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Graduate Student & Family Housing

Returning resident application for 2018-2019:
October 9 - November 10, 2017

New applicant application for 2018-2019:
March - May 2018

Mid-year applications for 2017-2018: after September 11, 2017 we'll accept applications if spaces are available. Contact us at (302) 831-HOME (4663) to find out if any spaces are available for the remainder of the housing contract.

Applying for 2018-2019 housing



RETURNING STUDENTS

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

  • Log in to the My Housing portal October 9 - November 10, 2017.
  • You will be taken to a Student Home page. This is your home page for conducting all of your housing business.
  • Select Housing Application from the menu bar.
  • Select Calendar Year 2018-2019 and Enter Application.
  • If during contract renewal you are switching from an Individual to a Family/Shared Contract, then you must submit an application and contact Residence Life & Housing to provide documentation for the additional people (ex. spouse, partner, child) who are part of your Family/Shared application.
  • Let us know where you are hoping to live for 2018-2019.
    Full information about room types, occupancy and costs are available in our Housing Tour.

HOUSING CONTRACT

The Graduate Student and Family Housing Contract runs from August 1, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The start date of the Contract may be delayed if you check in, or if a space is not available until after August 1.

The contract is binding and you are obligated to pay the rate for your assigned housing 3 business days after being assigned.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

Your current security deposit will be applied to your application.

IF you cancel your application before being assigned, you will be eligible for a partial refund of $100 of the security deposit.

IF cancellation is received during the 3-day grace period after being assigned, you forfeit the $200 security deposit.

PRIORITY FOR GUARANTEED HOUSING

Housing is not guaranteed.

Priority for guaranteed housing will be given to those who apply earliest.

Enough students/families to fill 40% of the available spaces will receive a guaranteed room assignment.

By November 17, we'll email you from reslife-housing@udel.edu to let you know whether you'll receive a guaranteed room assignment or if you're on the non-guaranteed waitlist.

If you're guaranteed housing, you're bound on the third business day after the email is sent informing you that you're guaranteed. If you cancel your housing application after that third day, you forfeit your $200 deposit.

If you're placed on the non-guaranteed wait list, you won't be bound until you're offered housing.

ASSIGNMENTS

Roommate assignment will be based on the information you provide in the housing application. We try to honor - but can't guarantee - your preferences. Only same-gender residents will be assigned to a room or apartment unless it's designated as a family unit.

If you're put on a waitlist, we'll email you if and when your status changes. You shouldn't expect to hear anything from us until after the new applicant application period ends in May 2018.

If a vacancy opens, we'll make an assignment from the waitlist based on your priority and whether we have a space that matches your preferred housing.

You'll receive a confirmation email when you're assigned to a specific apartment or room.

New Applicants

MAKE UD YOUR HOME FOR 2018-19.

If you're a:

  • full-time, single graduate student;
  • OR a full-time undergraduate or graduate student who wants to live with your spouse, children or other individuals who constitute your family,
you're eligible to live in Graduate Student & Family Housing as long as you're registered and in good academic standing at the University of Delaware.

To apply for housing, decide whether the Conover Apartments or the Graduate House best suits your needs.

Then, complete the housing application with a $200 security deposit payable online by either credit card or online checking.

Your application is considered complete and is "received" on the date you submit your security deposit. After you've submitted your security deposit, you'll receive an email confirmation.

You should review the Housing Contract.

If you have any questions, you can contact us at (302) 831-HOME (4663) or by email to reslife-housing@udel.edu.

ENHANCE YOUR UD EXPERIENCE

Graduate Housing Offers:

HOUSING ACCOMMODATIONS

If you have a dietary, medical or physical need that requires a housing accommodation, you must submit documentation to Disability Support Services. Documentation consists of an evaluation by an appropriate professional that explains the current impact of your condition to your housing request. 

Due to limited availability, housing accommodations are made on a first-come, first-served basis. File your request at the time you apply for housing.

COMPLETING YOUR APPLICATION

  • Log in to the My Housing portal March - May 2018.
  • You'll be taken to a Student Home page. This is your home page for conducting all of your housing business.
  • Select Housing Application from the menu bar.
  • Select Calendar Year 2018-2019 and Enter Application.
  • If you need Housing Accommodations, you'll indicate that on the Demographic page.
    You're also required to indicate your anticipated move-in date and provide a current email address.
    The demographic information on this page is what the University of Delaware has on file. If you want to make any changes, you'll need to contact the Office of the Registrar at (302) 831-2131.
  • Let us know where you're hoping to live for 2018-2019.
    Full information about room types, occupancy and costs are available in our Housing Tour.

SHARED/FAMILY HOUSING

All occupants of the apartment must be identified on the Housing Application each year.

You'll need to provide proof of identity for each occupant. If you're requesting to live with children under 18, you must submit legal documentation of family relations and guardian status (such as birth certificate).

You can request keys for each occupant listed on the Contract.

Information is confidential and shared on a need-to-know basis.

INDIVIDUAL HOUSING

Please answer the Applicant Questionnaire to the best of your ability. This information is helpful in roommate matching.

You can request a roommate. Due to limited space, specific roommate requests can't be guaranteed.

HOUSING CONTRACT

The Graduate Student and Family Housing Contract runs from August 15, 2018 through June 30, 2019. The start date of the Contract may be delayed if you check in, or if a space isn't available until after August 15.

The contract is binding and you're obligated to pay the rate for assigned housing 3 business days after being assigned.

SECURITY DEPOSIT

You're required to submit a $200 security deposit with your application.

IF you cancel your application before being assigned, you'll be eligible for a partial refund of $100 of the security deposit.

IF cancellation is received during the 3-day grace period after being assigned, you forfeit the $200 security deposit.

LOTTERY

Housing is not guaranteed.

Everyone who applies between March 1 and May 31 will take part in a lottery in early June to determine who receives a room assignment and who is placed on the non-guaranteed wait list.

Each student is randomly assigned a lottery number. Enough students/families to fill 60% of the available spaces will be selected to receive a guaranteed room assignment.

We'll email you from reslife-housing@udel.edu in June to let you know whether you'll receive a guaranteed room assignment or if you're on the non-guaranteed wait list.

The chance that you'll receive a guaranteed room assignment depends on the number of students requesting the same type of housing.

If you're guaranteed housing, you're bound on the third business day after the email is sent informing you that you're guaranteed. If you cancel after that third day, you forfeit your $200 deposit.

If you're placed on the non-guaranteed wait list, you won't be bound until you are offered housing.

ASSIGNMENTS

Roommate assignment is based on the information you provide in the housing application. We try to honor - but can't guarantee - your preferences. Only same-gender residents will be assigned to a room or apartment unless it's designated as a family unit.

If your are put on a waitlist, we'll email you if and when your status changes.

If a vacancy opens, we'll make an assignment from the waitlist based on your priority and whether we have a space that matches your preferred housing.

You'll receive a confirmation email when you're assigned to a specific apartment or room.

Residence Life & Housing  •  310 Haines Street  •  Newark, DE 19716  •   USA Phone: (302) 831-HOME (4663)   •  email: reslife-housing@udel.edu  •   © 2017