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Application Guide

Take advantage of the many opportunities for learning, and participate in fun experiences only offered during Winter Session! Course registration for Winter Session begins on October 28. All students taking a Winter Session course are allowed to stay on campus at no extra cost. 

We also offer other Winter Session housing options. Check out our guide for full application details!


New, incoming Spring 2020 first-year and transfer admits (including students from the Delaware in DC program) who want to live on campus for 2020-2021 can apply for guaranteed housing* starting on February 3 and ending at 5 p.m on February 28, 2020.

*Guaranteed housing: We guarantee that you will have a space on campus, we don't guarantee a specific location, room type, or preferred roommate.

Check back soon for more application information!

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.