University of Delaware

Assignment Letters to Freshman Students

Electronic Check-InPlease click on the statement below that applies to your situation.

If you have questions about Move-In Day, please review our Move-In Guide.

I requested assignment to Warner Hall (female-only) or Sussex Hall (substance-free).

July 2012

Dear Student:

We are excited that you are entering the University of Delaware for the 2012 fall semester. On-campus housing will be an important part of your University of Delaware experience. You requested an assignment to Warner Hall which is a female residence hall or Sussex Hall which is a substance-free residence hall.

Because these buildings are designated as upperclass buildings rather than freshman buildings, we will provide the names of freshman students in upperclass buildings to Residence Life staff. They will be available to help you with any issues and will be good resources for you as you learn about the University of Delaware. Your Resident Assistant will contact you shortly after opening.

You will still be charged the freshman rate that was on your bill and must also purchase a meal plan. All upperclass residence halls are open during University breaks. Details and the break fee will be available on the Residence Life website.

If you want to know the floor plan and dimensions of your room, please visit the Facilities website.

If you have any questions, please contact Housing Assignment Services at 5 Courtney Street, by phone at (302) 831-3676, or by email at ud-housing@udel.edu.

Sincerely,

Linda L. Carey
Director

I requested a double, but have been assigned to a single.

July 2012

Dear Student:

We are excited that you are entering the University of Delaware for the 2012 fall semester. On-campus housing will be an important part of your University of Delaware experience. Your assignment is a single room in the Rodney Complex on West Campus rather than the double space you requested on your information form.

You will be living on a floor with other freshman so you will have plenty of opportunities to meet other new students. In the Rodney Complex, single rooms are clustered together so students can interact easily with their neighbors. At the same time, students can have instant privacy and quiet just by closing their doors.

While room changes during fall semester are usually very limited due to the demand for housing, if you find that your single room is really not the experience you were seeking, please contact Housing Assignment Services or a Residence Life staff member. We will consider you for reassignment to any vacancies that may become available. If may be possible to do a mutual room change with a student assigned to a double who would rather have your single.

If you want to know the floor plan or dimensions of your room, please visit the Facilities website.

If you have any questions, please contact Housing Assignment Services at 5 Courtney Street, by phone at (302) 831-3676, or by email at ud-housing@udel.edu.

Sincerely,

Linda L. Carey
Director

I have been assigned to an upperclass building rather than a freshman building.

July 2012

Dear Student:

We are excited that you are entering the University of Delaware for the 2012 fall semester. On-campus housing will be an important part of your University of Delaware experience. Because you are a student who is 20 or older, you have been assigned to an upperclass building rather than a freshman building.

You will be living with students who are your own age. We will provide the names of freshman students in upperclass buildings to the Residence Life staff. They will be available to help you with any issues and will be good resources for you as you learn about the University of Delaware. Your Resident Assistant will be contacting you shortly after opening.

You will still be charged the freshman rate that was on your bill and must also purchase a meal plan. All upperclass residence halls are open during University breaks. Details and the break fee will be available on the Residence Life website.

If you want to know the floor plan and dimensions of your room, please visit the Facilities website.

If you have any questions, please contact Housing Assignment Services at 5 Courtney Street by phone at (302) 831-3676 or by email at ud-housing@udel.edu.

Sincerely,

Linda L. Carey
Director

I have been assigned to an extended housing triple.

July 2012

Dear Student:

We are excited that you are entering the University of Delaware for the 2012 fall semester. On-campus housing will be an important part of your University of Delaware experience. Because of the demand for on-campus housing, it is necessary to assign some students to extended housing triples. Your assignment shows that you have been placed in an extended housing triple.

Some students will be offered a permanent space by the end of September. We consider all three students in a triple room as extended housing residents so that none of the students are regarded as the "extra" person.

Beginning October, each student assigned to extended housing triples will be given a 15% rebate of the housing cost for each full week you are assigned to a triple room or until you are offered a permanent space whether you accept or reject the offered space. Financial rebates are only provided for the fall semester because permanent spaces are normally available by spring semester in freshman housing areas. You will be offered a permanent space based on availability and priority. Students in triples will be given priority for vacancies in their assigned area.

Frequently asked questions about triples:

Q: What extra furniture is in a triple room?
A: There are 3 beds (two are bunked) and 3 desks with chairs. All three roommates share the wardrobe or closet and dresser space. While each student in a triple will have the same amount of furniture (desk, bed, chair) the extra housing bed, and chair and some desks may be different from the permanent furniture. It will be advantageous to make sure you and your roommates share additional furniture.

Q: How will vacancies be offered?
A: Housing Assignment services works closely with Residence Life staff to determine how vacancies are offered. The Resident Assistant and Hall Director will meet with the students assigned to triples to discuss the procedure. It is important for you to be in contact with your Resident Assistant to discuss any problems or concerns.

Q: Will the furniture be removed after one of the roommates is reassigned?
A: Yes. Instructions for removal of the extra furniture and Request Forms are available on the Facilities website.

Q: Is one student designated to have the extended housing furniture?
A: All of the students in the room are students in extended housing. All three roommates should talk together about how to share the furniture and space. For example, one roommate may not like the top bunk. Each student should have some permanent furniture and some extra furniture. Planning this is advance by talking with your roommates will help you start your UD experience smoothly.

Q: What should I do if I am the first person to arrive to the room?
A: As mentioned above, the extended housing furniture should be divided equally. One student should not have an advantage over his or her roommates. For example, one student should take the top bunk, one should take the different chair, and one student should share the closets and dressers. It is a good idea to wait until all parties have arrived before setting up beds and furniture.

Q: Can we move the furniture around?
A: Most of the furniture can be moved to suit the needs and creativity of the room's residents. You should consider where the internet and cable connections are located.

Q: Are there three Ethernet connections?
A: While there is only one connection for the TV cable, there are three Ethernet connections in all triple rooms. In some rooms, especially in Rodney, you may need an extra long Ethernet cable. The maximum is 50 feet. Because not all connections are in the same location, it is not possible to give all residents the exact locations of the connections (your RA can help you locate each connection). Initially, you may wish to bring one long and one short cord; you can return the unused cord after you move in.

Q: Can I bring everything I would bring if I were in a double room?
A: It is best to arrive with the items the are absolutely necessary and then decide what extra items you can use in your room. For example, do not bring all of your summer and winter clothes. Decide who will bring the TV and phone. If you talk to your roommate in advance and do not bring duplicate items, there will be more space for your personal belongings.

Q: Can the extended housing bed be lofted?
A: Yes, students can add extra space to their rooms by ordering a bed loft online at Bedloft.com. Bedloft.com provides the only approved loft for the residence halls. If you pre-order a loft, it will be fully assembled in your room prior to your arrival on campus. Lofts can also be ordered and delivered on Move-In Day (supplies are limited). Extended Housing students are reimbursed for the cost of the loft rental ($159). Please forward a copy of your receipt to Housing Assignment Services for credit to your student account. Credits are processed mid-September. Only one loft is permitted per room.


If you would like to know the floor plan and dimensions of your room, please visit the Facilities website. All dimensions are approximate and may vary slightly in individual rooms. You and your roommate may decide to rearrange the furniture to suit your needs and creativity.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Housing Assignment Services at 5 Courtney Street, by phone at (302) 831-3676, or by email at ud-housing@udel.edu.

I hope you have a great Move-In Day and wish you the best for a successful career at UD!

Sincerely,

Linda L. Carey
Director