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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 the dorms. There are usually long wait-lists, so be sure to check for when you need to apply and submit your application.

Visit the Department of Resident Life website: 

Click on “Our Housing” / “First-time freshmen students” to see the deadline for applying for housing and meal plans.

To apply, click on the “Apply for Housing” button in the upper-right corner of the screen. 

Click on “Residents” / “New Incoming Residents” for information on what to bring and services available.

Off-Campus - Graduate Students

The University of Maryland Off-Campus Housing (OCH) Services provides a variety of services to assist students and their families in located off-campus housing:

The OCH office provides personalized information and resources about housing and off-campus living. Resources available online include the OCH Database, a searchable database listing available rental properties in the area; Roommate Finder, another web-based database where students create a profile and search for others with similar housing needs and interests; as well as Budget Planning, Local Area Profiles, and Apartment Rating Web Sites and an array of other informational materials.

How to Conduct an Off-Campus Housing Search - An online training module (requires UMD login). From this online video, you will learn how to create your own off-campus living plan, receive a brief orientation to our most popular online resources: OCH Database and Roommate Finder, and find out about the Top 10 Off-Campus Living tips every Terp should know.

Housing in the Washington, D.C. Metro/College Park area can be expensive. You might have to search to find a deal - but don't worry - deals do exist!

Please note that prices can change quickly, so it's best to contact the property directly with questions. .

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.