Our Facility

Living & Learning in Dorchester Hall

Global Communities students live in the recenty-renovated Dorchester Hall, a four-story, traditional style residence hall in the North Hill Community on South Campus. Dorchester Hall offers single, double, and triple rooms on both single-gender and mixed-gender floors.  Floors have single-use gender-neutral bathrooms and enlarged community bathrooms. Dorchester Hall includes a ground-level seminar room, multipurpose room, building kitchen, study lounges on each floor, lounges with kitchenettes on each floor, water-filling stations on each floor, a laundry room, and much more.

Students enjoy meals together in the South Campus dining hall. Global Community students also take some of our classes in the Dorchester hall seminar room, hang out in our main lounge, cook meals in our kitchen, and meet on the balcony.

The University’s flagship library—McKeldin Library—is in our backyard. Dorchester Hall is a stone’s throw from the McKeldin Mall and most academic buildings. We are steps away from the University Health Center and the Stamp Student Union. Global Communities students rarely have to go far to attend class, grab a bite to eat, or visit friends.

Global Communities strives to create a diverse, active and community-oriented living experience in the residence hall we call home. We invite you to be part of a welcoming and exciting global community.  

Please note: Students in Global Communities are required to live in Dorchester Hall or other GC designated on-campus housing for their first year. Please contact globalcommunities@umd.edu if you have questions or concerns about this requirement. Students may apply to live in Dorchester for their second year if space permits. Housing in Dorchester is not guaranteed for second year students.    

Fun in Dorchester Hall