The Universities at Shady Grove
9631 Gudelsky Drive
Suite 5137
Rockville, Maryland 20850

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The Rockville campus at the Universities at Shady Grove is located in the heart of the thriving I-270 Technology Corridor. Current students come from many biotech companies as well as other organizations such as Lockheed Martin, Marriott, NASDAQ, Hughes Network Systems, and the Federal Government (NIH, FDA, etc.). Public transportation is readily available to the campus, including multiple bus routes at the nearby Traville Transit Center.


Visitor parking is available at a rate of $3/hour (maximum $15/day) at the following locations:

  • Traville Gateway Garage
  • Shady Grove Garage
  • Lot 2

A limited number of 20-minute parking spaces are available in Lot 5, directly in front of BLDG IV.

Student parking permits are recommended for students visiting campus frequently.

For detailed parking information, see USG Parking.

Masters Programs Office Suite & Classroom Space

All Smith MBA courses are held in BLDG IV, the Biomedical Sciences & Engineering building. This facility is LEED Platinum certified and offers laboratory space in addition to lecture halls and active learning classrooms.

The Smith Masters Programs Office suite is located in BLDG IV, Suite 5137. The suite includes office space for the program manager and a large open space suitable for studying, presentations, and group meetings.

Students will find complimentary coffee, tea and water service in the suite. The suite has a microwave, refrigerator, and disposable utensils for student use.

Students also have access to two computer terminals and complimentary black & white printing in the suite.

Suite Hours for Current Students:

  • Monday – Thursday: 3:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (on days that classes are in session)
  • Friday - Sunday: Closed

Facilities at the Universities at Shady Grove

Library Services

Flex MBA students may take advantage of Priddy Library on the first floor of BLDG III for group work, interlibrary loan, research and/or studying. A student ID is required.

Typical Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 9:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: 12:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Study & Breakout Room Requests

Smith students taking classes at the Rockville campus have the opportunity to reserve group study rooms using a USG login ID. Please note that there must be at least two people in a group to reserve a study room and there are policies and reservation rules in place.

Information Technology Services

The USG Office of Information Technology provides onsite services and support for:

  • Wireless networking
  • USG login ID
  • Computer labs (BLDG III: 2103 & 2139; BLDG IV: 2321)
  • Equipment loan
  • Pay-to-Print

Typical Operating Hours:

  • Monday - Thursday 8:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m.
  • Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 p.m.
  • Saturday - Sunday: Closed

Campus Recreation Center

The Campus Recreation Center consists of a workout room, an aerobics/game room, a lounge and a locker room with showers. The lounge offers students and faculty a relaxing vicinity that includes a big-screen plasma TV, comfortable sofas and chess/checker tables. Rockville students can join in-person or virtual classes/activities. The CRC is free for students. It is located in BLDG III, Room 2240 and can be reached at 301-738-6299.

Typical Operating Hours:

  • Monday – Thursday: 8:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
  • Saturdays & Sundays: Closed

Grab-and-Go Dining Options

Fresh meals, heat-to-eat dinners, tasty snacks, drinks, and specialty coffee are available 24/7 in two grab-and-go areas: the Mini Marketplace (BLDG IV, first floor) and Green Grove Café (BLDG III, first floor). These spaces utilize self-checkout kiosks accepting credit/debit, Apple Pay, and Google Pay.

Vending machines are also available throughout the campus.

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