Invited Students

Congratulations! You have been invited to join Carillon Communities, one of the university’s newest living-learning programs. Living-learning programs help a big campus feel small. At Maryland we have received national recognition for our outstanding communities.

More than half of all first-year students at Maryland participate in a learning community. We are excited for you to join Carillon - the living learning community that translates your curiosity into action!

Accepting Your Invitation

You received your invitation to Carillon as part of your UMD acceptance letter. Before accepting the Carillon invite review our website, read about the program, learn about our different communities, and decide if Carillon Communities is for you.

If you want to start your first year at Maryland working with faculty and your peers to wrestle with Big Questions important to our world, then Carillon is for you.

Accept your invitation by following these steps.

  1. Review the 10 Communities on the website.
  2. Choose at least four communities that interest you (you can choose more). We encourage you to select communities that allow you to explore interests beyond your intended major. The community courses are designed to satisfy general education requirements.
    • Why are we encouraging you to choose four communities? Each community is limited in size. By selecting four we will have the greatest opportunity to offer placement in a community of your interest. If you select only one community and are not selected for that community placement you will not be placed in another community, and will not be a member of the Carillon Communities. Please note that lack of placement in Carillon will have no adverse effect on your enrollment at Maryland.
  3. Log into your application at by March 15, 2019, and proceed to your University of Maryland Checklist. Click the question mark next to "Carillon Communities," and then click the link to access the Interest Inventory form.
    Please note that completing the Interest Inventory Form does not commit you to the University of Maryland, it only reserves a spot in Carillon Communities. Accepting admission to the University of Maryland is a distinct process. To accept admission to UMD refer to the information on the Coalition website.


You will live in either Easton Hall or Elkton Hall as a member of Carillon Communities. Completing this application does not guarantee you housing at UMD.Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls MUST complete the 2019-2020 Housing/Dining Services Agreement by May 1, 2019 to be eligible to live on campus. The housing agreement can be found at Residential Life.

Open House

Admitted Student Open House

Important Dates

March 1st, 8th, April 5th, 12th – UMD Open Houses, visit and learn more about Carillon and the University
March 15th – Deadline to submit your Carillon Interest Inventory Form
April 1st – Receipt of email informing you of Carillon Community placement
May 1st – Deadline to confirm enrollment to UMD
May 1st – Deadline to submit your Housing and Dining Agreement