Department of Public Safety

Building Hours & Access Information

Access Policy

During business hours, the university will be open to students, parents, employees, contractors, guests, and invitees. During non business hours access to all univeristy facilities is by key, card access, if issued, or by admittance via the Department of Public Safety. Emergencies may necessitate changes or alterations to any posted schedules.

Public Safety will admit a specific individual or group to a building or room after hours, on weekends and holidays only if the office has received a Room and Building Access Authorization Form from a department at least by 3:00 p.m. of the day prior to the date the facilities are to be used.

The authorization form should be written for an individual group by the Dean, Director or Department Head in charge of the room or area involved and also signed by the same. Authorized persons must not allow non-authorized individuals to enter. Requests to use a classroom should be directed to the Registrar's Office, 593-5200.

In order to ensure that authorized university individuals are using the facility, Public Safety personnel may request to see a picture identification. Please do not be offended by this request. If you do not have authorized access on file, you will be asked to leave the area.

Forms for Single Event/Short Term Access or Long Term/Semester Access are available on the Public Safety website.

UMD Building Hours

University Buildings

Monday - Thursday

Friday

Saturday

Sunday

Academic Support Center (ASC)

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 5 pm

closed

closed

Administrative Building (AB)

7 am - 8 pm

7 am - 6 pm

closed

closed

Campus Support Services (CSS)

 

 

 

 

   Public Safety 

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 5 pm

closed

closed

   Public Safety is staffed 24/7/365; for emergencies,

 

 

 

 

     dial 9-1-1 from any campus phone, or 593-5333 

 

 

 

 

   General Services - mail/parking/shipping-receiving

7:30 am - 5 pm 

7:30 am - 5 pm 

closed

closed

   Facilities Operations

7:30 am - 5 pm 

7:30 am - 5 pm 

closed

closed

College of Arts, Sciences & Letters (CASL - CB)

7 am - 10 pm

7 am - 8 pm

closed

closed

Computer & Information Sciences (CIS)

6 am - 9 pm

6 am - 6 pm

closed

closed

Computer Wing (CW) / 1140 Computer Lab

8 am - 9:45 pm

8 am - 5:45 pm

12 pm - 4:45 pm

12 pm - 8:45 pm 

Heinz Prechter Engineering Complex (HPEC)

7 am - 10 pm

7 am - 6 pm

closed

closed

   check computer lab for hours

 

 

 

 

Engineering Lab Building (ELB)

 7 am - 9 pm

7 am - 6 pm

closed

closed

Environmental Interpretive Center (EIC)

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 5 pm

closed

closed

   check EIC for special hours / events

 

 

 

 

Fairlane Center

7 am - 10 pm

7 am - 10 pm 

6:30 am - 6 pm

closed *

Fairlane Drive Road Gates

6 am - 6 pm

6 am - 6 pm

closed

closed

Fieldhouse / Ice Arena (FH/IA)

 

 

 

 

   Fall / Winter

8 am - 10 pm

8 am - 10 pm 

closed *

closed *

   Spring / Summer

8 am - 5 pm

8 am - 5 pm

closed *

closed *

   This building is opened by Fieldhouse Staff

 

 

 

 

Institute for Advanced Vehicle Systems (IAVS)

7 am - 10 pm

7 am - 6 pm

closed

 closed

Manufacturing Systems Engineering Laboratory (MSEL)

7 am - 10 pm

7 am - 6 pm

closed

closed

Mardigian Library (ML)

 

 

 

 

   Fall / Winter

8 am - 11:45 pm

8 am - 8 pm

10 am - 6 pm

12 pm - 11:45 pm

   Spring / Summer

8 am - 10 pm

8 am - 8 pm

12 pm - 6 pm

12 pm - 6 pm

   hours vary during holidays, breaks, and exam weeks;

 

 

 

 

    check postings in Library, or call 593-5400 for info. 

 

 

 

 

Nature Center Gates

Sunrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset

Sunrise to Sunset

Professional Education Center (PEC)

7:30 am - 9 pm

7:30 am - 5 pm 

closed 

closed

   PEC hours may vary due to class schedule

 

 

 

 

Science Building (SB)

7 am - 9 pm 

7 am - 8 pm

closed 

closed

Science Learning & Research Center (SLRC)

6 am - 9:30 pm

6 am - 6 pm

closed 

closed

Social Sciences Building (SSB)

6 am - 9 pm

6 am - 6 pm

closed 

closed

University Center (UC)

8 am - 11 pm

8 am - 10 pm 

9 am - 4 pm *

4 pm - 11 pm *

   * Hours may vary depending on events scheduled ahead of time; please check with departments hosting events for details. 

Hours may vary due to holidays and according to the campus calendar; also, unforseen circumstances such as power outages, emergencies, 

or incliment weather may cause closures.  Please check the UMD social media, website or weather hotline at 436-9157 for further details.  

An individual or group will be admitted to a building or room after normal business hours, only if the Department of Public Safety has 

received authorization from the requesting department's authorized signer via Long Term or Short Term Access forms, no later than 3pm 

the day prior to the date the facilities are to be used.