Workshop Logistics

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Workshop Details

The program will begin on Tuesday morning, June 21, 2022 promptly at 8:45 AM at the University of Maryland STAMP center. The workshop will conclude on Friday evening, June 24. There is an optional virtual visit to the National Science Foundation on June 27 and 28.

Note: While the formal workshop program starts on Tuesday, we ask you to arrive Monday so that you can get settled into your housing and be ready to begin the workshop promptly on Tuesday morning. We may organize an informal gathering for any interested workshop participants on Monday evening, time and location TBD

Workshop Check-In: Monday, June 20

  • Workshop Check-in will take place in Annapolis Hall from 12-5 pm EDT. Participant folders and name tags will be distributed at check-in. If you arrive after 5 pm, you can check in to the dorm (see below) and plan to check in to the workshop at STAMP Union on Tuesday at 8:45 am.
  • Dorm Check-in is at Annapolis Hall (open 24 hours). Linens (pillow, pillowcase, sheets, blanket, 2 towels) will be provided, but toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc) are not; you will need to bring your own. Parking passes and meal cards can be picked up at the time of check-in. If you are not staying on campus, your parking pass will be available at either workshop check-in site. Dorm check-out time is 5:00 pm. You can contact the Service Desk at Annapolis Hall at 301-314-2662 with any questions. Annapolis Hall is open 24 hours a day for check-in. The doors to Annapolis Hall are frequently locked after 7pm. If you go to the door to the right, there will be a button to push and there is a number listed to dial. It rings to the front desk. You can let them know you are there to check in for the geoscience workshop and they will buzz you in.

Opening Activities

If you cannot arrive on Monday in time for the informal opening session, please plan to travel on Sunday and indicate that on your travel information form. Under these circumstances, we will arrange for housing for you on Sunday night.

Optional NSF Trip

We are offering an optional virtual trip to the National Science Foundation on June 27-28. We will start with an orientation session followed by small group meetings with program officers.


Participants are responsible for their travel to and from the workshop. Maps and Directions to College Park are available on the UMD web site.

Transportation to College Park, MD by Air

Reagan National Airport (DCA) is the most convenient to College Park. The campus is approximately a 30-minute drive/cab ride from the airport

Alternatively, you can fly in to Baltimore/Washington International airport or Dulles International airport . Travel times to these airports will vary due to traffic, and travel times can be highly variable, but it typically it takes ~40 minutes to/from BWI to UMD and an hour to an hour and a half to/from Dulles.

There are public transportation, taxi service, and SuperShuttle options for each of the airports. The metro stops at Reagan International airport and also at NSF (Eisenhower Avenue) and near UMD campus (College Park station - there may be a shuttle bus from the metro station to UMD campus). For more details about ground transportation options from each airport, see the red text at bottom of the Maps and Directions web page, under "By Air."

Travel by Rail

Several Amtrak routes serve the DC area.

Travel by Car

Use your favorite online map to get directions to the University of Maryland, College Park, MD.


Participants will stay in single-occupancy rooms in suites in air-conditioned residence halls. Standard linens (pillow, pillow case, sheets, blanket, towel) will be provided. You need to bring your own toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc.). You may also wish to bring clothes hangers or garment bag.

An interactive map of the UMD campus is available to help you navigate during the workshop. Parking maps and campus maps are also available in PDF format.

On-Site Logistics

Internet Access:

Complimentary internet access will be available at the University of Maryland. Access instructions will be available at check-in.


There will be a fee (TBA) for parking at the University of Maryland. Please indicate if you will need a parking pass when you fill out your travel form. Passes can be picked up at Annapolis Hall when you check-in, or at the registration table if you are not staying on campus.

Recreation Center

Details TBA

What to bring:

Dress will be casual during the workshop. Please be prepared for cool air-conditioned buildings and the hot/humid outdoors. Rain sometime during the week is likely. More formal attire is recommended for the NSF visit.

Linens will be provided in the dorms (pillow, pillow case, sheets, blanket, 2 towels), but you must bring your own toiletries (soap, shampoo, etc).


For those staying in the dorms, breakfasts will be provided Monday through Friday at the South Campus Dining Hall. Some, but not all, other meals during the week will be provided. There will be various options, including vegetarian entrees. We expect to be able to satisfy most food preferences and restrictions. Please tell us about any special dietary restrictions on the travel information form.