The information below covers moving in and out of the residence halls at the beginning and end of each semester. For information regarding University break periods, visit our Breaks page.
We also encourage you to Make Winter Session Count.
We’re excited for you to move into the residence halls and plunge into campus life at the University of Delaware! Whether you have questions about Move-In Day, living in the residence halls, or how to get involved with campus life, we hope to guide you through the process
Housing assignments for new students will be posted on UDSIS during the first week of August. You will receive an email when assignments are available.
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MOVE-IN DATES AND TIMES
within 2-3 hours
|Saturday, August 24||8 a.m. - 12 noon|
coming from further than 2-3 hours away
|Saturday, August 24||12 noon - 4 p.m.|
|Returning Students||Sunday, August 25
Monday, August 26
|9 a.m. - 6 p.m. and
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
We're looking forward to your arrival! Be sure to complete the following before you get to campus in August:
All students are required to provide a signature (through electronic or regular check-in) for each semester they live on campus, including Winter Session. Students are encouraged to check in online before moving into the residence halls.
Due to the recent security breach, check in will not be processed online this fall.
On Move-In Day, you will need to present your student ID card to a Residence Life & Housing staff member at the check-in table. It will be helpful pack your ID in a place that is easily accessible.
If you are unable to move in on Saturday, August 24, please register online for an early check-in period for a fee of $50 per night. Your meal plan will not become effective until August 24. You will not receive a confirmation email if you sign up for early check-in.
If you are participating in a University activity before August 24, contact your coach or advisor for your assigned check-in time. Most students will move to their fall assignment spaces on Wednesday evening, August 22. See Early Check I: International Students & Temporary Housing/Conference Housing below.
All students may check in during the following periods:
|All Students||Thursday, August 22||5 p.m. - 9 p.m.|
If necessary, new students may move in with returning students on Sunday, August 25 or Monday, August 26. If you cannot move in on either of these dates, please call (302) 831-3676 or contact us online. If you do not notify Residence LIfe & Housing about a late arrival, you may lose your room assignment.
New students may check in late without notification during the periods listed below. Please inform your roommate that you will be checking in late.
|New Students||Sunday, August 25||9 a.m. - 6 p.m.|
|Monday, August 27||11 a.m. - 3 p.m.|
August 11 – August 22, 2013
6:00 a.m. –11:00 p.m.
Christiana Commons (16 Christiana Drive, Newark, DE)
Between August 11 and August 22, Conference Services offers temporary on-campus housing to international students admitted for the 2013-2014 academic year. Students will be housed in Laird Campus residence halls and apartments at a rate of $55 per night. An optional linen package that includes a pillow, mattress pad, bedspread, bed linens, and towels can be purchased from the Christiana Commons front desk for an additional $25.
International students staying in temporary on-campus housing and students in conference housing for activities (marching band, etc) must transition to their fall assignment between 7 p.m. and 9 p.m. on August 21 if assigned to Laird. For any other area on campus, transition will be 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. on August 21. All students must check out of temporary housing by 5 p.m.
Interested students should email Gail Knapp at email@example.com or call the Christiana Commons front desk at (302) 831-1245.
Move-In Day is one of the busiest days on campus, so please respect University parking regulations to make the process run smoothly for everyone. Parking Services and Public Safety will supervise and direct vehicles as students move into the residence halls.
Please note: The University reserves the right to tow any vehicle in violation of parking regulations.
Vehicles may not park on campus overnight unless authorized by Parking Services. To obtain a visitor's permit, visit the Parking Services site or visit the Parking Services Office when you arrive to campus.
Minimize the time you spend in traffic on Move In Day by following these suggested routes to campus. Though they may not look like the shortest routes, they are designed by Public Safety and Parking Services based on years of experience!
Each year, Residence Life & Housing organizes a team of UD students, faculty, and staff to volunteer to help freshman move into the residence halls. Blue Hen Helpers will be on-site on August 24 in all freshman areas to answer questions, direct you to your check-in table, and help bring bags and boxes to your room.
Living in the residence halls is an easy way to get to know your fellow Blue Hens.
Having a roommate is a wonderful opportunity to learn from someone with a different background than your own and helps you develop negotiation and communication skills. Many students will have the chance to live with someone from a different country and will have the opportunity to deepen their global competencies while developing a friendship that spans continents. Our roommate matching system will place you with someone who has similar living habits, so try spending time together before requesting a room change.
A successful roommate relationship depends on mutual respect, open and honest communication, and the ability to discuss problems as soon as they arise. Residence Life & Housing will provide any interested roommate pair with a Roommate Agreement. The agreement will help you develop lines of communication, identify potential conflicts, and learn about each other's perspectives so that you can respect each other's living habits and make compromises.
If you are having difficulties with your roommate, we encourage you discuss the problem early, openly and honestly. We provide tips to establish a good relationship with your roommate and sort out the conflict on your own.
If you find that you and your roommate cannot reach a mutual agreement, contact your Resident Assistant (RA) or Residence Hall Coordinator (RHC)/Complex Coordinator (CC). Our staff is trained to mediate conflicts, and may be able to help you and your roommate resolve the problem. Working through problems with your roommate is a learning experience. Although changing roommates is not always the best solution, you may submit a room change form if you cannot come to an agreement after working with your roommate, RA, and RHC/CC.
One of the best things about living on campus is that you are not bound to your assigned room as you would be if you signed a lease. If you would like to move to a different area of campus, you may submit a room change request form. Please review the different types of room changes before submitting the form. If you have any questions or would like to discuss your options, contact your Residence Hall Coordinator or Complex Coordinator or assignment staff member.
You are required to abide by all Residence Hall Regulations, the policies outlined in the Housing Agreement, and the Student Guide to University Policies. These exist to help create an environment in the residence halls that is conducive to community development and academic pusuits. Failure to abide by these will affect your status as a resident.
After June 1, 2013, all students are bound to the Housing Agreement (December 20 for Spring Admits). Students will be required to live on campus for the 2013-2014 academic year and must pay all associated costs.
Please visit the Facilties website for details.
Explore the Residence Life & Housing website to learn more about what life is like in the residence halls. Follow the links at the top of this page and:
To avoid bringing duplicate items to campus, students are encouraged to contact their roommates prior to Move-In Day (if possible). Please review our sample packing list, as well as our list of items to leave at home in order to be fully prepared for Move-In Day.
To view the floor plan of your residence hall room, please visit the Facilities website.
For Move-In Day
For Your Room
To order linens, carpeting, or a microwave/refrigerator unit, or a bed loft see Residence Hall Essentials.
*Only one of each permitted per room.
Save space on Move-In Day by preordering appliances and furnishings for your residence hall room!
Purchasing supplies from our partners supports the Resident Student Association (RSA) and benefits all residents. RSA contracts vendors to support programs and activities in the residence halls.
Available items include:
Visit our Residence Hall Room Essentials page for a complete list of items that are available to rent or purchase.
The following actions and items concern Electrical and Fire Safety:
The following actions and items concern Furnishings and Room Usage:
UD provides ubiquitous wireless coverage in the residence halls. In addition, all students who live on campus will be provided with an Ethernet connection for direct access to the UD Network and the Internet. It is important that you review the information about maintaining your computer's security. You will need to set up your computer for a wireless connection as well as a residence hall Ethernet connection.
For detailed information, visit the IT Services New Student web page.
All residence hall rooms are wired for cable TV. Bring a cable-ready TV to campus, as well as a coaxial cable to connect your TV to the cable outlet in your room. If you have problems with your cable connection, please submit a request online or call (302) 831-6000.
Once you set up your TV, check out the following UD Channels for important updates and information:
Did you know? UD Cable also improves FM Radio reception! Be sure to tune into 91.3 WVUD for the greatest selection of music in Delaware.
Although a local phone service is not provided, students may use the telephones located in hallways of the residence halls for emergencies. The University encourages students to bring cell phones to communicate with family members and friends. Students should also consider using online services such as Skype and Google Chat.
Students may request to install a local land line service by submitting the following information to firstname.lastname@example.org:
Residence Hall Name:
University of Delaware e-mail address:
Contact phone number or private e-mail address:
Please note: You will be charged a $250 fee for installation and a $100 fee to install a phone line. For more information visit the Telephone Services website.
Dining at the University of Delaware isn't just about the food – it's about the community experience. Whether you prefer sitting down to a meal with friends in one of the dining halls or you're always on the go, there is a meal plan to suit your needs!
All meal plans are divided into Meals, Points, and guest passes. Your UD i-card will be programmed with your meal plan – just swipe it at the register and go!
Meals - Can be spent during the designated meal hours in any of the residential dining locations. The dining halls provide a buffet-style dining experience with a great social atmosphere.
Points – Need more flexibility? Points can be used anytime in the food courts, campus markets, and cafes.
Guest Passes – Additional Meals that students can use to treat a friend or family member to a meal in the residential dining locations.
Getting hungry? Choose your meal plan TODAY. You will need to review the Dining Agreement before you select a plan.
Be sure to follow Dining Services on Facebook & Twitter for the latest information about special dining events. Whether it's Dessert Night in Rodney or Grilled Cheese Week in Pencader – you don't want to miss out.
It's important to be aware of what you're eating, and Dining Services makes it easy! If you're looking for nutritional information, visit the Dining Services website. Dining provides nutrition facts for all items served on campus and offers tips for eating a balanced diet.
Dining Services offers much more than just great food! Do you have special dietary needs? Are you looking to eat healthier? Dining Services has an on-site dietician that students can visit free of charge.
Call Debra Miller at (302) 831-6761 to schedule an appointment today!
Dining Services is looking for student managers, dish washing staff, hot line servers, cooks, and interns. Apply today!
The i-card functions as an official ID card and will provide you with access to locations across campus (e.g. fitness centers, student activities and events, laundry facilities, athletic events, etc). New students will receive their i-cards during New Student Orientation. You'll never have to carry cash on campus with your i-card linked to your FLEX account or your PNC account!
For a complete list of locations that accept FLEX, visit the FLEX website or call (302) UD1-CARD.
PNC is the University's banking partner. More information can be found at pnc.com/ud.
Please use the format below to ensure accurate and timely delivery:
Room Number – Hall Name
Street Address – Room Number (do not hyphenate if room number ends in A or B)
Newark, DE 19717-xxxx (be sure to use the correct 9 digit zip code for your residence hall)
All residents will receive notification that a package has arrived on campus. Please bring your University ID card when you go to pick up your package. Each area of campus has a designated Package Center:
For more information about pick-up times and addressing, visit the Campus Mail website.
Shipping Packages to Campus Before Move-In Day
Packages may be sent to the University in advance of student move-in and should be addressed to:
222 S. Chapel Street Rm 133
Newark, DE 19716
If you know your room assignment:
Please address your package to:
Room number - full building name (i.e. 123 Rodney A)
c/o Campus Mail
222 South Chapel St Rm 133
Newark, DE 19716
Packages will be stored until Move-In Weekend and may be picked up Saturday, August 24, 8:00 a.m. to noon and Sunday, August 25, 8:00 a.m. to noon at the Trabant Package Center in 156 Trabant University Center.
If you will be living on Laird Campus and you addressed your package with your room assignment, your package can be picked up at the Christiana Commons Package Room.
Living on campus makes it easy to get around or out of town! Take advantage of campus transportation services and join the University of Delaware in its commitment to reduce carbon emissions!
For the latest transportation updates, visit the UD Transportation website or follow @GetAroundUD on Twitter.
The UD Shuttle serves University of Delaware students, faculty and staff. Riders may be asked to present University identification before boarding.
Zipcar is a car-sharing service available to University students, faculty and staff.
Conserve energy and share a ride! The UD Rideboard section of the UD Classifieds provides students with a safe and sustainable alternative to the average car trip. Get to know your fellow Blue Hens and reduce your carbon footprint!
Other travel alternatives are available from the Transportation website. Get info about biking around town and the Unicity bus system; and getting out of town via MegaBus, Greyhound, Catch-A-Ride, SEPTA or Amtrak.
The University of Delaware Department of Public Safety works to create an environment where people can feel safe to learn, work, live and visit and is committed to providing quality service and protection to the entire University community. The Department of Public Safety is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies (CALEA).
University of Delaware Police Officers and Student Police Aides regularly patrol campus by day and during the late-night hours, and a free walking escort program is offered by calling (302) 831-2222 or by using one of the many blue light emergency phones located across campus. Additionally, aides maintain a presence on UD shuttle buses during late-night runs.
Public Safety provides an Emergency Response Team, K-9 Police Teams, foot and bike patrols, and a 24-hour campus escort service to protect the entire University community.
To maintain a secure environment all residence halls are equipped with the latest safety technology including:
Stay safe! Review the following information about ways to protect yourself on campus:
Residence halls will officially close for winter break on December 13, 2013 at 10pm and for the school year on May 29, 2014 at 10pm.
If you are a graduating senior or have an official role in commencement, you may checkout on May 31, 2014 at 6pm. To do so, you must make a request to your Residence Hall Coordinator or