Each year hundreds of students transfer to the University of Delaware. Many transfer students choose to live on campus for the convenience of access to campus resources, to participate in the multitude of programs and activities in our residential complexes and for the support of Residence Life & Housing staff members. Living on campus will provide you with opportunities that living off campus cannot offer you.
Transfer students are housed in one of several different upper division areas on campus:
Residence Life & Housing staff members work in each of these complexes to provide educational and social programs, leadership opportunities and keep students informed of upcoming campus activities and events to keep them engaged in the campus community. Note, because of the high demend, transfer students are not guaranteed housing. Students will be notified at the beginning of the summer about their status.
In order to assist you with your transition to the University of Delaware upper division community, we offer a Transfer Student Community. In this supportive community approximately 80 spaces are reserved for incoming transfer students in the Ray Street complex. This community affords students who just transferred an opportunity to quickly engage in the residential community and interact with other transfer students and non-transfers alike. Students living in this community have an advantage from the day they move in because not only will they quickly meet other students, they are part of a unique community which provides additional programming opportunities. The Ray Street complex offers suite style living, large lounge spaces on each floor and a dedicated Residence Life & Housing staff to provide support and assistance to all students. For more information about this special interest housing option, please visit our Transfer Sign-Up page.
Another opportunity for transfer students to get involved quickly on campus is through the Transfer Student Association. This is a student run organization comprised of transfer students looking for ways to connect transfer students to one another, to the residential complex and to the campus community. This group provides a great opportunity for transfer students looking to get involved at the University of Delaware and enhance their college experience and leadership skills. Students are encouraged to join this organization when they first arrive on campus but all students are welcome at all points of the year. For more information about this being a part of this organization, please contact Cheri Skipworth, advisor and Complex Coordinator of Central Complex.
In addition to these opportunities there are many other convenient ways to get involved while living on campus. Each residential complex offers a Complex Community Council which provides leadership opportunities and gives students the opportunity to make suggestions and changes for their complex. We also have Green Teams which are open to any student interested in learning more about our reduce our impact on the environment. Additionally, with over 200 Registered Student Organizations, there is always something going on around campus.