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Freshmen

The fall 2014 housing application is now live! Please follow the instructions below:

Application

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.

Cancellations

If you decide to cancel your housing assignment for the 2014-2015 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

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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.
    • Login to MyHousing, click on the Licenses tab, click View Contract for the license you signed. Print a copy, have your parent sign and mail to 1000 Hilltop Circle, UMBC Residential Life, Baltimore, MD 21250.

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).

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What You Need to Move-In
You'll want to personalize your space so it feels like Home. For your reference here is a What to bring List.

Living Learning Communities
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.

Communities
Freshmen students have the option to live in Susquehanna, Patapsco, Chesapeake, or Potomac communities. Freshmen may live in other communities only as an approved participant in a living-learning program.

VIEW OTHER LIFESTYLE OPTIONS
Nine-month continuous occupancy, Quiet Lifestyle floors

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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!