Susquehanna, UMBC's first residence hall, opened
to house students in the fall of 1970, just four years after the
institution opened. Susquehanna Hall was named for the "muddy"
Susquehanna River which is one of the major tributaries of the Chesapeake
Bay. The river's Indian name translates to mean "long and crooked
river" or "river of the winding shore."
Susquehanna Hall has a large community room with
a kitchen used frequently by student groups for meetings.