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Spring Admitted Students

Congratulations on your admission to the University of Maryland! As a Freshmen Connection student, you have the unique opportunity to participate in Carillon Communities. More than half of all first-year students at Maryland participate in a learning community. One of our communities is specifically reserved for Freshmen Connection students, and you can choose to participate while there are still spots left!

Masculinities & Family Health (FMSC190)

Learn more about this community by visiting the community page. If you are a Freshmen Connection student interested in joining Masculinities & Family Health, you can follow the steps below.

How to Join Carillon Communities

Freshmen Connection (FC) students have a distinct process for enrolling in the Carillon Communities living-learning program.

  1. First and foremost, follow the steps to accept your UMD spring admission offer and enroll in FC. This includes the completion of a registration module which will be sent to you after you submit your FC Enrollment Form and enrollment fee.
  2. Once you've completed the necessary steps that will enable you to register for Fall 2024 courses, you can enroll in CLUS080 (FC01) on Testudo. By registering for this, you will be automatically enrolled in our two required courses:
    • FMSC190 (FC01) - Masculinities & Family Health: This is our 3-credit Big Question course for FC students.
    • IDEA101 (FC01) - Carillon Studio: This is the FC-designated section of the 1-credit course that all Carillon students take.
  3. If you have questions about your Fall 2024 course load, feel free to contact a Freshmen Connection advisor at Please note that you must take both of our required courses (FMSC190 and IDEA101)—you cannot take just one or the other. You also cannot directly enroll in either individual course—you have to register for CLUS080 in order to be added to the two courses automatically.
  4. Once you're enrolled in our courses, you are officially a Carillon student in the Masculinities & Family Health community! Be on the lookout for emails from us over the summer, and connect with us at orientation (we'll have a breakout session for Freshmen Connection Carillon students).

Please note: Freshmen Connection students can only participate in the Masculinities and Family Health community within Carillon. The other communities are reserved for Fall admitted students.

We hosted a webinar specifically for Freshmen Connection students. If you missed the March 13 event, you can still hear from Dr. Kevin Roy, who leads the Masculinities & Family Health community, and from program staff and students. 

The University of Maryland’s Living-Learning Programs (LLPs) offer an immersive experience that allows students to build community through taking courses together, living in community, and engaging in events and activities outside of the classroom. Carillon Communities students live in Easton Hall with program roommates. Given the interest in this LLP and the importance of maximizing the space available in Easton, Carillon students may not live in Easton with non-Carillon roommates. Students are assigned to Easton Hall on a space-available basis determined by the order in which they submit their Residence Hall Housing & Dining Agreement

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:

  • March 1 
  • March 11 
  • April 8 
  • April 19 (virtual)
  • March 1, March 11, April 8, & April 19 – UMD Admitted Student Open Houses 
  • March 13, 6:00-7:00pm – Carillon Freshmen Connection Webinar
  • May 15 – Deadline to accept your admission to UMD via the Terps Application Portal
  • May 15 – Deadline to submit Housing and Dining Agreement
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