For on-campus Terps, July is when roommate assignments are released! Make sure you have an open mind about whoever you are placed with and reach out to them to get to know them - a introductory phone call is recommended! Since move-in day is approaching fast (see August below), definitely start thinking about what you will bring for your room. The Department of Resident Life has a list of items that you can consult. Remember: if it glows, it goes (so no microwaves or toasters or anything like that)! Check out more resident life information for move-in here.
As the semester begins in August before Labor Day, this is also the time you should think about academic prep - buying books (if you haven't), registering for Disability Support Services if you need to, and more. View our Academics at Maryland page for resources, as well as our Virtual Folder.
“In my first year, I reached out to my new roommate over the summer and we planned out what we would each bring and color coordinated our room.” -Bethel Etta, UMD ‘17