Student Transportation Tips

You're going places—and we'll help you get there.

We created this resource just for you. It’s your guide to getting around with campus transportation:


Shuttle-UM is the university’s transit system. All you need to ride Shuttle-UM is your university ID, with that you can hop on and off the buses whenever you need. Fall 2021 bus schedules are now live

Everything you need to navigate Shuttle-UM

New to transit? Our New Rider Guide teaches you the best ways to ride a bus.

Explore all our Shuttle-UM schedules. These include when the bus runs, where it goes and where the bus is in real-time. Shuttle-UM is currently running on modified summer service. 

Students on a Shuttle-UM bus.

NITE Ride offers a way for you to get around campus from 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 a.m. daily when the university is open.

Paratransit offers curb-to-curb, on demand and subscription service to all students with permanent or temporary disabilities to help them navigate campus.

Out-of-state student? This navigation guide helps you get home for Thanksgiving, winter and spring breaks with directions to airports, train stations and other regional transportation hubs.

Download the NextBus app for real-time ETAs for your bus and the TransLoc app so you can schedule a NITE Ride.

Download these apps

NextBus: IOS, Android

TransLoc: IOS, Android

BikeUMD and E-scooter

Bike everywhere!

Biking is one of the favorite ways to get around campus and our cycling community is thriving. To get involved and meet other cycling Terps, join our UMD People Who Bike Google group.

Before you start:

Now you’re ready to check out some of the resources we offer including, self-serve repair stations, classes to make you a more confident rider, group rides, the RecWell Bike Shop and more!

No bike? No problem!

Veo is the e-bike and e-scooter shared micromobility system available on campus, in the City of College Park and the Town of University Park. Download the Veo app, grab a bike or e-scooter and explore the area. Veo bikes and e-scooters can be picked up and dropped off at any bike rack or Veo parking hub.


All students are eligible to register for on-campus parking. In advance of registering, please view the list of student permit types and their associated fees. Student parking registration for the 2021 - 2022 academic year opens in July on a rolling basis according to credit level. View the registration dates and add them to your calendar.

If you’re planning on parking on campus this year, check out our Parking Best Practices to set yourself up for parking success.

Smart Commute

UMD Smart Commute is the university’s sustainable transportation program. In order to meet the university’s carbon neutrality goal by 2025, we’re promoting sustainable methods of transportation including walking, biking, carpooling and using transit.

Sign up for the Smart Commute online platform where you can find all your sustainable transportation options.

Learn more about Smart Commute

People walking by a bus and bikes with the UMD smart commute logo in white along the grass at the bottom.

Keep in touch, we're here to help you!

We want to keep in touch. Sign up for DOTS Digest, our twice-a-semester newsletter. It’s chock full of all the transportation info you’ll need. If you ever have any questions don’t hesitate to contact our office:
Phone: 301-314-3687 (DOTS)
Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:15 a.m. to 4:15 p.m.

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We’ve linked some handy campus transportation maps for you.
Interactive UMD Campus Map
Interactive BikeUMD Map
E-scooter Parking Locations
Visitor Parking