Updated on April 3: See the April 3 letter to residents about how to set up your refund preference in the BankMobile System. See the March 31 letter to residents about essential move outs from UMB Housing, following Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order issued on March 30, 2020.
Please review the following letters for more information:
March 30: Following Governor Hogan’s stay-at-home order and similar orders issued in surrounding states, UMB will suspend move-out activities for residential students beginning at 8p.m. on Monday, March 30, until further notice. If you were scheduled for a move-out time after Monday at 8pm, you can either move out today prior to 8 pm or you will need to follow the Governor’s orders until additional guidance is provided.
At this time, UMB Housing at Fayette Square Apartments and Pascault Row Apartments remains open for all UMB students/faculty/staff.
In lieu of the University of Maryland, Baltimore’s recommendations to limit the risk of contracting and transferring COVID-19, UMB Housing is implementing changes to several procedures. Please note the following, effective immediately, within the UMB Housing community:
In alignment with the University’s recommendation of social distancing, UMB Housing is asking that all communication with the office staff be done via phone (410-706-5523 during the day or 410-706-5528 after normal business hours) or email (firstname.lastname@example.org) and for residents to not physically enter the office space. While we will be working from the UMB Housing Office, the entrance door will be locked and we will bring packages, carts, loaner keys, etc. to you outside the entry door, upon request.
When using the elevators or exiting or entering the building, it is advised to do so using your elbow or forearm to push the crash bar or to call the elevator and select your floor. Another option is to wear gloves or use a sleeve or piece of fabric to open doors or select the elevator buttons.
All study lounges, the computer room, and the Skyline Lounge will be locked until further notice. If a resident does not have access to a computer, arrangements may be made with the UMB Housing staff to provide limited use of the computer room.
The coffee and cookies services are suspended.
Laundry rooms will remain open but we ask that you do not enter if another resident is already inside the room, please wait until that person has left and then enter the laundry room.
Work Orders - Our maintenance staff may wear a mask and gloves when completing work orders within a residential unit, in an abundance of caution. If a unit is self-isolated or has been quarantined, only emergency work orders will be completed.
New Policies - for those who don't already reside in UMB Housing
Short Term Housing - short term housing is usually offered within UMB Housing where spaces are available in occupied units. Again, in an abundance of caution, we will not be offering short term housing at UMB Housing while restrictive practices are in place at the University of Maryland, Baltimore.
Tours of UMB Housing - at this time, all tours of UMB Housing (at Pascault Row Apartments and Fayette Square Apartments) are suspended. Tours will resume when the restrictive practices at UMB have been lifted.
As we stand with the University in taking proactive, cautionary measures to limit the risk of contracting and transferring COVID-19, we ask that individuals who are sick self-isolate to limit the spread of germs. Individuals who present with symptoms compatible with COVID-19 (defined as fever, cough, or difficulty breathing) should practice social distancing, should seek guidance from a healthcare provider, and should continue self-isolation until directed otherwise by a healthcare provider.
Remember you can help by being sure to wash your hands regularly and thoroughly.
Lastly, as this will bring an increase of Wi-Fi users during the day, we highly recommend obtaining an Ethernet cord to help ensure a faster and more reliable internet connection.
We thank you in advance for your immediate attention and adherence to these new procedures.
Forget long commutes and rushing to class. Fayette Square and Pascault Row offer the best features of apartment living for today's sophisticated scholar, all within steps of your classes.
WHY UMB HOUSING?
"Fayette Square is the perfect building if you're a UMB grad student who's looking for a safe and secure place to live that is in close proximity to the UMB campus. Filled with tons of study spaces for those late nights, as well as washer/dryers, fully furnished apartments, elevators, and even a gym. I love living in this building and having both affordability and convenience in one apartment as a grad student!"
Close to campus: Live within three blocks of all academic buildings
Community: Students, faculty, and staff from UMB and other collegiate institutions
Financial deferments: No late fees if paying with financial aid; payment can be made when your refund is distributed by UMB
Security: Security features include a 24/7 housing office, video-camera surveillance, a gated community at Fayette Square, and UMB police and security patrols
Efficient maintenance: On-site staff respond quickly to maintenance needs
Utilities included: Housing fees include all basic utilities (water, sewer, electricity, HVAC, cable, internet/WiFi)
Priority parking: For an additional charge, UMB housing residents receive overnight parking in the Lexington Street Garage, Baltimore Grand Garage, or on-site parking (for Fayette Square residents only)
518 W. Fayette St., Baltimore, MD 21201 P 410-706-5523 F 410-706-5530
We are currently accepting applications for Fall 2020 for both Pascault Row and Fayette Square. Applicants will be assigned on a space available basis.