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MAKE UD YOUR HOME FOR 2014-15.

When you live in the residence halls, you become part of a community rich in history and tradition. Whether you are living in a single, a double, a double suite, or a triple, you will have one important thing in common with everyone in our residential community: excellence. Students who live on campus consistently earn higher grades and are more involved with the UD community.

CONNECT

On-campus residents always have something to do and someone to meet. Whether you're hanging out in the common rooms or participating in activies and events, you'll connect with other students in the residence halls on a daily basis.

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HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

At the University of Delaware, there are various housing options to accommodate dietary, medical, and physical needs for students. We understand that there are circumstances where particular requests and accommodations need to be considered.

To accurately and equitably evaluate requests for housing based upon medical, psychological, or disability needs, you will submit documentation of your need, consisting of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that relates the current impact of your condition to your housing request. 

Documentation received late may result in an assignment that does not match your needs. For complete details on housing requests involving needs, please refer to the Housing Accommodations webpage, or contact Residence Life & Housing at (302) 831-HOME (4663).

RESIDENCE HALL FEATURES

Relax. We've got it covered.

The residence halls offer students a variety of amenities at no additional cost. UD provides convenient services so you can focus on what matters most to you.

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Application, Selection & Assignment

THE APPLICATION

The Housing Application opens for freshmen on May 7. Prepayment is accepted through My Blue Hen Home at any time, but assignments are not first-come, first-served.

Students enter the My Housing portal and may apply to a Living Learning Community, complete a lifestyle questionnaire, and can find or request a roommate.

 

 

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LIVING LEARNING COMMUNITIES

First year students have a range of opportunities to benefit from Living Learning Communities (LLCs).

All First Year Honors students will live together in the Honors LLC, which is housed in Louis L. Redding Hall.

Biological Sciences majors (non-Honors) and any student with a major in the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment (non-Honors) will be assigned to live in the Biology LLC and Discover Our World (CEOE) LLC respectively, both of which will be housed in George Read Hall along with a mix of first year students from a variety of other majors.
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Art History, Anthropology or Art Conservation majors may apply to live in the Material Culture LLC, which will focus on the intersection of these unique passions. The locationof the Material Culture LLC is to be determined.
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Students interested in pursuing careers in the health professions may apply to the Pre Health Professional Living Learning Community (PHP LLC), which will be housed in Louis L. Redding Hall.
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Students interested in personal wellness and creating healthy communities can apply to THRIVE, the Wellness LLC, which offers students the opportunity to live in an environment that fosters wellness, promotes health, and supports academic success.
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ROOM TYPE RANKING & 3@UD

No matter what room type a student is assigned to, each student is encouraged to contribute to the floor and to the hall community, to meet new people and to take advantage of the many opportunities available to them.

ROOM TYPE RANKING

Because students in Living Learning Communities are assigned to specific buildings, they will skip the Room Type Ranking page.

Students may rank their preference for three room types: single, double, or double suite. The majority of first year students live in double rooms on West Campus (40%) or East Campus (44%).

3@UD

Every fall, like many other residential colleges and universities, demand for housing exceeds capacity to accommodate the size of our incoming class. When this occurs, students are assigned to extended housing within the residence halls.

At UD we have double rooms that are "tripled" to accommodate three students instead of two.

This year's incoming freshman class is large. There are a lot of new Blue Hens coming to campus! We guarantee housing to all first year students. This is why we extend our capacity.

Any student may be assigned to extended housing.

3@UD is the extended housing program specifically designed to support the needs of students living in extended housing.

Students excited by having two roommates can opt in to a triple room, and if three students want to live together, they can email us at reslife-housing@udel.edu or add them on the Roommate Request page.

 

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ROOMMATES

You are not required to select a roommate. About 52% of first year students at UD opted for a randomly assigned roommate last year.

Students who know someone they would live to live with may request a roommate. Students can also search for roommates within the My Housing portal and will see potential matches based on responses to the lifestyle questionnaire.

Honors Program students may only request other Honors Program students for roommates.

We cannot guarantee that roommate requests will be honored.

Roommate requests must be made by July 8.

GUARANTEED HOUSING
& THE STUDENT HOUSING CONTRACT

Students are guaranteed housing for each year, as long as they apply by the published deadlines.

Freshman applications received after July 8 will be accepted and guaranteed throughout the summer, but applicants will not be able to select roommates or room type preferences, and are more likely to be assigned to extended housing.

STUDENT HOUSING CONTRACT

The Student Housing Contract will become legally binding 48 hours after submission of the application. This contract covers the entire 2014-2015 academic year (the “Contract Period”) 

 

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ASSIGNMENTS

Freshman housing assignments and roommate contact information will be released in late July.

Students who are assigned to an extended housing triple can visit our 3 at UD page for more information.