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Location and Mailing Address

Department of Philosophy 
Skinner Building
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742

Phone: 301-405-5689
Fax: 301-405-5690

See the Campus Map.

Visitor Information

Department Inquiries

Departmental Chair: Samuel Kerstein
Associate Chair: Allen Stairs
Department Coordinator: Louise Gilman
Undergraduate Director: Rachel Singpurwalla
Undergraduate Advisor: Casey Enos
Undergraduate Advisor: Leisa Schwab
Graduate Director: Dan Moller
Graduate Admissions Director: Hallie Liberto


Getting to Skinner from the Metro

To get to College Park via the DC Metro, take the Green Line (direction Greenbelt) to the College Park Station. There are then two ways to get to the Philosophy Department  from the Metro Station.

  1. Shuttle Bus

    Red University of Maryland Shuttle Buses to the campus leave regularly from the front (east side) of the station. This is Route 104, to the Stamp Student Union.

    It is best to get off the bus immediately before the "M", a traffic circle at the intersection of Campus Drive and Regents Drive. Walk south on Regents Drive. Past the campus mall, you will see Skinner Building on the right.

  2. Walking

    See the google map below

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Driving to College Park

From the north

Take I-95 South to exit 27 for I-495 West ("Silver Spring"). Immediately after this (very gentle) exit, follow signs for Route 1 South ("College Park"), Exit 25. The campus is about 2 miles down Route 1.

From the south

Take I-95 North to I-495, the Capital Beltway, which is a continuation of I-95. Continue North on I-95/I-495 toward Baltimore. Take Exit 25 for Route 1 South toward College Park. The campus is about 2 miles down Route 1.


Parking on campus

Parking areas are highlighted on this map. During the week, guests can park in two places. Both lots cost $3/hour for any stretch of time less than 5 hours. $15 pays for the whole day.

  • the Stadium Parking Garage, in the northwest of the campus, attached to the western edge of the football stadium

  • the Mowatt Lane Garage, in the southwest of the campus, where Knox Rd turns into Mowatt Lane (this can be reached from Route 1 via Knox Rd heading west).

On weekends parking is unrestricted in most lots on campus. Signs make it clear when this is not the case. You can also park in the pay lots for $5 per day.