Welcome to Residence Life & Housing! 

We're here to help. As we navigate creating a healthy and safe on-campus home for your student, we welcome your questions and your partnership.

Just as we work with you, we partner with students to create welcoming, vibrant, and inclusive residence hall communities. Students do more than simply live in our halls; they take the opportunity to learn and engage as they develop as citizens and leaders.

What's coming up

Processes and Applications opening soon in Residence Life and Housing

Thanksgiving Break Application opens October 20 and closes November 18 at 5 p.m.

Residence halls close at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 19 and reopen at noon on Sunday, November 28. Students living in the residence halls (except apartments) are expected to vacate by the posted time and will regain building access when the halls reopen. Residents can request to stay in the halls, learn more on the Application Guide page


Students new to the university in the spring or who don’t already live on campus can apply to move into the residence halls for the Spring semester. Learn more on the Application Guide.  

The 2022-2023 Resident Assistant application is open! 

Learn more on the Resident Assistant Application page

December Break Application Information Coming Soon.

For December Break, plan to leave the residence halls within 24 hours of your last final exam. All residence halls close on December 18 at 10 p.m. If you need to request a late stay for an exam, or plan to stay on campus for the full break, you'll need to fill out the December break application when it opens in the My Housing Portal. More info to come. 


Winter Session Housing is offered January 2–February 5, 2022. It's a great time for students to earn additional credits or participate in co-curricular opportunities. There is no additional fee for housing during Winter Break, but students do need to purchase a meal plan and will need to submit an application to gain access to their room. Learn more on the Application Guide page

The Winter Session housing application will open in the My Housing portal on October 27 with a priority deadline of December 6 at 5 p.m. Applications submitted after the priority deadline may result in delayed processing and communication from our office. Read below to find out if you are eligible for Winter Session housing and if you need to submit an application

The 2022-2023 Housing Application process will begin in Spring 2022. Returning students should note that housing is not guaranteed, but rising sophomores will be given priority for an on-campus housing contract. 

More information will be posted here as it is available. 

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Residence Life & Housing is part of the Division of Student Life, which contributes and facilitates critical learning and development within healthy, inclusive and supportive communities, so that all students may thrive at UD and beyond.