Admitted Students

Congratulations! We appreciate your interest in furthering your education at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore.

To ensure a smooth transition, please make sure you complete all of the checklist items below:

  • Celebrate your admission!
  • Confirm your enrollment (the link to confirm your enrollment can be found in your FutureHawk Portal)
  • Complete your Health and Immunization form. (All students and staff will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination or medical/religious exemption).
  • Submit your FAFSA application. Our FAFSA federal school code 002106. (For questions about financial aid, please contact the Office of Student Financial Aid at 410-651-6172. You must complete and submit the FAFSA in order to be considered for financial aid and certain scholarships.)
  • Verify your residency information on your admissions letter. If you believe you are in-state and have been classified otherwise, contact us.
  • Using your UMES Student ID Number, visit to set up your UMES account. Once you set up your account, you will start receiving important information to your UMES student email. Be sure to check it regularly.
  • Complete your housing reservation online using the following steps:
    • Log in to MyUMES ( on a computer (not a mobile device)
    • Click on the Hawkville icon (the maroon icon that has the image of a bed/house)
    • Select and complete the correct application
    • Pay the $300 deposit with a debit/credit card
  • Contact your high school counselor or previous institution to submit your final transcripts electronically. (Official final transcripts are required before you can attend class).
  • Schedule a time to visit your new home.
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