Step Brochure 2022-2023

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STEP INTO YOUR NEW

2022-2023 E-MAIL RESLIFE@UMD.EDU • TEL (301) 314-2100 • FAX (301) 314-2026 • TTY/TTD (301) 405-0520 CONNECT WITH US: RESLIFE.UMD.EDU • @UMDRESLIFE


DIRECTOR’S WELCOME Dear Residence Hall Terps, Welcome to the University of Maryland residence hall community! Our campus is a wonderful place to engage, learn, and discover and the Maryland Residential Experience provides you with a tremendous opportunity to magnify those experiences while you live in the residence halls. Being actively engaged and involved in our community can be extremely rewarding and I urge you to embrace this opportunity as each of you is an important part of our Terrapin community. By living on campus, you join a diverse group of talented peers from across the country and around the world who have chosen to live in the residence halls. These individuals are your classmates and many will become your friends. You will learn from each other and teach each other. I encourage you to extend yourself - say hello and introduce yourself to new people you meet along the way. The rewards will be great and will very likely lead to lasting memories and life-long friendships. Now, perhaps more than ever, we need to be in community with each other for support, friendship, and renewal. I can confidently say that our campus community is better because of the energy, enthusiasm, intelligence, and curiosity you and your classmates bring to the University of Maryland. The work you will do during your time at UMD will matter a great deal to our University and the many communities where you will effect positive change. While living in our residence halls, you will have lots of support. Resident Life’s professional and student staff work hard every day to help make your experience safe, engaging, and enjoyable. They play a critical role in helping you connect with other students who share your interests and also helping you meet students who come to our campus from different backgrounds and identities. Our staff are a great resource for addressing any problems or concerns you may face during your time on campus. We care deeply about your success and we’re here for you! My fellow Terrapins, I invite you to lean in, try new things, meet new people, and take full advantage of your experience living on campus! Go Terps! With Terrapin Pride, Dennis Passarella-George Interim Director of Resident Life


FALL WELCOME 2022 AUGUST 25–28 From the minute you move in, you will have the opportunity to be involved and meet new people! The Department of Resident Life encourages you to participate in our annual Fall Welcome program. This four day program is your springboard to learn more about the University of Maryland and to meet new friends before the start of classes. Events and activities include residence hall welcome meetings, the President’s Welcome and New Student Barbecue, a UMD Athletics kickoff event, a Residence Hall Association (RHA) sponsored social, a resource fair with tons of free giveaways, and other fun events to orient you to the University of Maryland and begin creating your Terp memories! The Fall Welcome program is free! No registration or RSVP is required. The Anytime Dining Meal Plan will begin at 4:00 p.m., Thursday, August 25. Visit our Fall Welcome website to learn more and to see a full schedule of events. So much happening within steps of where you live!

WELCOME TO OUR HALLS


WHEN & HOW ROOM ASSIGNMENTS ARE MADE Freshmen are assigned into available rooms after returning students select their assignments. Assignments are typically in double occupancy rooms throughout our residence hall inventory. Rooms are assigned in the order students’ housing agreements were received, honoring students’ preferences where possible. Students participating in a Living Learning Program are housed with their program. New students can request roommates and submit other preferences through their Resident Life Housing Portal from June 6–June 24 at 4:00 p.m.. Students who would like to request accommodations may do so through Accessibility and Disability Services. More information is available at reslife.umd.edu/housing/ housingaccommodations. Roommate requests must be mutual by both students. Please do not make plans or purchase supplies with your requested roommate prior to receiving your assignment. We do our best to honor all Assignment Considerations and roommate requests, yet it is important to note that sometimes there are space limitations that prevent us from executing all requests. Building and room assignments are made and posted to students’ Housing Portal at reslife.umd.edu beginning July 18 (early January for Spring Semester). Once room assignments are posted, you will know the hall and room to which you have been assigned and when and where to check-in. You will also know your roommate’s name, email address, and cell phone number. No room changes are made until the room reassignment period launches in mid-September.

ASSIGNMENTS & YOUR ROOM


RESIDENCE HALLS BY THE NUMBERS 9,602 STUDENTS LIVE IN 39 RESIDENCE HALLS

82%

live in traditional style halls with furnished double, triple, or quad rooms and communal bathrooms

8% live in fully-equipped apartments that are air conditioned, furnished, with kitchens (mostly second, third, and fourth year residents; no dining plan required)

10%

live in suites, similar to apartments, but without kitchens (mostly second, third, and fourth year residents; dining plan required)

AMONG ALL OUR ROOMS: 8%

are triples or quads, to be shared by three or four students

14% are singles, all taken by returning students 78% are doubles to be shared with a roommate


MAKING YOUR ROOM YOUR HOME

space into existing fan coil condensate drains. These units should not be moved or blocked as they help to control humidity levels in the room.

Residence Hall living is filled with opportunities to meet new friends, be actively engaged in the community, and to live within steps of where you need to be on campus. Your residence hall room is your “home away from home.” We want you to have a safe, comfortable, and enjoyable experience in our residence halls. We hope you feel welcomed and at home while you are living here. To make your room safe, as well as comfortable, we have some guidelines within the restrictions of University policies. Before you and your roommate(s) move in, you should review the guidelines, decide what to bring, and discuss your needs and the cost involved in personalizing your room. Formulating a plan and consulting with your roommate(s) about their ideas and preferences for how to make your room a comfortable and home-like place for you is a good place to start. With this in mind, please read the following guidelines for personalizing your room.

If you and your roommates decide to rearrange the furniture, it is important to keep a minimum of 12” clearance in front of the HVAC units as well as the dehumidifier, if there is one in your room. We recommend you keep the room set in the fashion you find it, if possible. Note: No University furnishings may be removed from rooms or apartments. Storage of University furniture outside of an assigned residence area is not allowed.

University Furniture

Posters/wall hangings

All University of Maryland rooms in residence halls are furnished with:

You many hang posters, pictures, etc. on the walls. To prevent wall damage, we recommend using “blue painters tape” which is readily available at home improvement stores. Removable poster “putty” is another option. Residents are responsible for damage to the room (walls, ceilings, doors, etc.) and University furnishings.

• Regular Twin size bed and mattress (36” x 75” regular or extra-long sheets fit when using a mattress pad). Pyon-Chen and JohnsonWhittle Halls have extra-long beds. • Dresser • Desk and shelf, desk chair • Window blinds • Closet space • Overhead light • Smoke alarm • Fire suppression sprinkler system - please do not tamper with or hand items from the sprinkler Upon arrival, your furniture will be set in the recommended fashion to optimize space and airflow for the Heating and Air Conditioning Unit (HVAC) system. It is important to not block the HVAC unit to allow it to function properly. Additionally, some rooms have portable dehumidifiers attached to the fan coil unit with a 2’ drain line to allow the unit to drain automatically, yet limit mobility. The dehumidifier will automatically pump any excess moisture from the

REPORT FACILITY PROBLEMS WITH ONE PHONE CALL The Department of Residential Facilities has a 24/7 Service Desk to respond to routine or emergency facility issues. The best and fastest way to report a facility concern is to call the 24-hour Service Center at 301-314-9675. Add this number to your cell phone for future reference. Non-urgent facilities issues can also be reported at drf.umd.edu and click “Request Service” button.

ASSIGNMENTS & YOUR ROOM


SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS FOR THE RESIDENCE HALLS For fire safety and health reasons, cooking is prohibited in all student rooms. This is why students in the residence halls are required to participate in an approved dining plan. Permissible appliances include Keurig dispensers and hot water pots which have enclosed heating elements and bear the UL seal. Hot water pots should not be used in student rooms, only in a designated cooking area inside floor lounges. Most buildings have hallway kitchenettes or floor lounges that are equipped with microwave, stove, sink, disposal, instant hot water tap and refrigerator (varies by building) that are adequate for cooking or cleaning utensils. Small refrigerators are permitted in student rooms. They must meet these safety specifications: • • • • • •

3.6 cubic foot maximum 1.5 amp maximum 120 volts, 60 cycle AC Grounding type, 3-prong electric plug and 3-wire cord Underwriters Laboratory (UL) Seal of Approval Energy Star rated models preferred

DATA/CABLE/TELEPHONE SERVICES Each resident has a personal high speed data line. The residence halls also have 100% wireless internet coverage. To learn more about connecting to the campus network visit: reslife.umd.edu/it. A cable connection is available in all halls except for Pyon-Chen and Johnson-Whittle. For Cable TV lineup and help visit: drf.umd.edu/cablehelp. All residence hall students have free access to XFINITY Stream. Visit xfinityoncampus.com and use your University credentials to login and learn more. Each bedroom has telephone capabilities, including voicemail and unlimited campus calling. Residents have to request telephone and voicemail activation via the Division of IT at ter.ps/jp6.


SECURITY IN THE RESIDENCE HALLS The University and Resident Life take reasonable steps that contribute toward maintaining a safer and more secure environment. Staff, equipment and information resources are provided to encourage behaviors that prevent dangerous situations and to assist if an emergency should occur. However, even with these reasonable and good faith efforts, it is impossible to predict individual actions or guarantee absolute control that will assure that no unwanted acts or situations ever occur. Each individual residing in campus residence halls has primary responsibility for their own safety and security.

SECURITY SERVICES AND POLICIES • Full-service Police department with approximately 80 uniformed officers • Walking escorts by uniformed police officers or student police aides • Residence Hall exterior doors are locked 24 hours a day • Electronic card access system in all residence halls except the garden-style Leonardtown apartments. • Residents typically use their keys/access cards three times: to open the entrance door, to call the elevator and to open their room door • Shuttle-UM buses stop outside each residence hall community every 15-30 minutes 5:30 PM-2:30 AM every night • N.I.T.E. Ride escorts by Shuttle-UM vans 5:30 PM7:30 AM every night • Outdoor Emergency phones • Dusk to dawn patrols by Police officers in marked and unmarked cars, motorcycles, and bicycles • Shuttle-UM bus drive-throughs of main roads and parking lots • Surveillance cameras • Crime prevention programs • Crime alerts and statistics available at umpd.umd.edu

PROPERTY INSURANCE Please review your family’s homeowner’s or apartment dweller’s policy or consider purchasing renter’s insurance to protect your personal belongings while you’re on campus. The University cannot reimburse you for any theft, loss, or damages to your belongings in the event of a flood, water leak, fire, etc FOR THEIR PART, RESIDENT STUDENTS WILL BE EXPECTED TO: • Keep their room doors locked • Never walk alone after dark; either walk with friends or utilize escort/transit services • Not allow strangers into their building • Report suspicious persons or activity to Police • Stay away from relatively isolated areas of the campus • Not place themselves in vulnerable or potentially dangerous situations • Visitors should call their host’s room from telephones at the main entrances and wait to be accompanied into the building

SAFETY & SECURITY


SAFETY AND SECURITY RESOURCES AT THE UNIVERSITY INCLUDE: Medical Emergency

(301) 405-3333

Police Emergency*

911

Fire

911

Police Non-Emergency

(301) 405-3555

Crime Reporting

(301) 405-3555

Walking Escorts

(301) 405-3555

Health Center

(301) 314-8180

Behavioral Health Services

(301) 314-8106

Sexual Assault Hotline

(301) 314-2222

Key, Lock & Facility Problems

(301) 314-WORK

Evening Security Buses

(301) 314-NITE

Shuttle-UM Transit

(301) 314-2255

*Dial 301-405-3333 to reach University of Maryland Police directly

FIRE SAFETY REMINDERS AND EMERGENCY PREPAREDNESS What you should do upon check-in: • Read emergency/evacuation procedure posted in your room • Know locations of exit stairwells and doors • Plan more than one exit route If you hear your building’s fire alarm: • Immediately exit the building • Always assume an emergency, never assume a false alarm • Use stairs, not elevators • Do not open door if knob is warm to the touch; stay in room and call 911 • Crawl on floor (where air is fresher) if you encounter smoke Each residence hall room has a fire suppression sprinkler. DO NOT hang anything from or tamper with the sprinklers. Make an emergency preparedness plan reslife.umd.edu/emergencypreparedness.

UMD ALERT SYSTEMS Our campus has multiple ways of providing instant notifications to students, faculty and staff of imminent dangerous conditions. Students who sign up for the service at alert.umd.edu will receive text message alerts to their mobile devices in an emergency. Also in an emergency, sirens around campus will sound continuously for at least three minutes. The siren alert is tested at noon on the first Wednesday of each month. If you ever hear the sirens: Stay inside and seek information • If 24-HOUR SERVICES • • • • • • • • • •

Police, fire and ambulance services Quiet room in libraries Study rooms in residence halls Security escorts by uniformed Police officers and Student Police Aides Residence hall desk staff for information, room lockouts, getting immediate help with a problem, mail/package pick-up “Hotline” for residence hall repairs and service calls Professional staff (housing, counseling, mental health) for response to emergencies Maintenance response to plumbing, heating or power emergencies Police surveillance of outdoor areas, parking garages via security cameras Text messaging alerts, warning sirens


RIGHTS AND RESPONSIBILITIES The Office of Rights and Responsibilities is a unit within Department of Resident Life and administers rules and adjudicative processes that serve three necessary goals: (1) maintain the safety and necessary order for an academic residence community, (2) determine accountability for prohibited behavior and, (3) to foster among students an understanding of their accountability as community members. The office promotes the Department of Resident Life’s Community Living Principles by balancing the needs of individual students with the needs of the community, and strives to educate students about each individual’s obligation to help assure a safe, secure, and nurturing academic environment. For more information please visit reslife.umd.edu/rights.

IMMUNIZATION POLICY In order to keep our community healthy and free from vaccine preventable diseases, we require that all new students submit evidence of a number of immunizations. Required vaccines include: • Two measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine doses or blood titer evidence of immunity • One meningitis ACWY vaccine dose within 3 years of arrival at UMD for undergraduate students • One tetanus, diptheria and pertussis (Tdap) vaccine dose within the last 10 years • Completion of a tuberculosis risk screening questionnaire and additional testing depending on your responses to the screening questions. Our Immunization Record Form must be completed and uploaded prior to your arrival to campus. New students may submit your information online beginning June 1. For more information call University Health Center at (301) 314-8114 or visit health.umd.edu.

COVID-19 VACCINATION MANDATE The University System of Maryland announced on April 23, 2021, that all eligible students, faculty, and staff on Maryland campuses are required to be vaccinated against COVID-19. Learn more at umd.edu/4maryland

SAFETY & SECURITY


SAFETY RESOURCES PRO TIPS Add the On-Campus emergency phone number into your cell phone: UMPD 301-405-3333. Download the UMD Guardian Safety App. This can serve as a virtual walking escort service, automatically contacting UMPD if you do not arrive at your expected destination. Additionally, by downloading the UMD Guardian app, you can text a tip to UMPD and have the ability to include a photo. The app is available for download through the Apple App Store and Google Play. Register your mobile phone with the UMD Alert service at alert.umd.edu to receive UMD emergency alert messages. Visit reslife.umd.edu/besafe for more safety tips.

POLICIES REGARDING ALCOHOL & ILLEGAL DRUGS

NO SMOKING POLICY

The legal drinking age in the State of Maryland—for beer, wine, and liquor—is 21. For students under the age of 21, it is a violation of residence hall rules to drink or possess alcoholic beverages.

The University of Maryland is a smoke-free campus;

For all students, regardless of age, it is a violation of residence hall rules to: possess or use alcoholic beverages in any common area of the residence halls, and possess, use, or distribute any illegal drug or drug paraphernalia. Pursuant to the University of Maryland’s obligations under the federal Drug-Free Schools and Communities Act, prescribed marijuana, also known as Medical Marijuana, is prohibited under the University and Resident Life Drug policies, regardless of Maryland state laws permitting marijuana to be used for medicinal purposes.

Smoking is only permitted in designated outdoor locations on campus at all times. Designated locations for smoking may be found at uhr.umd.edu/wp-content/ uploads/SmokingArea-Map.pdf

Use of alcohol by a minor or possession of drug paraphernalia normally results in a sanction of housing probation or warning; further violation can result in dismissal from residence halls. Possession, use, distribution, and/or knowingly allowing use or distribution in one’s room of any illegal drug normally results in dismissal from residence halls. Students are expected to report suspected drug activity to University Police at 911 or (301) 405-3555.

Smoking in any form is not allowed within any residence hall room or space.

Use of Electronic Nicotine Delivery systems (also known as vapes, juuls, e-cigarettes) within any residence hall space, or within 25 feet of any residence hall is not permitted.


WHAT YOU NEED FROM YOUR COMMUNITY & WHAT YOUR COMMUNITY NEEDS FROM YOU A healthy academic community is made up of individuals who are actively learning how to be citizens, scholars, and leaders. Each and every member has a part in the success of our community. In choosing to live in the residence halls you have accepted an opportunity and an obligation: the opportunity to enjoy and benefit from a healthy academic community, and the obligation to conduct yourself in ways that help other citizens to do the same. We who live at Maryland do so with a set of living principles constantly in mind. These principles guide each citizen’s conduct and actions to promote the best of what the community has to offer. They also teach us what we can contribute to our future communities.

COMMUNITY LIVING PRINCIPLES BE SAFE

BE CIVIL

Each of us must have the sense that we are safe from danger and harm. The immediate physical safety of each and every citizen must be the first concern for all of us.

Each of us must feel that he or she has a rightful and recognized place in this community. This sense of belonging is reinforced when we act toward one another in a civil fashion which affirms the dignity and respect that is due each citizen.

BE COOPERATIVE

BE INVOLVED

Living together as closely as we do requires communication and compromise on the conflicts that will likely occur. The varying ways in which we like to rest, study or socialize, and the need to share bathrooms, lounges and lobbies are among the demands of group living.

When we get involved in our community, we invest in it; we help it grow, flourish and reach its potentials, and each of us gets a great return. Our involvement brings about activities and improvements.

OUR COMMUNITY


THE RIGHT START IN ROOMMATE AND COMMUNITY RELATIONSHIPS As students pursue their individual interests and activities within their residence halls, they will be expected to do so in a manner that does not prevent other residents from exercising this same basic privilege. Residents should remember two key words: courtesy and respect. At the start of the year, residence hall staff assist residents in developing guidelines regarding living standards. Residents will be asked to participate in discussions which will result in the development of their Community Living Agreements on questions such as: •H ow will we communicate with each other regarding visitors? • What steps will we take to communicate and resolve a disagreement or conflict that arises? • What time at night should we begin “quiet hours” so that we can sleep and study? • How often will we clean our room? On a scheduled or as-needed basis? • For what purposes should our lounge be used? • How loud can activity be in the room before it becomes too loud? Certain rules of conduct apply to all residence halls. Rules include prohibitions of disruptive behavior, vandalism, violation of drug and alcohol policies, harassment, and malicious pranks. Sanctions against such infractions are taken whenever individuals responsible for misconduct can be identified. The Community Living Handbook outlines the residence hall rules and are posted at reslife.umd.edu/communityhandbook. Floor meetings are also conducted to inform students of these rules.


OUR MULTICULTURAL PHILOSOPHY Our community is a dynamic, active multicultural community. Our community members identify themselves in many different ways with distinctions that include, but are not limited to: race, ethnicity, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, religion, age, physical ability, mental ability, class, cultural history, and life experience. Out of this diversity, we seek to build a community where we are able to balance our desire to explore individual differences with our desire to celebrate common bonds; a community that is equally concerned with our rights as individuals and our responsibilities as members. Our success in this effort depends on each individual’s understanding of those rights and responsibilities as well as one’s adherence to the principles upon which our community is built. We seek to create an environment in which: • All individuals feel they rightfully belong; • One’s dignity and membership is recognized and respected regardless of distinctions in identity; • The moral and legal rights to free thought, speech, and opinion are encouraged in an atmosphere of mutual acknowledgement and respect; and • Judgments by others are made solely on one’s conduct, character, exercise of intellect, and contributions to the community. Your rightful place in this community is directly tied to your fulfillment of the responsibilities of community membership. First among these is to recognize the rightful place of every other member of our community, and to abstain from acts of abuse, harassment, or assault towards others. Our community and our principles foster multicultural skills in our members. We believe that these skills are a fundamental and necessary capacity for every individual in any pluralistic, multicultural, and democratic society. Our Philosophy in its entirety is at reslife.umd.edu/aboutus/multicultural

OUR COMMUNITY


STAFF IN THE HALLS Resident Assistants (RAs) are ... • Undergraduate student staff members who live in the residence halls with students • First point of contact for student concerns • Trained in referrals to University resources, leading events and activities for/by unit residents, mediating conflicts, confronting problems, and addressing potential violations of University policy Resident Directors (RDs) are ... • • • •

Full-time professional staff who live on campus Supervisors of RAs Responsible for approximately 500 students Trained and skilled in crisis assistance and emergency management; serve as part of multi-level on-call duty system

Community Directors (CDs) are ... • Full-time professional staff who have earned a Master’s degree • Have three or more years’ full-time residence halls management experience • Supervise RDs, select and evaluate all staff • Trained and skilled in crisis assistance and emergency management; serve as part of multi-level on-call duty system Offices (M-F, 8:30 AM-4:30 PM) North Campus Communities

(301) 226-4830

Cambridge

(301) 314-7925

Denton

(301) 314-4645

Ellicott

(301) 314-7399

Heritage

(301) 314-7399

South Campus Communities

(301) 314-7484

Leonardtown

(301) 314-7484

North Hill

(301) 314-7484

South Hill

(301) 314-7484

South Campus Commons

(301) 314-6621

Resident Life staff is available after hours via our 24-hour residence hall service desks and after-hours crisis response system.


SAMPLE OF HOUSING AND DINING FEES FOR 2022-2023 ACADEMIC YEAR HOUSING TYPE

CAMPUS HOUSING

ANYTIME DINING BASE PLAN

TOTAL COST

Air-Conditioned Traditional Hall Double

$8,860

$5,356

$14,216

Apartment Double (dining plan optional)

$10,011

$5,356

$15,367

Structural Triple/Quad Air-Conditioned Traditional Triple/Quad

$7,974

$5,356

$13,330

The Department of Resident Life utilizes a differentiated rate structure. This rate structure reflects fees based on both hall and room amenities offered and on the number of room occupants. Full fee information available at reslife.umd.edu/fees.

DINING @ MARYLAND Students living in a traditional residence hall or suite (no private kitchen) are required to participate in a University-approved dining plan. Three optional resident plan upgrades offer additional value and on-campus purchasing power. The Anytime Dining Meal Plan begins for new to housing students at 4:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 25, and returning students dining plans will activate at 4:00 p.m. on Saturday, August 27, 2022. For additional details visit dining.umd.edu.

INTEREST-FREE TERP PAYMENT PLAN By enrolling in the Terp Payment Plan, you can spread your payments out from anywhere between 4–10 installments, thereby avoiding lump sum payments. There is no interest, just an annual enrollment fee. With the Terp Payment Plan, you can arrange to have your monthly payments debited directly from your checking or savings account. For more information, visit billpay.umd.edu/TPP.

PAYING YOUR BILL The University of Maryland has detailed information about payment deadlines, options, and responsibilities concerning student accounts at billpay.umd.edu. Residence hall fees will be added to student accounts. Please note: paper bills will NOT be sent to students or their families. Registered students will receive an email notification that their monthly bill statement is ready for viewing.

RESIDENCE HALLS AND RESOURCES


NORTH CAMPUS

SOUTH CAMPUS

DENTON COMMUNITY

CAMBRIDGE COMMUNITY

NORTH HILL COMMUNITY

SOUTH HILL COMMUNITY

LEONARDTOWN COMMUNITY

Denton Hall

Bel Air Hall

Anne Arundel Hall

Allegany Hall

Building 244

Easton Hall

Cambridge Hall

Caroline Hall

Baltimore Hall

Building 245

Elkton Hall

Centreville Hall

Carroll Hall

Calvert Hall

Building 246

Oakland Hall

Chestertown Hall

Dorchester Hall

Cecil Hall

Building 247

Cumberland Hall

Prince Frederick Hall

Charles Hall

Building 248

Queen Anne’s Hall

Frederick Hall

Building 249

Somerset Hall

Garrett Hall

ELLICOTT COMMUNITY

HERITAGE COMMUNITY

Ellicott Hall

Pyon-Chen

St. Mary’s Hall

Harford Hall

Hagerstown Hall

Johnson-Whittle

Wicomico Hall

Howard Hall

Worcester Hall

Kent Hall

La Plata Hall

Montgomery Hall Prince George’s Hall Talbot Hall Washington Hall

To see more detailed information about each residence hall, please visit reslife.umd.edu/halls.


PERSONAL ITEMS TO BRING Small electronics (consider ENERGY STAR rated models): { Laptop or personal computer and 15- to 20-foot ethernet cable (wireless in all halls and throughout campus) { Printer for laptop or PC { Alarm clock Bedding { Sheets (twin size or extra long) { Blanket, bedspread, pillows, pillowcases { Mattress cover Bed risers (without power outlet, USB ports) Under-the-bed storage boxes (10” clearance) Soap, toiletries, shower tote bucket, towels, washcloths Laundry bag, detergent, clothes hangers Fan First aid kit Flashlight, extra batteries Desk/floor lamp (consider CFL or LED bulbs; no halogen bulbs, no gooseneck lamps or plastic shades)

ITEMS TO DISCUSS WITH ROOMMATE(S) TO AVOID DUPLICATES: Touch-tone phone with standard plug, line cord (voicemail is provided) Carpet remnant or rug (the recommended size is 6’x9’) Curtain (if desired. Windows have installed blinds) Cleaning supplies Two waste bins: one for trash (with liners) and one for recycling Memo board for your room door QAM-Ready television (and 15- to 20-foot coaxial cable). HD digital service in residence halls. Small appliances (UL/CSA approved, ENERGY STAR rated models preferred): { Small refrigerator (3.6 cubic foot maximum) { Iron (and ironing board) { Air cleaner or air ionizer with UL Seal { Window fan(s) { Keurig hot drink dispensers (consider purchasing a reusable K-cup filter)

Reusable shopping bag(s) Non-damaging wall fasteners and blue painters tape for hanging items in your room UL/CSA approved power outlet strip with integrated circuit breaker (consider “smart power strip” to save energy)

THINGS TO BRING PACKING LIST We encourage you to “pack light” for your first trip to your room, and leave your largest and least essential items at home until you and your roommates are settled in to your room. Storage will be your closet space and under your bed.

RESIDENCE HALLS AND RESOURCES


PROHIBITED ITEMS - DO NOT BRING Extension cords Electric skillets, crockpots, hotplates, toasters, and toaster ovens or appliances with open or exposed heating elements or coils Candles Microwaves (permitted only in select residence halls)

RENTAL OPPORTUNITIES VENDOR INFORMATION There are two vendors who have exclusive permission from the University of Maryland to advertise their products and services to students living in the residence halls and to do so with the assistance of the Departments of Resident Life and Residential Facilities. Information about Bed Lofts, Carpets, and Refrigerators will be mailed to residents’ home addresses in late July. Lofts Students can rent a bed loft for their residence hall room from Bedloft.com. This product is a convenient, affordable way to maximize space and comfort. Bunking the beds are also an option in most residence halls. Refrigerators MyFridgeRental.com offers the rental of Energy Starrated refrigerator-freezers and microwave/refrigeratorfreezer combination (MicroFridge®) units to residence hall students. Students should confer with their roommates before renting a unit to avoid duplicate rental order. Refrigerator-freezer units are available for rental. Due to electrical limitations in most of the residence halls, MicroFridge® combination units are only available for rental to residents of the following halls: • Queen Anne’s Hall • Cambridge Hall • Pyon-Chen Hall • Oakland Hall • Prince Frederick Hall • Johnson-Whittle Hall

IMPORTANT FALL SEMESTER DATES Roommate Finder/Roommate Request Process

June 6-24

Housing Assignments Release

July 18

New to housing first year students Move-in

August 25-26

Returning Students Move-in

August 27-28

Fall Welcome

August 25-28

Residence Halls close at 7:00 p.m. for Thanksgiving Break

November 23

Residence Halls reopen at 10:00 a.m.

November 27

Residence Halls close at 7:00 p.m. for Winter Break

December 20


SEE YOU SOON! We are here to help! E-MAIL RESLIFE@UMD.EDU • TEL (301) 314-2100 • FAX (301) 314-2026 • TTY/TTD (301) 405-0520 CONNECT WITH US: RESLIFE.UMD.EDU • @UMDRESLIFE