An outdoor picture of Independence Residence Hall.

In-Hall Communities

On-campus housing communities and Living Learning Communities (LLCs) provide students with unique experiences designed around academic programs, interests or identities. All LLCs are supported by an academic department. Some are required by major, though most are optional. 

You can apply in the Housing Portal when our applications are open






First Year Required Living Learning Communities

Location: South Academy Hall

Dr. Keeley McGill Powell, Assistant Dean, Undergraduate Services, College of Earth, Ocean and Environment

The CEOE LLC - developed by the Dean’s office and faculty members of the College of Earth, Ocean and Environment - encourages your success at UD by developing a sense of community among the entering cohort of students in the college, all of whom share an interest in and passion for the earth and her systems.

Your experiences as a CEOE LLC member will include additional connection with the faculty, Assistant Dean and upper-division Enviro-mentors through formal and informal interactions and ongoing programmatic offerings. The CEOE Enviro-mentors are upper-level students enrolled in majors in CEOE who have been successful academically. They will serve as student mentors and assist students during their first year.

You will be able to participate in study groups, support programs and other activities in order to connect with other LLC members and to maximize your potential for success.

All CEOE majors who aren't in the Honors Program will be assigned to live in the CEOE LLC. Due to this requirement, only roommate requests from within the major will be considered. We do our very best to make sure those requests happen.

Students from several LLCs will be housed in the same building so students can make connections within major, provide focused academic assistance, and allow exposure to students from a variety of other disciplines.

Location: James Smith Hall

Professor Jon Cox, Art Ambassador Coordinator

Art majors thrive in the camaraderie of the studio environment and through interaction with other artists, people and the environment. The Living Learning Community (LLC) for UD first-year art majors ART-BAAS fosters a significant experience for you upon arrival and throughout the year. It's the chance to form a community of artists and good friends.

Advanced art majors live among first-year students as LLC Mentors to offer ongoing support, programming, events and activities to connect you with upper level art majors, graduate students and art professors. All kinds of opportunities open up if you're living among other creatives like yourself with a passion for art.

All Arts students who aren't in the Honor’s Program will be assigned to live in the Visual Arts LLC. Due to this requirement, roommate choices may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. We do our very best to make them happen!

Location: Louis Redding

University of Delaware Honors Program

Freshmen admitted to the Honors Program are housed together in Louis L. Redding Hall, located in the East Campus first-year neighborhood.

Living in first-year Honors housing is a requirement of the freshman year in Honors, although it is possible to get a waiver of this requirement if you plan to live at home with a parent or guardian and commute to campus.

The Honors freshman community is enhanced by Munson Fellows. Munson Fellows are upper-division Honors peer mentors who assist students with questions or problems, both academic and social. They plan, promote and encourage involvement in social and cultural activities and help with the overall adjustment to college life.

Location: George Read

Emerson Marine, Horn Entrepreneurship

World Changers LLC, sponsored by Horn Entrepreneurship, offers first-year students in the Delaware Innovation Fellows (DIF) program the unique opportunity to live, learn and interact with like-minded students from a wide variety of majors who are passionate, creative, innovative and entrepreneurial.

Students will be immersed in a dynamic environment, make valuable connections and strive to create novel solutions to societal, environmental and customer problems. Students will change the world by putting their ideas for new programs, policies, products, services, organizations and businesses into action.

World Changers LLC strives to help freshmen Delaware Innovation Fellows adapt to college life. With shared coursework, innovative programming and a close network of fellows, students in World Changers will be a part of a collaborative and supportive community.

All World Changers students who aren't in the Honor’s Program will be assigned to live in this LLC. Due to this requirement, roommate choices may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed. We do our very best to make them happen!

Location: George Read

Zachary Jackson, Academic Advisor
(302) 831-3012

The Nursing Nook is a living and learning community for first-year Nursing students. The LLC seeks to provide a space for new students to acclimate to campus-life and the exciting and challenging Nursing curriculum. Students will find support for their studies, socialize with their classmates, and begin to network with Nursing faculty and staff.

Students will be engaged in programming that includes movie nights, academic talks, study breaks, crafting events, and research presentations, which will encourage connection with colleagues and expose students to the academic and professional world of Nursing from the start of their student career. First-year students will also be supported by two upper-level Nursing students, who will organize study sessions, provide information about the program, and advocate for new students.

All Nursing students who aren't in the Honor’s Program will be assigned to live in the Nursing LLC. Due to this requirement, only roommate requests from within the LLC may be requested, but cannot be guaranteed.

First Year Living Learning Communities

Location: James Smith Hall

Christina Stauffer, Associate Director for Student Engagement and Assessment

Gender-inclusive housing is an option for first-year undergraduate students, at least 18 years of age, who are eligible for University housing. This housing community is for transgender, non-binary and/or any student questioning their gender identity. It is offered in suite-style housing in which two bedrooms share a bathroom. The bedrooms are usually double occupancy, but a limited number of single suites and single rooms with private bathrooms are available.  

Students who are interested in living in this community should indicate their interest in the First-Year Housing Application. A Residence Life and Housing staff member will then reach out to you to understand your preferences and needs in regards to your room-style and roommates.  Students who are not interested in being assigned to live in this community, but would like to specify any housing needs they may have related to their gender identity, can contact us at to work with a staff member to discuss their options.

Location: Thomas McKean Hall

Dr. David Barlow, Director for the Center for Premedical & Health Profession Studies

Students looking to go into one of the various health professions, or are interested in pre-med, pre-dental, pre-vet or other health-related professions, should consider applying to be a part of the first-year LLC for pre-health professions.

Opportunities available to students living in the PHP LLC include:

  • Living in close proximity 75 other freshmen who have similar career interests and are taking similar courses.
  • Access to extra support from peer mentors, faculty, and staff as students pursue career and grad school interests.
  • Access to professionals knowledgeable about standardized tests (e.g. MCAT) and graduate school applications.
  • In-depth and personalized advising from the University’s Center for Pre-Health Professions, in addition to regular academic advising.
  • Programs and events in the residence hall, including exciting speakers from the healthcare industry.
  • Access to extracurricular enrichment, including health-related volunteer experiences.

Location: Ray Street

Amy Greenwald Foley, Associate Director for Global Outreach

Meghan Gladle, World Scholars Program Coordinator

The International House (iHouse) is a living & learning community for students who wish to explore the world and their place in it. iHouse brings together students from diverse backgrounds to build friendships, develop intercultural skills and broaden global perspectives.

Daily interactions with iHouse neighbors and engagement in monthly programs empower students to cross cultural borders on their path to becoming global citizens. The iHouse community supports the success of international and domestic students by providing a welcoming home for all students. iHouse residents contribute to campus internationalization by sharing lessons of empathy, mutual understanding and respect with the greater University community.

Upper Division Living Learning Communities

Location: Brown + Sypherd

Upper Division Honors is a housing option for students enrolled in the Honors Program. In addition to living among Honors students, the community is enhanced by Senior Fellows.

Senior Fellows are upper division Honors students who are familiar with the Honors Program and have a strong commitment to help other students learn how to complete an Honors education. They serve as Honors program liaisons as well as promote and encourage activities among the Honors community.

Upper Division Honors Housing is only available for students in the Honors Program.

Theme Housing

Location: James Smith Hall

The University of Delaware offers an All Gender Housing option to support UD's ongoing commitment to develop environments that are welcoming and inclusive. The Gender-Inclusive housing option supports the University’s non-discrimination policy with respect to sexual orientation, sex, gender, and gender identity and, we believe, will result in a more comfortable living environment and on-campus home for some of our students.

Gender-Inclusive housing is provided in suite-style (sharing a bathroom) double and single rooms and single rooms with private bathrooms. For shared living arrangements (that is, in suite-style double and single rooms), upper division students must mutually request one another as roommates or suitemates and select a room together during the Room Selection process in the spring semester. Students must select the 'all-gender' housing option in the housing application. Gender-Inclusive housing will never be randomly assigned to a student.

If a vacancy occurs during the year, the current resident is encouraged to find an agreeable roommate who would also be placed in the housing system as Gender-Inclusive If that isn't possible, we'll work with the current occupant to identify the best solution, but reserves the right to assign the room as a gender dynamic space. That is, the current occupant would designate the gender any other student assigned there, if not mutually identified.

Location: Russell Hall


Michael Lim
(302) 399-1130

The AROTC Housing is sponsored by the Army ROTC Program, and is only open to first-year AROTC students (freshmen or sophomores).

Participation is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged for all new cadets.

Goals of the AROTC Housing are to:

  • Build camaraderie among first and second year AROTC cadets
  • Create a community of cadets who have similar goals and career aspirations
  • Provide a mentoring program with AROTC cadre and current cadets
  • Host teambuilding events organized by the peer mentor
  • Foster a fun and challenging environment where cadets excel
  • Promote excellence in academics, fitness and character
  • Prepare students for a career in military/government service

Location: Kent

Warner residence hall has long been the home for the all-woman living learning environment which built upon the rich history of the Women’s College of Delaware. The location for all woman housing will change in 2019-20 as Warner undergoes renovation to become a new enrichment center which will embody the bold beginnings of a new life of the South Green community.

Kent Residence Hall has similar features to Warner Hall which provides the privacy of being a stand-alone building (no access from other buildings), and features a prominent location on the South Green. The all-woman living learning environment will continue to provide robust programming and meet the needs of women looking for a unique community on our campus.

Location: Courtyard Apartments

Christina Stauffer, Associate Director for Student Engagement and Assessment

The Puppy Raisers of UD (PRoUD) and Other Raisers community allows students the unique opportunity to raise assistance dogs in the residence halls as part of a long-standing community service initiative.

Students may apply to raise a dog through one of the University of Delaware's recognized sight dog programs (The Seeing Eye, Inc., Guiding Eyes, Canine Partners for Independence), which are partnered with Registered Student Organizations.

In order to be a part of this community, students must gain approval through their respective organizations and apply to this community through the housing application. After the application is submitted, students will meet with the RLH staff to gain admittance to the community.

Location: TBD


Michael Lim
(302) 399-1130

The AFROTC Housing is sponsored by the Air Force ROTC program, Detachment 128, and is only open to first-year AFROTC students (freshmen or sophomores).

Participation is not mandatory, but is highly encouraged for all new cadets. Goals of the AFROTC Housing are to:

  • Build camaraderie among first-year AFROTC cadets
  • Create a community of cadets who have similar goals and career aspirations
  • Provide a mentoring program with AFROTC cadre and current cadets
  • Host teambuilding events organized by the peer mentor
  • Promote excellence in academics, fitness and character.

Interested students should reach out to AFROTC Detachment 128.

Location: Sussex

Substance Free Housing is a Housing Community available for students who are willing to make an affirmative commitment to maintain a living environment free from tobacco, alcohol, and other drugs.

Sussex Hall, on Central Campus, is air-conditioned and coed by floor, with single and double rooms. Upper division students interested in an experience free from smoke and alcohol can select this building.

NOTE: Most Housing Options are only available to upper-division students, but Substance-Free Housing may be available to freshmen with special circumstances.


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.