Welcome
Interim Director of Resident Life
Dennis Passarella-George -  Interim Director of Resident Life

Welcome to the University of Maryland residence hall community! Our campus is a wonderful place to engage, learn, and discover and the Maryland Residential Experience provides you with a tremendous opportunity to magnify those experiences while you live in the residence halls. Being actively engaged and involved in our community can be extremely rewarding and I urge you to embrace this opportunity as each of you is an important part of our Terrapin community.

By living on campus, you join a diverse group of talented peers from across the country and around the world who have chosen to live in the residence halls. These individuals are your classmates and many will become your friends. You will learn from each other and teach each other. I encourage you to extend yourself - say hello and introduce yourself to new people you meet along the way. The rewards will be great and will very likely lead to lasting memories and life-long friendships.

Now, perhaps more than ever, we need to be in community with each other for support, friendship, and renewal. I can confidently say that our campus community is better because of the energy, enthusiasm, intelligence, and curiosity you and your classmates bring to the University of Maryland. The work you will do during your time at UMD will matter a great deal to our University and the many communities where you will affect positive change.

While living in our residence halls, you will have lots of support. Resident Life’s professional and student staff work hard every day to help make your experience safe, engaging, and enjoyable. They play a critical role in helping you connect with other students who share your interests and also helping you meet students who come to our campus from different backgrounds and identities. Our staff are a great resource for addressing any problems or concerns you may face during your time on campus. We care deeply about your success and we’re here for you!

My fellow Terrapins, I invite you to lean in, try new things, meet new people, and take full advantage of your experience living on campus! Go Terps!

With Terrapin Pride,

Dennis Passarella-George
Interim Director of Resident Life