Logistics

The University of Maryland serves as the flagship educational institution for the State of Maryland and attracts talented faculty, students, and staff from throughout the DC Metro region. Enrolling over 37,000 undergraduate and nearly 11,000 graduate students during the term, UMD will be a quiet campus during the Institute giving participants plenty of opportunities to enjoy the local amenities.

Restaurant Guide

Getting Around

The unconference will take place on the campus of the University of Maryland, College Park. Directions to and from Campus are available. The UMD 104 Metro will transport attendees to and from the College Park Metro stop during the week. For sunday arrival and saturday departure, you can take a cab to campus. Due to campus construction, the UMD 104 Metro will be picking up and dropping off at the Regent’s Drive Parking Garage.

Campus Map

HILT Campus Map (pdf)

Getting Here

From BWI Thurgood Marshall Airport

Using Public Transporation: B30 metrobus to Greenbelt Metro $3.10 cash, and exact change is needed (Green Line) then Greenbelt Metro to College Park Metro stop (only one stop) $3.00 (Smart Trip Fare). For information on other metro fares, please click here. Also, the MARC-Penn-line trains connect BWI airport with the New Carrollton Train Station. Click here for MARC Train fares. Super Shuttle Costs: $32.00 one-way.

From Reagan National

Using Public Transporation: Reagan National Metro (Yellow Line) to College Park Metro (Green Line) switch from Yellow Line to Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza $3.35 (less if not during rush hour). Super Shuttle Costs: $28.00 one-way.

From Dulles International Airport

Using Public Transporation: Washington Flyer Bus to West Falls Church Metro ($9.00) then West Falls Church Metro (Orange line) to College Park Metro (Green line). Switch from Orange Line to Green Line at L’Enfant Plaza ($3.90 or less if not during rush hour). Super Shuttle costs: $39.00 one way.

Parking

Visitor parking is primarily available in four parking garages and two surface lots which have been converted to pay by space digital pay stations. Current rates are $3.00 per hour, with a $15.00 per day maximum and a $5.00 per day maximum on Saturday and Sunday. The Union Lane Parking garage is the closest to our classrooms.

Accommodations

Dorms

HILT attendees may elect to stay in the University dorms for the 2014 Institute. Reservations for dormitory room blocks are made on a first-come, first-served basis when registering for your course. Attendees can check in beginning at 1:00 pm on Sunday, August 3 and must check out no later than 11:00 am on Saturday, August 9. Check-in is available 24 hours per day beginning at 1 pm. Proceed to Oakland Hall regardless of your time of arrival.

Prices for dormatory rooms are set per person based on the type of occupancy (single or double) for the entire week. Each bedroom is equipped with a twin bed, bureau, desk, and chair for each participant assigned to the room. Standard linen service will provide 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 2 sheets, and a blanket. (Sorry, we don’t make the bed.) Towels may be exchanged daily and sheets may be exchanged weekly at the hospitality desk. Laundry facilities are available in every community. Daily housekeeping service is not provided. (Rooms are cleaned prior to a group’s arrival.) Common areas (bathrooms, lounges) in traditional halls are cleaned daily. Food is not provided as part of this rate; however, a University dining hall will be open and made available to attendees on a cash and debit-card basis.

Double Occupancy Room (price per person): $277 per institute
Single Occupancy Room (price per person): $463 per institute
ADA-compliant single occupancy room (price per person): $463 per institute
You will CHECK IN by proceeding to OAKLAND HALL (see http://maps.umd.edu/map/ for a campus map) which is located on the North side of campus in the Denton housing group (http://www.residentlife.umd.edu/halls/denton/oakland/).  You will visit the registration/hospitality desk in its lobby, provide your name, and that you are part of the HILT group. They’ll provide you with a building access card and room key.

Each bedroom is equipped with a twin bed, bureau, desk, and chair for each participant assigned to the room. Standard linen service will provide 1 pillow, 1 pillowcase, 2 sheets, and a blanket. (Sorry, we don’t make the bed.) Towels may be exchanged daily and sheets may be exchanged weekly at the hospitality desk. Laundry facilities are available in every community. Daily housekeeping service is not provided. (Rooms are cleaned prior to a group’s arrival.) Common areas (bathrooms, lounges) in traditional halls are cleaned daily. You should plan to bring toiletries including shampoo, conditioner, soap, etc. that you might need.

Any issues related to your housing during your stay will be directed to the hospitality desk in the building. They can answer your questions and address any problems you might encounter.

Hotels

MITH recommends the Marriott Inn and Conference Center, located on the University of Maryland campus, a ten minute walk to Hornbake Library where the workshop will be held. A LEED-certified green hotel, the Marriott Inn provides 300-thread-count linens, flat screen televisions, and complementary wireless internet access. Free parking is available in the parking garage adjacent to the Marriott Inn and Conference Center.

We also recommend the Marriott Greenbelt located 3.5 miles from the campus as well as the Holiday Inn Washington-College Park, located 2.5 miles from campus. The Holiday Inn offers a local shuttle to campus, by request at the front desk.

Problems or Questions?

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