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Congratulations on becoming part of the Terrapin family! We are so happy you will be joining us. 

This is an exciting time for you and your families and we are here to help make this a smooth transition for all. We are committed to providing an impactful, meaningful, and safe experience for students living in our residence halls. We highlighted a few key aspects to help you learn more about on-campus living below. 

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Step Into Your New Home

Read our step into your new home brochure to learn all you need to know about residence hall life.

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Orientation Video

Watch our previous orientation video for a tour of the residence halls and information about the assignments and moving processes.

Watch orientation video
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Room Layouts

Take a peek into our residence hall rooms with our 360 virtual tours feature.

Room layouts & tours
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Housing Assignment

Learn about the housing assignment and room/roommate selection processes.

Applying for Housing
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Planning for Your Arrival

Review what items to bring, what to expect from roommate relationships, and how you might decorate your room.

Before Move-In
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Policies & Resources

Look over our Community Living Handbook to understand your rights and responsibilities and learn about our safety policies and resources.

Community Living Handbook

Orientation Sessions

Our partners in the Office of Student Orientation and Transition provide several orientation programs for new students and families. Visit the Orientation website for dates and schedules. 

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