the main (north) gate. This is a major intersection with a stoplight. If you are
driving south, this will be about 2 miles from the Beltway (I-95/I-495), and will
be your first opportunity to turn right onto campus, as the road widens just past
a small bridge. Driving north on U.S. Route 1, look for the campus on your left
and, after a couple minor stoplights, turn left at the big intersection with 2 left
If you continue straight on Campus Drive for about 0.2 miles,
you will be in front of the Mathematics Building, which has four stories and supports
a grey slate dome. However, follow the instructions below to park.
After turning onto Campus Drive from Route 1, keep right and take the first
right turn, onto Paint Branch Drive. Then take your first right again, into a parking
area. This is the area for Lot XX-1. Because it is our spring
break, it is safe to park in this lot throughout the conference
For a map of this area, click here.
You can park in the lot XX-1 AFTER 4 P.M. Before 4
P.M., use a pay lot. For this,
after turning onto Campus Drive, keep right and take the first
right turn onto Paint Branch Drive. Proceed about 3 blocks. You will
see a pay lot on your left.