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On-Campus - Residence Halls - Undergraduate Students

Residence halls or "dorms" are located on campus so undergraduate students have easy access to campus services. 

Priority is given to first-time freshmen and those returning to on campus housing. Pay attention to deadlines, as a missed deadline may result in you being on a waitlist. Housing application for first-time freshmen is available on the Department of Resident Life website, where you can also view pricing and options of living arrangements.


The University of Maryland Off-Campus Housing (OCH) Services provides a variety of services to assist students explore off campus housing options.

The OCH Database is a searchable database listing available rental properties  and potential roommates.   The office also provides resources on Budget Planning, local area profiles, apartment rating websites and an array of other informational materials.

There are two graduate student apartment communities adjacent to the main UMD campus. Graduate Gardens and Graduate Hills apartments are located on University property and are managed by a property management company, Southern Management Corporation. A separate application and leasing process applies for these apartment communities.

Housing in the area is expensive and it is common for students to share housing to reduce costs.  ISSS pre-arrival events might be a time for you to meet potential roommates!

Additional Housing Resources

The Graduate Student Legal Aid Office (GLAO) provides a Legal Review Tool to assist students in understanding the leasing process.  If a student has questions upon completing the review, they can schedule an appointment with GLAO  for further information.

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