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Newsday Tuesday: March Madness

It's March and there's a lot going on in housing applications and assignments. #ReslifeTabitha talks you through all the dates and deadlines.

Posted by UD Residence Life & Housing on Tuesday, March 8, 2016

Undergraduate: General Information

On-campus housing for undergraduate students is guaranteed if we receive your application by the posted deadline.

All students should review the Student Housing Contract.

CURRENT FIRST-YEAR RETURNING STUDENTS -- The application for first-year students applying for SECOND-YEAR HOUSING for 2016-2017 will have two application periods:

  • Early Bird Application: October 1 - October 31, 2015
    Students will complete the first steps of the housing application and will be guaranteed housing for 2016-2017, but will need to return in February to complete the application.
  • Open Enrollment: February 1 - February 29, 2016
    Students who applied in October will finish additional steps of the housing application. Students who miss the Early Bird application can also apply.

A self-select feature works like selecting an airline or concert seat, which means students will need to be prepared to act when their time slot opens in order to get their preferred option.

The process is detailed in the Sign Up Guide.

Applications received after the deadline will be accommodated as space permits.

Guaranteed Housing Deadline for Second-Year Housing for 2016-2017: February 29, 2016

CURRENT UPPER-DIVISION STUDENTS – Upper-division students may apply for 2016-2017 housing during UPPER-DIVISION OPEN ENROLLMENT: September 1 – September 30, 2015.

A self-select feature works like selecting an airline or concert seat, which means students will need to be prepared to act when their time slot opens in order to get their preferred option.

March Guarantee Enrollment: March 1 - March 31, 2016
Students who transferred to the University for Spring 2016 as upper-division students can apply for guaranteed 2016-2017 housing.

The process is detailed in the Sign Up Guide

More information about the room selection process is detailed on our Upper Division Room Selection page.

Guaranteed Housing Deadline for Upper-Division students 2016-2017: September 30, 2015
Applications received after the deadline will be accommodated as space permits.

Guaranteed Housing Deadline for new spring transfer Upper-Division students 2016-2017: March 31, 2016
Applications received after the deadline will be accommodated as space permits.


ASSOCIATE IN ARTS TRANSITIONING STUDENTS

    Associate in Arts students can apply for upper-division 2016-2017 housing using the Upper-Division Housing Application during UPPER-DIVISION OPEN ENROLLMENT: September 1 – September 30, 2015.
    A self-select feature works like selecting an airline or concert seat, which means students will need to be prepared to act when their time slot opens in order to get their preferred option.

    March Guarantee Enrollment: March 1 - March 31, 2016
    AA students can also apply for guaranteed 2016-2017 housing.

More information is available in the Transitions Guide

Guaranteed Housing Deadline for Associate in Arts students 2016-2017: March 31, 2016
Applications received after the deadline will be accommodated as space permits.


FIRST-YEAR STUDENTS
Single freshmen under 21 are required to live in University housing, or at home with a parent or legal guardian if the residence is within a 30-mile commuting distance. Requests for exceptions to this policy must be submitted in writing to Residence Life & Housing.

The housing application for 2016-2017 opened on March 1. Housing assignments are NOT first-come, first-served. When completing the housing application, please be aware that there are a number of factors that determine where you live on campus. Therefore, we cannot guarantee that you will receive your top preferences.

The process is explained in the First-Year Student Sign Up Guide.

Guaranteed Housing Deadline for 2016-2017: September 1
Applications received after the deadline will be accommodated as space permits.


TRANSFER STUDENTS
Transfer students for Fall may apply for on-campus housing beginning March 1.

Please go to the Transfer Guide for more information on applying for housing for 2016-2017.

Housing will be guaranteed for the vast majority, if not all, newly admitted transfer students for the 2016–17 academic year. Transfer students will be primarily housed in our transfer community located in Smyth Hall. Priority will be based on housing application completion date.

Graduate Student and Family Housing

If you are a full-time, single graduate student or a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who wishes to live with your spouse, children, or other individuals who constitute your family, you are eligible to live in Graduate Student & Family Housing as long as you are registered and in good academic standing at the University of Delaware.

The Graduate Student & Family Housing application for 2016-2017 will open on April 1.