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Independence Slideshow

Learn more about each building: INDEPENDENCE | THOMAS MCKEAN | JAMES SMITH

Independence Complex, constructed in 2006, is home to UD’s newest buildings. It was named in honor of the three UD graduates who signed the Declaration of Independence: Thomas McKean, James Smith, and George Read. The complex offers single and double suites with private bathrooms. It is conveniently located near a state of the art fitness center, turf field, and new outdoor basketball and tennis courts.



Upper Division


  • Independence Fitness Center
  • Independence Turf
  • Outdoor basketball and volleyball courts
  • Hen House Fitness Center

Nearby Parking:

  • Pencader Way
  • Independence Complex Lots
  • Laird Campus Lot
  • Clayton Hall Conference Center Lot

Closest Dining Locations

  • Pencader Dining Hall
  • P.O.D. Market
  • Trabant Food Court


What students are saying:

"Independence fitness center is a great facility and it's right on the floor of my residence hall."

Did you know?

All of the buildings in Independence Complex are featured on Blue Henergy, a UD website that monitors energy usage. Learn more about your carbon footprint in order to help UD reduce its carbon emissions!