All students who wish to live on campus must submit a housing application.
A space in on-campus housing is guaranteed for first-year students, but we do not guarantee a room-type or location. Upper-division students (students entering their second, third or fourth year) are not guaranteed a space on campus, but we are optimistic about placing students who apply by the posted deadlines.
You may also consult the Housing Portal to see what updates are available in your application.
Most Residence Halls close during Thanksgiving and December Break, but students can request to stay, if needed. All residents of apartment-style spaces maintain access to their apartments through breaks.
Thanksgiving Break (November 19-28)
Application opens October 20 and closes November 18 at 5 p.m.
Residence halls close at 7 p.m. on Friday, November 19 and reopen at noon on Sunday, November 28. Students living in the residence halls (except apartments) are expected to vacate by the posted time and will regain building access when the halls reopen. If you need to request a late stay, or plan to stay on campus during the break, you'll need to fill out the Thanksgiving Break application in the Breaks & Early/Late Stays section of the My Housing Portal. If you live in apartment-style housing (University Courtyard Apartments or Executive Apartments), you'll keep your building access and do not need to apply for late stay break housing.
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.