The public forum Monday night was held in a bus outside City Hall.
Construction in the Old Parish House and Davis Hall have led to a shortage of available spaces.
About 45 students and faculty attended the event, along with the eight city council members and Mayor Patrick Wojahn.
Pruitt is calling for more higher education funding, SGA involvement in state politics and advocacy for students.
The Route 1 construction will add bike lanes and a landscaped median.
The council voted to approve the new facility on Calvert Road on March 28.
Trump’s proposed budget would cut millions in federal grants, some of which would help fund the Purple Line.
A few, however, also raised concerns that University of Maryland employees would benefit more than city residents.