Welcome to South Campus Commons!

We are excited to welcome our SCC Terps back to campus in August 2020! We are in the midst of preparing for your arrival and look forward to greeting you.

As a reminder, our lease start date for 2020 will be:

Sunday, August 23rd

This year’s move-in will be conducted using an appointment system to minimize density of families in the community simultaneously. Additional information will be sent directly to residents via email; including the appointment scheduler, move-in logistics, and available timeslots.  If you have questions regarding move-in, please feel free to contact us via email at southcampuscommons@cocm.com or via phone at (301) 314-2499.


On move-in day

At check-in, you can take advantage of:

  • Temporary unloading zones to alleviate the distance you need to move your belongings from your vehicle.
  • Dedicated check-in stations located on the first floor of Mowatt Garage.
  • Bike Registration- located at service desk 1 or 6 starting August 21st
  • A lower density unpacking experience to support social distancing effort

You need your University of Maryland ID card to check-in, receive your keys, as well as to access the front doors of the building.

Check-in Locations

All check-ins will be conducted in the Mowatt Lane Garage during your scheduled appointment window.

Planning for your apartment

Below is a list of some items that are commonly asked if included.  This should help to plan what to bring to best enjoy your new home.

What’s included What’s not included
Full sized mattress
Entertainment stand
Coffee table
Garbage disposal
HD Cable TV hookup
Kitchen utensils
Cooking utensils
Cable and Network wire
Shower curtain

Don’t forget to register for your resident portal before you arrive.  This will allow you to complete your Room Condition Report immediately upon arrival, submit work orders, and pay your bills!


Move-in Day Maps / Communications

Review the below map to see the traffic patterns you can expect on move-in day.

For more details, please view our SCC move in map stations 2020

For your reference, below are copies of the move-in communications that were emailed to incoming residents.

Move in Announcement

Move-in Details

Move in Message 8.20.2020


Room Condition Reports

Upon move-in, residents must assess the condition of their room and apartment by completing an online Room Condition Report (RCR) documenting the condition of their space at the time of move-in.  Upon move-out, an inspection of their apartment is completed comparing the condition at move-in with the condition at move-out, to determine what is not normal wear and tear.  If an RCR is not completed or submitted, their room and apartment will be inspected with the assumption that all items and furniture were in satisfactory condition with no damage at move-in. The RCR is located on the resident portal.

Alternatively, the RCR can also be accessed via an app, available for both Android and Apple.  See links below to download:

Please note, you must be registered for the resident portal to use the app.