Incoming exchange students will be housed in on-campus accommodation. Usually exchange students are housed in UMBC’s apartment communities of Hillside Apartments, West Hill Apartments or Terrace Apartments. Exchange students can also opt to live in Walker Avenue Apartments. These communities have all been recently renovated, with updated kitchen and bath facilities. Exchange students are housed in single room in an apartment shared with three other UMBC students. Students have a private room, but share living and bath facilities with other UMBC students. All residential communities at UMBC are within easy walking distance of all campus buildings.
At their own request, exchange students can request to be placed in the student dormitories, in Chesapeake Hall, Erickson Hall, Harbor Hall, Patapsco Hall, Potomac Hall, or Susquehanna Hall, These accommodations are geared more toward first- and second-year students, and involve sharing a room with another UMBC student – either in a shared room or in a two-room suite. Because there are no cooking facilities in the dormitories, students housed in these communities are required to purchase a meal plan. Harbor Hall and Erickson Hall are home to many of UMBC’s Living Learning Communities.
UMBC’s Office of Residential Life has partnered with Residence Hall Linens, a company that sells brand-new bedding packages ready for pick up when you arrive to campus. You can learn more about Residence Hall Linens services here. Alternately, other students decide to buy their own bedding after arriving at a local Walmart. Walmat is accessible on the UMBC Transit shuttle.
You can find more information information on the cost of accommodation and meal plans here.