Information for Prospective Students

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Living-Learning Communities

The “Living ” in Living-Learning

UMD honors students live what they learn. By living with others in their program, students are able to foster learning inside and outside of the classroom. Students will join a supportive, close-knit community in one of the five honors residence halls: Ellicott, Hagerstown, LaPlata, Prince Frederick, and Anne Arundel Halls. Living in these communities allows students to enjoy a vibrant intellectual and social atmosphere with peers who encourage their success.

The Honors College Living-Learning Communities help students:

  • Immediately feel at home at the university
  • Share information about the campus and classes
  • Make intellectual and social connections
  • Achieve greater academic success
  • Make connections with faculty members outside the classroom
  • Have enhanced programmatic opportunities
  • Receive specialized guidance on academic and career planning
  • Become more involved across campus and engaged in leadership positions
  • Be more deeply satisfied with entire college experience

Learn more about each program’s housing:
Advanced Cybersecurity Experience for Students (ACES)
Design Cultures & Creativity (DCC)
Entrepreneurship and Innovation (EIP)
Gemstone (GEMS)
Honors Humanities (HH)
Integrated Life Sciences (ILS)
University Honors (UH)