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Housing Info & Policies

When you live in the residence halls, you become part of a community rich in history and tradition. Whether you will live in one of our historic buildings or one of our newer halls, you will have one important thing in common with everyone in our residential community: excellence. Students who live on campus consistently earn higher grades, feel more supported and are more involved with the UD community.

What's coming up

Processes and Applications opening soon in Residence Life and Housing

The application for summer session housing is now open! Current undergraduate students taking at least one in-person summer session course are eligible to apply. We recommend applying by May 25 for the best consideration as space is limited. Learn more in our application guide.

The housing application for newly admitted first year students for Fall 2022 is open! The application can be found at the My Housing Portal and students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline on May 17, 2022 at 5 p.m. While the application will remain open after May 17, students will not be able to indicate room type interests, make roommate requests or apply to an LLC. 

Eligible students seeking a housing exemption to commute from home must complete a First Year Exemption Request instead of a housing application.

For more information, visit the application guide.

The returning student application for 2022-2023 housing is for all rising sophomores, juniors and seniors and can be accessed on the My Housing Portal. It opens at Noon on Tuesday, February 8, 2022  closes at 5 p.m. on Tuesday, March 1, 2022.  It is not first come first served. The application does not require an application fee.

Once the application closes on March 1, we will not be accepting additional applications. We may offer a late application in the summer, so interested students can check back closer to that time.

2021-2022 Housing Rates

All students assigned to residence halls will be charged one of our published rates for the assigned hall and room type. A charge of $4,333.00 on your student account means that you were billed for housing, but you have not yet been charged for your specific assignment.  Your charge will be adjusted once the billing functions for the term have been completed.

For rate questions, please email us.

The traditional residence halls without air conditioning include: Brown, Cannon, Harrington, Harter, Lane, New Castle, Russell, Smyth, and Thompson.

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Single room $9,874 $4,937
Single room with bath $10,874 $5,437
Double room $8,304 $4,152
Double room with bath $8,810 $4,405
Large room (triple/quad) $8,304 $4,152

The traditional residence halls with air conditioning include: Caesar Rodney, Gilbert, Kent, Redding, Sharp, South Academy Street, Squire, Sussex and Sypherd.

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Single room $10,040 $5,020
Single room with lofted bed $9,874 $4,937
Single room with bath $11,060 $5,530
Double room $8,486 $4,243
Double room with bath $8,986 $4,493
Large room (triple/quad) $8,486 $4,243
Large room (triple/quad) with bath $8,986 $4,493

The suite-style residence halls with air conditioning include: George Read, Independence, James Smith, Ray Street and Thomas McKean.

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Single room in suite $10,702 $5,351
Double/Triple room in suite $9,120 $4,560

Executive apartments can be found in multiple residence halls.

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Apartment without air conditioning $8,764 $4,382
Apartment with air conditioning $9,264 $4,632
Room Type
Annual Rate
Semester Rate
1 bedroom, 1 bath $12,960 $6,480
2 bedroom, 2 bath $10,752 $5,376
2 bedroom, 2 bath (large) $11,060 $5,530
4 bedroom, 2 bath $9,982 $4,991
4 bedroom, 4 bath $10,174 $5,087


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.