Sunday, May 26, 2024

Logo for the University of Maryland Right Now Site
Skip to Content

A resource for media highlighting UMD experts, cutting-edge research and innovation, rankings, and breaking campus news

Media Resources

Images for Media Usage

Please contact University Communications for assistance with:

  • Background information or data for a news story
  • Interview requests
  • Faculty experts

Contact Information

University Communications

2101 Turner Hall

College Park, MD 20742-5411


phone: 301-405-4621

after-hours on-call phone: 301-257-0073

Media Policy

In a continued effort to keep our community safe during the COVID-19 pandemic, the University of Maryland has instituted special media guidelines. Please review our Media Guidelines During the COVID-19 Pandemic before coming to campus.

The University Communications office aims to service media requests with accurate, transparent and timely information. We partner with the media to help tell the story of the university and its leadership faculty, staff, students and alumni.

As a public institution, the university permits media representatives to photograph and film in public, outdoor spaces on UMD's campus. We encourage all members of the media who are visiting to notify University Communications in advance by emailing , calling 301.257.0073 or communicating directly with any member of the University Communications staff. This allows us to help coordinate interviews, if possible, offer parking options and provide helpful information. Exceptions include members of the media covering athletic events. These individuals should coordinate directly with the Maryland Athletics media relations team

Media Policy and FAQs

On-Campus Filming

News media who plan to film or photograph on UMD's campus are asked to notify University Communications in advance. As a public institution, the university permits media representatives to photograph and film in public, outdoor spaces on UMD's campus. However, media are not permitted to photograph or film inside any building on campus without explicit permission from University Communications.

All commercial filming and photography must be coordinated and approved through the University Communications office in advance. All requests for commercial filming on campus must be accompanied by a completed filming application. Filming fees may apply. Applications must be submitted to University Communications a minimum of 10 business days priors to the requested film date.

All requests to film at an athletics facility on campus must be coordinated through Maryland Athletics. Please contact Josh Kaplan at 301.314.9729

Filming Guidelines and Applications

Stock Video Footage and Photography Requests

Stock Video Footage Request

  1. Submit to

Stock Photography

A select number of iconic campus photos are available for media use. For specific photo requests, email

Please contact Campus Police for any crime-related stories:

Sgt. Rosanne Hoaas: 301-405-9960