Dining & Housing

Entrance to Washington quad housing

Whether you live on campus, in College Park, or commute from home, the University of Maryland has something for you! Being a Terrapin is a truly unique experience that students love. The University of Maryland provides a true large school, campus-based experience just minutes from the Nation’s Capital!

Conveniently located in the center of the Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington D.C. triangle, campus is easily accessible via car, bus, or Metro.  When you first visit campus, make sure to stop by the Visitor Center.  

We have multiple housing and dining options, something to fit every student need!

Students at the University of Maryland can choose to live on campus, off-campus in the immediate College Park area, or elsewhere in the region.  Whichever you choose, we have resources to help you find your best housing options. Here are a few links for general information:


For assistance with routine and emergency maintenance and housekeeping services in on-campus residence halls, please contact the Department of Residential Facilities

Dining on campus offers a myriad of options from convenience stores to full-service restaurants, and everything in between.  Learn more about all of your dining options on the Department of Dining Services website.


The Departments of Resident Life, Residential Facilities, and Fraternity and Sorority Life and the Office of the Vice President for Student Affairs retained Brailsford & Dunlavey, LLC to conduct a student housing market analysis.  

The study demonstrates how changes in the off-campus housing market impact UMD’s housing, quantifies unmet demand for on-campus housing, and recommends housing concepts that help advance the University’s mission.

 You can see the presentation here.