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Spring 2021 Housing FAQs

Spring 2021 Questions

Spring 2021 Questions

Can I apply for spring housing?

Yes, students interested in living on campus this spring semester should complete the Spring Interest Application at umbc.edu/go/housing available beginning October 1, 2020. On November 17, 2020 our staff will begin making offers to students who complete the Spring Housing Interest Application.

Is Spring housing guaranteed?

Students who complete the Spring Interest Application are not guaranteed housing; however, those who complete the application by November 15, 2020 will be given priority consideration.

Do I need to apply/reapply if I want to live on campus this Spring?

Yes, anyone interested in living on campus in the spring should complete the Spring Housing Application by November 15, 2020 for priority consideration, this includes current fall residents. The application will remain open through the new year.

Who is eligible to live on-campus this spring semester?

Full-time undergraduate and graduate students are welcome to apply for spring semester. In the event that demand for housing is greater than capacity, we have identified factors that prioritize student academic success.

If I do not live on campus in the fall, can I apply for spring (and visa versa)?

Yes, since students are only licensed for a semester at a time this year, they can elect not to live on campus for fall and apply for Spring housing. More information about the Spring application process will be available in October.

If I am currently living on campus and I reapply for the spring semester can I keep my current room?

We will do our best to honor current room assignments and roommates; however, we may need to reassign students to new buildings/rooms depending on the make-up of the spring semester residential population.

If I am currently living on campus and I reapply for the spring semester do I need to remove my items?

All fall residents are expected to completely vacate by November 25, 2020 at 8 p.m.; this includes removing all personal belongings. Students will not be allowed to store their items on campus during the semester housing break.

If I am currently living on campus and I reapply for the spring semester do I need to repay the $200 housing deposit?

No, current residents who reapply for the spring semester will not need to repay a housing deposit.

If I am currently living on campus and I decide not to live on campus, will I get my deposit back?

Yes, students who do not relicense for the spring semester can expect their deposit to be refunded on or around February 1, 2021.

Can I request to have a new or different roommate?

Students interested in requesting a new or different roommate will receive instructions about requesting a roommate with their Housing Offer Letter. Once students complete the Spring License and deposit (if applicable), they will be able to request up to one (1) roommate, with whom they will share a bathroom.

Can I apply for Walker Avenue Apartments?

Students interested in living at Walker Avenue Apartments in the spring should indicate interest on their spring housing application. If you meet the criteria and Walker Avenue Apartments has the ability to house you, you may be referred to their staff.

Will we be assigned or do we get to select my room?

Students will be assigned by the Residential Life staff. Our team will refer to fall assignments and application preferences when assigning for the spring semester.

When will I receive my spring housing assignment?

Students will receive their spring housing assignments in early January.

When does the spring semester begin?

The academic semester is scheduled to begin on January 26, 2021 and end on May 20, 2021, with move-in tentatively beginning on January 22, 2021 – January 25, 2021. However, these dates are subject to change based on the recommendations of the University System of Maryland and UMBC leadership. We will communicate changes to semester dates before issuing housing offers to students in November.

What are the spring housing rates?

We are consolidating the room rates to reflect the single room experience. The spring semester room rate is $3,925, which includes the $175 communication and technology fee.

How do I submit a housing request for a medical/personal issue?

Students seeking an accommodation due to medical need should (1) indicate potential needs on the housing application and (2) work with Student Disability Services. While it’s helpful for our staff to know that you might have a need on your housing application, housing placement decisions are made based on the recommendations from Student Disability Services.

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