Welcome Home!

Our Stevenson community is so excited to welcome you to campus for engaging classes, an active student and cultural events calendar, and sporting events. It’s a great day to be a mustang!

Our residence halls are ranked #8 best college dorms in the nation and #1 in Maryland by Niche. Our top-ranked living experience means you’ll find lifelong friendships while living and learning in one of our 13 residences. Students are assigned to a community based on their class year and will have the opportunity to live in both suite-style and apartment-style housing throughout their Stevenson career. Make friends, get involved, and make the most of your time as a residential student at Stevenson.

Explore our Freshman Suites

Your dorm is your home away from home. Take a look at your future suite!

The Great Things About Residence Life

Students in dorm room

Residence Hall Highlights

  • Suite-Style Rooms (single or double)
  • Private, in-suite bathrooms with separate shower, double sink, and toilet 
  • Refrigerator & Microwave
  • Carpeted rooms
  • Free, fast Wi-Fi
  • Free washers & dryers – and get a text when your laundry is done
  • Floor lounges
  • Controllable Air Conditioning
Students working out in gym

Campus Conveniences

  • 4 fitness centers
  • Free parking near your dorm
  • 24/7 Security
  • Campus shuttle buses
  • On-campus bookstore
  • Campus coffee house
Students on the Quad

Balance your Academic & Social Life

  • Convenience – walk to class with no commute 
  • Hassle-free living with many amenities
  • Shopping and eateries close by

First Year Residence

From day one, students move into suite-style residences, providing you with all of the comforts of home as you adapt to a new environment. With an array of activities and athletic events, you’ll never be short of something to do. By living on campus, you’ll get to experience all that Stevenson has to offer, including arts programming, athletic events, and participation in a variety of student organizations.

Residence Halls are located on our Owings Mills Campus with close proximity to on-campus dining, campus-to-campus shuttle services, and on-site 24/7 security. Our shuttle services provide transportation between campuses to make getting to and from class easy.

Our Room Features:

  • Two bedrooms and a private bathroom with double sink (separate toilet and shower)
  • Mini-fridge and microwave
  • In-room adjustable heating and cooling
  • Individual closet space
  • Carpeted Rooms
  • Fully furnished bedroom (including Twin XL size bed w/mattress, desk, desk chair, dresser)
  • SU Connect Hi-Speed Wi-Fi
  • Washers and dryers located on first floor (included in housing fee)
  • Free Parking on campus

Floor Plans

First Year Suites – Double Rooms

First Year Suites Single + Double in A room

First Year Singles Double A Room

Transfer Suite Housing – Wooded Way (Double Rooms)

Transfer Suite Housing

What Should I Bring?

Items to Bring

You can bring the following everyday items from home:

  • Pillows, sheets & linens (extra-long twin size: See On-Campus Marketing’s Linen Packages)
  • Hangers
  • Alarm clock
  • Towels
  • Bath rugs
  • Laundry basket and detergent
  • Computer
  • Computer needs (especially a surge protector)
  • Television
  • Cleaning supplies
  • Toilet paper
  • Toilet brush and plunger
  • Paper towels
  • Trash bags
  • Trash can
  • Snow shovel (if you have a car)
  • Vacuum cleaner and/or broom

Items not to Bring

All items below are prohibited. This list includes but is not limited to:

  • Pets (except fish in a 1 gallon or less tank)
  • Waterbeds
  • Refrigerators (we’ve provided it for you)
  • Microwave oven (we’ve provided it for you)
  • Cooking appliances (except in apartments)
  • Bars
  • Lofts (no wooden construction)
  • Weapons
  • Knives beyond a 3-inch blade
  • Curtains
  • Fireworks/firecrackers
  • Individual air conditioning units or personal space heaters (A/C and heat is provided)
  • Gas or charcoal grills
  • Pools or hot tubs
  • Amplifiers or microphones
  • Dartboards or ping pong tables
  • Candles or wax warmers
  • Halogen lamps or bulbs

Things to Think About

  • What does it take for me to get ready? Do I use an iron? What does my mom/dad do for me?
  • How am I going to organize my stuff? Do I need under-the-bed storage? A closet organizer? Shelving? Shower caddy? Over-the-door racks or hooks?
  • What does my roommate do with his/her space? Should we think about getting some extra seating? Decorations? Maybe some extra lamps?
  • How many TVs are we going to have? Do I need/want a DVD player? Can we share?
  • What does “cleaning” mean to me? How often, using what products, and what do I expect from my suitemates?
  • What are my eating habits? Will I want to have some fast breakfast options on hand?
  • What environment do I need to sleep? Should I bring headphones or ear plugs? A night mask? Extra pillows?
  • What will I do with my free time? Sports? Books? Games? Video games? Movies?

Linens & Care Packages

Stevenson University Residence Life & Housing partners with On Campus Marketing to make your room feel more like home! Additionally, a portion of your purchase supports the Residence Hall Association to provide programs and upgrades to enhance your student’s experience! Purchase linens and care packages today!

Rates & Meal Plans

Our rates for living on campus are competitive with colleges throughout the region. We offer contemporary residences that support our students’ college experience academically and socially. 

View all Rates

View all Meal Plan Options


Q: What is housing selection?

A: The housing selection process is the formal procedure to choose your housing assignment for the following academic year. At Stevenson University we allow our returning students to choose which building, floor, suite / apartment, and bedroom they would like to live in (based on space availability and completion of requirements).

Q: Who participates in housing selection?

A: Any student, resident or commuter, who is returning to Stevenson University for the following academic year and looking to live on campus is eligible to participate in housing selection.

Q: I’ve never been through housing selection. What do I need to know?

A: The housing selection process starts early February and ends in late March. Information regarding housing selection will become available in early January. It is important to complete all requirements by the designated deadlines in the Returning Student Housing Selection Process book. All students are encouraged to attend one of the information sessions to learn the specifics of housing selection. Most importantly, if you have a question about the process or the requirements ask your Resident Assistant, Resident Director or stop by Residence Life & Housing in Ratcliffe.

Q: How many credits do I need to take to keep my spot in housing?

A: All students are required to be registered full-time (12 credit hours per semester) with Stevenson University.

Q: Is housing selection for the entire following academic year?

A: Yes. Students participating in housing selection are expected to live on-campus for the entire academic year unless graduating in December, studying abroad during a future semester, or no longer attending Stevenson University.

Q: What if I am graduating in December?

A: Students expecting to graduate in December may go through the housing selection process and live on campus for the fall semester. During the fall semester the resident is expected to inform Residence Life & Housing of their intention to graduate by filling out the Request to Be Released from Housing form. Residence Life & Housing will confirm the graduation with the university’s registrar.

Q: If I am returning from a leave / hiatus where do I fall in the housing selection process?

A: Once readmitted to the university, please contact Residence Life & Housing.

Q: Do I go through housing selection if I am applying to be a Resident Assistant?

A: Yes. All returning Resident Assistants and those applying to be a Resident Assistant are required to fill out the intent to return form and update their emergency contact. Resident Assistant employment decision letters should be available prior to the deadline for roommate cards. If you are not selected to be a Resident Assistant you will have time to submit your housing deposit and roommate card.

Q: What if I can’t fill an entire suite / apartment?

A: Residence Life & Housing provides different opportunities to form complete roommate groups. If you are unable to fill an entire suite / apartment our office will assign your group a suite / apartment based on space availability and randomly assign a student to fill the vacancy.

Q: If I am going through housing selection as single and random, or incomplete when will I receive my housing assignment?

A: Groups not choosing their housing assignment will be notified of their placement in late April after all selection nights have occurred.

Q: What if I do not go through selection and then need housing?

A: Please contact Residence Life & Housing immediately. We want to ensure your Financial Aid and Student Accounts bill is correct. Students requesting housing after housing selection will be placed in vacancies based on space availability only.

Q: Will I get a better lottery number if I submit all my requirements early?

A: No. In order to be fair for all group’s lottery numbers are determined after the deadline for all requirements. It is highly encouraged that you and everyone on your roommate agreement card submit all requirements early to ensure you receive a lottery number on time.

Q: Where can I get additional information about the requirements?

A: Residence Life & Housing will host multiple information sessions for students. Attending one of the information sessions is required for all rising sophomore students and is greatly encouraged for all students as there have been many changes to the housing selection process. During this time Residence Life & Housing staff will walk you through the entire housing selection process and answer your questions.

Q: Does the Intent to Return Form require me to live on campus?

A: No. This form allows our office to plan accordingly and ensure we can provide enough bed spaces for students requesting to live on campus.

Q: What if my Emergency Contact information has not changed?

A: No problem. You only need to click confirm to update the status date. If your emergency contact information has changed you can go in and edit and click confirm afterwards.

Q: Are there any reasons I would not fill out an electronic Roommate Agreement Form?

A: All students seeking housing should complete an electronic roommate Agreement Form.

Q: What is the housing contract and when do I sign it?

A: The housing contract is a legally binding contract between the student and the university for the entire academic year. Students are encouraged to read the document thoroughly before signing and ask Residence Life & Housing any questions they may have. The contract can be found on WebXpress under Residence Life and Housing Selection. Additionally, the contract can be found on the Residence Life portal under Housing Contract or on the external Living on Campus site under Resources.

Q: Can I cancel my housing contract?

A: If you need to cancel your housing, please submit a request to Residence Life & Housing using the Request to be released from Housing Contract form on the Residence Life portal under Housing Contract. Be aware that submitting a request is not an automatic approval. You will be notified via email once a decision is made. Please see the Returner Student Housing Selection Process book for specific cancellation dates.

Q: How do I find roommates?

A: Stevenson University offers multiple ways to meet roommates: 1) Roommate Social; 2) Roommate Ad Binder; 3) Incomplete Group Search on WebXpress

Q: How many people can I add to my roommate agreement card?

A: When filling out your roommate card it is first important to determine where you preference to live. In the apartments you can have up to 4 students on your roommate card (complete group). In Wooded Way you can have up to 6 people on your roommate card (complete group). In Wakefield and Herring Run you can have anywhere from 2-4 people on your roommate card depending on your preference. Students requesting a single in these buildings can live with another person who is requesting a single in the other bedroom (2 people on the card) or you can live with 2 people in the other bedroom (3 people on a card) or you can live in 2 doubles with 2 people in each bedroom (4 people on a card).

Q: How do I remove someone from my card?

A: The roommate card is open and can be edited through the designated dates in the Returning Housing Selection Process book. Anyone with a pending status on the roommate card (meaning they did not accept or decline the invitation) can be removed by anyone on the card. Once a student accepts the invitation they cannot be removed by any member. To be removed that person must go in and change their status to decline. Please note, with any change on the card an email is sent to everyone listed with the change.

Q: Can I leave a roommate card?

A: Yes. Please access your roommate card on WebXpress and change your status from accept to decline. You cannot be added to another roommate card until you officially leave your original roommate card.

Q: How does it work if I want to live with someone with a lower or higher class year than me?

A: As a returning student you have the option to live with whomever you desire. However, housing areas are restrictive to certain classes. For example, only rising juniors and seniors are eligible for the apartments. If you are a rising junior and want to live with a rising sophomore you would need to preference and select an upper class suite.

Q: What if I want to live with an incoming student?

A: All incoming first year students are required to live in the first year area. If you are requesting to live with an incoming transfer student who has already been accepted and deposited to the university by the returning housing selection deposit deadline please contact Residence Life & Housing.

Q: What residence halls are available at Stevenson University?

A: Stevenson University offers two distinct residential areas for upper class students:

Upper Class Suites
Wakefield Hall (107)
Herring Run Hall (105)
Wooded Way Hall (101)

Apartment Complex (junior and senior eligible only based on space availability)
Long Green Hall (108)
Greenspring Hall (110)
Dulaney Hall (112)
Belfast Hall (114)
Shawan Hall (116)
Worthington Hall (118)
Cromwell Hall (120)

Please visit the Building Layout page to see floor plans and images of each hall.

Q: What if I want to see what the rooms in other halls look like?

A: The residence life portal offers photos and floor plans of each building. In additional there are photos of each building available on the housing selection website under Building Layouts. If you would like to personally see a building please contact Residence Life & Housing to arrange a tour.

Q: Will my financial aid package be affected by the housing option I select?

A: Students are packaged through Financial Aid based on their residency status with the university. The package is not based on your selected housing option. Specific questions regarding your financial aid package and whether it will fully cover your preferred housing option can be directed to Financial Aid.

Q: I am a rising sophomore where can I live

A: Rising sophomores are eligible to live in any of the three Upperclass suites: Wakefield Hall, Herring Run Hall or Wooded Way Hall.

Q: I am a rising junior where can I live?

A: Rising juniors are eligible to live in the apartments or Upperclass suites. All housing options are based on space availability only.

Q: I am a rising senior where can I live?

A: Rising seniors are eligible to live in the apartments or Upperclass suites. All housing options are based on space availability only.

Q: Are gender-inclusive options available?

A: Please contact Residence Life & Housing with questions regarding gender-inclusive housing options.

Q: Based on a disability, I have concerns about where I will live. How do I get a disability related accommodation?

A: All disability related accommodation questions can be direct to the Office of Disability Services. Students should contact Disability Services as early as possible initiate the intake and eligibility process. Disability Services will contact Residence Life & Housing if an accommodation is approved. Accommodation placement is based on space availability.

Q: I currently have a disability related housing accommodation. Do I need to do anything to keep it for next year?

A: Yes. In January Disability Services will contact you to pick up your housing related accommodation renew paperwork. This paperwork will inform you of your new approved accommodation for the following academic year. You will be required to sign and return the paperwork by the designated date on the form. Failure to return your form will result in your accommodation being met if space is available.

Q: I have a disability related housing accommodation. Will I still be able to live with my friends?

A: Yes. Students with current housing related accommodations will receive a paper roommate agreement card in their renew packet. You are required to return your paper roommate agreement card by the deadline stated in your renew packet. Students approved for a housing related accommodation after the housing selection process started will be placed with their friends based on space availability.

Q: Can I preference a single room?

A: A limited number of singles will be available in Wakefield and Herring Run only. On your roommate agreement card please preference your housing option. After the roommate agreement card submission deadline we will review the number of single room requests and contact you with any updates.

Q: Is there an opportunity to change rooms after I have been assigned a space?

A: A move is not guaranteed, but may be reviewed by the office. Please contact to discuss your specific situation.

Q: How do I know which Housing Selection Night to attend?

A: If you are in a complete group and everyone in your group completed all requirements you will receive an email, to your Stevenson email, in early April with your housing selection night, time, and lottery number.

Q: How are the housing selection nights assigned?

A: Housing selection nights are determined by looking at all group members current class year. You will be assigned the selection night of the lowest class year of your group. If you believe you were assigned the wrong selection night please contact Residence Life & Housing as soon as you receive your date and time.

Q: How does my current class year reflect my lottery number? Does a better GPA mean a better lottery number?

A: The lottery numbers are divided by class status. These statuses are determined by your current start term. Your current start term will categorize you into three statuses: rising senior, rising junior, and rising sophomore. Once your group is assigned a status, the lottery numbers are assigned at random. Higher GPAs are not reflective of better lottery numbers.

Q: Who receives a priority lottery number?

A: No one. Lottery numbers are randomly assigned after the deadline of all requirements to ensure all groups have an equal chance of selecting their preferred housing option.

Q: If my intended roommate (or suite / apartment mate) has a better lottery number than I do, do I need to contact anyone?

A: Yes! Everyone listed on your roommate agreement card should have the same assigned housing selection night, time and lottery number. Please contact Residence Life & Housing if there is a discrepancy.

Q: If I have lottery number 15 on selection night 2 does that mean I am the 15th group to choose overall?

A: No, lottery numbers are specific to your assigned selection night. In this example, you would be the 15th group to choose on that night.

Q: What do I need to bring to housing selection?

A: We ask that you only send one (1) representative from your group to the Ratcliffe Community Center on your assigned day and time. Your group representative must come prepared with: 1) an idea of what buildings and bedrooms you and your group would like to live in; 2) Student information for everyone in your group

Q: What if I can’t come to housing selection on the set date for my selection?

A: Our hope is because you are only sending one representative a member of your group will be available. Please start discussing who will be your representative as soon as you receive your lottery information email. If no one in your group can attend your selection date and time please contact Residence Life & Housing as soon as you receive your lottery information email. Students should not miss class to attending housing selection.

Q: What happens if no one in my group shows up on our assigned housing selection night?

A: Failure to attend your assigned housing selection night and time will result in your group being placed in housing after everyone assigned to that night has chosen housing. This may result in your group being split up based on space availability.

Q: How does housing selection work if I am currently abroad but will be returning to housing in the fall?

A: Since our housing selection process is completed electronically on WebXpress students currently abroad can still fulfill all requirements and go through the process. If you have any issues accessing the WebXpress forms please contact Residence Life & Housing.

Q: How do room assignments work if I am planning on studying abroad in the fall?

A: If you are confirmed studying abroad during the fall semester, you will not participate in housing selection. If you are unsure whether you will study abroad you may go through the housing selection process and then submit a request to be released from housing form once confirmed. Please note, we do not hold bed spaces. Your current bed space may be reassigned to another student. If you are returning to housing in the spring semester please contact Residence Life & Housing in October / November to reserve a bed space.

Q:How do I choose a meal plan?

A: All students will select their meal plan when they sign their housing contract on WebXpress. The housing contract will show you meal plan options that you are eligible for based on your class year and housing placement.

All students living in the suites must participate in the A block plan during their first through fourth semesters at Stevenson University. After the four semester, students can choose either the A or B block plan.

All students residing in the apartments are required to participate in either the A or B block plan during their first and second semester at the university. Students in their third and fourth semesters at Stevenson can choose either the A, B or C block plan. After the fourth semester, participation in a meal plan is optional for students living in the apartments.

Q: If I am a transfer do I need to participate in a meal plan?

A: All transfer students are required to participate in a meal plan during their first and second semesters. Students living in the apartments must choose either the A or B block plan. Students living in the suites must purchase the A block plan.

Beginning with their third semester at the university, transfer students who joined the college as a junior and live in an apartment will not be required to purchase a meal plan. Students living in a suite must purchase a meal plan and may choose from the A or B block plan.

If you believe you are eligible for a meal plan not shown on your contract please contact Residence Life & Housing.

Q: Where can I learn more about dining services?

A: Please visit the Stevenson Sodexo website

Q: I’m a returning student who wants to live off campus. Do I still participate in housing selection?

A: No. Current residents who do not intend to live on campus for the following academic year will not go through the housing selection process.

Q: I already paid my housing deposit but no longer wish to live on campus. Can I get a refund?

A: The housing deposit is non-refundable.

Q: What if I am a current commuter and want to move back on campus?

A: The housing selection process is inclusive to both residents and commuters. We encourage commuters to go through the housing selection process with their friends. The only difference is commuters will fill out the Commuter to Resident Request form on WebXpress under Residence Life and Housing Selection instead of the Intent to Return Form. Commuters are then expected to complete all other housing selection requirements.

Q: Is there help for finding off campus housing?

A: Stevenson University does not have a designated Off Campus housing department.

Q: Does moving off campus affect my financial aid?

A: Students considering moving off campus should contact Financial Aid first to learn how their change of residency may impact their Financial Aid.

Q: If I don’t live on campus this year, can I live on campus next year?

A: Yes! All students regardless of residency status are welcomed to participate in housing selection.

Living & Learning

Living & Learning is our Residential Engagement Plan. It provides an intentional framework to educate students outside of the classroom. Just like there is a curriculum or syllabus in the classroom, our Residential Engagement Plan guides your learning that takes place as a member of our residential community. This curricular approach was created to provide intentional learning opportunities for Stevenson residents. This learning is centered around Stevenson’s Four Core Values (integrity, learning, community, and excellence) as these have become our learning goals. We utilize several strategies to foster these learning goals.

Mustang Meetups

Intentional conversations are the foundation of Residential Engagement Plan. Mustang Meetups are one-on-one conversations between a Resident Assistant and a resident. They can occur anywhere on campus and should be around 20 minutes in length. RAs will be a given a lesson plan that contains suggested questions to help guide the conversation as well as a learning goal that the conversation should be centered around.

Bulletin Boards

Bulletin boards are a great way to communicate our Residential Engagement Plan learning goals in a fun, creative way. RAs will be given a lesson plan with detailed instructions as to which learning goal the bulletin board should be focused on.

Community Builders

Monthly community builders are another way we have RAs build relationships and connections on their floor. These community builders can be a consistent activity or a new activity each month. These are activities that get residents connected to campus more and/or each other.

Roommate Agreements

Roommate agreements are facilitated by every RA in each area. The roommate agreements should happen within the first two weeks of classes and updated whenever a new individual moves in or out of the room. These agreements hold residents accountable and make them discuss certain issues with their roommates.


These occur twice per semester and are one of the main responsibilities of the RAs. The events will follow the learning goal based on what residents need or want to learn more about.

Get Involved


Mustang Movers

Mustang Movers are a group of student volunteers who assist new and transfer students with their move to campus during August move in! Mustang Movers will unload student vehicles and move their belongings into their rooms, help direct traffic, and point new students and their families in the right direction.


Resident Assistant

Build a sense of community on your floors and grow meaningful relationships with those in your residence hall! As compensation, RAs receieve a full room waiver and meal plan C waiver for the entire academic year

Office Assistant

Be the first person students greet when they come to the Residence Life & Housing Office with any questions or concerns!

Learn more about these opportunities and talk with your current Resident Assistant. Stop by our office in Ratcliffe Community Center or email us at .

The Office Assistant position is avaliable to any student eligible for work-study.

Policies & Forms

Resident students must be enrolled full-time, maintain a minimum 2.0 GPA, and adhere to the Stevenson code of behavior for student housing. Residence space is limited. Accepted students are encouraged to commit to living on campus as soon as possible. 

Here are essential policy documents and forms

Virtual Tour

Requesting Your Roommate 

You may have already decided who you want to live with during your first year at Stevenson. To request a specific roommate(s) and/or suitemate(s), students should follow these guidelines: 

  • The request must be mutual. 
  • Every student that is part of the request must complete the form. 
  • The request form will be available in late Spring 2023, and you will need your Stevenson Single Sign-On to access the form.
  • All request forms must be received by July 1st 

Please note that both the preferred bedroom type and roommate requests are requests and not guaranteed. While we try to accommodate all requests, we are limited to the bed spaces available. Have questions? Email us at 

Safe and Secure Campus

A Safe and Secure Campus

  • 24/7 monitoring and assistance 
  • Secure residence halls with card access
  • Take a free shuttle across campus
  • Free campus parking close to your dorm
Student Activities

Get Involved, Stay Active

  • 60+ clubs and organizations on campus – or create your own! 
  • Mustang athletic games, club, and intramural sports. Plus, an esports arena that competes nationally. 
  • Arts Alive! program brings art, performance, and music to campus throughout the semester.
  • Center for Diversity & Inclusion events and activities.
Dining on and off campus

Dining On and Off Campus

  • 4 dining locations on campus – eat-in or carry-out. 
  • Our meal plans offer FLEX dollars to use at local off-campus eateries—Noodles & Company, Qdoba Mexican Grill, Tropical Smoothie Café, and more! 
  • Proudly serving Starbucks at our Garrison Hall Coffee House
  • The Natural Smoothie Bar- Enjoy fresh made-to-order smoothies, Ellis Coffee for your caffeine needs, and sandwiches and paninis.

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Residence Life
Stevenson University
Ratcliffe Community Center
100 Campus Circle
Owings Mills, Maryland

Office Address

Ratcliffe Community Center
100 Campus Circle
Owings Mills, MD 21117


443-334-2588 (local)
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