Housing Availability
Freshmen Connection Housing for Fall 2017

Housing Lottery The Department of Resident Life believes campus residence halls offer the most supportive housing options for freshman students as they transition to the University of Maryland. In December 2013, we sought and received approval to offer a housing option to Freshmen Connection students starting in Fall 2014.

On-campus housing is guaranteed for all Freshmen Connection students who submit a Department of Resident Life Housing Agreement by May 1.

We are excited about our ability to house students in the Freshmen Connection program.

Frequently Asked Questions

Below are questions that we know are being asked among students and their families. If you have any further questions pertaining to housing, please do not hesitate to contact the Department of Resident Life at reslife@umd.edu or by calling (301) 314-2100, Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm.


How do I apply for Fall housing?

Spring admitted freshmen must first confirm their enrollment with the Office of Undergraduate Admissions. Once you have accepted your enrollment, you will need to request Fall housing directly with the Department of Resident Life.

You may begin the process by logging in using your Directory ID and Password. . After you login, the Housing Agreement link is located on the right side of the page.

You will also be required to enroll in the Freshmen Connection program prior to the start of the fall semester.

Will I be guaranteed housing for Fall?

Freshmen Connection students who confirm their spring enrollment and submit a Housing Agreement by the May 1 deadline will be guaranteed a space in residence halls for the full academic year starting in the Fall semester.

When will I know if I will receive on-campus housing for Fall?

When you submit your Housing Agreement, you will receive an immediate email response that the form was submitted successfully. Resident Life will provide you with a confirmation of housing email approximately a week after we receive your housing application.

Is a housing deposit required?

The Department of Resident Life does not require any housing deposit.

Do Spring admitted freshmen have to participate in Freshmen Connection?

The Freshmen Connection program is completely optional and is not required in order for you to accept a Spring admission offer.

What if I participate in Freshmen Connection but don’t want on-campus housing for Fall?

Students may participate in Freshmen Connection and choose to live in other locations near campus or commute from home and are under no obligation to live in campus residence halls. You may still apply for Spring housing through the Resident Life homepage, and spring-admitted freshmen have first priority for spaces that become open for the spring semester.

If I live off-campus my first year, can I live in residence halls my second year?

Because Resident Life is able to offer Freshmen Connection students housing for your first year on campus, if you choose to live off-campus for the entire year, you will not have priority for campus housing in any subsequent year.

Will Freshmen Connection students be placed together in the same building?

We house Freshmen Connection students throughout our residence halls like all other new freshmen coming for the Fall semester. We may place Freshmen Connection students as roommates since the academic schedules for the program make this more compatible. We also allow roommate requests like we do for all students and can place Freshmen Connection students with fall admitted freshmen or returning residents if they request one another.

When do you notify us about our housing assignment?

All new students will receive the first notification of assignments information in mid-July. We will continue to update assignments daily until all students are assigned and prepared for check-in later in August.