Department of Resident Life

 

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*Please read this notice in its entirety*

Dear Elkton Hall 8th floor residents,

We are writing to notify you of your temporary hotel reassignment location and details regarding your hotel check-in.  We recognize that this relocation is inconvenient, we appreciate your patience and cooperation, and please know that our Resident Life and Residential Facilities staff are here to support and assist you.

Hotel Assignment & Check-In Information

Elkton residents living on floor 8 (all rooms) are assigned to the Cambria Hotel located at 8321 Baltimore Avenue, College Park.

When you leave Elkton Hall to go to your assigned hotel, please turn in your room key to the Elkton Hall service desk.

You may begin moving into your assigned hotel after 4:00 pm on Sunday, September 23.  Please be prepared to show your UMD ID card or other photo ID. 

You must vacate Elkton Hall no later than 10:00 am on Wednesday, September 26.

Information about your temporary relocation

What to Pack

You will need to pack a bag of personal items needed to take with you to your assigned hotel, including all medications, computer, textbooks, clothing, and any valuables - plan for several days and up to one week?s time frame to stay in the hotel location.  You will not have access to belongings left behind until notice has been given that the cleaning is completed and you are notified to return to the floor.

Remaining Items/Storage Information

A professional moving service will pack all remaining belongings in your room, label them with the appropriate room number, and store them securely.  Stored items will be re-delivered to students? rooms after the floor has been cleaned and cleared for reentry.  

Steps you can take to help the packing process move more quickly and to avoid delays:

  • You and your roommate(s) must complete a packing inventory to list all of the major items that you are leaving in your room that the movers will be packing for you.  You can be as detailed as you?d like, but we recommend listing any electronics you are leaving in your room and any other valuables
  • Please take down posters or other items hung on walls or furniture, and take down curtains
  • You can utilize clear, plastic bags at the service desk to consolidate items or take items out of drawers so that it is easier to pack into boxes and make it easier for you to unpack.  We encourage you to launder your belongings before you bag them up so you are ready to go when you return.

University Resources

Transportation

The Department of Transportation Services will provide a dedicated Elkton UMD shuttle from Elkton to the three area hotels, College Park Marriott (formerly known as the Marriott Inn & Conference Center), The Hotel at Maryland, and Cambria Hotel on a 40-minute loop.  This service will begin Sunday (tomorrow) at 4:00 pm and will run from 7:00 am - 11:00 pm every day thereafter to assist you with moving your items to and from the hotel, and to get to campus during your hotel stay. 

NITE Ride will be reconfigured to service the three hotels at all times that NITE Ride operates.

Additionally, temporary bus stops at The Hotel at Maryland and Cambria Hotel are being created.  In addition to the special dedicated Elkton shuttle service, UMD shuttle routes #114, #117 & #132 will also service The Hotel stop and routes #117 & #132 will service the Cambria along their regular route.

Dining Services

Dining Services will allow residents who are staying at the hotels to carry out one (1) meal per day from 251 North (Sunday-Friday) and The Diner (Saturday only)  if you choose to bring food back to the hotel or elsewhere.

Safety and Security

In case of emergency, you should dial 911 or 301-405-3333 to contact police.  Resident Life will assign a professional Resident Life staff member to stay overnight in each of the hotels to provide support and assistance.  You will also be given a briefing sheet with information at hotel check-in.

Code of Student Conduct

All residence hall rules and policies as stated in the Community Living handbook, as well as the UMD Code of Student Conduct, still apply while living at your assigned hotel.

Hotel Incidentals and Billing

You will not be required to provide a credit card at check-in, however, you will be responsible for any incidental charges, including room service, and for any damages.

You must check out of the hotel on the scheduled date no later than 3 pm.  You may store personal belongings at the hotel front desk if the check out time conflicts with class schedules.


We appreciate your continued patience as we address this situation.  If you have any questions about your move or the information shared with you, please contact the Elkton Hall Service Desk at 301-314-3558 who will connect students with the appropriate resource.  You may also email reslife@umd.edu.

Sincerely,

Department of Resident Life

Department of Residential Facilities

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Department of Resident Life
7626 Regents Drive
2101 Annapolis Hall, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-2100
Email:
reslife@umd.edu   
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