Gemstone Honors Program
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Admitted Students

Welcome to the Gemstone Honors Program, Class of 2023!

We are so excited to meet you! Here is some important information that you might find helpful!

Honors College Next Steps

Check out the Next Steps page for information on the different living-learning programs and how to preference programs, once admitted into the Honors College. For more information about the Honors College, visit

For those who participated in the online Honors College: Gemstone Honors Program Chat and wanted to view the presentation provided, please click here.

Have Questions about Gemstone or the University of Maryland?

We want to make sure all of your questions are answered. Here are some different ways to connect with us:

Register for Gems Camp 2019: Tuesday, August 20th - Thursday, August 22nd!

Gems Camp is a two-night, off-campus orientation program designed to help incoming Gemstone students transition into the University of Maryland and the Gemstone Honors Program prior to the first day of classes. If living on campus, students have the added benefit of moving in early.

Registration for Gems Camp 2019 is now LIVE! Visit to register! Registration closes on Thursday, August 1st, 2019.

For more information regarding Gems Camp, please visit the Gems Camp page on our website.

Sign up for Summer Orientation!

All University of Maryland students must sign up for an orientation program over the summer. If possible, we suggest registering for an Honors orientation (see dates below), but it is NOT required to do so.

Wednesday-Thursday, June 19th-20th
Thursday-Friday, June 27th-28th
Wednesday-Thursday, July 17th-18th

To learn more information and to register for Summer Orientation, visit the orientation website at REMINDER: Summer orientation is different from Gems Camp! For more information regarding Gems Camp, visit the Gems Camp page on our website.

Connect with a Current Gemstone Student!

Unable to attend an open house? Still have unanswered questions? Complete THIS FORM to connect with a current Gemstone student via email, phone, or facebook! Once submitted, you should hear from us within 5 business days. If you any have further questions, please contact!

Follow us on Social Media!

The Gemstone Program loves social media! Follow us on Twitter, like our Facebook page, check out on Instagram, and visit our student blog, The Stone!

Visit the Gemstone Suite!

If you’re on campus and would like to visit our office, Fridays during the semester are the best days to visit. If you are thinking of visiting, please call 1 week in advance at 301-458-0784 so we know to expect you!

For a campus visitor map, please visit

Living on campus for Fall 2019?

The Gemstone Honors Program works closely with the Department of Resident Life to coordinate a smooth move-in process for all of our incoming students. More information about housing can be found here.

Students must confirm their enrollment and apply for housing by May 1, 2019. Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls must complete the 2019-2020 Campus Housing and Dining Agreement by May 1 to be eligible to live on campus. The housing agreement can be found here by selecting the "Apply for Housing" button on the top right of the page. Missing the May 1 deadline may impact a student's ability to secure on-campus housing.

Specific Fall 2019 move-in instructions will be posted in July.

If you have any questions about any of the above information,
please email us at or call us at 301-458-0784!