David C. Driskell Center COVID-19 Update
Due to the national outbreak, the University of Maryland has reduced campus operations through the fall semester. As a result, the David C. Driskell Center Gallery is closed.
The Driskell Center Office is closed and all staff are currently telecommuting; responses to voicemails may be delayed. The most effective way to reach the Driskell Center is through email. Visit our Contact page for more contact information.
Located on the University of Maryland’s campus, the David C. Driskell Center is easily accessible from Baltimore, Washington, D.C. and surrounding areas. Check below for our hours, parking information and driving instructions.
The gallery is open during exhibitions only.
Monday–Friday (Except Wednesdays): 11 a.m.–4 p.m.
Wednesday: 11 a.m.–6 p.m.
For additional information regarding Saturday openings, school breaks and closing for university-observed holidays, please visit the exhibitions webpage.
Monday–Friday: 8:30 a.m.–4:30 p.m.
Closed on university-observed holidays, visit the holiday calendar for more information.
For closings due to inclement weather, visit: www.umd.edu
The David C. Driskell Center
1214 Cole Student Activities Building
University of Maryland, College Park, MD 20742
The David C. Driskell Center at the University of Maryland, College Park, is easily accessible. We are conveniently located at the intersection of Campus Drive and Union Lane, right next to the Stamp Student Union on campus.
Please Note: Entrance to the Driskell Center is through the set of triple doors located under the Driskell Center sign.
Parking & Driving Instructions
Union Lane Garage: A 285-space garage situated between the Stamp Student Union and Cole Student Activities Building. Hours of operation are 7 a.m.–2 a.m. daily. Current rates are $3 per hour, with a $15 per day maximum. Payment is accepted at the digital pay stations located at the entrance of the garage. More information on digital pay stations here.
Lot 1: A large open lot a five-minute walk west of the Driskell Center. Lot 1 is free to the public after 4 p.m. on weekdays and all day weekends.
Take I-95 South to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495). At the 495 split, be sure to go toward the right (495 West). Be in the left lane so you can immediately take Exit 27 toward Route 1 South, College Park. Take Exit 27 and then follow the sign to Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Exit will end at a traffic light. Take a right onto Route 1 South. Proceed approximately 2-3 miles south on U.S. Route 1. Make a right onto Campus Dr., indicated by a gated entrance. Continue straight until you reach a circle with the letter M. Go halfway around the traffic circle (12 o’clock location) and continue down Campus Drive. Proceed 1/4-mile down Campus Dr. and you will see a building named Stamp Student Union. The David C. Driskell Center will be adjacent to Stamp Student Union and the parking garage is on Union Lane on your left.
Take I-95 North to Washington, D.C.'s Capital Beltway (I-495). Take Exit 25 (U.S. 1 South toward College Park). Exit will end at a traffic light, go South on Route 1. Proceed approximately 2-3 miles south on U.S. Route 1. Make a right onto Campus Dr., indicated by a gated entrance. Continue straight until you reach a circle with the letter M. Go halfway around the traffic circle (12 o’clock location) and continue down Campus Drive. Proceed 1/4-mile down Campus Dr. and you will see a building named Stamp Student Union. The David C. Driskell Center will be adjacent to Stamp Student Union and the parking garage is on Union Lane on your left.
Turn slightly left onto Stadium Dr. Enter the next traffic circle and take the first exit (3 o’clock position) onto Valley Dr. Pass through the next traffic circle. You will go past parking lot 1b and will approach a stop sign. Turn left onto Union Dr. You will pass tennis courts and, on your left will be the Cole Student Activities Building. Once you approach another stop sign, continue straight until you reach another stop sign. Make a left onto Union Lane and the parking garage will be on the left.
Start out going southeast on University Blvd E / MD-193 E toward Lexington Dr. and make a slight right onto Campus Dr. Follow Campus Drive halfway around the circle (12 o’clock location). After you approach the stop sign turn left to stay on Campus Dr. After 1/4 mile you will notice Cole Student Activities Building in front. Follow the slight curve on Campus Dr. and you will approach a stop sign and turn left onto Union Lane. The parking garage will be on the left.
The university is served by Metro's green line; the nearest station stop is College Park-University of Maryland.
There is a free University of Maryland shuttle available from the College Park-University of Maryland Metro station to the university and back.
UM Bus 104: The university offers shuttle bus (UM 104) service between the Metro and Regents Drive Garage, which is a 10-minute walk from the center; however, shuttle service is available only when the university is in session. Unless you are familiar with the university's schedule and the shuttle route, this is not the recommended method.
Please call our office at 301.314.2615 or 301.314.7275 (Department of Transportation) if you need further assistance.