Absolutely. We encourage students to participate in the University of Maryland’s living and learning communities. Many of our students are members of living and learning communities while also taking part in many other activities such as competitions, clubs, societies, internships, and study abroad.
You can submit the Flexus and Virtus application before committing to the university. The priority deadline for Flexus and Virtus is April 2, 2021. Students who have applied by the priority deadline will be notified of their program acceptance beginning on Friday, April 16, 2021.
While it is possible to participate in both Flexus/Virtus and another LLC, living in Easton Hall with the Flexus/Virtus community is a requirement to participate in the program(s). If you desire to participate in both programs, you may, as long as the other program does not also require you to live there.
This year, Flexus/Virtus admissions will preference students who were not admitted to other LLCs (i.e. CPS, Honors, etc). However, students who were admitted into other LLCs will be considered for admission if space is available.
If you participate in Flexus/Virtus, you will be assigned to Easton Hall and placed with a roommate who is also a participant in the program.
Please see the message below from the Department of Residence Life in regards to roommate requests for participants in living and learning programs:
"We understand the importance of your roommate requests. Due to a variety of factors, roommate requests are never guaranteed. Resident Life will honor mutual roommate requests as space allows. Roommate requests between students in different programs or between a student in a program and a roommate not in any program are less likely to be honored due to program residency requirements and space limitations. We will do what is possible, but please understand these limitations and consider other roommate options within your program."
Yes! WIE events, programs, and opportunities are open to all engineering students.