Our housing applications have a lot of details, so this application guide will help you figure out which application is right for you, and hopefully answer any questions you might have. Read about our open applications below, and then hop over to the Housing Portal to fill one out.
2020 Winter Session
Take advantage of the many opportunities for learning and participate in fun and interesting experiences only offered during Winter Session! Course registration for Winter Session 2020 is open now. Did you know that you can live on campus for free if you're taking a course? Read on to find out more information.
Do you currently live in the residence halls? Are you going to take a class during Winter Session?
As a student living in a traditional residence hall for fall semester who has enrolled in a Winter Session course on the Newark campus, you will be automatically reassigned to your room for the appropriate Winter Session period. You aren't required to live on campus for Winter Session, so if you don't plan to live on campus, you'll need to cancel your Winter Session application/assignment.
If you're taking an online course, you won't automatically be given a Winter assignment. If you want to live on campus, you'll need to complete a Winter 2020 housing application in the My Housing portal available November 2019.
You won't be charged for Winter Session housing, however, you need to purchase a full Winter Session meal plan. If you don't select a plan, you'll be assigned and billed for the default plan.
FYI: If you complete a mid-year room change for Spring semester, you'll live in your new room beginning with Winter Session (which also means that you'll need to move everything out of your room at the end of Fall semester).
Do you currently live in the residence halls? Are you not going to take a class during Winter Session?
As a student living in a traditional residence hall for fall or spring semester who is not enrolled in a Winter Session course, you can request to live on campus if you have a University-related reason (such as University employment, research, etc.). Submit a Winter 2020 application in the My Housing portal beginning early November, 2019.
All other details listed in the section above apply.
Do you live in an on-campus apartment?
As a student living in the University Courtyard Apartments, One Easton, or Executive Apartments, you don't need to fill out the Winter Session housing application and will retain access to your residence hall. You can choose to sign up for any of the available dining plans, but aren't required to.
Are you an Associate in Arts students taking a class in Newark for Winter Session?
As an Associate in Arts student taking a Newark campus class during Winter Session, you can request to live on campus for Winter Session only by completing the application in the My Housing portal beginning November 1, 2019. We strongly suggest applying by December 6, 2019. We'll notify you as soon as possible if we are able to house you.
There is a $500 housing fee. You are also required to purchase a full Winter Session dining plan. If you don't select a plan, you'll be assigned and billed for the default plan.
For more information about Winter Session dining, visit the Winter Session site.
Are you a new or incoming spring semester student who will live on campus, and also needs Winter Session housing?
As a new, incoming first year or transfer student who has applied for Spring semester on-campus housing, you can request to move in for Winter Session if you register for Winter Session classes or are involved in a university sponsored activity during the session. You’ll need to notify us of your intention by completing a Winter 2020 housing application in the My Housing Portal beginning early November, 2019.
Residence hall check-in for Winter Session 5-week classes is on January 5, 2020 from noon - 6 p.m. or for Winter Session 5-week class walk-ins, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on January 6, 2020.
Residence hall check-in for Winter Session 4-week classes is on January 12, 2020 from noon - 6 p.m. or for Winter Session 4-week class walk-ins, from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. on January 13, 2020.
Students leaving on-campus housing after Winter Session must check out of the residence halls by 6 p.m. on February 8, 2020.
If you need to request to check in or out of the halls at a time other than those listed here, you may be charged a fee and should contact the Residence Hall Coordinator for your building or the Residence Life & Housing office.
Did you miss the 2020-21 housing application?
Current students (first-year, sophomores, juniors & seniors), Associate in Arts students transitioning to Newark and World Scholars were eligible to apply for guaranteed housing from Oct. 1 to Nov. 11.
In February 2020, only current students newly admitted to UD for Spring are able to apply for housing for the 2020-2021 academic year. All other current students were eligible to apply for guaranteed housing from Oct. 1 to Nov. 11, 2019. If we have space available, we may open a late application; however, we will not be able to guarantee housing to any student who applies at that time.
If you have a dietary, medical or physical need that requires a housing accommodation, you must submit documentation to Disability Support Services no later than February 28, 2020. Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that explains the current impact of your condition on your housing request. Students who already have accommodations on file must submit updated paperwork each year by the posted deadline. Questions about this process should be directed to the DSS office.
Documentation received late may result in an assignment that does not match your needs.
The housing application is considered valid when a student signs the Student Housing Contract and agrees to the fees associated with the cancellation. Students under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian to sign the contract for them. Before signing the contract, it is important to know when your contract will become legally and financially binding.
Students applying during their guaranteed open enrollment period listed above will become bound to the housing contract as of April 7, 2020.
You can cancel your housing contract until 11:59 p.m. the night prior to your contract binding date. This means that if your binding date is April 7, you have until 11:59 p.m. on April 6 to cancel.
While there is no upfront prepayment required at the time of application, all cancelled applications will incur a $200 cancellation fee billed to the student financial account.
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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.