Stay @ UD

Overnight Accommodations

Stay overnight in the residence halls with your friends during UD Alumni Weekend! This year, you can choose between North Campus or East Campus, each within walking distance to The Green.

Registration is coming soon! Please watch your inbox for an email in the coming weeks!

Questions: If you have specific questions about the residence hall accommodations, please contact Gail Knapp at 302-831-8590.

Changes to your registration: Once you have registered, you may not make changes to your registration online. You may, however, call the Office of Development and Alumni Relations, and we will make any required changes for you. Please call 302-831-2341 to make changes to your registration.

Linen Packages: Don’t feel like bringing your bedding with you? Linen packages are available for $25 and may be picked up upon your arrival. Linen packages include: blanket, pillow, pillow case, 2 sheets, towel, washcloth, bath mat, soap and shampoo.

General Information

Staying in the residence halls? You'll have help moving in! Just as the Arrival Survival Team helps new students move into their dorms each fall semester, the Alumni Arrival Survival Team helps attendees move into the dorms for Alumni Weekend!

  • Alumni Weekend guests who registered for a residence hall room will receive a room key, a building FOB (for residence hall access) and a lanyard.
  • Keys will only be distributed to the suite purchaser as well as the designated roommate. Unidentified roommates upon check-in may get a key if the purchaser is in person to vouch for them.
  • If a guest loses a key, the lock replacement charge is $125.
  • A carpenter is available on call from 4:00 to 6:00 p.m. on Friday to lower and debunk the beds upon check-in.
  • To view the structure and furniture layouts of various residence halls and rooms, please click here. (Please note that only a limited number of the dorm room buildings listed are available for Alumni Weekend accommodations.)

North Campus (Laird Campus)

  • Suite style rooms and bathrooms with free wireless access
  • Single Suite - $80/night (2 rooms sharing 1 bathroom, 1 bed in each room)
  • Double Suite - $90/night (2 rooms sharing 1 bathroom, 2 beds in each room)
  • Amenities: Provided amenities in the suites are cups, toilet paper, a bar of soap and tissues. Bed linens, pillows, blankets and towels are only available in the linen package, or you may bring your own.
  • Check-in information:
    • Location: The lounge of your specific residence hall before 8:00 p.m., and at Christiana Commons after 8:00 p.m.
    • Receive your room assignment, key, FOB (for residence hall access) and linen package (if pre-ordered)
      • Friday:
        • 3–8 p.m. at your individual residence hall
        • 8 p.m.-2 a.m. at Christiana Commons
      • Saturday: 6 a.m.–2 a.m. at Christiana Commons
      • There will be a person on-call from 2-6 a.m.  After hours, a number will be displayed where the staff person on call may be reached.

  • Check-out information:
      • Location: Christiana Commons
      • Drop off your room key and building FOB at the Christiana Commons. Failure to return your key and access card will result in an additional charge of $125 to cover locksmith costs. Linens may be left in the rooms.
      • Check-out times:
        • Saturday: 6 a.m.–2 a.m. at Christiana Commons
        • Sunday: 6 a.m.–Noon at Christiana Commons

      • There will be a person on-call from 2-6 a.m.  After hours, a number will be displayed where the staff person on call may be reached.
  • Directions: Laird Campus is located off Route 896 and is home to Clayton Hall and the Christiana Towers and Independence Complex residence halls. Parking for the weekend is free on Laird Campus and is available near the Towers.

East Campus

  • Each floor has multiple shared male and female bathrooms. All rooms have free wireless access.
  • Room with 2 beds - $80/night (1 room with 2 beds and hallways bathrooms)
  • Amenities: Provided amenities include soap and toilet paper located in the hallway bathrooms. NOTE: tissues and cups are not provided. Please bring your own.
  • Check-in information:
    • Location: Redding and Gilbert Hall Lounges
    • Receive your room assignment, room key and building FOB (for residence hall access) and linen package (if ordered).
    • Friday: 3 p.m.–2 a.m.
    • Saturday: 6 a.m.–2 a.m.
  • Check-out information:
    • Location: Redding Hall Lounge
    • Drop off your room key and building FOB at the Redding Hall Lounge. Failure to return your key and access card to the check-out location will result in an additional charge of $125 for maintenance and locksmith costs. Linens may be left in the rooms.
    • Saturday: 6 a.m.– 2 a.m.
    • Sunday: 6 a.m.–Noon
  • Directions: The East Campus dorms are located on Academy Street. Parking is available in Perkins Student Center parking garage (UD parking rates apply) or in the Pearson Hall surface lot (free all weekend).

Area Hotels

Courtyard Marriott Newark at UD
Laird Campus, Newark, DE
$179 per night (2 night minimum), includes breakfast            
302-737-0900

Embassy Suites Newark
654 S. College Ave., Newark, DE
$139 per night
302-453-9700 or 800-Embassy and mention “UD Alumni Weekend”
(20-minute walk to Main Campus)

Homewood Suites by Hilton
640 S. College Ave., Newark, DE
$139 per night
302-453-9700 or 800-Embassy and mention “UD Alumni Weekend”
(20-minute walk to main campus)

Find other lodging within a 15 minute drive of campus.

Transportation

Airports
Philadelphia (~45 minutes)
Baltimore-Washington (~75 minutes)

Airport Shuttles
Delaware Express: (800) 648-5466
SuperShuttle: (888) 258-3826

Trains
AMTRAK: (800) 872-7245 (national)
SEPTA: (215) 580-7800 (PHL / PA / DE)

Bus Services
MEGABUS: (877) 462-6342 (cheap fares from major cities to Laird Campus parking lot)  
Greyhound (national): (800) 231-2222 or (302) 655-6111
UNICITY (Newark only): (302) 366-7030
DART (Delaware only): (800) 652-3278

Do I need a rental car during Alumni Weekend?

The Comfort Suites, Hilton, Sheraton, and Staybridge Suites are a 15-minute drive from campus, and not within walking distance to UD. If you decide to stay at one of these hotels, then you would need to rent a car or take a taxi or bus to campus.

If you decide to rent a car, please note that parking will be limited in Newark. City of Newark parking fees will apply during Alumni Weekend.