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Academic Year 2018-2019
The priority deadline to complete a housing application was May 1st, 2018. Completing your housing application at this point will add you to our housing waitlist - we are unable to guarantee that we will be able to offer housing to students who submit their housing application at this point.
Students will complete their housing application via the Housing Portal (link below). Students are required to submit a $200 installment payment and e-sign the housing contract for their housing application to be considered complete.
Housing Installment Payment
The $200 Installment Payment is required as part of the housing application. If you cancel your housing application, you may be eligible for a partial refund based upon the following schedule:
- Cancellation emailed to UMD Housing on or before May 1st: $150 refund
- Cancellation emailed to UMD Housing between May 2nd and May 31st: $75 refund
- Cancellation emailed to UMD Housing after May 31st: $0 refund
Priority for housing for students who submit their application by the May 1st deadline is determined by the date you submitted your application for admission to UMD, not the date you apply for housing. Applications are processed in order by the admission application date. Students who submit the application after the May 1st deadline are assigned housing in the order in which their housing application was received, pending the availability of space.
Building Preference Requests
Requests for specific buildings can be submitted on the housing application. Please note, while we work to accommodate students in one of the buildings they have indicated, we cannot guarantee that we will be able to honor all building preference requests. Requests for residence hall buildings typically exceeds the capacity of those facilities - some students who request residence hall spaces will be assigned to the on-campus apartments.
You may request a roommate using the roommate matching & search features within the Housing Application. Please note - roommate requests are not guaranteed! Roommate requests can also reduce your housing priority - we will utilize the later admissions application date of a roommate pairing to determine priority for the group. This lower priority may result in us not being able to accommodate your building preferences. The deadline to submit or modify roommate requests is May 1st.
Please indicate any medical needs that may require an accommodation in the appropriate section on your housing application. Please note, however, that you must also complete the Housing Accommodations process through Disability Resources to formally request an accommodation.
In order to access the Housing Portal, you need to:
- Initiate your UMD Internet ID Account. If you checked your UMD admissions status online or registered for Orientation & confirmed your enrollment - this step is already completed.
- Activate your UMD Email Account. You'll receive housing confirmation emails and emails from potential roommates at your UMD account, so it is important that you activate your UMD email account.
Initiate your UMD Internet ID Account.
You need to initiate your unique Internet ID account to get access to U of M network resources.
Activate your UMD Email Account.