Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Maryland and welcome to Resident Life

Congratulations on your acceptance to the University of Maryland and Welcome to Resident Life

We look forward to seeing you during Fall Move-in in August. In the meantime, to help you make preparations for your arrival to the University, please review our website.

Additional information will be emailed to all new campus residents in the early summer.


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Important Dates to Know
Dates Info
July 24, 2019 Fall Assignments Released
August 22-25, 2019 Official Fall Move-in Days
August 26, 2019 First Day of Fall Classes
Understanding the Assignment Process

Freshman assignments are made in the date-order that housing agreements are received, and based on available vacancies. Assignments are located in all of our communities. All freshman assignments are in double, triple, or quad rooms. While we strive to meet any preferences or requests that are made, we may not be able to meet all of them.

Housing Requests

Students can let Resident Life know about any preferences or requests through their Resident Life Profile. You can access your Profile by logging in to your Campus Housing Portal.

Bed Sizes

All beds have regular twin-sized mattresses that fit standard size sheets. Extra long sheets will fit comfortably as well when using mattress pads and/or egg crate mattress pads.

Extra Long Bed Request

We have a minimum height requirement of 6' 5" for students wishing to have an extra-long twin bed. Before we can process your request, you will need to provide documentation to confirm you meet our minimum height requirement. The documentation can be a copy of your state issued driver's license or ID card, or a note from your doctor.

After you receive your final housing assignment, please forward your documentation to the Assignments Office by fax to (301) 314-2026 or e-mail to reslife@umd.edu. After your documentation is received, you will receive an e-mail confirming whether your request has been approved. If you have any questions, please contact the office at (301) 314-2100.

Frequently Asked Questions
How can I make housing requests?

Students can let Resident Life know about any preferences or requests through their Resident Life Profile. You can access your Profile by logging in to your Campus Housing Portal.

When will I know my assignment and roommate information?

Now that you are confirmed for on campus housing, you will receive an assignment in the residence halls. The first, large-scale release of assignments and roommate information for Fall 2019 will be on or after Wednesday, July 24, 2019.

When is Move-in for the Fall 2019 semester?

Move-in for the fall semester is scheduled for Thursday through Saturday, August 22-25, 2019. Your specific date and time to move in will be based on your final housing assignment.