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Housing Selection Guide

What is Housing Selection?

Housing Selection is the process by which current students select their room and/or roommates for the upcoming academic year. Our system is fully online; you can participate in Housing Selection using your smartphone, tablet, or any computer.

Click here to view or download the 2020-2021 Housing Selection Guide

Quick Facts

  • Current students who apply between March 9- April 7, 2020 are guaranteed on-campus housing for the 2020-2021 academic year.
  • Students with outstanding student account balances greater than $2000 will not be granted access to the application.  You should clear your account and then contact the Residential Life Office to request access to the application.
  • Graduate students and 5th year residents will only be able to apply for Walker Avenue Apartments.
  • Undergraduate students with 39 completed credits will be able to choose between the Residential Life and Walker Avenue Applications.
  • Current commuters will need to be pulled in by a current resident before requesting access to the the housing application.
  • The first 500 applicants get a free prize!
  • When you submit your application you are committing to housing for the full academic year.  If you decide to cancel you will forfeit your housing deposit and be charged a cancellation fee.


Important Dates

  • March 9- Housing Selection Application(s) Available
  • March 25- Housing Selection Information Session Online
  • April 7- Housing Selection Application Due
  • March 9- April 8- Roommate Search Open
  • April 9-12- Gender Inclusive Group Formation Available
  • April 12- Group Formation Closes
  • April 20-22- Residential Life Selection
  • April 29  30- Walker Avenue Selection


  • For Walker Avenue questions, please contact their office at
  • For Residential Life questions, submit an RT Ticket
  • Join a Housing Selection Q &A session via WebEx using your UMBC login from on March 27, March 30, April 1, April 3, April 6 from 12-12:45PM.
  • Last minute questions?  Join us via WebEx using your UMBC login on April 7 from Noon-12:45PM and 4PM-5PM.