Aerial view of Gilbert Hall

Housing Support, Transportation and Utilities

Housing Support, transportation and Utilities


Any student struggling to maintain access to adequate housing or utilities should contact Case Management & Student Advocacy at for a consultation. In addition, below are some resources that may be applicable to your situation.

On-Campus Resources


Residence Hall Housing and Housing Between Semesters

Residence Life & Housing is able to meet with you to discuss your on-campus housing options. Our office can assist in that discussion and advocate for options. It is important to note that students must be involved with the University in some capacity to live in our residence halls over the Winter and Summer sessions.



UD Transportation Shuttle Service

Transportation Services offers a shuttle service for students who are traveling from campus to their nearby off-campus residences. This service is available from 6 p.m.–1 a.m., seven days a week. The four pickup points are:

  • Morris Library

  • Perkins Student Center

  • Townsend Hall

  • North end of the STAR Health Sciences Building on the STAR Campus. 

Please check the Ride Location Map for service coverage area.



UDPD Safety Escort Service

A free, 24/7 safety escort service is available for students, staff and faculty from any University property or contiguous street, and specific areas off campus.

To arrange for an escort, please call 302-831-RIDE (7433), use your LiveSafe app, or use one of the more than 200 blue light emergency phones located throughout campus.

Community Resources


Newark Area Support for Housing Needs

Resources for low-cost housing are available outside the University and in the local Newark area.

501 West Eleventh St.
Wilmington, DE 19801


Central YMCA

Friendship House’s (FH) mission is to unite people facing homelessness with loving, supportive communities they can call home. FH works with people in various stages of life. They operate a Clothing Bank, 5 Empowerment Centers (one in Newark), and a Transitional Housing program.

62 E Delaware Ave
Newark, DE 19711


Newark Empowerment Center

110 N. Poplar Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

302-652-8314, extension 214

Sunday Breakfast Mission

YWCA is dedicated to eliminating racism, empowering women, and promoting peace, justice, freedom, and dignity for all. We achieve this by providing in-person and virtual programming throughout the state of Delaware that focus on four key areas: housing, economic empowerment (which includes youth development), domestic and sexual violence, and racial and social justice and advocacy. To explore our programs, opportunities and advocacy efforts please visit our website. For questions, please email

100 W 10th St, Suite 515
Wilmington, DE 19894


YWCA Delaware

If you are in imminent risk of becoming unhoused or need shelter, you can call 211 to receive support in the state of Delaware. In emergency situations, call 911.



Transportation Discounts and Reimbursements

  • DART Student Fares
    Get 50% off DART fares using the DART Pass Mobile App and your student ID.
  • AMTRAK Student Discounts
    Students between ages 17–24 have the chance to save 15% on purchases made one day in advance. The discount will automatically be applied when qualifying travel is selected. Or, use the Amtrak app and enter code V814 when booking your trip.

Cecil Country, MD

  • Demand Response Transportation
    Safe, friendly, origin to destination service available on a first come, first served basis to the general public, seniors and persons with disabilities. Trips are by reservation only.
  • Reimbursement for Taxi and Rideshare Services
    Registered participants of The Cecil County Transportation Reimbursement Program can apply for a limited amount of reimbursement, with proper documentation and receipts, for taxi and/or TNC (Uber/Lyft) transportation services each fiscal year (July–June).



DE State Services for Utilities Support

Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP)

LIHEAP programs of assistance include:

  • Winter Heating Fuel Assistance
  • Crisis Assistance
  • Summer Cooling Assistance Program
  • Weatherization Assistance Program