Graduate Students

Congratulations and welcome to UMBC! Below, you will find information on the steps you need to complete in order to successfully apply for on campus housing. Be sure to review the information below so that you are fully prepared when you arrive at UMBC.

Graduate Communities

Graduate students are eligible to live at Walker Avenue Apartments, a public-private partnership between Capstone On Campus and UMBC that provides students with an increased sense of independence and the convenience of being on-campus.

Walker Avenue is the only facility on campus that houses graduate students. For more information about becoming a Walker Avenue apartment resident visit

Housing Application Process for Newly Admitted & Commuting Graduate Students

The General Housing Application will be made available to newly admitted graduate students on April 6, 2022. The housing application is the first step for all students interested in living on campus.  The application assists in the assignment, roommate matching, and wait list process, so students should make sure they complete this application honestly and accurately.

  • Students are encouraged to review our communities and the housing options before submitting the application.
  • To access the application, students should log into the housing portal using their myUMBC username and password.
  • Graduate students who complete their application will be added to the housing wait list, and will be issued the Walker Avenue Apartments License and Reservation Fee form as space permits.
  • It is important to note that the housing license is for the entire academic year, defined as beginning with the start of the Fall Semester through the end of the Spring Semester.

Once the License and Reservation Fee are received, the student can assigned to housing. Housing Assignments are made utilizing the students housing application preferences and eligibility criteria.  While we try to honor students preference we cannot guarantee that a student will be assigned to a specific building or room. Within our co-ed communities, students are assigned to rooms, suites and/or apartments with roommates of the same biological sex, unless the student has expressed interest in Gender Inclusive Housing.

Graduate students will be assigned a roommate(s) by the Residential Life Staff.  Roommate assignments are made using information provided in the interest housing application.

Students can expect to receive their assignment and roommate information as early as mid-July via their UMBC email.

Apply on the Housing Portal

Housing Application Process for Current Graduate Residents

Current graduate residents (those living on campus) are welcome to participate in housing selection.