Book a stay in the dorm or your hotel room early to guarantee overnight accommodations during Alumni Weekend. 


Alumni Weekend attendees who register for paid events are invited to stay overnight in the residence halls with friends. Each primary registrant can register for a maximum of one dorm room only. Alumni Weekend Housing will be located on North Campus.

Selecting a Room: We know how much fun it is to be close to your friends during Alumni Weekend. To make this easier, you are able to select the room type and even the floor you want to be on until they are full. Be sure and let your friends know where to find you so they can select rooms nearby.



Single Room with bath: $50/night—One room with one bed and bathroom (sleeps one)

Double Room with bath: $75/night—One room with one bathroom, two beds (sleeps two)

Triple Suite: $160/nightTwo rooms sharing one bathroom, three beds in each room (six beds total; sleeps six) 

Residence hall check-in is in Clayton Hall and begins at 4 p.m. on Friday afternoon and 11 a.m. Saturday. Check-out on Sunday by 1 p.m.

To see the layouts and types of furniture in George Read, click here

Alumni Weekend guests who register for a residence hall room will receive a room key, a building fob for residence hall access and a lanyard. 

Keys will only be distributed to the suite purchaser as well as a designated roommate. Roommates who are not initially identified when registering can get a key during check-in only if the purchaser is present to vouch for them. 

All keys must be returned at checkout. If a guest loses a key, the lock replacement charge is $180. This will be charged to the primary registrant of the room. Non-refundable charges will apply immediately upon checkout if room keys, access cards or fobs are not returned. Please keep this in mind when deciding how many keys to request and who will receive them. We apologize for the inconvenience; however, rooms are being occupied by students directly following Alumni Weekend, so rooms must be rekeyed immediately, making refunds unavailable. 

Changes to your registration: Housing changes to your registration must be made by calling the Office of Development and Alumni Relations at 302-831-2341 or emailing We will be happy to assist you. 

Linen Packages: Linen packages are available for $30. You can order in advance and pick it up when you arrive. Linen packages include a pillow, pillowcase, two sheets, towel, washcloth, soap, shampoo and a blanket. 

Wireless: Both locations offer free wireless access through Eduroam with a UD email address. Guest access instructions will be available at check-in for those without a UD email.

Amenities: Amenities provided upon arrival are cups, toilet paper, a bar of soap, shampoo and tissues. If your room still has a third bed it cannot be removed for the weekend. 

Fire Safety Information:

  • In the event of a fire alarm or other emergency, please contact UDPD at 302-831-2222 or by using the blue light phone at inside corridors or outside to report the emergency.
  • Smoking/vaping is not permitted inside the building.
  • Charging of cellular phones and tablets is permitted but not scooters, hover boards or like items.
  • Please do not place furnishings in the corridors or stairwells.
  • Fire safety procedures and evacuation maps are placed on the residence room door and hallways.

Check-in: Receive your room assignment, key and fob for residence hall access. 

·      Friday, starting at 4 p.m.

o   Check in at Clayton Hall

·      Saturday, starting at 11 a.m.

o   Check-in and check-out is at Clayton Hall

(There will be a staff member on call 24 hours a day)

Check-out: Drop off your room key and building fob at Clayton Hall. Failure to return your key and access card will result in an additional charge of $180 for the key and $40 for the access fob to cover locksmith costs. Linens can be left in the rooms. 

·      Saturday: 7 a.m.-Noon. at Clayton Hall

·      Sunday: 6 a.m.–Noon. at Clayton Hall

If you need assistance during your stay, please call the on-call number, 302-831-4301.

Directions: Laird Campus is located off Route 896 and is home to Clayton Hall Conference Center, the Independence Complex, George Read Complex, James Smith and Thomas McKean residence halls. Parking for the weekend is free in the open lots at Laird Campus. Do not use the meters to park, unless you pay the meter. Please do not park in handicapped spots without a handicap tag. You will be ticketed. 

Courtyard Marriott Newark at UD 
Laird Campus, Newark, DE 

Hyatt Place Newark Delaware 
94 East Main Street, Building 1000, Newark, DE 
(5-minute walk to Main Campus)

Embassy Suites Newark 
654 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 
302-368-8000 or 800-Embassy
(20-minute walk to Main Campus) 

Homewood Suites by Hilton 
640 S. College Ave, Newark, DE 
302-453-9700 or 800-Embassy
(20-minute walk to Main Campus) 

Spring Hill Suites by Marriott Newark Downtown
402 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 
(10-minute walk to Main Campus)

Find other lodging within a 15-minute drive of campus.

Philadelphia (45 minutes) 
Baltimore-Washington (75 minutes) 

Airport Shuttles 
Delaware Express: 800-648-5466 
SuperShuttle: 888-258-3826 

AMTRAK: 800-872-7245 (National) 
SEPTA: 215-580-7800 (PHL / PA / DE) 

Bus Services 
MEGABUS: 877-462-6342 (cheap fares from major cities to Laird Campus parking lot) 
Greyhound (National): 800-231-2222 or 302-655-6111 
UNICITY (Newark only): 302-366-7030 
DART (Delaware only): 800-652-3278 

Be sure and check out the parking section in our Q&A page for best places to park during the weekend.

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