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Office of the Provost, Division of Academic Affairs, University of Maryland


The Anacostia Building Meeting & Event Space

The Anacostia Building (formerly the American Center for Physics) is located in the Discovery District adjacent to the campus. The new space will connect UMD’s flagship researchers and students with College Park’s growing Discovery District. The building is located at One Physics Ellipse Dr, College Park, MD 20740.

Conference space is available beginning in June 2024.

For general information and policies, please review the Anacostia Building Event & Meeting Space Guide (coming soon!). 

For space requests, please submit information via the Anacostia Building Meeting & Event Space Form. Please allow for up to three business days to receive a response to your request.

For other inquiries, please email

For most inquiries, please refer to the Meeting & Event Space Guide and Meeting & Event Space Form above. For all other inquiries, please use this contact information. 

Building Hours

  • Monday - Friday: By Appointment
  • Closed Saturday, Sunday, and all UMD holidays


There are three meeting rooms located on the lobby level.

Conference Room A is located on the left side of the rotunda and is 2319 square feet. Conference Room A has a permanent pod-style seating arrangement and cannot be reset in different styles. It comfortably seats 72.

Conference Rooms B and C are located on the right side of the rotunda and are identical in size, 1639 square feet. They have permanent conference tables and cannot be reset in different styles. Conference Rooms B and C comfortably hold 21 people around the table. Conference Room C has windows.

The Kitchen & Lunchroom is able to be reserved in tandem with Conference Room A.