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Fall Admitted Students

Congratulations! You have been invited to join Carillon 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!

Did you miss the Feb. 8 webinar? You can watch it now.

Accepting Your Invitation

Carillon student group photo

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 Communities on the website. 
  2. Choose at least three communities (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. Ensure you also share a short paragraph explaining why the communities listed interest you.
  3. To respond to your Carillon Communities invitation and indicate your living-learning program interests, navigate to the checklist within your Terps Application Portal and select the Carillon Communities Interest Form. Please complete the form no later than February 20, 2023. You must complete the Interest Inventory form to accept your Carillon invitation. You are not automatically enrolled in the program. (If you did not submit your interest form by the deadline you can still submit it to be placed on our program waitlist.)
  4. Review the full directions for submitting your Interest Form.
  5. Please note that completing the Interest 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 Terps Application Portal.

If at any point you have questions about Carillon, do not hesitate to connect with us via office hours, chat, or email.

Learn more about each community in a 30-minute webinar with Carillon faculty and students


You will receive an email with Zoom information based on community placement.

  • Once & Future Planet 3/6 at 7:00 PM
  • Health Justice 3/8 at 5:00 PM
  • Free Speech 3/9 at 7:00 PM
  • Weather & Climate 3/9 at 7:30 PM
  • Language 3/14 at 5:00 PM
  • Harvest 3/14 at 7:15 PM
  • iGive 3/16 at 5:00 PM
  • Visualizing Knowledge 3/16 at 5:30 PM
  • Art & Activism 3/16 at 6:00 PM
  • Design in Practice 3/27 at 7:00 PM

Students participating in Carillon Communities will reside in Easton Hall or Hagerstown Hall. Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls MUST complete the Housing and Dining Services Agreement by May 1 to be eligible to live on campus. The housing agreement can be found at Resident Life.

The University of Maryland will hold four Admitted Student Open Houses. We hope you can join us on one of these dates to learn more about Maryland and about Carillon Communities:

  • Friday, March 10
  • Friday, March 31
  • Monday, April 10
  • Friday, April 21 (virtual)
  • February 8, 6-7 p.m. ET - Carillon Communities Webinar (Watch the recording)
  • February 20 – Deadline to submit Carillon Interest Form
  • March 2 – Receipt of email confirming Carillon Community placement
  • March 10 and 31, April 10 and 21 (virtual) – UMD Admitted Student Open Houses 
  • May 1– Deadline to confirm enrollment to Freshman Connection
  • May 1– Deadline to submit Housing and Dining Agreement
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