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Move-In ( & Out) Guide

We’re excited for you to move into the residence halls and plunge into campus life at the University of Delaware! Whether you have questions about Move-In Day, living in the residence halls or how to get involved with campus life, we hope to guide you through the process. 

  Call our office at 302-831-4663

Spring 2020 Expedited Move-out

President Assanis has  annnounced  that all campus residence halls and University owned or managed housing will close at 10pm on Tuesday, March 17. We recognize the stress and challenges of making move-out plans in this time frame and we will do all we can to help.

 

  Fill out the spring closing form (all students)

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  Driving Directions to Campus

Residence halls are conducting an expedited checkout process for students to turn in their room keys:

  1. Go to your residence hall mailbox to retrieve your key envelope, which may be pre-labeled with some of your room information
  2.  If the information isn’t already represented, write on the envelope your full name, UD Id #, building name and room number
  3. Place your key in the envelope and seal it (there should be some tape available by the drop off location if you don’t have tape)
  4. Once you no longer need access to your room, drop off your key at your designated key drop off location

Key Drop off locations by building

  • Gilbert:  Place sealed and labeled envelope in the campus mail slot across from the water fountain in the lobby
  • Redding:    Place sealed and labeled envelope in the Outgoing campus/US mail slots located next to RA office (follow the signs)
  • Russell:   Place sealed and labeled envelope in the Russell E  Campus Mail Drop off located close to the Russell RA office 
  • Harrington Place sealed and labeled envelope in the Campus Mail Slot located in the Harrington Commons
  • North Central:  Place sealed and labeled envelope in the Campus mail slot in their building
  • South Central: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the Campus mail slot in their building
  • George Read:  Place sealed and labeled envelope in either GR North or South
  • Independence: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the campus mail slot in either Independence East or Independence West.
  • Ray Street:  Place sealed and labeled envelope in the Campus mail slot in individual building: follow the pink sign.
  • Lane, Thompson: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the gray campus mail in the lobby
  • Smyth: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the campus mail white bin
  • South Academy: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the campus mail slot
  • CNC: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the building specific mail slots in Caesar Rodney, Cannon & New Castle
  • James Smith and Thomas McKean: Place sealed and labeled envelope in the outgoing mail slots in Thomas McKean or James Smith (your respective building)
  • Courtyards: How to Check Out in the Courtyard Apartments Only: Please Bring your room fob and mailbox key to the clubhouse to check out between the hours of 8am - 10pm.  Please call the RA on duty at 302-304-5162 to check out between the hours of 10pm - 8am
  • One Easton (with Residence Life & Housing contracts): Unique instructions will be sent to you by Residence Life and Housing and the management of One Easton.

 

Students that have left campus (with all of their belongings), but still have their key are encouraged to return the keys by following the below instructions to avoid any re-core fees: Using a hard envelope such as USPS Priority Envelope, mail key along with a note that includes:

  • Full Name
  • UDID
  • Building Name. (DO NOT INCLUDE YOUR ROOM NUMBER)

Mail to:
University of Delaware
Residence Life & Housing
310 Haines Street
Suite 112 / Attn: (Building Name)
Newark, DE 19716Please help us in securing our halls by returning your key!

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. 

If you left belongings which are essential and want to retrieve your belongings, you will maintain access to the buildings until Tuesday, March 17th at 10 PM. We ask you to exercise caution so that if you or someone helping you move is unwell, do NOT return. If you are well enough to return, be sure to continue good personal hygiene practices and social distancing measures. Instructions were previously instructed on how to return your key. 

After March 17, 10 PM:

Only students who have requested permission to stay after March 17 will continue to have access to their spaces. If after March 17th there are items in your room that you believe are necessary for you to complete your academic program or are essential to your health, please complete this form for assistance in making arrangements to retrieve essential personal belongings.

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

If you have removed all your belongings and turned in your key to a Residence Life and Housing staff member, once you've filled out the spring closing form, no further action is needed.

Parking Regulations

When loading and unloading vehicles, please park at a paid meter or in a lot for which you have a permit. If you must be in a fire lane or driveway, a licensed driver is required to stay with the vehicle at all times. 

Vehicles are permitted to unload in driveways adjacent to residence halls for up to 30 minutes when students move in and out of the residence halls.

Vehicles are not permitted to park in fire lanes.

Each vehicle must be attended by a person who can move it immediately in the event of an emergency; any unattended vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. 

Handicap parking spaces are enforced at all times.

Parking Services supervises and directs parking when it is for the purpose of loading student possessions during the change of semesters.

 

Overnight Parking

Vehicles may not park on campus overnight unless authorized by Parking Services. To obtain a visitor's permit, visit the Parking Services site or visit the Parking Services Office when you arrive to campus. 

 

Contact Parking Services at (302) 831-1184 if you have additional questions about traffic or parking.

2020 Winter Session 

Fall residents living on campus: For Winter Session you'll either return to your Fall assignment or, if you complete a Mid-Year Room Change, to your new Winter/Spring assignment.

If you aren't living on campus for Fall, look for information from us via your University email account regarding your Winter assignment or log in to the housing portal for updated information on your room assignment. 

Log Into the Housing Portal

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.

Move-In Day is a busy day on campus, so please respect University parking regulations to make the process run smoothly for everyone.

Please note: The University reserves the right to tow any vehicle in violation of parking regulations.

 

Residence Hall Parking Regulations

Vehicles are permitted to unload in driveways adjacent to residence halls for up to 30 minutes at the beginning and end of each semester, when students move in and out of the residence halls.

Vehicles are not permitted to park in fire lanes.

Each vehicle must be attended by a person who can move it immediately in the event of an emergency; any unattended vehicle will be towed at the owner's expense. 

Handicap parking spaces are enforced at all times.

Parking Services supervises and directs parking when it is for the purpose of loading student possessions during the change of semesters.

 

Overnight Parking

Vehicles may not park on campus overnight unless authorized by Parking Services. To obtain a visitor's permit, visit the Parking Services site or visit the Parking Services Office when you arrive to campus.

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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.