BioFIRE will enroll highly motivated students with interests in the chemical and life sciences and limited previous exposure to scientific research. Most invitations will be made at the time of admission to the University of Maryland, but a limited number of students may be invited afterwards on a space available basis. Students may be directly admitted to the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences or may be in Letters & Sciences. Students participating in another living and learning program (e.g., Honors, Scholars, Global Communities, Civicus) are not eligible.
If you received an invitation to BioFIRE
To confirm your spot in the program, you must do the following by May 1:
Confirm your enrollment at the University of Maryland
Accept your invitation to BioFIRE through the Coalition portal
Submit the UMD housing and dining agreement form*
*Every new first-year student who desires to live in campus residence halls must complete the 2019-2020 Housing/Dining Services Agreement by May 1, 2019 to be eligible to live on campus. BioFIRE is not listed on the University housing agreement as a living and learning option. The BioFIRE program will work with Resident Life to ensure your housing in the BioFIRE Living and Learning Program.
If you have not yet been invited, but are interested in being considered for BioFIRE
Fill out our brief preference form
If you have not already received an invitation to FIRE, request a spot in the program. If you are already in the FIRE program, you can skip this step.
Dr. Kaci Thompson
Associate Dean, Science Education Initiatives
Associate Director, BioFIRE
College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences