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The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is an innovative model for expanding access to quality higher education in the Montgomery County Region. As a regional center for the University System of Maryland, USG brings together nine of Maryland’s top public universities, all at one convenient location. USG collaborates with its partner universities to offer more than 60 high-demand upper-level undergraduate and graduate degree and certificate programs – full- and part-time, days, evenings, and weekends. Students enroll in the university that offers the degree program that they want, and receive their degree from that university.

9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, MD 20850 301.738.6000 |

About The Universities at Shady Grove

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The USG Mission To support and expand pathways to affordable, high quality public higher education that meet the distinctive needs of our region and are designed to support workforce and economic development in the state. To achieve these goals through partnerships and collaborations with academic, business, public sector and community organizations that promote student success, high academic achievement and professional advancement.

Partnerships The Universities at Shady Grove links the region’s growing and diverse student population with top-level programs that match their needs and those of the region. Strong partnerships with the business, government, and community organizations keep USG in touch with workforce demands. The Universities at Shady Grove offers degree programs in high demand areas such as business, health care, education, biosciences and information technology.

9636 Gudelsky Drive, Rockville, Maryland 20850 301.738.6059 |

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Lounge areas and Courtyard Public areas and vending machines are provided on the 2nd floor of each building and throughout the campus. Our landscaped courtyard also offers attractive outdoor seating.



Green Grove Café Serving freshly prepared meals, cold salads, sandwiches, pastries, desserts, snacks and assorted beverages including gourmet coffees and teas, with comfortable seating.

Conference and Events Services: • On-site catering, with customized menu selections • Wireless internet access • Audio-visual equipment • Event day business services for attendees and planners • Site survey and selection • Billing and invoice customization

Parking Ample parking is provided in lots and garage


Classrooms The Universities maintains a selection of state-of-the-art learning spaces: small break-out rooms, video technology classrooms, video conference networking classrooms, and computer labs.

Location: The USG Conference Center is located in Rockville at the intersection of Darnestown Road (Rt 28) and Shady Grove Road on the Universities at Shady Grove campus.


Multipurpose Room 8,500+ sq. ft. hotel style ballroom includes dynamic lighting, classic style décor, high profile comfortable conference furniture, and upgraded professional sound system.

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Auditorium A 305 seat stadium seated lecture hall, offering adjustable podium with microphone, closable curtain, back drop, 18’ x 36’ stage and integrated sound system.

IT support Audio-visual attendants Maintenance staff Catering servers Porter service


The USG Conference Center’s state-ofthe-art facilities include:

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The USG campus offers extensive conference capabilities with a variety of meeting spaces. We also offer on-site catering services tailored to provide everything from coffee and pastries to a sit-down dinner for 500.

Types of Events: • Conferences • Trade Shows/Expositions • Sales Meetings • Town Hall • Retreats • Resource Fairs • Seminars • Non-Profit Fundraisers • Breakout Sessions • Training Programs • Professional Development Seminars • Executive Board/Committee Meetings • Receptions/Breakfasts/Luncheons/Dinners • Certification Seminars • Award Banquets • and more …..


With meeting space totaling 22,000 square feet, we are the premier resource for conferences, meetings, retreats and seminars – both large and small.

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Staff A dedicated, responsive staff provides the best in personalized service. Professionals on-call for your event day needs include:



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