Information for Visitors


Brin Mathematics Research Center
The University of Maryland
4146 CSIC Bldg. #406
8169 Paint Branch Drive
College Park, MD 20742-3289

Phone: (301) 405-0652
Fax: (301) 314-6674

Building / Floor Access

An access card is required to enter the building and again to enter the fourth floor either from the elevator or the stairwells except during unrestricted hours. The building is unrestricted from 7:30AM to 10:30PM Monday through Friday during the fall and spring semesters. During the summer the unrestricted time is 7:30AM to 5:30PM. The fourth floor is unrestricted during the hours of 8:00AM to 5:30PM Monday through Friday. Brin MRC visitors may be assigned an access card during their visit.

Check In

Please check in with the Brin MRC coordinator when you arrive at Brin MRC. At your registration you will receive a room assignment, keys and relevant workshop materials and center information.

Check Out

At the conclusion of your stay at Brin MRC, it will be necessary to check out with the Brin MRC coordinator to return any keys or other materials provided and sign any necessary forms, such as for reimbursement.

Financial Information for Visitors

Reimbursements will be based on written commitments from the Director unless alternate arrangements have been made. All Reimbursements will be based on applicable University, State, and Federal guidelines and taxing regulations.

Health Insurance

As part of the University System of the State of Maryland, the Brin MRC cannot be held liable for visitor's medical treatment. Therefore, we strongly urge Brin MRC visitors to arrange for adequate personal health insurance coverage prior to visiting. This is particularly relevant for international visitors who might be familiar with governments that bear health care expenses for their citizens (and sometimes visitors as well). Additional information on health insurance rules for visitors.


Resident visitors will be issued a key to their office during the Check-In Procedure. Please remember to return the key upon departure.


The Brin MRC has a small kitchen/dining room with a refrigerator and microwave for visitors' use. Please be courteous of others and perform all necessary clean up microwave, sink, etc when finished. Please label food that is left in the refrigerator.

Personal Belongings

You will be provided with a place to lock your personal possessions. The Brin MRC will not accept responsibility for lost or stolen items. It is strongly suggested that residents or visitors do not leave valuables unattended or where easily lost or taken.

Phone Service

A calling card will be needed to place long distance calls on University Telephones. Dial 9 to get off campus then follow your calling card instructions.

Post Office

A Mail Boxes Etc., which offers stamps, express mail, certified mail, etc. is located in the Stamp Student Union, approximately a 10 minute walk from the Brin MRC.


All classrooms and buildings on campus are smoke free. No one is allowed to smoke on campus property except for four designated smoking areas.

Vending Machines

There are vending machines located on the first floor behind the elevators that sell snacks, soft drinks, and coffee.

Travel Reimbursement Guide

Visitors may be reimbursed for local lodging and local ground transportation while in residence at the Brin MRC. All reimbursements will be made based on actual expenses and subject to the terms and amount specified by the Director. Detailed information about travel reimbursement is available here.

Visa Information

PRIOR to your visit to the U.S., please obtain the appropriate immigration status from Immigration and Naturalization Services (INS) upon entering the United States. Failure to obtain the proper immigration status will prevent the University of Maryland from reimbursing ANY travel expenses.