An outdoor picture of Independence Residence Hall.

In-Hall Communities

Fall 2020 will look a little different in our residence halls, including our Living Learning Communities and themed housing. Due to our COVID-19 arrangements, few academic living learning communities will be able to operate.

We love our housing communities, and look forward to sharing when they all return!

Available Fall 2020 Housing Communities

Location: Thomas McKean

University of Delaware Honors Program

Freshmen admitted to the Honors Program will be housed together on North Campus for Fall 2020.

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: TBD

The all-woman living learning environment provides robust programming and meets the needs of women looking for a unique community on our campus.

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 All Gender 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.

All Gender housing is an option for all upper division undergraduate students, at least 18 years of age, who are eligible for University housing. This can include those who identify as transgender or are questioning their gender identity or don't adhere to prescribed gender classifications. All Gender housing also decreases heteronormative assumptions regarding housing assignments. Students who are uncomfortable with a same-sex roommate or don't want to have a same-sex roommate also have more options than in co-ed housing.

For shared living arrangements, 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. All Gender housing will never be forced upon 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 All Gender. 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: TBD

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. 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.