Questions and answers about Winter Session 2014
8:43 a.m., Oct. 23, 2013--The University of Delaware's Winter Session 2014, scheduled Jan. 6 through Feb. 8, offers a variety of options for students. Here are some frequently asked questions.
How do I register for Winter Session 2014?
Registration begins on Monday, Oct. 28. Students will register online as they do for fall semester and spring semester. If students have any difficulty, staff members will be available to assist them at the Registrar’s Office on the first floor or the University Visitors Center. Each student has been assigned a Registration appointment - the day and time at which they may individually begin to register. They can view their appointment on their personal UDSIS web page.
Students may continue to register and drop/add through UDSIS or in person through the end of the free drop/add period. The last day to add/drop courses will be Jan. 9, the fourth day of winter classes. Jan. 9 also marks the last day to drop classes without any financial obligation.
Do I have to live in a residence hall during Winter Session?
No. All students who are living in traditional residence halls or suites for fall or spring semester and are registered for at least one Winter Session course on the Newark Campus will be presumed to be living on campus. If you fit the above criteria but do not plan to live on campus during Winter Session, you must indicate so by completing the Winter Session Housing Occupancy Form on the Residence Life and Housing webpage. Failure to do so may result in being assigned and billed a mandatory dining plan.
Note: Students living in Graduate Student and Family Housing (Conover Apartments or Graduate House) don’t need to fill out the Winter Session Housing Occupancy Form. See below for more specifics on Graduate Students and Family Housing.
Is the Winter Meal Plan mandatory?
All students living in traditional residence halls or suites during Winter Session are required to purchase a full dining plan. If you do not select a plan, one will automatically be chosen and billed to you.
Students living in the Christiana Towers Apartments, Graduate Student and Family Housing (Conover Apartments or Graduate House) or off-campus may choose to sign up for any of the available dining plans, but are not required to do so.
For more information about choosing a dining plan, visit Dining Services.
Is there a housing fee for students who live in residence halls during Winter Session, but not during fall or spring semester?
Yes, students living in a residence hall ONLY during Winter Session will be charged a fee. Those who live in Graduate Student and Family Housing (Conover Apartments or Graduate House) will also be charged. For web forms and complete details and instructions about Winter Session housing, requests for release and cancellations, please go to the Residence Life and Housing webpage.
Will any unused points from the Winter Meal Plan carry over into spring semester?
For students who are mandated to enroll in the Winter Meal Plan, all points from that plan will expire at the end of Winter Session.
For students who purchase a point plan other than the $754 Winter Meal Plan or purchase additional points for an active plan, unused points will carry over to the spring semester. All point plans will expire at the end of spring semester.
Can points from the Winter Meal Plan be used at dining halls?
The dining halls will not be open during Winter Session. Points from the Winter Meal Plan can be used at all open venues across campus including the Trabant University Center Food Court, the Scrounge and Dunkin Donuts in Perkins Student Center, Einstein Bros. Bagels in ISE Lab the P.O.D. markets and more. Several of these venues will be expanding their offerings and hours during Winter Session. A complete listing of Winter Session hours and additional information on choosing a dining plan will be available on the UD Dining website.
If I am not enrolled in a class during Winter Session, can I still live on campus?
Resident students not enrolled in a Winter Session course may request to live in the residence halls if they have a University-related reason to be on campus (such as University employment, research, etc.)
Students living in Christiana Towers or in graduate or family housing (Conover Apartments or Graduate House) do not need to register for a course to remain in their current residence during Winter Session.
Is there a housing fee for students living in graduate and family housing during Winter Session?
Students living in graduate or family housing (Conover Apartments or Graduate House) during Winter Session pay their normal monthly rate, but no increment related to whether or not they enroll in Winter Session. For web forms and complete details and instructions about Winter housing, requests for release and cancellations, please go to Residence Life and Housing webpage.
Can students living off campus, in graduate or family housing or in the Christiana Towers sign up for the Winter Meal Plan?
Students living in Christiana Towers, graduate and family housing (Conover Apartments or Graduate House) or off campus may choose any of the point plans offered; but they are not required to. If you have unused points from the previous semester, they will be available for use during the Winter Session.