Moving Off Campus

Moving Off Campus

Finding off-campus housing can be an overwhelming process; especially for students new to the area. We've compiled some resources below that can help you transition from our undergraduate or graduate student housing to living off campus in the Newark community.

Below are some resources that can be helpful for living in the Newark area, especially living off campus. Some of these resources are government agencies or private businesses and not affiliated with UD and our office is not endorsing any of these agencies or businesses.

UD partners with to make searching for housing, roommates or tenants easy and free. This service includes descriptive listings with photos, floor plans, amenities, Google mapping and more, as well as filterable search tools and live support for students.

Email or call 1-866-766-0767 with any questions.

Search for Housing

Most apartment complexes will either include certain utilities (electric, water/sewer, trash pickup, gas) in the price of your rent or provide you with information to contract services with the provider in your area. Your utility providers are based on where your apartment is located. Below are some local utility providers for the Newark area. 

City of Newark (electric, sewer and water)

Delmarva Power (power company for parts of Newark and New Castle County)

New Castle County Public Works (water and sewer)

Xfinity Student Plans (internet provider)

Verizon Student Plans (internet provider)

Living in Newark

University of Delaware Dining

Grocery Stores

  • Newark Natural Foods: 209 Newark Shopping Center, 230 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Acme: 100 College Square, Newark, DE 19711 (closest to East campus)
  • Acme: 100 Suburban Drive, Newark, DE 19711 (closest to South campus)
  • Food Lion: 401 New London Road, Newark, DE 19711 (closest to North/Laird campus)

Halal Grocery Stores

  • Alam Halal Meat and Grocery: 700 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711
  • Roohani-Lasani Grocery. Halal Meat & Restaurant: 18 Marrows Road, Newark, DE 19713

International Grocery Stores

  • Wang's Oriental Food Store: 276 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Asia Supermarket: 1300 Capitol Trail, Newark, DE 19711
  • Newark Farmer's Market: 2515 Kirkwood Hwy, Newark, DE 19711
  • Apna Bazar Farmer's Market: 1307 Churchmans Road, Newark, DE 19713

UD Campus Mail (Package centers, sending mail and helpful hints)

U.S. Post Office Locations

  • 110 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • 401 Ogletown Road, Newark, DE 19711

Shipping and P.O. Boxes

  • UPS Store: 40 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • FedEx: 132 S. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

CVS: 45 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Walgreens: 124 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Acme Pharmacy (inside the grocery store): 100 College Square, Newark, DE 19711

Rite Aid Pharmacy: 263 S. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711

Cell Phone Service Carriers

  • T-Mobile: 230 E. Main Street #109, Newark, DE 19711
  • AT&T: 172 E. Main Street, Newark, DE 19711
  • Metro by T-Mobile: 230 E. Main Street, Unit 602, Newark, DE 19711
  • Verizon: 408 Suburban Dr, Newark, DE 19711

Cell Phone Purchase and Repair

InformMe Citizen Notification System - Sign up to receive emergency, traffic or community alerts

AskNewarkDE App - Download the app on Apple and Google Play to access the latest news and events, and pay utility and other bills



You can't find the right place to live until you know how much you are able to spend. Use this worksheet to track all of the extra expenses that go along with paying rent, such as utilities, transportation and insurance.

Finding the Right Apartment

There are many apartment complexes within the Newark community, and it is easy to lose track of the benefits and drawbacks of each. This worksheet will help you track and compare details like rent payments, what is included and what you can afford.

Moving In

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Review the Apartment's Condition

Complete this inventory of the apartment's condition and have the landlord sign it. This helps protect you from claims that ou caused pre-existing damage.

Moving In and Out

This checklist will help you have a smooth move-in process, as well as help when it is time to move out and get your deposit back.

Rental Coverage and Rights

Renter's Insurance

If you live in an apartment or a rented house, renter’s insurance provides important coverage for both you and your possessions. A standard renter’s policy contains four separate sections:

  • Protection of your personal property in case of theft or damage
  • Shields you from personal liability
  • Loss of apartment usage due to damages
  • Medical payments of others 

Policies should cover the following events/conditions:

  • Aircraft
  • Damage by glass or safety-glazing material that is part of a building
  • Explosion
  • Falling objects
  • Fire or lightning
  • Riot or civil commotion
  • Smoke
  • Theft
  • Vandalism or malicious mischief
  • Vehicles
  • Windstorm or hail
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Navigating Roommate Relationships

Roommate Selection

Look inside and outside of your social circle to find a roommate. Some apartment complexes offer roommate matching and roommate placement.

Roommate matching means complex management attempts to match you with similar roommates based on preferences regarding your study habits, cleanliness, favorite music, etc.

Roommate placement means the apartment management will place you in any open space with no considerations to your study, sleep or social habits.

In these two situations, make sure you can make a switch if the complex places you with roommates who are not compatible.

Resolving Conflict

Visit the Residence Life & Housing Roommate Resources page for helpful resources and tips on navigating healthy roommate relationships and handling conflict.

Community Standards & Conflict Resolution staff are also available to discuss options for resolving roommate conflicts. Email or call 302-831-2117.