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2020-2021 Housing

Did you miss the 2020-2021 guaranteed housing application? Read more about your options in our application guide.

Here you'll find everything you want to know about our housing applications, contracts, rates, timelines and more. 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

Looking to plan for break, end of the semester, or even next year's housing application? Find all you need for this semester's applications and processes by checking out what's coming up next. Need more information about our open application? Just click the button below!

Application Guide

The First-year application is open! The application can be found at the My Housing Portal and students are encouraged to apply by the priority deadline on June 15, 2020. 

The application will still be open after June 15, but will not include room preferences, roommate requests or LLC applications. 


For more information, visit the application guide

Visit the application guide


President Assanis has announced that all campus residence halls and University-owned or managed housing will close at 10pm on Tuesday, March 17.

Move-out period for students to remove belongings from all residence halls will be extended to the end of the semester. Given strengthening recommendations by the Centers for Disease Control and the World Health Organization for social distancing, returning to campus to retrieve belongings may increase risk for our students, their families, and our community. Therefore, we are asking students to not return until the University determines it is safer for you to do so. We will update here and via email when more instructions are available. 

Only students who have requested permission to stay after March 17 will continue to have access to their spaces. 

We appreciate your patience and your flexibility as we adjust to protect our students and staff during this global crisis.

The initial round of the Room Selection process for next year's housing has been completed. Students who did not have the opportunity to self-select their space should continue to monitor their email over the coming months for more information about upcoming assignments processes. While we hope to offer additional rounds of online selection this spring, not all applicants will self-select and many will be manually assigned by our staff in the summer. Those students may not know their room assignment until August.

All students with valid, active applications for next year become financially bound to the housing contract as of April 14, 2020 (regardless of whether or not they already have a room assignment). Prior to the binding date, students can cancel their contract in the Application Status section of the My Housing portal and only be responsible for the $200 cancellation fee. As of the binding date, students can submit a Request for Release within the same section of the portal for review by our staff. Release is not guaranteed and can carry additional financial penalties.

Learn More on the Application Guide

Our Current Housing Rates

All students assigned to residence halls will be charged one of our published rates for the assigned hall and room type. If a student moves from one hall or room type to a different one, they'll be charged the new rate for the space, effective date of occupancy; this includes moving during the academic year.

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

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Single room $9,502 $4,571
Single room with bath $10,470 $5,235
Double room $7,992 $3,996
Double room with bath $8,476 $4,238
Large room (triple/quad) $7,992 $3,996

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 $9,640 $4,820
Single room with lofted bed $9,502 $4,751
Single room with bath $10,608 $5,304
Double room $8,142 $4,071
Double room with bath $8,626 $4,313
Triple room (First-year areas only) $7,992 $3,996
Large room (triple/quad) $8,142 $4,071
Large room (triple/quad) with bath $8,626 $4,313

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 $10,286 $5,143
Double room $8,764 $4,382
Triple Room (First-year areas only) $8,626 $4,313
Large room (Triple in Ray Street) $8,764 $4,382

Excutive apartments can be found in multiple residence halls.

Room Type Annual Rate Semester Rate
Apartment without air conditioning $8,422 $4,211
Apartment with air conditioning $8,902 $4,451
Room Type
Annual Rate
Semester Rate
1 bedroom, 1 bath $12,454 $6,227
2 bedroom, 2 bath $10,332 $5,166
2 bedroom, 2 bath (large) $10,608 $5,304
4 bedroom, 2 bath $9,594 $4,797
4 bedroom, 4 bath $9,778 $4,889
Room Type
Annual Rate
Semester Rate
2 bedroom, 2 bath $10,332 $5,166
2 bedroom, 2 bath (large) $10,608 $5,304

Breaks & Early/Late Stay Fees

The front of Gilbert residence hall.

All residence halls close for three breaks throughout the school year: Thanksgiving Break, December Break and Spring Break. Students may request break housing in all traditional residence halls. Courtyard, One Easton or Executive Apartments residents aren't required to vacate during holiday/vacation breaks; therefore they're exempt from the following fees.

We charge a fee to remain in traditional residence halls during breaks. Find our Interim Housing applications in the My Housing portal.

Fall/Spring Early Check-In and Late Stay $50/night
Thanksgiving Break Interim Housing (8 nights) $240
December Break Interim Housing (21 nights) $630
Spring Break Interim Housing (8 nights) $240
Improper Check-out Fee
Assessed if a student fails to follow proper check-out instructions.


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.