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Residence Halls

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From the day you move into the residence halls, you will be in the center of everything you’ll need to have the best college experience. Residence hall living provides convenience, flexibility, affordability, 24/7 support, and complete access to all the University has to offer while fully immersed in the Terrapin community.

Whether you're new to campus or staying on, we'll always have a place for you in our residence halls!

Halls at a Glance

Residence Hall Video Tour

Residence Hall Map

4-Year Housing Plan

Residence Hall Styles and Options

We have 9,601 beds in our 39 residence halls. Students may choose from many residence hall housing options including traditional rooms, semi-suites, suites and apartments.

students working at their desks in residence hall roomIn traditional-style residence halls, students typically live in double rooms and share communal bathrooms on each floor. Most traditional-style buildings include a large multi-purpose room, kitchen, and laundry on the ground level and lounges on each floor.

Our traditional-style residence halls include Anne Arundel, Bel Air, Cambridge, Caroline, Carroll, Cecil, Centreville, Chestertown, Cumberland, Denton, Dorchester, Easton, Elkton, Ellicott, Hagerstown, Johnson-Whittle, La Plata, Prince Frederick, Pyon-Chen, Queen Anne's, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester halls. 

Semi Suite Room in Prince Frederick HallIn semi-suite style residence halls, students live in one of two double rooms connected by a semi-private bathroom shared by the four students. These residence halls include spacious lobbies, a large multi-purpose room, ground level kitchen, study lounges and laundry facilities on each floor and 24-hour Service Desk.

Our semi-suite style residence halls include Oakland and Prince Frederick halls.

common and kitchen area of an apartmentIn apartment/suite-style residence halls, students live in spaces with 3-5 bedrooms and share a common bathroom with only their roommates.

Apartments have a fully equipped kitchen, furnished living room/dining room, at least one bathroom, and usually four bedrooms for six students. Suites are like apartments, just without the kitchen and dining room.

Our apartment/suite-style residence halls include Allegany, Baltimore, Calvert, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Leonardtown, Montgomery, Prince George's, St. Mary's, Talbot, and Washington. 

Our Residence Halls and Communities

North Campus

North Campus consists of four high-rise communities: Cambridge, Denton, Ellicott, and Heritage/Oakland. These residence halls provide traditional and semi-suite style housing for more than 6,356 students.

exterior view of Bel Air Hall

Cambridge Community

Bel Air Hall, Cambridge Hall, Centreville Hall, Chestertown Hall, Cumberland Hall

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exterior view of Denton Hall

Denton Community

Denton Hall, Easton Hall, Elkton Hall

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exterior view of Ellicott Hall

Ellicott Community

Ellicott Hall, Hagerstown Hall, La Plata Hall

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exterior view of Pyon Chen Hall

Heritage Community

Pyon-Chen Hall, Johnson-Whittle Hall

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exterior of Oakland Hall

Oakland Community

Oakland Hall

Explore Oakland Community

South Campus

South Campus consists of four residential communities: Leonardtown, North Hill, and South Hill. The 24 halls provide traditional-style and suite/apartment-style housing for more than 3,245 students.

exterior view of Leonardtown Hall

Leonardtown Community

New Leonardtown

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exterior view of Anne Arundel Hall

North Hill Community

Anne Arundel, Caroline, Carroll, Dorchester, Prince Frederick, Queen Anne's, St. Mary's, Somerset, Wicomico, and Worcester Halls

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exterior view of Harford Hall

South Hill Community

Allegany, Baltimore, Calvert, Cecil, Charles, Frederick, Garrett, Harford, Howard, Kent, Montgomery, Prince George's, Talbot, and Washington Halls

Explore South Hill Community

Tour of Living in our Residence Halls

Catch a glimpse of residence hall living as our students take you on a tour.

Four-Year Housing Plan

All undergraduate students should consider their four-year housing plan, beginning their University of Maryland experience by living in the residence halls, which is a key component of a UMD education. With the Maryland Residential Experience, we create opportunities for all residents to thrive and grow. We support learning, cultivate connections through community and promote safe, inclusive residential environments to foster a sense of belonging. 

1st-year students: Live Here in one of our 39 residence halls and have 24/7 support.

2nd-year students: Stay On and continue creating unbreakable bonds living with friends and within steps of where you need to be on campus.

3rd-year students: Transition to South Campus Commons or The Courtyards, public-private partnership apartments, or move to one of the surrounding off-campus properties. Rising juniors who have lived on campus for two years have priority leasing access to Commons and Courtyards.

4th-year students: Continue living in Commons or Courtyards or at one of the surrounding off-campus properties.

exterior of Anne Arundel Hall with students walking by
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