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Roommate Searching Module
Get ready to find a roommate! You can filter for students with similar preferences to find a good match for the next academic year. The roommates module allows you to filter on items such as sleep habits, room condition, allergies, and more. You can send a potential roommate a message through our system. That person will need to accept your Roommate offer before you become a group. You may choose to not have your profile searched at any time by setting your My Account > Matching Profile Visibility to “Hide”. You may also form groups with specific roommates you already know by having one person indicate the roommate’s code. You may form groups of 1, 2, or 4.  NO GROUPS OF THREE WILL BE ABLE TO PARTICIPATE IN HOUSING SELECTION 2017 FOR RESIDENTIAL LIFE HOUSING!

For help in setting up your group and using the Roommate Search feature click here for a quick video: https://youtu.be/Ri7e5ELx-88

Roommate Mixer – Come to this event to meet a new roommate in person!
Come to this meet and greet on March 13th at 7 p.m. in the Apartment Community Center!  Qdoba food will be provided with a great social atmosphere to help you find a great match!

Gender Inclusive Housing
If you are interested in living with students regardless of biological sex you may participate in Gender Inclusive housing.  You will form Gender Inclusive (which may include mixed sex groups) between March 28th and March 30th.  During on-line Housing Selection you will see spaces that are designated as Gender Inclusive.  The same credit process applies for Gender Inclusive housing.  Remember the apartment cut-off is typically around a 50 credit group average.  Please also note that Residential Life does not recommend Gender Inclusive housing for students who are in a romantic relationship.  When relationships change this can put a significant strain on the roommate relationship and has contributed to roommate conflicts in the past.

Living Learning Communities (LLCs)
If you’re interested in returning to your same Living Learning Community please fill out — “Living Learning Communities: I am currently living on a Living Learning Community floor/ wing and would like to return to the same community for the 2017-2018 academic year” on your application. You must submit your housing application and license by the March 28th deadline. You should work closely with the Program Coordinator for your flor to determine if you are eligible to return to the floor. If you cannot return to the floor, you’ll need to make another choice during Housing Selection.

9-month, Continuous Occupancy Housing
If you need housing where you want to live on campus during Winter and Spring breaks you should select from the 9-month housing options which include all apartments on campus: Hillside, Terrace, West Hill and Walker Avenue apartments.  Potomac Hall is also a 9-month community as are the following floors in Harbor Hall: 1st North, 1st West, 2nd South, 2nd West, 3rd South, and 3rd West.  Please note that students choosing Harbor Hall or Potomac Hall must purchase a minimum of a $50 flex meal plan for January term as part of the housing license whether or not students plan to reside in housing for the month of January.

Quiet Lifestyle
Quiet Lifestyle floors enjoy extended quiet hours per community agreement. These floors are:
• Chesapeake 3rd West
• Erickson 4th South
• Harbor 4th South
• Patapsco Basement East
• Potomac Basement South
• Hillside – Elk
• Terrace – Chincoteague
• West Hill – Part of Wye

Meal Plans
Please note that you will be billed for the meal plan you select on your housing application. If you wish to change your meal plan you will need to contact the Campus Card office directly after July 1st by sending them an RT ticket from the “help” tab in your myUMBC account. If you do not select a meal plan and you are assigned to a residence hall, you will automatically be billed for the 12-meal-a-week plan. All students living in a residence hall are required to be on a meal plan. Students living in Potomac and Harbor 9-month housing are required to purchase a winter session meal plan of at least a $50 flex plan.

Housing for Students with Special Needs
If you are currently in a space for a disability or medical accommodation, remember to submit your application and housing license by the March 28th deadline. You must work with Valerie Valentine: valerie@umbc.edu or call 410-455-8496 in Student Disability Services for any kind of housing accommodation.  You will receive communication from Residential Life about how to request your same space if applicable.

Requesting Commuters, Transfers or Incoming Freshmen as Roommates
Due to the different housing selection cycles, current residential students are not able to select incoming freshmen or transfer students as roommates during the Housing Selection process.

Apply at the Residential Life Office Erickson Hall 184 to request to add a current commuting student (student who lives off campus this semester) to your group (3 person groups will not be honored). A limited number of Commuter pull-ins will be offered to current commuting students who would like to participate in Housing Selection with a group of current residential students for Residential Life housing.  Commuting students may apply as an individual or as part of a group at Walker.