Living & Learning Programs are specialized residential programs initiated by and having direct connections with faculty and specific academic units/departments. In partnership with Resident Life staff and other student services staff, these faculty and academic administrators link the curricular and residential experiences in ways that create opportunities for deeper understanding and integration of classroom material.
Living & Learning & Special Programs
- BioFIRE Living & Learning Program
- Carillon Communities
- College Park Scholars
- FIRE (First-Year Innovation & Research Experience)
- Honors Global Communities
- Hinman CEOs
- Honors College
- Jiménez-Porter Writers' House
- Language House
Why participate in a Living & Learning Program?
Students who participate as members of these communities have higher retention and graduation rates and report higher satisfaction with their undergraduate experience at the University of Maryland. These positive outcomes result from:
- the connections that are made with students who share similar interests,
- the substantial contact that occurs with individual faculty members outside the classroom,
- enhanced programmatic opportunities,
- specialized guidance on academic and career planning,
- frequent service learning opportunities, and
- creative utilization of the research, cultural, natural and political resources of the Washington, D.C. area.