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Our Communities

UMBC Residential Life offers a wide variety of housing styles and options for undergraduate students.  Most students begin their experience living on campus in one of our traditional hall or suite style communities: Chesapeake, Susquehanna, Patapsco, Potomac, Erickson, and Harbor. Upper-class students may apply to live in one of four apartment communities: Hillside, Terrace, Walker Avenue and West Hill.  Walker Avenue apartments are managed by Capstone On Campus but include Residential Life services.

We encourage you explore floor plans and options by following the links on the quick reference chart below.

Residential Life Community Guide

Community

Special Housing Options Bedroom Types Living Learning Communities
Quiet Lifestyle 9-Month (Continuous) Housing Available Single Bedrooms Double Bedrooms* Triple & Quad Bedrooms**
Chesapeake Hall*** Third Floor- West Wing No Limited Yes Limited CWIT
Erickson Hall Fourth Floor- South Wing No No Yes No Shriver
Harbor Hall Fourth Floor- South Wing West Wings
South Wings
First Floor- North Wing
Yes Yes No

Humanities
ILE
VPA
WILL

Patapsco Hall Ground Floor- East Wing No Limited Yes Limited Discovery Scholars
Individualized Studies
STEM
Potomac Hall Ground Floor- South Wing Yes Yes Yes Limited
Susquehanna Hall No Limited Yes Limited Honors
Hillside, Terrace & West Hill Elk, Chincoteague & Wye Yes Yes No No

* Most students assigned to halls and suites will live in a double bedroom.
** Standard Triple and Quad bedrooms will be converted to double occupancy bedrooms, and billed at the double room rate for the 2021-2022 academic year.
*** In order to provide Quarantine & Isolation housing, Chesapeake Hall will remain closed for the 2021-2022 academic year.  The CWIT LLC will relocate to Susquehanna Hall.

For more information, including additional floor plans please visit these pages: