Following rules are an integral part of life at any university, especially UMBC. The 24-hour police here are always alert and quick to arrive wherever they are needed. Violating any of the campus policies against drugs or alcohol will get you a date with Judicial Services, and breaking campus parking or motor vehicle rules will get you a pricey ticket.
In the dorms, residential assistants are always on the lookout to for any possible problems. They can easily crack down on any parties or write up students, and in general, they tend to be more harsh on freshmen than upperclassmen in the dorms. In the apartments, students tend have more freedom, and complaints are less of a problem there. Overall, students need to watch their behavior because UMBC is a stickler for conforming to the rules. However, this also makes it much easier to get your work done—which is theoretically the reason why you are in college in the first place!