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Resources for News Media

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:

Main Office
Office of University Communications
2101 Turner Hall
College Park, MD 20742-5411

phone: 301-405-4621
cell: 301-257-0073
fax: 301-314-9344

Media Policy

The University of Maryland aims to service media requests with accurate and timely information while also telling the story of the university and its leadership, faculty, students and alumni.

Media that are visiting UMD’s campus are asked to notify University Communications in advance by emailing mediainfo@umd.edu, dialing 301-257-0073 or by communicating directly with any member of the University Communications staff.  Exceptions include members of the media covering athletics.   Those individuals should coordinate directly with the UMD Athletics Communications Office.

View the University of Maryland's full Media Policy and FAQs.

University Communications Staff

Crystal Brown, Chief Communications Officer
Crystal Brown

Chief Communications Officer

Lee Tune, Associate Director
Lee Tune
Associate Director, Communications

Alana Carchedi, Communications Specialist
Alana Carchedi
Senior Communications Associate

Katie Lawson, Director
Katie Lawson
Director of Communications

Graham Binder, Senior Communications Associate
Graham Binder
Senior Communications Associate

Kristen Seabolt
Kristen Seabolt
Communications Coordinator


Additional Services

Hornbake Media Studio
Kristen Seabolt

(field, studio and post-production services)
Bill Parker

Distance Education Technology and Services
(streaming and feed point services)
Marty Ronning

Campus Multimedia Production Unit
Gabe Unterman

Capital News Service
Philip Merrill College of Journalism
Broadcast: 301-405-7526
Multimedia: 301-405-2530
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 Kristen Seabolt at 301-405-4621 to book.


Public Safety

Please contact Campus Police for any crime-related stories:

Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas

Campus Filming Guidelines

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.

Download and complete an application form here:
Production Companies: Application to Film at the University of Maryland
Students: UMD Student Filming Agreement

Submit application via email to:
Attn: Alana Carchedi
Senior Communications Associate
Office of University Communications