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Housing Info & Policies

Welcome to the hub of all our housing information and residence hall policies. Since we know the housing process can be complicated, we're always here for you. Just hit the "email us your questions" or "send us a Facebook message" buttons if you have questions, can't find what you're looking for, or just want to chat with a real person.

What's Coming Up

Here's a quick summary of the information available you, or your student, needs for planning Thanksgiving Break, Winter Session or Spring 2021.

We know you may have housing questions. We're happy to answer them! Just hit that email button below. Or, you can call us at 302-831-4663.

Winter Session

No, unfortunately housing will not be available for Winter Session, unless there are documented extenuating circumstances. A majority of classes will be online; check out all available Winter Session details here and register for classes starting the week of October 26.

Spring 2021

All students with a valid housing contract are eligible to live on campus for Spring 2021, this includes students who are currently living on campus for the fall and students who chose to defer to the spring semester.

For transfer students and new spring freshmen, we'll open a Spring 2021 housing application sometime in Decemeber. Please check back here (and your email) for more details.

Beginning on Monday, November 9 and ending at 5 PM on Friday, November 20, students have an opportunity to indicate in the My Housing Portal if they want to be housed on campus for Spring or be released from their contract.

This timing coincides with Spring 2021 course registration, when students will have information about in‐person courses. Student choosing to be released during this time period won't be charged any penalty or fees.

We can't guarantee spring housing, we are confident we'll be able to house all students who request it by the advertised deadline.

After the Thanksgiving Break, we'll notify students if they'll be offered a space, or if they're wait listed. No student is guaranteed a space on campus for spring until this offer is sent. Priority will be given to first-year students who matriculated in Fall 2020 and to graduating seniors who have an anticipated graduation date of May 2021. If there are spaces still available after first-year students and seniors have been assigned, remaining spaces will be offered to students on the wait list.

Since we don't know how many students want on‐campus housing for spring, we can't offer any guarantees at this stage, but we are confident we'll be able to house all students who request housing by the deadline. If a student is waitlisted, they will have the opportunity to cancel their contract without any fees, up until an offer of housing is made.

All residence halls will be in use, including traditional spaces. Students won't be able to request a specific type of room or residence hall, and can be placed in any building, with the potential of first-year students being housed in apartments. We will do our best to populate floors and buildings with similar populations (e.g. first year students live with other first year students and likewise for sophomores, juniors and seniors).  

No roommates will be allowed, and only one student per bedroom (for apartments, students are already one person per bedroom). If there is another student you previously requested as a roommate within your initial housing application who will also be on campus, we will do our best to assign them to the same floor/building, but this cannot be guaranteed. We aren't accepting new roommate requests.

Our Fall 2020 COVID policies will remain in place, which prohibits:

  • anyone who does not live within the building (including other non‐building students and family members) from visiting; and
  • overnight guests. 

Residents may have only a limited number of in‐building student guests (currently it's one) allowed in their room. These restrictions are in place for ALL residence halls, including our apartments.

Unfortunately, we can't meet our LLC housing needs due to the limits on physical gatherings. Each student should check in with their LLC program coordinator to see what programming is available for them.

All students living in traditional or suite-style buildings will pay the two-person rate (listed as the double rate in our cost information) for their building, even though they'll be housed in a space by themselves. Find our current housing rates below.

2020-2021 Housing Rates

All students assigned to residence halls will be charged one of our published rates for the assigned hall and room type. 

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 $9,692 $4,846
Single room with bath $10,680 $5,340
Double room $8,152 $4,076
Double room with bath $8,646 $4,323
Large room (triple/quad) $8,152 $4,076

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 $9,832 $4,916
Single room with lofted bed $9,692 $4,846
Single room with bath $10,820 $5,410
Double room $8,304 $4,152
Double room with bath $8,798 $4,399
Large room (triple/quad) $8,304 $4,152
Large room (triple/quad) with bath $8,798 $4,399

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 $10,492 $5,246
Double room $8, 940 $4, 470

Excutive apartments can be found in multiple residence halls.

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Apartment without air conditioning $8,590 $4,295
Apartment with air conditioning $9,080 $4,540
Room Type
Annual Rate
Semester Rate
1 bedroom, 1 bath $12,704 $6,352
2 bedroom, 2 bath $10,538 $5,269
2 bedroom, 2 bath (large) $10,820 $5,410
4 bedroom, 2 bath $9,786 $4,893
4 bedroom, 4 bath $9,974 $4,987
Room Type
Annual Rate
Semester Rate
2 bedroom, 2 bath $10,538 $5,269
2 bedroom, 2 bath (large) $10,820 $5,410

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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.