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:

Register for Gems Camp 2017: Adventure Awaits!

Gems Camp 2017: Adventure Awaits

Gems Camp 2017 is Tuesday, August 22nd - Thursday, August 24th
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.

To register, please visit: All registration materials including payment are due no later than August 1st, 2017.

For more information regarding Gems Camp, visit the Gems Camp page on our website or check out our Frequently Asked Questions document HERE. We can't wait to see you in August!

Attend the Gemstone Honors Program Summer BBQ!

Join the Gemstone Honors Program for our annual Summer BBQ on Sunday, July 16th, 2017 from 3-6pm at High Point Farm in Clarksburg, MD. This is a great opportunity to meet other Gemstone students in your cohort, as well as current Gemstone students, staff, and alumni!
This is a family friendly event!

For more information and to RSVP, visit

Prices per person go up after July 1st, so be sure to RSVP soon! Questions? Email

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 7th-8th
Monday-Tuesday, June 12th-13th
Thursday, Friday, June 29th-30th
Wednesday, Thursday, July 12th-13th

To learn more information and to register for Summer Orientation, visit the orientation website at

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!

Additionally, join the official Gemstone Honors Program Class of 2021 Facebook group HERE. Please note, you’ll have to request to join, but our group administrators (current Gemstone students) will approve you.

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 2017?

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.Specific Fall 2017 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!