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Dr. Robert Zimmer College Theatre

The Dr. Robert Zimmer College Theatre is named for our founding president and located in College Center. It is home to all manner of college and community gatherings. Fully renovated in 2023, the Zimmer Theatre has 310 fixed seats, eight dedicated spaces for individuals who use wheelchairs, two retractable 128”x80” projection screens, and a state-of-the-art sound and LED light system and multimedia capabilities, with streaming and recording capabilities.

George Hazen Art Gallery

To enrich the students’ cultural background, the College maintains an art gallery in the College Center adjacent to the Dr. Ardell Haines Student Lounge. Managed by the Humanities Division, it offers a space to exhibit paintings, photographs, sculpture and other objects by tri-state area and student artists.


Unreserved parking is available for students. Staff parking is designated for use only by faculty and staff. Handicapped parking is designated for use only by persons with authorized handicapped tags/stickers. A Parking Permit is necessary and may be obtained at the Business Office. Violators will be fined. Parking fines are considered financial obligations to the College.

Allegany College of Maryland is committed to ensuring a safe environment for students, faculty, staff and visitors. The Department of Campus Safety and Special Police, located at the Cumberland Campus, has primary responsibility for serving the safety and security needs of the campus community. Campus buildings and facilities are patrolled and inspected regularly to ensure a safe and comfortable academic environment. Every effort is made to fulfill any request for service. The Department realizes that security is also an individual responsibility and strives to educate the campus community about personal and public safety. The Department works closely with the administration, student services, housing and staff of the physical plant at all locations to ensure a safe environment. In addition, the Department works closely with the police and fire departments.

In order to maintain a safe environment for students to learn, for faculty to teach and for administration and staff to work, the Department of Campus Safety and Special Police is available twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week at the Cumberland Campus by calling 5555 from on campus or 301-784-5555 from off campus or by cell phone. This number can be called for emergencies or assistance at any time. Emergency Services (police, fire, ambulance, etc.) at any college location is always available by calling 911. Clearly marked EMERGENCY telephones are located in each classroom building at the Cumberland Campus, the College Center, Gymnasium, Learning Commons/Library and on the track at the rear entrance to the Gymnasium. The EMERGENCY telephones provide direct access to the Security Department (5555) or Emergency Services (911). The Director of Campus Security and Special Police is located in the Western Region Correctional Training Center. For additional information or to review our library of emergency videos, visit the college website at

Thomas Welcome Center

The Thomas Welcome Center, named after Dottie and Danny Thomas, is considered the front door of the Cumberland Campus. Housed in the Donald L. Alexander Learning Commons/Library, the Welcome Center provides an inviting atmosphere to prospective and current students, parents, donors, alumni, community members, and visitors. The Welcome Center includes a presentation room, lounge, and staff office. For more information regarding services provided by the Welcome Center, visit