Information for Newly Admitted Students

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Next Steps

Honors College Welcome

The Honors College at the University of Maryland welcomes newly admitted students! The next steps to join the Honors College community are:

Students should tell the Honors College which living-learning programs interest them most by February 15, 2019

Students should complete and submit their Honors College Preference Form in their Coalition account by February 15, 2019.

Visit the Honors College living-learning program websites

See what Honors students say about living-learning programs

Get advice from current students

Confirm enrollment and apply for housing by May 1, 2019

Students must confirm their enrollment and apply for housing by May 1, 2019. Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls must complete the 2019-2020 Campus Housing and Dining Agreement by May 1 to be eligible to live on campus. This includes Honors College students. The housing agreement can be found at by selecting the "Apply for Housing" button on the top right of the page. Missing the May 1 deadline may impact a student's ability to secure on-campus housing.

Register for orientation

Students should register for orientation with the Orientation Office. Students must attend a two-day orientation program in the summer to build their fall schedules. The Honors College invites newly admitted students to attend Honors Orientation, but students also have the option to attend a regular orientation. Honors Orientation is scheduled for June 19-20, June 27-28, and July 17-18.

Sign up for an optional summer adventure trip

Students are encouraged to sign up for an optional summer adventure trip with their Honors College classmates! The Honors College has partnered with the Office of Outdoor Recreation to host kayaking, backpacking, and canoeing camping trips for incoming Honors College students. The trips are a fantastic and fun opportunity for students to meet and bond with other incoming honors students.


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Refer to the Admitted Fall Freshman Checklist for more information about dining options, financial aid, transfer credit, and other important enrollment items.