University of Delaware

Graduate and Family Housing

Apply Now!If your destination is the University of Delaware, Housing Assignment Services makes apartment-hunting easy. Forget the classified ads and forego the scouting trips. Housing Assignment Services offers a complete package that simplifies the apartment shopping process and eliminates the hassles of settling into campus. Rent, utilities, and maintenance are combined, making payments simple. When you arrive, you step into a stimulating and supportive community of students with shared educational and family concerns.

Normally, the Graduate Student and Family Housing Agreement runs from August 15 of one calendar year through July 31 of the following calendar year. The start date of the Agreement may be delayed if you check in, or if a space is not available until after August 15. The lease is for 12 months. The end date of the Graduate Student and Family Housing Agreement will always be July 31. In August, your rent will be pro-rated based upon your date of check-in. For those renewing the Agreement, the lease dates will be August 1 to July 31. If you are graduating in December or May, you will be released from your Agreement if all of the correct notification and paperwork has been submitted and approved. For details, see the Graduate Student Housing Agreement.

Graduate Housing Offers:

Location and Convenience

We take your education as seriously as you do, allowing you to concentrate on the business of being a student. A car isn't necessary. Laundry facilities are on the premises. Classrooms, public computer sites, the library, two University Centers, convenience stores, restaurants, banks, and drugstores are alll within walking distance.

Grocery stores and shopping centers are accessible by public transportation. We take care of the facilities. When something in your room or apartment needs attention, one phone call is all it takes. Our comprehensive security program includes secuity screens on all ground first-floor windows and access systems that allow main entries to be locked 24 hours a day. A state-of-the-art fire alarm/supression system in the buildings combine smoke detection with a sprinkler system for maximum protection of life and property. The smoke and heat alarms in every building are wired into a central reporting system.

Competitive Rates

Our rates compare favorably to off-campus housing rates. A recent survey indicated that Graduate Student and Family Housing is a good value for your money. You avoid the expense of utility deposits. You write just one check- the same amount every month- to pay for rent, utilities, and cable TV service. Other included amenities are utilities (heat, air conditioning, electric, and water), data (high-speed access to the internet), and cable TV (over 60 channels offered). In addition, all buildings have convenient, low-cost laundry facilities.

Parking is not included in the rental rate, but a resident student parking permit may be purchased from Parking and Transportation Services.


The residents of Graduate Student & Family Housing are at the center of the University community and close to its resources. The sense of a common goal -- an educational mission -- provides a comfortable, productive environment in which to pursue one's degree.

UD Shuttle Buses

University of Delaware Shuttle Buses run on regular Fall and Spring schedules with special schedules during Winter and Summer sessions. Some off-campus apartment complexes are served by special agreement.