Residency Requirements

All students will live in Collegium housing with the following exceptions:

  • students living at home;

  • students living with relatives;

  • students living in a home approved by their parents and by the Collegium.


The Hamilton Hotel, once Hagerstown's largest hotel, is being renovated for Collegium housing. It is located at 90-98 W. Washington St. in downtown Hagerstown.  It is next to the University of Maryland's Hagerstown campus (a hub for various colleges of the University of Maryland system to offer distance curricula), where the Collegium will hold classes for the first year.

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Hamilton Hotel

First-year Arrangements

Currently, the hotel is being renovated one floor at a time.  The Collegium will occupy the second floor. 

  • The men will live on one wing of the floor, which is separated by a secured door. 

  • The women will live on another wing of the floor, which is also separated by a secured door. 

  • The president and/or the dean of men will reside in the men's wing.

  • The dean of women will reside in the women's wing.

  • There will be no inter-wing visitation.

As the renovation and The Collegium expand, men or women will remain in this facility, and the other sex will occupy another building.  Policies concerning faculty residing in the facilities, and no visitation in opposite-sex rooms/floors will remain in place.



Access to the building and to the student residence wings will be by key card.

A front-desk attendant is on duty 24 hours/day.

Alchol, Drugs, and Smoking

The legal drinking age in Maryland is 21.  Therefore, alcohol is forbidden at all Collegium activities that involve students, on- or off-campus.  Alcohol and drugs are forbidden in the residence hall.   Smoking is forbidden on all Collegium sites.

The use of forbidden substances (alcohol, drugs, tobacco) or visiting the rooms of members of the opposite sex are violations subject to expulsion.


You can view the plan for the second-floor renovation below.

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Hamilton Hotel Second Floor Renovation Plan