Gemstone Honors Program
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Admitted Students

Welcome to the Gemstone Honors Program, Class of 2022!

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:

Save the Date for Gems Camp 2018

Gems Camp 2018 will be from Tuesday, August 21st - Thursday, August 23rd
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.

More information including registration will be available in early June!

In the meantime, check out last year's Gems Camp promo video below!

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 22nd, 2018 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!

More information including registration will be available in May. 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 13th-14th
Wednesday-Thursday, June 20th-21st
Thursday-Friday, June 28th-29th
Wednesday-Thursday, July 11th-12th

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, stay tuned for an official Gemstone Class of 2022 Facebook Group that will be available in early May.

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 2018?

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 2018 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!