University of Delaware

Freshmen Residence Halls George Read Harrington Complex Russell Complex Dickinson Complex South Central


Start Your UD Experience Here
Meet other students, form connections, and succeed academically. Your residence hall will be more than just a place to sleep or store your belongings. You will have ample opportunities to attend community events, interact with a diverse body of residents and Residence Life staff members, and take on leadership roles.

Your First year
Most first-year students are assigned to double rooms on East or West Campus that are exclusively for freshman; however some students will be placed in singles or suites. A Resident Assistant (RA) will live on your floor and will be available to provide you with support throughout the academic year. RAs are upper-level undergraduate students who will connect your with the resources you need to succeed at UD.

Living Requirement
Single freshman are required to live in University housing, or at home with a parent or guardian. Requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to Housing Assignment Services. Matriculated students are guaranteed housing each year they remain at UD, as long as they apply by
the published deadlines. Each semester a student lives on campus increases his or her priority in the application process. Housing assignments are made without regard to race, creed, sexual orientation, religion, or national origin.

Amenities and Services:

All residence halls provide students with the following amenities and conveniences. See room types for more details.

  • All utilities included (high-speed Internet, University Ethernet connection, cable TV, recycling)
  • Instant Facilities Fix It! Service for repairs and maintenance
  • Fitness center and athletic court access
  • In-building laundry
  • Private or community kitchens
  • Private study rooms and group study lounges
  • Large common areas
  • Fully-furnished rooms

Safety and Security Features:

  • 24-hour locked exterior door
  • Video surveillance cameras
    outside of each residence hall
  • Door viewers for each room
  • Alarm systems
  • Security screens on first-floor
  • Fire alarms linked to the Public
    Safety Office
  • Emergency call buttons