Coast Guard Station Portsmouth

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth offers services for prospective and current students on a limited schedule.

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University of Maryland Global Campus offers limited services at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth in Portsmouth, Virginia.

Currently, this location's advising is taking place online through our virtual advising room on Monday –Friday, 9 a.m.–4 p.m. ET.

For ease and convenience, you can schedule an appointment in advance.

About Coast Guard Station Portsmouth


Student Services

4000 Coast Guard Boulevard

Barracks/Galley Building, 1st Floor, Education Service Officers' Room

Portsmouth, VA 23703

Hours of Operation

Please call for information and appointments.

Contact us to confirm hours on holidays and during university breaks.

Offered at This Location

  • Services on a Limited Schedule

Coast Guard Station Portsmouth At a Glance

  • Military Location
  • Advising

Military Location

The site is located on a military installation. Learn more about how UMGC specializes in serving military and veteran students.

Services at Coast Guard Station Portsmouth


Our friendly, knowledgeable staff are available to help you find the right academic program to meet your career goals, estimate your transfer credits and time to graduation, find ways to finance your education that fit your budget, apply for admission, and register for classes.

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment for advising services at this location.

Online Library

UMGC's online library is available 24/7 to students around the globe. Most printed materials can be mailed at no cost to students in the continental United States, or you can request electronic delivery for journal articles and book chapters. To access research databases and the library catalog or view tutorials on how to conduct research, visit the UMGC Library.

Getting Here and Parking


Enter the base on Coast Guard Avenue. Keep right at the fork (which then becomes a one-way street). The name of the road is John Allen Midgett Street. After several blocks, take a left onto Joshua James Avenue and continue on for several blocks. At Michael A. Healy Street, turn left. Turn right at the first street. This will take you into the parking lot of the Barracks/Galley Building. The building will be right in front of you.

Parking Tips

Parking is available in front of the building.

Access to Coast Guard Station Portsmouth

If you do not have a military ID, please report to the installation's Pass Office or Visitor Center. You may be asked to provide a copy of your license, registration, and insurance. Your vehicle could be subject to a security inspection.

For security purposes, civilian students may be required to complete a Student Records Release form when receiving base access for the first time. This form gives permission for UMGC to provide information about you to the military.

UMGC is certified to operate by the State Council of Higher Education for Virginia (SCHEV). University of Maryland Global Campus, 9625 Belvoir Road, Barden Education Center, Building 1017, Room 128, Fort Belvoir, VA 22060.