The address change was due to the University of Maryland's decision to assign street addresses to every University building in order to improve 911 emergency service response times. Now any emergency service will be able to quickly locate buildings on campus.
The standardized street addresses will also help with deliveries and mail services. JIFSAN's address previously did not line up with the surrounding College Park streets, but the new street number follows current jurisdiction for postal services.
The University expects the decision to improve navigation for visitors and the campus community.