Campus Addressing Initiative

When seconds matter in an emergency,
a street address can make a difference in response time.

What is it?

The Addressing Initiative assigns street addresses to facilities on UMD-owned property in order to provide each one with a locatable address.


Why is it needed?

Street addresses are needed for two critical issues: 1) emergency communication; and 2) improved access to advanced mapping and navigation applications.

Emergency Dispatch

Currently, 911 emergency calls are dispatched using University building names and numbers known by only local public safety agencies including the University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) and the College Park Volunteer Fire Department. Once street addresses are assigned and implemented, standardized street addresses will allow any emergency service – even those outside the University – to quickly locate your building when responding to a 911 call.

UMPD has asked that everyone learn your street address and use it in times of an emergency. When seconds matter in an emergency, a locatable street address makes a difference!

The following are strongly suggested to assist you in learning and using your street address:

  1. When addressing mail, add your street address along with your department name and building name. Although your mailing address requirements will not change, it will be one way to remember your street address.
  2. Update your websites with your street address.
  3. Update your stationery and business cards with your street address when new orders are submitted.

When using a phone to call during an emergency please note the following:

Cell phones
University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) can be reached from a cellular phone by dialing 301.405.3333 or #3333. Take time now to pre-program this number into your cellular phone. Calling 911 from a cellular phone will reach Prince George’s County Communications Center. You will then be transferred to the UMPD.

On-Campus phones
Dial 911 or 301.405.3333 on any campus phone to reach the UMPD directly.

Navigation

Implementing street addresses will provide future benefits including enhanced campus wide navigation and way-finding for the University community and visitors using third-party mapping services. Applications like Google Maps and automobile navigation systems will be able to locate addresses effectively for directions, events and major safety coordination. We expect the public will be able to take advantage of these services in 2016.


How can I find out more about addresses?

You will receive University communication regarding the street address roll out. You can also find your street address at this website by checking the ADDRESS SEARCH tab or downloading the Addresses table in the FAQ's tab.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the Addressing Initiative?
The Addressing Initiative was undertaken to assign a street address to a building to provide a “locatable” address to emergency service responders. The University’s 911 dispatch system currently relies on building names and numbers to locate facilities which prevents the University from taking advantage of updated and improved emergency response systems. Street addresses were generated based on best practices and approved by Prince George’s County.

My current mailing address does not include a street address. Will my mailing address need to change for mail to be delivered?
Your mailing address will continue to require a building name, department name, and room number based on the Department of Business Services (DBS) mailing standards for faculty/staff and student mail services. It will not alter your mail delivery.

Please check the Mailing Standards tab on this website to find out how to format your mailing address.

How do street addresses affect package delivery by third party services such as FedEx, UPS, and DHL?
Third party package delivery services do not use campus street addresses. Please continue to use your standard mailing address comprised of building name, department name, and room number.

When will street addresses be available?
We expect street addresses to be available for emergency response use in fall 2015 and third-party navigation in 2016.

Will services, such as Google Maps, MapQuest, Garmin, etc., work on campus when street addresses are available?
Google Maps, Bing, Mapquest and Garmin are expected to include campus addresses in 2016. Third-party navigation services can take six months to a year to update their maps and incorporate new addresses.

How will I be able to find my street address?
You can check the ADDRESS SEARCH tab or download the Addresses table on the FAQ’s tab. Addresses will also be available via the UMD Campus Web Map, maps.umd.edu/map. Look for updates from various sources, including a UMDRightNow press releases, social media, and campus-wide emails.

Now that we have a street address, what do I need to do?
The University of Maryland Police Department (UMPD) is asking that everyone learn and use their street address when contacting emergency services. When seconds matter in an emergency, a locatable address can make a difference in response time.

Will building names or building numbers go away or change? Will I be able to use a building name or building number when I make an emergency 911 call for help?
All buildings will continue to have an official building name and number, but UMPD is asking that you say the street number when calling in an emergency.

My current mailing address already is a street address assigned by the County. Will my mailing address change? Why?
A few building addresses previously assigned by the County were changed as part of the Addressing Initiative. The University, working closely with the County and other local government officials, changed these addresses using street names to better locate a building in order to provide emergency responders timely and accurate dispatch information. These street addresses are tracked in a database accessible to the UMPD as well as Prince George’s County emergency services (Police and Fire).

If your current mailing address includes a street number and name, please refer to the ADDRESS SEARCH tab on this website to check if your building’s street address has changed.

I am a student and my street address has changed. Who do I contact to find out what I need to do?
The Department of Resident Life and CAPSTONE will provide you with all the information you need to ensure that your mail will be delivered.

Will this alter department mailing labels and the addressing of interoffice mail envelopes? Will the address on my business cards and office stationery need to change?
Although you do not need to make this change for inter-departmental mail, please try to get into the habit of using your new address on other communication, including websites, business cards, etc.

Will the UMD Directory be updated with street addresses?
The UMD Faculty/Staff and Student Directory https://directory.umd.edu/search will be updated to include street addresses.

Will all UMD databases be automatically updated?
Street address tables maintained in Facilities Management’s facilities database will be fed to the Campus Data Warehouse. If departments need street addresses for systems they maintain, the data can be accessed via the Campus Data Warehouse or the UMD Directory.

Who should be contacted with questions?
The Addressing Initiative Committee is being led by Brenda Testa, Director, Department of Facilities Planning.

For specific information regarding addresses, please contact:
Mary Kate Bland
Mapping Manager
umdaddresses@umd.edu



Table of Contents

  1. University Building
  2. Residence Halls
  3. Leonardtown
  4. Graduate Gardens
  5. Graduate Hills
  6. South Campus Commons
  7. Courtyards
Third party package delivery services (FedEx, UPS, DHL) do not use campus street addresses.
Here are some examples of how to format your mailing address:

University Buildings

Faculty/Staff/Departmental Mail


Samantha Scott
University of Maryland
Women's Studies Department
2101 Woods Hall
4280 Chapel Lane
College Park, MD 20742 - ZIP+4 code
Name
University of Maryland
Department
Room #  Building
Street Address
College Park, MD 20742 - ZIP+4 code
PLEASE NOTE: A Building Name, Room Number, and Department Name (where applicable) is required for the delivery of campus mail.

Residence Halls

Student Mail



Chase Griffith
University of Maryland
2100  La Plata Hall
2121 Farm Drive
College Park, MD 20742 - ZIP+4 code

Name
University of Maryland
Room #  Building
Street Address
College Park, MD 20742 - ZIP+4 code
PLEASE NOTE: A Building Name and Room Number is required for the delivery of residence hall mail.

Leonardtown



Anderson L. Miller
University of Maryland
249-02  Leonardtown
7563 Yale Avenue
College Park, MD 20742 - ZIP+4 code


Name
University of Maryland
#-Unit# Leonardtown  Building
Street Address
College Park, MD 20742 - ZIP+4 code
PLEASE NOTE: A Building Name, Number, and Unit are required for the delivery of Leonardtown mail.

Graduate Gardens



Charles T. Smith
Graduate Gardens Apartments
4311 Rowalt Drive  Apt. #2
College Park, MD 20740 - ZIP+4 code


Name
Graduate Gardens Apartments
Bldg#  Street Name  Apt. #
College Park, MD 20740 - ZIP+4 code

Graduate Hills




Kelly R. Benson
Graduate Hills Apartments
3400 Tulane Drive  Apt. #3
Hyattsville, MD 20783 - ZIP+4 code


Name
Graduate Hills Apartments
Bldg#  Street Name  Apt. #
Hyattsville, MD 20783 - ZIP+4 code

South Campus Commons



Anderson L. Miller
4318 Knox Drive  Apt. #4
College Park, MD 20740 - ZIP+4 code

Name
Street Address  Apt. #
College Park, MD 20740 - ZIP+4 code

Below are two South Campus Commons addresses that have changed.
Please contact the building management for more information.

BLDG # NAME OLD ADDRESS NEW STREET ADDRESS CITY STATE ZIP
996  SOUTH CAMPUS COMMONS 1 4230 KNOX ROAD   4250 LEHIGH RD   COLLEGE PARK     MD     20740  
997  SOUTH CAMPUS COMMONS 2 4250 KNOX ROAD   7524 CALVERT SERVICE LANE   COLLEGE PARK     MD     20740  

Courtyards



Alfred D. Cope
8100 Boteler Lane  Apt. #2
College Park, MD 20740 - ZIP+4 code


Name
Street Address  Apt. #
College Park, MD 20740 - ZIP+4 code

Below is a list of Courtyard addresses that have changed.
Please contact the building management for more information.

BLDG # NAME STREET CITY STATE ZIP
987 COURTYARD 100 8100 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
988 COURTYARD 200 8200 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
989 COURTYARD 300 8300 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
990 COURTYARD 400 8400 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
991 COURTYARD 500 8500 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
992 COURTYARD 600 8600 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
993 COURTYARD 700 8700 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740
994 COURTYARD CLUBHOUSE 8000 BOTELER LANE COLLEGE PARK MD 20740

Contact


For questions and comments on the addressing please email the Mapping Manager, Mary Kate Bland at umdaddresses@umd.edu

Input Building Information (Building Name, Number or Address)

Please check the Mailing Standards tab on this website to find out how to format your mailing address.