Working at UMBC in Residential Life is a unique experience. A diverse and dynamic staff and student population combined with our institution’s strong academic focus makes us unlike any other. UMBC is located 15 minutes from Baltimore’s Inner Harbor, 45 minutes from Washington, D.C. and four miles from BWI Airport. The open-air walkways and shops of Baltimore’s Harborplace, as well as Camden Yards, home of the Orioles, and M&T Bank Stadium, home of the Ravens, are also convenient to UMBC.
The nearby towns of Catonsville (Frederick Road) and Arbutus (East Drive) have retail districts with a variety of small shops and services. Ellicott City, 10 minutes away, is a historic mill town with excellent antique shops. Arundel Mills Mall, 15 minutes away, offers shopping, entertainment, and restaurants.
Working at UMBC:
Our Residential Community consists of 4,000 students living in 9 residence halls.
All of our residence halls are similar and consist of suites of two rooms joined by a connecting bathroom. Rooms are furnished with one bed, wardrobe or closet, desk, and chair for each person assigned to the room. All rooms and hallways in these buildings are carpeted. Most rooms are doubles, with a limited number of singles and triples also available in the building. A cable television hook-up is available in each residence hall room. High-speed wireless and wired data connectivity is available for each student in a single, double or triple room.
Undergraduate First Years in Traditional-Style Halls
- Chesapeake Hall – 330 residents
- Patapsco Hall – 543 residents
- Potomac Hall – 361 residents
- Susquehanna Hall – 322 residents
Undergraduate Traditional Suite-Style Halls
Undergraduate Upper Class in Apartment-Style Halls
- Hillside Apartments – 394 residents
- Terrace Apartments – 263 residents
- Walker Avenue Apartments – 578 residents
- West Hill Apartments – 284 residents
We offer two large dining facilities including True Grit’s and The Commons.