Welcome, Blue Hens!
We are excited to welcome you to UD! While incoming transfer students (who are not admitted as freshmen) are not guaranteed on-campus housing, we do our best to offer space to transfer students when possible. You can learn more below about housing opportunities for transfer students in the fall and spring, if you are interested in living on campus.
If you would like to live off campus, please check out the Living Off Campus guide from the Dean of Students.
Frequently Asked Questions
Incoming transfer students are considered a freshman transfer if they are admitted with 18 or fewer credits from another institution, and graduated from high school within the last year, or are under the age of 18 at the time of admission. Freshman transfers are classified differently than traditional transfer students and are required to live on campus in the academic year of admittance. They should follow the housing guidelines for First-Year Students.
Incoming transfer students who are not admitted as a freshman are not automatically guaranteed on-campus housing. Our ability to offer housing to transfer students will depend on space availability. To be considered for a space on campus, interested students must complete an application on the My Housing portal, once it becomes available for the desired term.
For fall admits, information about a transfer student housing application for the academic year typically becomes available in early summer. For spring admits, the spring housing application typically opens in early November with a priority deadline of mid-December. More details about each process will become available closer to those times. Applicants will be notified via email if we are able to offer them a space on campus.
Transfer students (who are not admitted as a freshman) typically live in upper-division housing with other returning students. Traditional, suite, and apartment-style housing are available, with each type representing about one-third of our inventory for returning students. Room types include limited single occupancy with the majority of students living in double and triple rooms. Where a student ends up living will depend on what housing options are available at the time that they select their space or are assigned a space. To learn more about our buildings and amenities, Explore Our Halls online.
When you apply for housing, you are applying for a space on campus in general. Students cannot apply to live in a specific location or room type, and we can't guarantee placement in a specific location. We recommend that students who only want to live in an apartment look off campus since there are limited apartment-style spaces available on campus.
Let's get you connected
Welcome to our UD community! Contact us with your housing questions and stay updated on our information so you'll know when our various housing applications open. We're here for you!
Residence Life & Housing is part of the Division of Student Life, which advances equity and inclusion, deepens student learning and drives holistic development through education, experiences and communities.