Campus Essentials – Shady Grove

Welcome to our community of inquiring minds! These resources will help you arrive prepared on your first day of class.

For additional Graduate Student Resources and announcements, see the USG Graduate Student Resources.

Universities at Shady Grove Parking

Students at the Shady Grove campus have the option to purchase a parking permit or to pay for hourly parking. More information can be found at the USG Student Parking page.

Order your textbooks

Shady Grove students can purchase textbooks from UMBC’s Bookstore. The Bookstore’s online store links your courses with your assigned books for easy purchasing.

Get to know the campus

You can find the Universities at Shady Grove interactive map online. The campus is conveniently located nearby to the highway and to restaurants, grocery stores, and more. The campus also provides dining options and recreation centers.

Campus ID and Logon ID

You are required to have a USG ID card, which will give you easy access to a variety of campus services. Visit the USG website to learn how to obtain your USG ID card. You will also need a Logon ID to access many services. Please review the USG Logon ID webpage for instructions on claiming your USG Logon ID.

UMBC-Shady Grove students can also obtain an optional UMBC ID from the Campus Card office on the Catonsville campus. The UMBC Campus Card can be requested electronically. Please review the UMBC Campus Card requirements and process for UMBC-Shady Grove students by visiting UMBC Campus Card and Mail Services for Shady Grove.

Sign up for campus alerts

Register your phone number and/or email in the Campus Alert system to receive updates about emergency situations and campus closures as soon as they are available.

USG New Student Resources

For important information about USG Services Centers, resources, and engagement opportunities, visit the USG New Student Resources Page.

Outdoor view of Shady Grove campus