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Terrapin Trader is the University's on-going surplus operation
Terrapin Trader is OPEN to the Public

  • Terrapin Trader Property Release Forms are used to identify items deemed surplus by the owning department.
  • Computers, printers, desks, chairs, and tables are among the kinds of inventory processed by the Terrapin Trader.
  • Pick up of surplused equipment is made free of charge to University departments.
  • Terrapin Trader determines the price of property sold through its showroom (sometimes in consultation with department personnel).
  • Sales are made on a "first come" basis and items are sold "as is" with no warranties or guarantees.
The Severn Building
5245 Greenbelt Road

College Park, MD 20740
Hours of Operation:
Tuesdays-Fridays 10:00-3:00
Closed Mondays and UMCP Holidays

Directions from North Gate (Campus Drive):
Make left onto Baltimore Ave/US Route 1 North... proceed to Greenbelt Road... turn right… go approximately .07 miles until you see a 7-11 on your left… the entrance to the Severn Bldg. will be your next right… proceed through the gate and make your next left… follow the road round until you see the metered parking area, parking is $1 for 20 minutes - $3/hour credit card only… Enter through the door marked “Physical Distribution Terrapin Trader” and follow the signage…


*All faculty/staff parking permits, including "K" permits, will be valid in lot X1 (the Severn building lots). 

Student​ parking at Severn is available in lot 4k.  All student parking permits are valid in this lot. 




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