Letter: UMB Housing Update for Summer and Fall 2021

March 3, 2021

Dear Students,
 
University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB) President Bruce E. Jarrell, MD, FACS, shared with the UMB community in his March 2, 2021 letter, Statement of Intent for Summer and Fall Semester, that the University will gradually increase the density on campus beginning June 1. In addition, a higher percentage of in-person activities is anticipated for University functions in fall 2021. Protective measures and policies will remain in place through at least the remainder of 2021 to assist in keeping the UMB community safe. As details are finalized, the University and schools will provide updates regarding specific plans for the return to campus. Any changes to these plans due to the continued trajectory of the pandemic will also be communicated.
 
As you plan for the summer and fall 2021, know that housing options are available on campus. Fayette Square and Pascault Row provide affordable apartments with multiple layouts (i.e., efficiencies, one-, two-, three-, four-, and seven-bedroom apartments) with many amenities and conveniences. Students do not pay a deposit or an application fee. Unlike many off-campus housing options, UMB Housing will continue to be flexible if in-person academic experiences are moved online due to the pandemic. For example, existing housing license holders for fall 2020 could cancel their license due to academic experiences being conducted completely virtually with verification from the school directly to UMB Housing.    
 
Virtual tours for all unit types can be found on the UMB Housing website for Fayette Square and Pascault Row along with the unit styles still available. While in-person tours are not possible at this time, there will be opportunities to participate in a virtual open house and Zoom or FaceTime tours starting in April. Contact UMB Housing at umbhousing@umaryland.edu or visit www.umaryland.edu/housing if you have questions or to request additional information.
 
Thank you,
 
Patty Alvarez, PhD, MS
Assistant Vice President of Student Affairs
Office of Academic Affairs
University of Maryland, Baltimore
SMC Campus Center
621 W. Lombard St., Third Floor
Baltimore, MD 21201
410-706-5433
Pronouns: She/Her/Hers