In 2014, the Departments of Resident Life, Residential Facilities, and the Office of the Vice-President for Student Affairs released the On-Campus Housing Strategic Plan, a fifteen-year roadmap for the construction of new residence halls and the renovation and modernization of other halls to enhance the Maryland Residential Experience. Since 2014, we have completed renovations to Cambridge Hall and Dorchester Hall. The construction of two new residence halls and a dining facility begins this summer.
Concurrent with building improvements, the plan described a vision of the Maryland Residential Experience focused on serving the needs of undergraduate students in their freshman and sophomore years and offering those students a housing experience that is engaging, diverse, and an indispensable component of their academic success.
This 2019 update accounts for evolving student needs, current market conditions, and the latest university priorities. The update focuses on the construction of two new residence halls that will serve as replacement housing for some of our older facilities and proposes a revised timeline for sequencing renovation schedules for modernization of our other facilities.