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 is Thursday, August 27.

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

The Scholars program strongly recommends that you take an assignment in your Scholars program with another Scholars student. You may request a roommate who is in your Scholars program, in another Scholars program, or who is not in Scholars, but the ability to honor your request will be based on space availability within your program area.  Please contact the Department of Resident Life at reslife@umd.edu for instructions about how to request a roommate by June 30.