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Family Resources

In Residence Life & Housing, we are committed to working toward the success of all students. As families, parents and guardians of students, you are our partners in our efforts to provide service, support and an educational experience to students.

We welcome contact from parents and family members who wish to discuss problems. Our most common calls and emails are from families concerned about their student's social adjustment to college. We also receive numerous contacts from families expressing concern about roommate, suitemate or floor mate issues.

This page will provide links to connect you with resources to assist your student and provide you with information that may be useful.

As we work together, it is helpful to be aware of the following:

  • We strive to help all students and strongly believe that students themselves must take an active role in resolving any problem. This experience, though sometimes challenging, is often very rewarding for students and enhances their skills for preventing or handling future problems. While we are open to discussing issues with families, we must be able to work directly with the involved students in order to assist and are bound to follow federal, institutional, and contractual guidelines in our actions.
  • When you contact us with a concern, we generally share this information with your student. Asking us not to do so greatly limits our ability to resolve a situation.
  • Roommate conflicts always have multiple perspectives and multiple truths. Before we can take action on a reported concern, we gather all perspectives. Our staff members are well trained in conflict mediation and can educate students on appropriate assertiveness, listening skills, and communication skills.

We are very invested in the experience of your student and invite you to work with us in this endeavor!

Up-to-Date Reminders

Here's the latest update, which is regularly posted to our Facebook page:

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


Applying for on-campus housing

General application information is available on our Apply for Housing page, including which process and dates apply to students based on their status.

More specific information regarding the housing application and assignments can be found in our Sign-Up Guides:

  • Incoming First-Year Students
    (For students planning their first year of college)
  • Second-Year Housing - NEW THIS YEAR!
    (For current First-Year students and new transfer students with fewer than 30 credits applying for 2016-2017 on-campus housing)
    Early Bird application dates: October 5 - October 31, 2015
    Open Enrollment dates: February 1 - February 29, 2016
    Guaranteed housing deadline: February 29, 2016
  • Upper-Division Open Enrollment - NEW THIS YEAR!
    (For current Upper-Division students and new transfer students with at least 30 credits applying for 2016-2017 on-campus housing)
    Open Enrollment dates: September 1 - September 30, 2015
    Guaranteed housing deadline: September 30, 2015
  • Associate in Arts Transitioning Students - NEW THIS YEAR!
    (For Associate in Arts students preparing to transition to the Newark campus)
    Open Enrollment: September 1 - September 30, 2015
    Guaranteed housing deadline: September 30, 2015

Helpful Links

Accessibility Needs/Accommodations for Students

Includes information about when for Thanksgiving, December and Spring break periods occur along with break stay options, when and how to apply for break stays, policies and costs.

Building Information
Which buildings are First-Year buildings? Upper Division? Where are communities located? What housing options are available in which buildings? Find the answers on our Building Information page.

Cancellations, Releases & Deferrals

Contact Us

Getting Involved
Learn more about how students can get involved in their communities. An involved student is a successful student.

Housing Rates

Introduction to My Housing Portal
My Housing portal is a student's one-stop shop for housing assignment needs. This quick introduction explains the basics of logging in and applications and forms within the portal.

Living Learning Experiences & Other Housing Options
Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide the opportunity for students to become part of a unique experience with programs and facilities to advance the interests of the community members. TheOther Housing Options page details additional communities available to residents.

Mail & Packages

Move-In and Move-Out

Resident Assistant Positions

Room Change Procedure

Student Housing Contract

Winter and Summer Sessions