ACES Program staff are working remotely to protect community health. Please connect with us via phone and email.

If you haven't been admitted to the ACES Living-Learning Program, click HERE to learn how to be considered!

In order to join ACES, you must confirm your enrollmentWhen you confirm your enrollment to the University of Maryland by May 1, 2020 you will be automatically confirmed for enrollment in ACES. 

ACES students are highly encouraged to live in Prince Frederick Hall for their freshman and sophomore year. In order to confirm your place in Prince Frederick, you must apply for housing by May 1, 2020. Missing the May 1 deadline may impact your ability to secure on-campus housing.

During the months of January through May, ACES hosts a number of online chats. During these chats, ACES staff and students provide insight into ACES classes and community atmosphere while answering any questions prospective students may have.


New Student Orientation has moved online! Students should register for orientation with the Orientation Office. Students must attend an orientation program in the summer to build their fall schedules. The Honors College invites newly admitted students to attend Honors Orientation, but students also have the option to attend a regular orientation. Honors Orientation is scheduled for June 15-16, June 25-26, and July 15-16

To learn more about orientation for first year students, please visit the university orientation webpage.

Orientation synchronous sessions for ACES are 4:30pm-5:30pm on the following dates:

  •     June 15
  •     June 25
  •     July 15

Students can join the synchronous sessions at Students can view the ACES Orientation Video HERE.

For more information

contact Cassie Harrington at