CSCAMM is located at the University of Maryland College Park (UMCP) campus in College Park Maryland.
We are housed in the CSIC Building #406 which is located on the Northeast quadrant of the campus. See
Our coordinates are as follows:
The University of Maryland
4146 CSIC Bldg. #406
8169 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742-3289
Main phone number: (301) 405-0652
Fax number: (301) 314-6674
The following guide provides information for CSCAMM Visitors and is grouped alphabetically by
category. Please contact
if you need additional information or have questions
that the guide does not cover.
Audio Visual needs and available equipment
The CSCAMM seminar room is equipped with the following A/V equipment:
High-resolution LCD projector with VGA and HDMI inputs
Media control system
Stereo program audio
The following equipment is available for checkout with advance notice:
Folding screen with case
If you have unusual requirements, you should contact us prior to your visit to ensure
that the correct equipment is on hand.
An access card is required to enter the building and again to enter the
fourth floor either from the elevator or the stairwells except during unrestricted hours. The building
is unrestricted from 7:30AM to 10:30PM Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. During
the summer the unrestricted time is 7:30AM to 5:30PM. The fourth floor is unrestricted during the hours of
8:00AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday. CSCAMM visitors may be assigned an access card during their visit.
Please check in with the CSCAMM coordinator when you arrive at CSCAMM. At
your registration you will receive a room assignment, keys and relevant workshop materials and center
At the conclusion of your stay at CSCAMM, it will be necessary to check
out with the CSCAMM coordinator to return any keys or other materials provided and sign any necessary forms,
such as for reimbursement.
Generally moderate. Maryland weather varies in summer from mild to hot and humid, and winters range from
moderate in the east and south to very cold in the western mountains. Duration of the freeze-free period
averages 185 days, ranging from 130 days in Garrett County to 230 days in southern Maryland and the lower
Average annual rainfall: 40.76 inches. Peaks in July and August
when thunderstorms average once every five days.
Average seasonal snowfall: 20.6 inches. Ranges from 10 inches
on the lower Eastern Shore to 110 inches in Garrett County.
Average annual temperature: 55.1 degrees Fahrenheit.
High temperatures occur in July, the warmest month, averaging in the mid to upper 80s. Low temperatures in
January, the coldest month, average in the low to mid 20s. You may also check current weather conditions
The weather in College Park, Maryland today.
Each resident participant will have access to a PC computer system with connectivity to
the CSCAMM network. Internet access will also be included. In addition, for longer term visitors, an email
address and network account will be set up. You may contact the
System Administrator at
directly with questions.
Computer support and resources:
There will be support staff available for user assistance
during the work day. In addition, users can email our Systems Administrator at
with questions or special requests
for assistance. We will make every effort to accommodate all user requests.
CSCAMM is located on University of Maryland, College Park campus on the fourth
floor of the Computer Science Instructional Center (CSIC, Building 406). The
CSIC Building is located on Paint Branch Drive adjacent to the A.V. Williams Building. Directions to the
University of Maryland and CSCAMM:
All longer term resident participants will be provided with an email address
Fax machine usage:
CSCAMM staff will send all outgoing and distribute all incoming faxes.
Please fill out a fax coversheet (located in the mailroom) attach your documents and give to a staff
There are several restaurants, coffee shops, and dining halls located on
campus to have a meal. Information and locations can be found at
Financial information for CSCAMM visitors:
Reimbursements will be based on written commitments from the
Director unless alternate arrangements have been made. All Reimbursements will be based on applicable
University, State, and Federal guidelines and taxing regulations.
As part of the University System of the State of Maryland, CSCAMM cannot be held liable for
visitor's medical treatment. Therefore, we strongly urge CSCAMM visitors to arrange for adequate personal health insurance
coverage prior to visiting. This is particularly relevant for international visitors who might be familiar with governments
that bear health care expenses for their citizens (and sometimes visitors as well). More information on health insurance
rules for visitors can be found at
Resident visitors will be issued a key to their office during the Check-In
CSCAMM has a small kitchen/dining room with a
refrigerator and microwave for visitors' use.
Please be courteous of others and perform all
necessary clean up microwave, sink, etc when
Outgoing mail is picked up every morning. Leave business
related mail with CSCAMM staff to be sent.
CSCAMM will be open from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday. The
building is locked after hours and on weekends and there is no access without a key or access card.
There are 3 locations for visitor parking:
Pay parking spaces are available in the Regents Drive Parking Garage.
If the Regents Drive Parking Garage is full, Visitor Parking Lot 9c has additional pay-to- park spaces.
Additional visitor parking is available further down Route 1 in the Visitor Center Parking Lot.
After parking your vehicle in a numbered space in either lot, proceed to the pay station kiosk to pre-pay. The pay station accepts cash, credit cards and validation codes. Remember to get a receipt.
The cost is $3.00 per hour witha maximum of $15.00 per day (Mon-Fri). On weekends, the cost is $3.00 per hour with a maximum daily rate of $5.
You will be provided with a place to lock your personal possessions.
CSCAMM will not accept responsibility for lost or stolen items. It is strongly suggested that residents
or visitors do not leave valuables unattended or where easily lost or taken.
Post Office and postage:
A Mail Boxes Etc., which offers stamps, express mail, certified mail,
etc. is located in the Stamp Student Union, approximately a 10 minute walk from CSCAMM. Information
regarding the shops at Stamp Student Union can be found
When programs are in session, there will be a continental breakfast with coffee
served in the morning and coffee, tea and cookies served in the afternoon. We request that visitors do
not take food and beverages into the CSCAMM seminar room.
A calling card will be needed to place long distance calls on University
Telephones. Dial 9 to get off campus then follow your calling card instructions.
There are vending machines located on the first floor behind the elevators
that sell snacks, softdrinks, and coffee.
PRIOR to your visit to the U.S., please obtain the appropriate immigration
status from Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) UPON ENTERING THE UNITED STATES. Failure to
obtain the proper immigration status will prevent UMCP (CSCAMM) from reimbursing ANY travel expenses.
For detailed information regarding visas please review