Department of Resident Life



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Dear Elkton Hall 2nd 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 in rooms 2101-2144 are assigned to the Cambria Hotel.

Elkton residents in rooms 2146-2152 are assigned to The Hotel at the University of Maryland.  

When you leave Elkton Hall to go to your assigned hotel, please take out your trash and 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, October 7.  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 Monday, October 8.


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.   The expert contractors recommended carpets in the room be removed for deep cleaning. It will be returned to the room in approximately two weeks.

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.
  • Please tighten caps on detergent/shampoo bottles, empty your Keurig machine of water and if you have a damp rid container, please put it in reach to avoid spills in the moving process.
  • 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


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 run from 7:00 am - 11:00 pm every day 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 4:00 pm. You may store personal belongings at the hotel front desk if the check out time conflicts with class schedules.

Please be mindful of other patrons who are visiting the hotel and remember to showcase your respectful Terrapin spirit.  We want you to take care of yourself and of one another during your stay.  Please reach out to duty staff who are also staying in the hotel should you need anything.

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


Department of Resident Life

Department of Residential Facilities


Department of Resident Life
7626 Regents Drive
2101 Annapolis Hall, College Park, MD 20742
Phone: (301) 314-2100