There are several types of campus housing available at UMES. The traditional halls generally provide housing for residents who are all the same sex and have a similar class standing. There are also apartment-style suites with four single rooms and one double with a common living room and bathroom, and units with three double bedrooms, a living room, kitchen, and bathroom. Everything is clean when students first arrive on campus, but it is up to each individual student to keep their rooms clean—there are inspections to make sure, which are usually done by the resident assistant (RA). If an RA is having a problem with a particular resident, the area director will get involved, but otherwise the AD stays out of things.
UMES is a large campus, so some living spaces are closer to everything than others. Students who live in Arden Run and Talon Square (technically off-campus apartments but many UMES student live here) will have the longest walk to campus, and most students who live here carpool to class. Almost all other dorms are within walking distance. The social scene here is average compared to other college campuses, but students who live in the dorms together usually become very close and stay friends throughout their college career and beyond.