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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
  •   443.612.7541
  •   443.612.7525
  •   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.

Housing Sign-Up

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 Residence software, and Licenses specific to your assigned Term and Room Type /Guarantor Forms are sent/completed via DocuSign.

Eligibility

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.

Housing Selection

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 by March 9, 2023 if they are interested in participating in the Housing Selection process on March 28 & 29, 2023.

2023-2024 Housing Selection Deadlines

Commuter Pass Available March 1, 2023
Applications Available
to Eligible Students
March 1, 2023
Housing Selection Application Deadline* March 10, 2023 at 5PM*
Roommate Formation Deadline March 17, 2023
Walker Avenue Housing Selection March 28 & 29, 2023

*Space is limited!  Only the first 500 eligible students to fully submit their Walker Avenue Apts Housing Selection Application, along with the $200 Reservation Fee, will be guaranteed housing for the Fall.  Students who do not make the cut-off will need to complete the General Interest Application to be placed on the waitlist. The Waitlist Application will be made available on May 2, 2023 at noon for those who missed the housing selection deadline.

    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.

    Campus Dining

    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

    1. Leadership opportunities
    2. Defer license payment until Fin Aid is disbursed
    3. Academic success*
    4. Easier to be involved on campus
    5. Save money on gas
    6. Convenience
    7. A diverse cultural experience
    8. No commuting hassles
    9. On campus dining services
    10. 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

    Information Sessions

    Interested in learning more?  Check out our upcomming information sessions held in conjunction with UMBC Residential Life:

    • February 15 at Noon- General Housing Selection Information Session (Virtual)
    • February 22 at Noon- Walker Avenue Housing Selection: General Session (Walker Club House)
    • March 8 at Noon- Walker Avenue Housing Selection: Application & Group Formation (Virtual)
    • March 15 at Noon- Walker Avenue Housing Selection: How to Search For & Select a Room (Virtual)

    For additional information regarding the application process and timeline at UMBC, please refer to Residential Life’s application information page.