Information for Newly Admitted Students

Next Steps

Information for the Fall 2021 incoming class will be available by mid-January.

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 (LLP) interest them most. *Please choose your LLP carefully; transferring to another LLP is not guaranteed.

Students should complete and submit their Honors College Preference Form in their Coalition account.

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

Students must confirm their enrollment and apply for housing. Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls must complete the 2020-2021 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 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.

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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