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Application Guide

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.

Winter Session Housing

January 2—February 5, 2022

Winter Session is a great time for students to enroll in additional coursework or get involved in other co-curricular opportunities. 

I currently live in an on-campus apartment.

As a student living in the University Courtyard Apartments or Executive Apartments for the Fall and Spring, you don't need to fill out the Winter Session housing application and will automatically retain access to your residence hall during that time at no additional cost. You can choose to sign up for any of the available dining plans, but aren't required to.  If you are graduating, withdrawing or spending the Spring semester abroad, you will need to fully move out of your room by 10 PM on Saturday, December 18.

 

I currently live in the residence halls and am taking an IN-PERSON Winter Session course.

As a student living in a traditional or suite-style residence hall for fall semester who has enrolled in at least one in-person Winter Session course on the Newark campus, you will be automatically reassigned to your room for the appropriate Winter Session period and do not need to complete an application. 

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 to let us know you won’t be here (see additional instructions below).

You won't be charged for Winter Session housing, however, you need to purchase a full Winter Session meal plan if living on campus. If you don't select a specific meal plan on your own, you'll be assigned and billed for the default plan. For more information about choosing a meal plan, visit Dining Services

 

I currently live in the residence halls and am only taking ONLINE Winter Session courses.

As a student living in a traditional or suite-style residence hall for fall semester who is only taking online Winter Session courses, you won't automatically be given a Winter housing assignment. If you want to live on campus, you'll need to complete a Winter housing application in the My Housing portal by the priority deadline. 

Other details listed in the “In-Person Courses” section above regarding room changes and meal plans apply.

 

I currently live in the residence halls but am not taking any Winter Session courses.

As a student living in a traditional or suite-style residence hall for fall 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, sport, etc.) Program supervisor approval is required as part of the application process.

  • You are an international student who needs to stay on campus during the Winter Session.

Students in both cases must submit a Winter housing application in the My Housing portal by the priority deadline.

Other details listed in the “In-Person Courses” section above regarding room changes and meal plans apply.

Students not taking Winter Session courses or who do not meet this criteria are not eligible for Winter Session housing.

 

I’m an Associate in Arts student taking an in-person class in Newark for Winter Session.

As an Associate in Arts student taking an in-person 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 by the priority deadline. We'll notify you via email 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.

 

I’m a new applicant for Spring semester housing and also need Winter Session housing.

Newly admitted first year and transfer students for the Spring, or returning students not currently living on campus, who have applied for Spring semester on-campus housing can request to move in to the residence halls for Winter Session if they are registered 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 housing application in the My Housing Portal by the priority deadline. We will notify you via email if we are able to house you for Winter Session.

The Winter Session housing application will open in the My Housing portal on October 27 with a priority deadline of December 6 at 5pm. Applications submitted after the priority deadline may result in delayed processing and communication from our office. Read below to find out if you are eligible for Winter Session housing and if you need to submit an application

You can cancel your Winter Session application and/or assignment in the Application Status Section of the My Housing Portal. If you've been charged for a dining plan, you can change or cancel your dining plan by visiting udel.edu/diningrequest.

Residence hall check-in for Winter Session is on Sunday, January 2, 2022 from noon—6 p.m. Students unable to arrive on Sunday can return on Monday, January 3, 2022 from 9 a.m.—3 p.m. Students can arrive at any time during those windows.

Students leaving on-campus housing after Winter Session must check out of the residence halls by 6 p.m. on Saturday, February 5, 2022 Students staying on campus in the same room for the Spring don’t need to check out.

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 in advance.

 

Students enrolled in Winter Session classes pay a health fee and are free to fully make use of Student Health Services. Students not enrolled in Winter Session may visit Student Health Services and pay a fee-for-service. Learn more about the fees and charges here.

Spring Semester Housing

Students new to the university in the spring or who don’t already live on campus can apply to move into the residence halls for the Spring semester.

The following students should complete the Spring Semester housing application:

  • Newly admitted first-year and transfer students joining the Newark campus for the first time this Spring who want to live on campus

  • Current undergraduate students NOT already living on campus who wish to move on campus for the Spring

  • Associate in Arts students transitioning to the Newark campus for the first time this Spring who want to live on campus.

Students who already have active, guaranteed housing contracts for the academic year and have been living on campus for fall do not need to apply for spring housing.

 

Spring housing is only guaranteed through the spring application for 1) spring admit first year students, 2) spring admit freshman transfer students and 3) class of 2024 World Scholar students returning from study abroad. These students become bound to the contract three business days after completing a valid application.

For all other students, including transfer students not admitted as a freshman, housing is not guaranteed and will be offered via email pending space availability. These students become bound to the contract three business days after being notified of a housing guarantee.  While not guaranteed, we are confident in our ability to house all requests made by the priority deadline.

 

The Spring Semester housing application will open in the My Housing portal in early-November with a deadline of December 15, 2021 at 5pm for priority placement consideration. The application will remain open through the start of the spring semester space permitting, but applications submitted after the priority deadline may result in delayed processing and communication from our office.

Students who apply by the priority deadline and get guaranteed spring housing will be provided assignment information via UD email during the last week of January.

 

Keep in mind that room type and roommate requests are not guaranteed, and placement will depend on available space. Students with a dietary or medical circumstance requiring housing accommodations must submit documentation to the appropriate office by the priority application deadline. Additional details can be found within the housing application.

 

 

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.