Gemstone Honors Program
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Admitted Students

Welcome to the Gemstone Honors Program, Class of 2021!

We are so excited to meet you! Here is some important information that you might find helpful! For more information about the Honors College, visit their website at

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:

Attend an Admitted Student Open House!

Come learn more about the Gemstone Honors Program and meet some current Gemstone students at an admitted student open house, coordinated by the University of Maryland Office of Undergraduate Admissions.

Visit campus on the following days to learn more about the Honors College and the Gemstone Honors Program! To RSVP for an admitted student open house, please click here.

Friday, March 3rd, 2017
Friday, March 10th, 2017
Friday, March 31st, 2017
Friday, April 7th, 2017

Save the Date for our Gemstone Summer BBQ!

Want to meet some admitted Gemstone students, current Gemstone students, alumni, and staff? Join us for our Gemstone Honors Program Summer BBQ!

This event will be held on Sunday, July 16th (time TBA) at High Point Farm in Clarksburg, MD. This BBQ is open to all current and incoming Gemstone students, their families, and Gemstone alumni! RSVP and more information will be coming soon!

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!

Participate in Honors Ambassadors Host-a-Day!

Admitted Honors College students can explore the everyday life of an Honors student, from classes to campus involvements through the Honors Ambassadors Host-a-Day Program!

For more information or to sign up, please visit this website
Requests should be made at least two weeks in advance and are available on a first come, first serve basis.

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!

Sign up for Summer Orientation

This a great opportunity to meet with academic and orientation advisors and connect with other new students in your major! Register now by visiting! Be sure to sign up for an honors orientation, if possible.

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

Gems Camp 2017

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.

Save the dates for Gems Camp 2017: Tuesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 24th. For more information regarding Gems Camp, please visit the Gems Camp page on our website.

Planning to live on campus for Fall 2017?

Don't forget to complete your housing agreement online through the Department of Resident Life by May 1st. For more information regarding housing, please visit the Resident Life website.

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