Campus Life

The Town of Newark

Located at the center of the mid-Atlantic region between New York City and Washington, D.C, the University of Delaware is centered in Newark, DE, a small, suburban college town. Many shops and restaurants, a movie theatre and a bowling alley are within walking distance from classroom buildings or residence halls. Christiana Mall is located a few miles away and can be reached by public transportation.

Residence Halls

Edge students stay in an air-conditioned residence hall that is within easy walking distance of academic buildings and social facilities. Trained Edge Mentor staff members provide a community environment in the residence halls that promotes respect for individual differences while supporting personal growth and academic success. Available facilities are a study room, laundry room, kitchenette, and a large common lounge. At the nightly curfew check, students must check in with their Edge mentor on their single-gender residence hall floor.


Students share a fully-furnished, double-occupancy air-conditioned room. Males and females are housed separately, but are able to socialize and study together in main lounges and common areas.


All Edge students have a two-per-day meal plan (breakfast and dinner) that is included with the program tuition fee. Meals are provided in Pencader Hall, a short walk from Independence Hall East. Snacks and other dining options are available at various food courts and student centers across campus.

Students also have the option of purchasing university Flex points, which allows them to buy food and snacks outside of the dining hall (such as locations on Main Street.) For more information about Flex points, visit the official Flex Account page.

Campus Facilities

The campus' many recreational facilities can be used by Edge students without charge. Basketball courts, large grassy areas, beach volleyball and tennis courts are all available on campus. The Carpenter Sports Building can also be used by students wishing to play basketball, climb a rock wall, or use exercise machines, to name just a few.