Mission Statement


The Office of Academic Scheduling connects USM Academic Partners to the USG experience by providing exceptional customer service in the scheduling of academic space on campus. We work diligently with faculty, staff and students to streamline the scheduling process and promote USG’s shared-space model.

One-Time Room Requests

Staff may request additional space for specific classes, program meetings, information sessions, and other academic events through the online scheduling system: Virtual EMS (VEMS)

Through VEMS, requests must be made at least two business days before the date of your reservation to allow for your request to be processed. If the request is made within two days of the event, please contact the Academic Scheduling office via email at usg-scheduling@umd.edu. A user account and brief training are required to request rooms through this system. 

Faculty requesting additional space outside of their originally assigned classroom must contact their respective program director to submit the scheduling request.

EMS Web App: Online Scheduling Site

Group Study Room Requests

Students enrolled in academic courses at the Universities at Shady Grove may request study space for 2-8 people. The eight available study rooms are located on the second, third, and fourth floors of Building III, Camille Kendall Academic Center.

Students may request study rooms here or by clicking on the link below.