Step 1: Apply for Housing - Select the "Log In" link below to access the online housing application. You will be asked to enter your myUMBC username and password. (Do not give a friend or family member your username and password to complete for you.)
The application assists in the assignment and roommate matching process, so make sure you as the student complete this application honestly and accurately. You must apply to be eligible for housing.
Possible Application Errors
- After applying a new freshmen may not automatically be offered a housing space on-campus.
- This may mean Residential Life has not yet received your admission verification. After admission has been verified, Residential Life will offer you a housing space and then you will be able to log back into your Housing Account and proceed to Step 2 (Accepting your Housing Offer).
- This may mean the guaranteed housing offer deadline has passed. The deadline to apply and accept the guaranteed offer is May 1st.
- After submitting the online housing application a white page comes with a bunch of letters and symbols.
- This means the complete application was not submitted successfully. Contact Residential Life to speak with someone to address the error.
If you decide to cancel your housing assignment for the 2013-2014 academic year please submit this information using myUMBC and clicking the “help” tab. Remember to include your ID number. Please note that the following cancellation fees apply:
- Cancellations before June 1st – you will forfeit your $200 housing deposit
- Cancellations between June 1st and July 1st – you will forfeit your $200 housing deposit and incur an additional $200 cancellation fee
- Cancellations between July 2nd and August 15th – you will forfeit your $200 housing deposit and incur an additional $300 cancellation fee
- Cancellations between August 16th and August 30th – you will forfeit your $200 housing deposit and incur an additional $350 cancellation fee
Step 2: Sign Online Housing License and Pay Deposit
- If offered housing, you will need to read and accept the terms of the Housing License online. If under the age of 18, upon agreeing to the terms of this license, you will need to print and sign the License Verification Page, along with a parent/guardian, and mail it to Residential Life.
- After signing the license, you will need to pay your $200 Housing Deposit to guarantee your space. You can pay online or mail payment (check or money order) made out to UMBC by the indicated deadline. Online payment is the most efficient payment method.
Guaranteed Housing Offers (Full Academic Year Only):
All new incoming freshman who've been admitted for a full academic year and apply for housing by May 1 are automatically offered housing, but must complete Step 2 by May 1 to guarantee and secure their space. Please note that housing licenses are for the entire academic year (August - May).
What You Need to Move-In
Living Learning Communities
You'll want to personalize your space so it feels like Home. For your reference here is a What to bring List.
UMBC offers several Living Learning Communities (LLC) for students. To be considered for one of these programs you will need to
submit the LLC section of the on-line Housing Application. Essay questions will be emailed to you seperately for you to complete your LLC application.
Freshmen students have the option to live in Susquehanna, Patapsco, Chesapeake,
Erickson, or Potomac communities.
Freshmen may live in other communities only as an approved participant
in a living-learning program.
After May 1st freshmen will be able to log back into their Housing Application to request a roommate. Once you request a roommate that person will need to log into their Housing Application to either accept or deny the roommate request. Only students eligible for housing are able to request roommates.
- Log in to your Housing Account to request a roommate (will be available June 1st)
VIEW OTHER LIFESTYLE OPTIONS
Nine-month continuous occupancy, Quiet Lifestyle floors
Click here to find out more about orientation and welcome week events:
http://www.umbc.edu/orientation Welcome week is a great opportunity to connect with
your fellow residential students so we hope to see you there!