Vanessa McClafferty

Vanessa B. McClafferty

Assignments Coordinator

(302) 831-4663

My Responsibilities

As the Assignments Coordinator I organize assignment procedures. I liaison with other departments on campus, such as Disability Support Services, Athletics, English Language Institute, Office for International Students and Scholars, Honors and others, to ensure students' needs are met. I organize early check in and break housing. I also report on housing statistics and scenarios.

Although we encourage students to speak to their Complex Coordinator or Residence Hall Coordinator I am happy to assist in housing concerns.

Where I Can Help

  • Room assignment process questions and concerns
  • Customer service concerns and front desk operations
  • Early Check-In
  • Room changes
  • Student Conduct Hearing Officer
  • Reporting on housing information
  • Technical questions about StarRez

Arrival to UD


Educational Background

  • B.A., Communication, University of Delaware, Newark, DE
  • M.B.A., University of Delaware, Newark, DE (in progress)

Previous Positions Held

For 10 years I managed a couple of businesses in the Wilmington, Delaware area. I have done everything from working behind the counter to training employees, marketing, accounting, and overseeing the opening of new stores.

I interned at PBS WHYY gathering news stories for the evening news. Upon graduating from UD I worked as a Production Assistant on multiple film sets in Philadelphia.

I returned to UD as a Financial Processing Assistant and then a Procurement Advocate for the College of Engineering where I managed department credit cards and other financial related processes.

I truly enjoy working with students in my current position at UD as the Assignments Coordinator.

Favorite Quote

"In the end, it's not the years in your life that count. It's the life in your years." - Abraham Lincoln

Life Outside UD

UD has been a big part of my life. I earned my BA, met my husband, am earning my MBA and building my career all at UD! I am the proud mom of a little boy and have a very strong Italian heritage. I love to cook and travel, especially to visit my family in Italy. I can speak fluent Italian and am always looking to practice so feel free to stop in if you want to chat!