Parking and Transportation

The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) commencement ceremony will be held at Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC), which is located right off major interstates and roads.

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Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena
1000 Hilltop Circle
Baltimore, MD 21250

Getting to the Arena

There are three routes drivers can take to reach Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena.

  1. Enter on Walker Avenue or Hilltop Road off of Wilkens Avenue
  2. Enter on Poplar Avenue off of Shelbourne Road
  3. Enter on UMBC Boulevard off of Interstate-195

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Parking Information

There are over 1,000 parking spaces in the four dedicated lots adjacent to Chesapeake Employers Insurance Arena, with additional lots and parking garages located on campus within walking distance. Parking during the event is free to guests on a first-come, first-served basis.

Accessible Parking

There are a limited number of disabled parking spots directly next to the arena. Disabled tags must be displayed. Additional information and directions to the arena can be found at the link below.

NOTE: Traffic and parking can easily become congested around the circular entrances to the UMBC campus. We highly recommend arriving one hour before the ceremony. Doors open at 7:30 a.m. Graduates must arrive by 8 a.m.