University Communications offers a wide range of communications services for media. We provide information and activities involving our schools, faculty, staff and students, as well as our leading research initiatives.
Please contact University Communications for assistance with the following:
- Background or details for your story
- Faculty experts
- On-campus media studios
- On-campus filming
- Public Safety
- University rankings
Office of University Communications
2101 Turner Hall
College Park, MD 20742-5411
Chief Communications Officer
Associate Director, Communications
Director of Communications
Senior Communications Associate
Hornbake Media Studio
(field, studio and post-production services)
Campus Multimedia Production Unit
Capital News Service
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Annapolis Bureau: 410-626-1008
DC Bureau: 202-628-1677
UMD’s ISDN (Hornbake Studio)
301.226.9927 (Can be dialed twice)
Setting: L2 128 Mono
Studio House: 301-405-0151*
*Producers and control room engineers should call the Studio House line.
*Please Call Alana Carchedi at 301-405-0235 to book.
Please contact Campus Police for any crime-related stories:
Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas
All requests by media and students to film on campus must be accompanied by a completed filming application. Please submit your application to University Communications at a minimum of 10 business days prior to your film date request.
All requests to film at a UMD athletics facility must be coordinated through University Athletics. Please contact Josh Kaplan at 301.314.9729.
A Filming Fee of $1,000 per day is required in advance for all non-news/commercial filming.
A Certificate of Insurance for $1,000,000 (with a 30-day cancellation notice is which names the University of Maryland as an additional insured) is required in advance for all filming.
Other service fees may apply:
- Security Aide Escorts (required for all filming not involving UMD faculty or staff)
- Room rental
- Parking permits
All requests will receive a timely response via e-mail. Please note that business hours are Monday - Friday from 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.; weekend and holiday requests will not be addressed until the next business day. University Communications reserves the right to decline any request.