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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.


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 30th – you will forfeit your $200 housing deposit and incur an additional $300 cancellation fee

Step 2: Sign Online Housing License and Pay Deposit (If offered housing.)

  • 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 online 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.

Please note that if we are able to offer transfers housing, offers typically will not be made until after June 1st. Priority will be given to students who's permanent address is furthest from campus.

Living Options

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 Commuities for students. To be considered for one of these programs you will need to download the application for that program and submit it to the appropriate department. This application is in addition to the Housing Application and Contract you need to submit to Residential Life.

If you have less than 30 credits, you may live in Susquehanna, Patapsco, Chesapeake, Erickson, or Potomac communities. If you have 30 credits or more you may also request Harbor Hall or Hillside, Terrace and West Hill apartments. Walker Avenue Apartments is an option for students who have 39 credits or more.

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