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5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Living in the dorms was a good experience. It allowed me to meet new people who were in my classes for the first day of school so we could walk together and not get lost.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms, especially for the first two years, are terrible. They are very small and plain. They do not feel like home and are often dirty and smelly. A lot of the dorms at UMD do not have AC which is a complete disaster in the hot months! However, they help you find more friends and get to know people better; who knows, maybe your roommate will be your best friend for the rest of your life!

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: In terms of the buildings and rooms themselves, they are nothing fancy, but will get the job done. Some dorms do not have air conditioning which is hard in the summer-spring months. The dorms are awesome for making new friends your first semester or two at Maryland.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some dorms are extremely older than others. My room was very cramped sophomore year.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Well the first semester I lived on campus was probably in the worst dormitory; it was a cramped, shared space although it was close to Mckeldin Mall which meant time outside was nice. It was quiet since their was only three floors, but there was no A/C which made the spring months almost unbearable with the window open all the time. Overall a little outdated, but I know they are planning to replace them with newer dorms. My second dorm was Oakland which was amazingly spacious, sparkling clean, amazing social atmosphere and RAs, plentiful study lounges (4 per floor!) and half were silent lounges for studying. The building also had math tutoring at night which was a huge plus. The only down side was that it was the farthest dorm from all my classes, but it was well worth the walk!

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Living on campus at Maryland is highly regarded, and there can be a waiting list for students to move onto campus each year. Additionally, the Department of Resident Life’s commitment of guaranteed housing for first-year students has often led to double rooms becoming triple and even lounges being transformed into quads. Be prepared for healthy, safe, but possibly cramped living quarters. A number of single rooms exists for students with the highest on-campus-living priority level.

Resident assistants continue to promote UMCP’s dedication to student development by saying, “Dorms are for sleeping, and residence halls are for living and learning." So the eight-floor high-rises on North Campus are probably not appropriate for students who aren't interested in living in such an education- and growth-focused living environment. For the best general on-campus living experience, shoot for La Plata Hall, an air-conditioned, coed high-rise, which continues to be one of the best halls on North Campus. On South Campus, apartments and suites offer upperclassmen more freedom and responsibility since many of them have shared living areas. The buildings are set up similarly to off-campus apartments, except that Resident Life staff members manage them.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
12,708
Average Housing Costs
$6,153
Types of Housing Offered
  • Apartments for single students
  • Coed dorms
  • Fraternity/sorority housing
  • Special housing for disabled students
  • Theme housing
  • Women's dorms
Undergrads Living On Campus
42%
Freshmen Living On Campus
93%
Number of Dormitories
33
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
4
Best Freshman Dorms
  • Cumberland Hall
  • Denton Hall
Best Upperclassman Dorms
South Campus Commons
Worst Freshman Dorms
Easton Hall
Worst Upperclassman Dorms
Any dorm on North Campus
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
Also Available
There are several special-interest housing opportunities in many of the halls, including living-learning communities (e.g., Ellicott Hall is home of the Gemstone Honors Program).
Did You Know?
  • Due to the increase in living-learning communities on campus, the number of requests from incoming students to live in specific residence halls has dropped significantly compared to UMCP's earlier days when halls on campus were called "dorms" and were just for sleeping.
  • First-year students are guaranteed on-campus housing if they make a commitment to Resident Life by May 1.
  • Cecil Hall is the only same-sex residence hall on campus. Only females are allowed to reside within this hall.
  • At one time, community lounges within some UMCP residence halls were turned into quads due to a significant housing shortage.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Allegany Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Anne Arundel Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, computer lab, elevators, honors units, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Baltimore Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Bel Air Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Coin-operated laundry rooms
Calvert Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Cambridge Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, laundry facilities, study lounge
Caroline Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Carroll Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Cecil Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: No, women only
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, limited visitation hours, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Centreville Hall
Floors: 7
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, laundry facilities, study lounge
Charles Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Chestertown Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Laundry facilities, study lounge
Cumberland Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Computer lab, elevators, laundry facilities
Denton Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge
Dorchester Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, computer lab, elevators, laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Easton Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge
Elkton Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge; close to recreation center
Ellicott Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge; adjacent to recreation center
Frederick Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks
Garrett Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks, adjacent to South Campus Dining Room
Hagerstown Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators, honors units, laundry facilities, study lounge; adjacent to recreation center
Harford Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, laundry facilities; students can stay during breaks.
Howard Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 20-49
Bathrooms: Suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Kent Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
LaPlata Hall
Floors: 8
Number of Occupants: 500-749
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Elevators; adjacent to recreation center
Montgomery Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 250-499
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Prince George's Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private, suite
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Queen Anne's Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Study lounge; next to McKeldin Library
Somerset Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Air conditioning, computer lab, laundry rooms, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Talbot Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 50-99
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms; students can stay during breaks.
Washington Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments, suites
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeted rooms, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.
Wicomico Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples
Special Features: Laundry facilities; students can stay during breaks.
Worcester Hall
Floors: 4
Number of Occupants: 100-249
Bathrooms: Communal
Coed: Yes
Residents: Freshmen and upperclassmen
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: 24-hour computer lab, laundry facilities, study lounge; students can stay during breaks.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

New Leonardtown
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning (late April through September)
Old Leonardtown
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 100-249
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles, doubles)
Special Features: Air conditioning; some units are equipped and accessible for students with disabilities.
South Campus Commons
Floors: 6-8
Number of Units: 250+
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Two- and four-bedroom apartments (singles)
Special Features: Common area, full kitchen, laundry facilities
South Campus Commons is very close to the business school and lecture halls.
St. Mary's Hall
Floors: 3
Number of Units: 25-49
Bathrooms: Private
Coed: Yes
Residents: Upperclassmen
Room Types: Apartments
Special Features: Air conditioning, carpeting, computer lab, language lab, multipurpose room, study lounge

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