may choose to live in one of several communities on campus. Freshmen
who live on campus are required to live in one of five residence
halls (Chesapeake, Patapsco, Potomac, Susquehanna, Erickson). Upper-class
students may apply to live in the halls, or in one of three apartment
communities. All of our facilities are complete with:
- individually controlled heating and air
- semi-private bathrooms shared by no
more than five people
- and wireless access (individual rooms in residence halls and in common rooms for apartments).
Students who need housing during semester breaks can choose Patapsco
Hall, which is designated as continuous occupancy. Several other Special Lifestyle
Options and Living Learning
Communities are tailored to meet student's interests and needs.
As you read the descriptions of our facilities, you might notice
that many of the buildings in UMBC's residence system are named
after a body of water in Maryland. Many of these waters were named
by or for native Maryland Indians.
of our residence halls are similar and consist of suites of two
rooms joined by a connecting bathroom. Rooms are furnished with
one bed, wardrobe or closet, desk, and chair for each person assigned
to the room. All rooms and hallways in these buildings are carpeted.
Most rooms are doubles, with a limited number of singles and triples
also available in the building. A cable television hook-up is available
in each residence hall room. High-speed Ethernet data connectivity
is available for each student in a single, double or triple room.
Chesapeake, Erickson, Harbor, Patapsco, Potomac, Susquehanna
students may apply to live in one of four apartment communities.
All of UMBC's apartments have kitchens and four single occupancy
bedrooms, with shared bath and common living areas. A phone, cable
television hook-up, and individually controlled heating and air
conditioning are standard. Apartment residents pay their own monthly
electric "utility" bills (except in Walker Avenue where utilities are included in monthly rent). Common areas are furnished with
a loveseat or sofa, a chair, an end table, a dining/study table,
and four dining/study chairs. Room furnishings include a bed, a
dresser, a desk, and a chair. The bedrooms and living areas are
carpeted. Each apartment community contains six to eight individually
Hillside, Terrace, Walker Avenue, West