Welcome to Walker Avenue Apartments!
Walker is an upper-class apartment style community designated specifically for UMBC students with 39+ credits. Walker is also the exclusive on campus location for UMBC graduate students and 5th-year residential students. Management of Walker is shared by both Capstone On-Campus Management and UMBC Residential Life. While Walker is located on campus, it is owned by the Maryland Economic Development Corporation. To apply to live in our community, please visit the UMBC Residential Website.
- Walker Avenue Apartments
- 909 Walker Avenue
- Catonsville, MD 21228
- Email Us
Walker Avenue Apartments Management
Walker Avenue is a public-private partnership facility owned and controlled by the Maryland Economic Development Corporation (MEDCO). Capstone On-Campus Management is agent to MEDCO in the operation of Walker Avenue Apartments. Walker Avenue Apartments is considered university-affiliated housing, since it is located on the campus of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC) and operates with the oversight of UMBC; however, Walker Avenue Apartments IS NOT owned by UMBC.
Students interested in living at Walker Avenue Apartments must complete the Online Application through the Residential Life housing portal. Any applications received will be vetted by UMBC Residential Life for eligibility before offers may be issued to applicants. Offers will be based on available spaces within the building at the time of the application. Offers will contain licenses for completion, and will be due along with a $200 Reservation Fee by the deadline specified within the offer notification.
Offers will be made via email, so check your UMBC email account regularly. We recommend that you check your junk/spam folders as well. General licenses are signed via the University’s online StarRez software, and Licenses specific to your assigned Term and Room Type /Guarantor Forms are sent/completed via DocuSign.
In order to be eligible to live at Walker Avenue Apartments, a student:
- -Must have completed 39 credits prior to submitting the application.
- -Must not have an outstanding balance of $250 or more with UMBC or Walker Avenue Apartments.
- -Must be a currently enrolled UMBC resident or commuter who completed a “Commuter Pass” with a current resident.
- -Graduate and fifth-year residential students choosing to live on-campus are only eligible to live at Walker.
Current UMBC students may be eligible for participation in the Housing Selection Process. Housing Selection is the process by which current on-campus UMBC residents are able to apply, sign their license , form roommate groups, and choose their apartment for the upcoming year. For more information about the Housing Selection Process, please reference UMBC Residential Life’s application page.
Current commuting students must complete a “Commuter Pass” with a current resident if they are interested in participating in the Housing Selection process.
Housing Selection for the Fall 2023 academic term has ended (which takes place in March of each year). Any students who are still interested in apply to Walker for the Fall 2023 term will need to complete the General Interest Application to be placed on the waitlist and will receive offers based on current availability.
Financial Aid Deferment
Walker Avenue Apartments offers an option for those students who are awaiting refunds from the University due to Scholarship or Financial Aid awards to defer fall and/or spring payment until that refund is received.
Students interested in this option must first complete all steps necessary to be eligible for Financial Aid. Please visit UMBC Financial Aid for more details.
In addition to completing the Financial Aid application process, students must submit a Financial Aid/Scholarship Payment Plan Addendum each semester. Deadline for this form is August 1st for Fall semester and December 1st for Spring semester. Addendum can be found under the Applications & Forms tab.
PLEASE NOTE Although Walker Avenue Apartment residents are NOT required to have a meal plan, they are eligible to purchase one through UMBC Campus Dining. For more information, please visit: UMBC Campus Dining
Top 10 Reasons To Live On Campus
- Leadership opportunities
- Defer license payment until Fin Aid is disbursed
- Academic success*
- Easier to be involved on campus
- Save money on gas
- A diverse cultural experience
- No commuting hassles
- On campus dining services
- The total college experience
*research suggests that students who live on campus tend to get better grades and are more likely to complete their college education
Interested in learning more? Check back here for upcomming information sessions held in conjunction with UMBC Residential Life in the early spring of 2024.
For additional information regarding the application process and timeline at UMBC, please refer to Residential Life’s application information page.