On-campus housing is not available for students in Freshmen Connection. Students in Freshmen Connection live at home, with friends or family in the University area, or in rental housing near the campus. There are several types of rental housing including apartment communities, group houses, and rooms in houses. Many students choose to live in apartment communities that offer individual "by the bedroom" leases rather than ones that lease by a total unit.
A “by the bedroom” lease works similar to a dorm agreement in that you are responsible for only your portion of the apartment (i.e., your bedroom, your bedroom and own bathroom and shared use of the kitchen, dining area and living room). The rent charged in a "by the bedroom" lease is for your bedroom only. If, for example, a "by the bedroom" complex charges $900 rent per month, each renter in the unit would pay $900 per month. If the apartment community charges $900 for the unit regardless of the number of occupants, then all renters would split the $900 rent.
- To view 2012-2013 Sample Area Rents, please click here.
Traditionally, the majority of Freshmen Connection students choose to live in private student-only communities near University of Maryland. In 2012, Freshmen Connection students chose to live in the following communities:
|2012 Residence||Number of Freshmen Connection Students|
|Other (Not Specified)||54|
|Towers @ UTC||4|
Please note that the University of Maryland does not inspect, recommend, endorse, or guarantee these or other properties.
The majority of Freshmen Connection students living in rental housing choose roommates who are in the program. Here are some of the most common ways to find roommates:
- TerpNet: Log-in to TerpNet, the University of Maryland's private social networking site just for admitted students.
- Facebook: Visit the University of Maryland Class of 2017 page and look for discussions for the Spring 2014 semester or Freshmen Connection. Please note: these pages are set up and maintained by students not the University of Maryland.
- Many apartment communities that cater specifically to Freshmen Connection students will match you up with other students in the program with whom you share similar interests.
- The University’s Off-Campus Housing Service offers a Roommate Finder. You have the option of advertising for/searching for other Freshmen Connection students.
Off-campus Housing Services
The staff of the University’s Off-campus Housing Services office is available to assist you with information on these and other housing options. The office can help you find housing vacancies, find roommates, and offers guidelines for a roommate agreement.
Contact Off-campus Housing Services:
|In Person||1110 Stamp Student Union|
On-campus Housing for Spring 2014/Fall 2014
As a spring 2014 new freshman student, you are eligible for and will have the highest priority for residence hall housing beginning spring 2014. On-campus housing, however, is not guaranteed.
You should request spring 2014 residence hall housing as soon as possible. There are two ways to request on-campus housing for spring 2014:
Contact the Department of Resident Life: