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Current Student Application & Assignment Process

Housing Application

The application assists in the assignment and roommate matching process, so make sure you complete this application honestly and accurately. Students are encouraged to review special housing options before submitting the application.

Current residents who apply for housing by the following Housing Selection priority deadlines are guaranteed a housing offer for the upcoming academic year.

Newly admitted graduate students, current commuters, and/or students who miss the priority deadline are encouraged to submit a General Housing Application. Once submitted, they will be added to a housing wait list. Wait list offers will be made on an ongoing basis.

Click here to access the online housing application.  Enter your myUMBC username and password. Do not give a friend or family member your username and password to complete for you. 

 

Housing Period

Eligibility
I am a current…
Application Available Priority Deadline
2019-2020
Academic Year

Resident

March 4, 2019

March 26, 2019

Commuter

April 1, 2019

2020-2021
Academic Year

Resident

March 9, 2020

March 24, 2020

Commuter April 1, 2020

Housing Wait List

Newly admitted graduate students, current commuters, and/or students who miss the priority deadline are welcome to submit a General Housing Application. Once submitted, they will be added to a housing wait list.

Wait list offers will be made throughout on a continual basis. Students will remain on the wait list until we are able to make them an offer which could be as early as August and as late as January. If offered a spot and your student declines or does not respond to the offer, they will be removed from the wait list.

Since we may be unable to accommodate all students on the wait list, we encourage students and families to explore additional housing and transportation options for the fall semester.  Below are two campus offices that may be of interest to you to contact:
  • Off-Campus Student Services: Supports students with off-campus housing options, carpooling programs, and commuter services
  • Transit: Supports students interested in learning about ride share programs and public transportation.

What is Housing Selection?

Housing Selection is the process by which you select your room and/or roommates for the 2019-2020 academic year. Our system is fully online; you can participate in Housing Selection using your smartphone, tablet, or any computer. Just apply, connect and select.

Quick Facts

  • New! Students must be in good financial standing in order to apply for housing. Students with balances greater than $250 will not have access to the Housing Selection Application. Students on the Monthly Payment Plan who are in good standing with their payments will be eligible to participate. Students who clear their account hold should come to Residential Life, located in Erickson Hall, by or before 5PM on March 26th to request access to the application.
  • Students who apply for and participate in Housing Selection are also committing to the financial obligations and terms identified in the housing license for the full 2019-2020 academic year.
  • Housing Selection times are based on your cumulative academic credits as of the end of the winter session. If you’re part of a roommate group, your group’s average credits will be used.
  • Students must apply for housing as singles, groups of 2 or 4.
  • Commuters must be part of a current group of residential students. The group should visit Residential Life in Erickson Hall 184 to fill out a “commuter pass” application between March 4, 2019 and March 26, 2019 during normal business hours.
  • 4-person groups DO NOT receive priority for apartment.
  • If demand for housing is higher than the amount of available spaces, students with the highest individual or group credit averages will select from the available spaces. Students with lower credit averages are still guaranteed housing, but will be assigned to housing by the Residential Life Assignments team over the summer as spaces become available.
  • Many students hope they are able to select an apartment.  The typical number of credits required to obtain an Hillside, Terrace or West Hill apartment is approximately 50 (group average). This credit number can vary depending on how many students choose apartments.
  • Walker Avenue Apartments:  Each member of your group must have 39+ credits to this community. If the demand for Walker Avenue is higher than the amount of available spaces, students with the highest individual or group credit averages will select from the available spaces. Students with lower credit averages will still be guaranteed housing at Walker Avenue, but will be assigned apartments by Walker’s Management Office over the summer as spaces become available.  Students who do not participate in April will be notified of their housing assignments during the summer. If you have questions about Walker Avenue Apts. please contact their Management Office.

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