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    Please be advised that when streets in the downtown area are temporarily closed due to safety concerns, you may learn more here.

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    The nine-member crew adapted to changes brought on by the pandemic by adding projects and increased sanitizing measures to their essential duties.

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  • Reducing Our Carbon Footprint

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The University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) Office of Parking and Transportation Services strives to provide students, faculty, staff, and visitors with the best possible parking and transportation experience.


News and Alerts

Pratt St. Garage Parkers

Due to necessary renovations in the Pratt St. garage beginning 5/23/22 - 5/31/22 Pratt garage will only be accessible to cardholders.  All transient parkers will need to park in the Penn St. garage located at 120 S. Penn St. (directly across from Pratt St. garage).  Parkers utilizing Pratt Garage must enter from the secondary entrance lane near the elevators. Parking attendants will assist with traffic direction during peak entry/exit times.The rear exit of Pratt St. garage will be opened to assist with exiting traffic during these periods.  Penn St. garage will remain open 24 hours from Monday 5/23/22 – Thursday 5/26/22 and close at midnight on 5/27/22.
During the Holiday Weekend (5/27/22 – 5/30/22) transient parkers may park in the Baltimore Grand Garage located at 5 N. Paca St. or the Plaza Garage located at 500 W. Redwood

Hippodrome/ Baltimore Ravens/ Baltimore Orioles

Starting May 3, all Special Event specific garages for the Hippodrome, Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles are accepting credit card only. Signage and parking staff will be at the parking garage to assist parkers. For more information, please visit the special event pages on our website. There is no impact to assigned garage parkers.

Pratt St. Garage Renovation starting April 12, 2021 (updated Feb 4/2022)

Pratt St. garage structural renovations and upgrades are currently underway and have a tentative completion of August 2022. Phases 2 and 3 began in late December on the upper levels of the garage.   A varying total of 170 spaces will be restricted for use throughout the facility as repairs are made thus reducing overall garage capacity. Occasionally, vehicles will be redirected to Penn St garage as daily capacity is reached. Facility hours and card access are being modified in Penn St garage to assist with any potential overflow. Pratt parkers will be allowed to park in Penn St. garage during normal operating hours, which have been extended to 12 midnight, Mon-Fri.

UMB garage operations during state holiday closures

The following holidays are recognized by University of Maryland, Baltimore for closure.

  • New Year’s Day
  • Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.
  • Presidents Day
  • Memorial Day
  • Juneteenth
  • Independence Day
  • Labor Day
  • Thanksgiving Day
  • American Indian Heritage Day
  • Christmas Day

If a holiday falls on a weekend, the holiday is observed based on the guidance provided by the State of Maryland.

UMB garage facility information is posted in the elm weekly and on the News and Alerts page of the parking website.


UMB Parking Goes Green

“Our intention was ... contributing to sustainable goals by reducing our carbon footprint and, honestly, making it easier for the staff to perform tasks driving a smaller, energy-efficient vehicle through the facilities,“ says Brian Simmons, assistant director of PTS.

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Projects in Progress

PTS is proud of the facilities and services we offer. Take a look at what we've done!

Past renovations and updates 


Want Up-to-Date Traffic Alerts in and around Baltimore?

Stay Connected! Sign Up to Receive Real-Time UMB Parking and Traffic Alerts

The Office of Parking and Transportation Services (PTS) has implemented a new traffic/garage text alerts system to inform the UMB community about traffic conditions affecting immediate travel to and from campus. The alerts also will inform the UMB community of any urgent operational incidents regarding our garage facilities. Text "UMBTransport” to 888777 to stay connected.

Sign up for Traffic Advisories at https://transportation.baltimorecity.gov/news/traffic-advisories

It's Time to Plan!

Know what to do in the event of an emergency garage closure BEFORE you come to campus.

During an emergency — such as winter weather, a hurricane, civil unrest, or a power outage — all 24-hour campus garages will remain open. However, non-24-hour garages will close and parkers will need to park in specific garages.



We recommend using Visualping with the News and Alerts section to get the latest updates.