Residence Halls

Most students begin their experience living on campus in one of our residence hall communities: Chesapeake, Susquehanna, Patapsco, Potomac. Residence Halls are a great atmosphere for meeting other students because of their communal nature.

In our residence halls, students live in shared bedrooms and have semi-private bathrooms. Single room options in our residence halls are very limited and are prioritized for those with approved medical accommodations and upperclass students. Room furnishings include a bed, a dresser and closet or wardrobe, a desk, and a chair. Streaming services and individually controlled heating and air conditioning are standard in each unit.

Students living in the residence halls and suites have 24 hour access to the community kitchens, lounges, and laundry rooms. Students assigned to a residence hall are required to have a residential meal plan.

For more information the standard amenities and services in all of our communities visit our communities page.

Chesapeake is home to the Center for Women In Technology Living-Learning Community. A quiet lifestyle community is located on the third floor (west wing).

  • Interim Community Manager: Sarah Pena; 410-455-1801
  • Community Desk: 443-612-0300
  • Location (7D): UMBC Campus Map
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Vickie Williams, vwilli5@umbc.edu
    • Faculty Hours: Mondays 12:00-1:00pm

Patapsco Hall is a LEED certified building and home to several of our Living Learning Communities: Discovery Scholars and STEM. A quiet lifestyle community is located on the ground floor (south wing).

  • Community Director, Danielle Parker: 410-455-1701
  • East Community Desk: 443-612-0500
  • West Community Desk: 443-612-0915
  • Location (8D): UMBC Campus Map
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Loren Henderson, loren@umbc.edu
    • Faculty Hours: Thursdays 6:15-7:15pm

Potomac Hall is our only nine-month residence hall. Students living in nine-month Continuous Housing residence halls and suites must purchase a minimum of a $50 flex meal plan for the January term as part of the housing license whether or not students plan to reside in housing for the month of January. A quiet lifestyle community is located on the ground floor (south wing).

  • Community Director, Charlito Iwuagwu: 410-455-8601
  • Community Desk: 443-612-0700
  • Location (8D): UMBC Campus Map

Susquehanna Hall is home to the Honors College Living Learning Community and our first-year Meyerhoff Scholars. Students enjoy Susquehanna’s large community room and kitchen. A basement lounge features a full kitchen and its perfect for student gatherings. A quiet lifestyle community is located on the third floor (south wing).

  • Community Director: Autumn Dietrich, 410-455-1901
  • Community Desk: 443-612-0100
  • Location (7D): UMBC Campus Map
  • Faculty Mentor: Dr. Cynthia Wagner, cwagner@umbc.edu
    • Faculty Hours: Monday 5:00-6:00pm

Explore Our 360° Floor Plans

Approximate Residential Hall Bedroom Dimensions

  • Double Bedroom: 180 sq. ft. (10’x18′)
  • Single Bedroom: 90 sq. ft. (9’x10′)
  • Triple Bedroom: 300 sq. ft. (16’x18′)