Counseling Center Response to Current Events: Supporting Our Community

The University of Maryland Counseling Center staff wishes to convey their commitment to helping members of our campus community during this difficult time.

   Covid-19 Update

The Accessibility and Disability Service will continue offering the majority of its services in a tele-services format during the Fall 2021 semester. Accommodated testing will occur in-person by either coordinating with course instructors or the ADS Testing Office. Please note that while working with ADS face masking is required at all times regardless of your vaccination status.

Changes to Accommodated Testing starting Fall 2021

• In an effort to streamline operations and provide the highest quality of service to students, the Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) is implementing new procedures in our accommodated Testing Office that will begin on August 2, 2021.

• New procedures impact the timeline in which professors must submit exam materials to ADS, and the circumstances in which a student reservation would be canceled/rescheduled. Please review the detailed information about these changes.

• The ADS Testing Office will be closed daily from 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. for office walk-ups, professor pick-ups/exam drop-offs, phone calls and email responses.for administrative work. Proctoring of accommodated exams will continue during this period.

Accessibility & Disability Service

Accessibility & Disability Service

The University of Maryland is committed to the principle that no qualified individual with a disability shall, on the basis of disability, be excluded from participation in or be denied the benefit of services, programs or activities at the University. The Accessibility and Disability Service (ADS) provides reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals to ensure equal access to services, programs and activities sponsored by the University of Maryland.

Through the variety of services offered, we work to ensure that your accommodation, and accessibility needs are met. The ADS Office is staffed by dedicated professionals who are available to assist, consult, support, and advocate on behalf of individuals requesting disability services.


To schedule an appointment with the ADS, call (301) 314-7682 (voice/TTY) or stop by the Accessibility and Disability Service front desk on the lower level of the Shoemaker Building (room 0106). The ADS is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Directions and Parking

The Accessibility and Disability Service is located on the basement level of the Shoemaker Building. The Shoemaker Building is located behind the Memorial Chapel.

Accessibility and Disability Service Address
Accessibility and Disability Service
University of Maryland
4281 Chapel Drive
0106 Shoemaker Building
College Park, MD 20742

Mowatt Lane Parking Garage Address
Mowatt Lane Parking Garage
7591 Mowatt Lane
College Park, MD 20742

Driving Directions and Location (Google Maps)
View driving directions and the location to the Shoemaker Building.

Interactive Campus Map
View the interactive campus map of the University of Maryland. ADS staff believes it is helpful to
use the “Route” feature of the map to obtain walking directions from their parking location to the
Shoemaker Building.

Visitor Parking
Students, families and guardians meeting with the ADS must park in designated visitor parking
areas on UMD’s campus. The closest visitor parking to the Shoemaker Building is the Mowatt
Lane Parking Garage and Lot MV.

It is strongly recommend that you arrive to campus early, so you have enough time to park and
walk to the Shoemaker Building. The Mowatt Lane Parking Garage, has metered visitor parking
located on the first floor and the parking lot located directly next to the garage. The garage is
about a ten minute walk away from the Shoemaker building. There is limited parking adjacent to
the Memorial Chapel, however, the parking meters have a 20 minute maximum time limit.
Please note that there is a fee for all visitor parking.

For maps of visitor parking parking, or information about parking fees, please visit the
Department of Transportation (DOTS) website.

Accessible/Handicap Parking Information for Visitors
There is a limited number of accessible/handicap parking spaces adjacent to Lot Y, in front of
the Shoemaker building. There are additional accessible/handicap spaces along Chapel Drive
as well. If you have a state issued placard, you are able to park in an accessible space without
a UMD issued parking pass.

For additional information about accessible-handicap parking on campus, please visit the
Department of Transportation Services (DOTS) Parking Guidelines webpage.

Picture of the recommended walking route from the Mowatt Lane Parking Garage and Lot MV to
the Shoemaker Building.

Mowatt Shoemaker Walking Route

Contact Us and Hours of Operation

Regular Hours
All units of ADS are open 9:00 a.m. - 12:00p.m. AND 1:00p.m.- 4:00 p.m Monday through Friday

Final Exam Week Hours
Extended Hours: Monday-Friday: The Testing Office will be open from 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. Saturday hours are from 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (If the first day of exams falls on Saturday, the extended hours are as follows: Saturday thru Thursday - 8:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Friday 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.)

Adaptive Technology Lab Hours
The Adaptive Technology Lab is available via key-card access any time McKeldin Library is open. Staff are available Monday - Friday, during regular business hours.

ADS Main Office
Phone: (301) 314-7682
Main office fax: (301) 405-0813

ADS Testing Office
Phone: (301) 314-7217
Testing office fax: (301) 314- 9478

Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services
Phone: (301) 314-7209
Fax: (301) 405-0813

Adaptive Technology Lab
Phone: (301) 314-7958
Fax: (301) 314-8674

Alternate Text Services
Phone: (301) 314-7684
Fax: (301) 314-8674

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