Navigating UMBC’s Campus with a Disability

UMBC Transit:
  • UMBC Transit is back in service for Fall 2021 with the Retriever Return, and OCSS compiled this list of alternate transportation resources for non-drivers.  Transit service varies with the rise and fall of campus demand, including closures, and can be affected by severe weather.
  • All UMBC Transit vehicles are wheelchair accessible and, when in use, are available to campus members with an active Campus Card.
  • Transit shuttles connect with the MARC train at the Halethorpe station, as well as BWI airport/Amtrack stop on the outskirts of the airport region. Cabs and app-based ride services are available at both locations.
  • Check the transit website, use their transit tracker app (iOS version of tracker , Android version of tracker) or email them via for current information.
Other Transportation Options:
Accessible Routes/Mapping:
  • Campus Accessibility Maps are posted and updated on UMBC’s campus maps website.
  • If an accessible route feature is unavailable, cannot be overcome (e.g using a second elevator, a companion provides assistance with a door), report any repair or construction conditions to Facilities Management Work Control via 410-455-2550.   If there is a personal safety issue – contact campus first responders via (410) 455-5555 or from the outdoor blue-lighted safety phones for assistance. Accessibility concerns may be reported online 24/7 via this link..
UMBC Parking:
  • Accessible parking is located through out the campus, and our meters for paid parking are accessible as well.
  • Campus members (students, faculty and staff) who use accessible parking with a state-issued placard or license plates are encourages to register with parking services or be a subject to Pay and Display requirements when using those spaces.
  • Parking services’ Rules and Regulations provides more information on accessible (we no longer use the term handicapped) parking as well as medical permits.
  • The MVA administers eligibility for disability placards and license plates. Campus visitors should follow parking instructions provided for the occasion of their visit and consult with the campus accessibility map to discern their options.


This page summarizes accessibility-specific information that is shared on our partners’ websites.  Additional information is available via UMBC’s Visitor’s Guide (Link)