Housing/Dining Services Agreement

Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls must complete the 2020–2021 Housing/Dining Services Agreement by May 1, 2020, to be eligible to live on campus. Students who submit the Housing/Dining Services Agreement after the May 1, 2020, deadline will not be guaranteed on-campus housing.

Move-in Day

Move-in Day in the Cambridge Community will be determined once updates come in from the Department of Resident Life.

Living in the Cambridge Community

The Cambridge Community is home to College Park Scholars and is one of three resident communities located on north campus at the University of Maryland, where most freshmen are placed. Living in the Cambridge Community gives you opportunities to interact with other Scholars students. You may share some courses with your roommate or floormates, and you will enjoy easy access to the Cambridge Community Center and faculty offices.

Programs with Housing Restrictions

Living in the Cambridge Community is highly recommended for all Scholars students. Some Scholars programs require first-year on-campus residents to live in the community, these include Business, Society and the Economy; Environment, Technology and Economy; Life Sciences; and the Science, Discovery and the Universe. Contact your program director with any questions.

Commuter Students

Students who will commute to the University of Maryland are welcome to participate in Scholars. Program housing restrictions do not apply to commuter students. Commuters will have access to common spaces in residence halls where their programs are located. 

Room Assignments

All housing assignments are managed by the Department of Resident Life. Scholars students will be assigned to rooms on floors that have been designated for their program. You will be matched with another student who reports having your same sleep, neatness, and/or study habits.

Roommate Requests

Roommate assignments are handled directly by the Department of Resident Life, but Scholars strongly recommends that you take a roommate assignment with another student from your Scholars program. In accordance with Resident Life policy, please note that roommate requests are never guaranteed. Furthermore, roommate requests between students in different programs or between a Scholars student and a non-Scholars roommate are less likely to be honored due to program residency requirements and space limitations. We apologize for any inconvenience this might cause. In all cases, please contact the Department of Resident Life at reslife@umd.edu for more information or to discuss your individual living situation.